BA Hons; MSc Clinical Psychology; PGDipClinPsy
Angus has worked in community mental health and private practice for many years, gaining invaluable experience in helping others cope with a wide variety of personal behavioural and emotional issues.
Having emigrated from Scotland to New Zealand 20 years ago, Angus has worked for many years in Adult and Young Adult community mental health teams, as a registered clinical psychologist.
Currently working in both the public and private health systems, Angus offers private clients the opportunity to get the very best treatment options.
In addition to his private practice Angus works part-time in community adult mental health with Waitemata District Health Board. He spent the previous five years with the Early Psychosis Intervention team (EPIT) at Counties Manukau DHB. Early identification and treatment of mental health issues remains a particular focus and passion. He is also a guest teacher on the University of Auckland Clinical Psychology programme.
Angus is trained to assess and treat a wide range of psychological and emotional difficulties. With a particular interest in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), it is considered the third wave of the Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) tradition. ACT is a therapy where you don’t just talk about the problem – it is a therapy where you actively learn new skills to improve the quality of your life.
Angus is also comprehensively trained in CBT, and can integrate other therapeutic modalities depending on the individual needs of the client.