Balancing head and heart in the service of others.

My approach to psychological therapy goes beyond merely talking about your struggles. It’s all about forming a deeper understanding of oneself before engaging in very practical methods in-session and out-of-session that can support powerful change. 

About Psychology Sessions

Warwick’s psychology sessions offer unique experiences and exercises that can profoundly transform your life. By addressing both the conscious and subconscious mind, and helping you experience the magnificence of your authentic self, lasting change can created more rapidly and be sustained over time.

Working with deeper underlying beliefs and emotions is straightforward, it simply requires an open mind and a willingness to emotionally engage.

Individual Consultations

  • A pathway to a deeper understanding of yourself so you can make real progress with making meaningful change.
  • Powerful experiential exercises to help transcend limiting beliefs, heal emotional wounds, trauma, or addictions, and experience an expansive sense of self.
  • An understanding of how genetics, environmental factors, and perceptions of life experiences all come together to effect thoughts, feelings, and behaviours.
  • A comprehensive understanding of the human mind from both a conscious and subconscious perspective, in order to understand why entrenched behaviours can be so difficult to change.

Ready for transformation? I’m Here to Help.

My Background

Warwick brings 20 years of experience in various therapeutic approaches to the table. Drawing from a diverse range of influences such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Clinical Resource Therapy, Internal Family Systems, Attachment Theory, The Richards Trauma Process, Eye-Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR), Warwick aims to tailor an experience for you with the best knowledge and tools he has gathered across his career.

My Approach & Philosophy

Warwick is passionate about bringing a heart-centred compassionate flavour to his approach that provides a blend of science and art to your therapeutic journey. If you simply wish to rehash your woes, Warwick is probably not the guy for you, as he’s all about supporting you to thrive and move towards an empowered version of your self. So, if you’re ready to heal, learn, and transform, Warwick is your go-to psychologist for those who are really ready to make a change.

Frequently Asked Questions

We encourage you to scan through the list of questions and answers. If you’re ready to schedule your appointment, click on the button below to do book your sessions.

What is a Mental Health Care Plan (MHCP) and why do I need one?

A Mental Health Care Plan is how the government is supporting your individual mental health needs; once you pay to see a registered psychologist, they will rebate you some of the money for the session, just like seeing a doctor or specialist. The MHCP is a way of tracking your progress through a GP and making sure you are getting the Mental Health Care you deserve; it holds the GP and Psychologist accountable.

 

How do I obtain a Mental Health Care Plan (MHCP)?

To obtain a Mental Health Care Plan in Australia, you’ll need to follow these steps:

Schedule an appointment with your general practitioner (GP) or doctor.
During the appointment, discuss your mental health concerns with your GP and explain why you believe a Mental Health Care Plan would be beneficial for you.
If your GP determines that you meet the criteria for a Mental Health Care Plan, they will prepare and provide you with the necessary documentation.
The Mental Health Care Plan includes a referral to a mental health professional, such as a psychologist or psychiatrist. If you would like to use Warwick’s services, you would ask them to write Warwick McClelland on the referral.
With the plan and referral in hand, you can then make an appointment with Warwick.
When you visit Warwick, he will assess your condition, provide treatment, and work in collaboration with your GP to monitor your progress.
The Mental Health Care Plan allows you to receive Medicare rebates for up to 10 sessions per calendar year with your chosen mental health professional.
After the initial six sessions you will need to schedule a review with your GP. During this review, your GP will assess your progress.

How can I find out how many sessions I have left under my Mental Health Care Plan (MHCP)?

To find out how many sessions you have remaining under your Mental Health Care Plan (MHCP) in Australia, you can follow these steps:

Contact your current mental health professional you have been seeing under your MHCP. They should have access to your treatment records and be able to provide you with information on the number of sessions you have used and the sessions remaining.

Speak with your GP, who initially prepared your MHCP, as they can also provide information about your remaining sessions.

You can contact Medicare, the Australian government agency responsible for managing healthcare benefits, to inquire about your remaining sessions under the MHCP. They can provide you with information on the number of sessions you have used and the sessions remaining. To do this online, you can Log into your My Gov account. Click through to Medicare. Then go to the ‘History and statements’ tab and click ‘Medicare claims history’.

What can I expect from a typical therapy session?

Sessions involve a combination of education and explanation, and experiential exercise. Explanations are needed so that the client’s conscious mind understands the models of therapy being offered, and can gain insights into themselves. Experiential exercises generally involve the client closing their eyes and having a guided and supported internal experience so that change can occur at a deeper and more enduring emotional level.

There is not a one-size-fits-all approach, although a willingness to engage in exercises is a must if an individual is to have significant positive shifts.

Do the therapy exercises involve going into a deep trance state or hypnosis?

Clients are in complete control of their own experience when engaging in therapeutic exercises. An open-minded and curious attitude towards the experience is necessary to benefit from the exercises, but no other pre-requisite prior experience is necessary.

How many sessions are typically needed?

While there is no one-size-fits-all approach to psychological therapy, many people can experience significant shifts in just a couple of sessions. There is always the option to engage in additional sessions, but the aim is to create some quick shifts and empower the individual to be their own agent of long-term sustained change.

 

Who should participate in the therapy process?

Ideally, both parents should engage in individual therapy sessions in order to maximise the chances of meaningful positive change. However, in many cases, this is not possible, so any individual can benefit from ‘doing the work’ under Warwick’s guidance.

 

What do you mean when you say “We work with people, not labels”?

It doesn’t matter what challenges you present with as we work with the core and essence of you to get to the root cause. So, whether you present with anxiety, fears, addictions, or depression, or you have been diagnosed with ADHD or any other label, we do not let these labels or conditions define you.

The fundamental question we ask is NOT what is wrong with you, but what has happened to create certain weaknesses or blind spots, and how we go about reducing the impact of these relative weaknesses.

 

What type of mental health disorders do you work with?

Even though we see labels as limiting to the individual in so many ways, some of the descriptors or labels that are commonly used and will be improved by therapy include (but are not limited to): Depression, Anxiety, Low Self-esteem, Anger Management, Difficulties with Focus and Organisation, Grief/Bereavement, Coping with Separation/Divorce, Stress management, Trauma including PTSD, Relationship issues, Adapting to Life Changes, Social Anxiety/Difficulties, Panic, Phobias, Eating disorders, and Misuse of Drugs and Alcohol.

An individual does not need to identify as having any of the above-listed struggles in order to benefit from therapy. No one is perfect, and everyone can benefit from the processes offered in order to become the best version of themselves.

You mention using the Enneagram, what is it?

The Enneagram is a system that assigns people to 9 different personality types based on their core motivations, emotions, and characteristics. It’s like a map that helps you understand why you think and act in certain ways, and how you can improve and grow as a person. The Enneagram doesn’t put people into a box, but instead offers insights and understanding that can lead to personal growth and self-awareness.

The Enneagram is a very helpful tool for identifying the unconscious patterns at play in an individual that can then be addressed in the therapy process.

My Approach & Philosophy

Warwick has extensive training in Acceptance & Commitment Therapy and CBT, but draws on strong influences from Internal Family Systems, Attachment Theory, Eye-Movement Desensitisations and Reprocessing (EMDR), The Richards Trauma Process, Clinical Resource Therapy, and the Enneagram.

He is passionate about bringing a heart-centred compassionate flavour to his approach that provides a blend of science and art to your therapeutic journey. If you simply wish to rehash your woes, Warwick is probably not the guy for you, as he’s all about supporting you to thrive and move towards an empowered version of your self. So, if you’re ready to heal, learn, and transform, Warwick is your go-to psychologist for those who are really ready to make a change.

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Get In Touch

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+61 2 6646 7876

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Email

warwick@warwickmcclelland.com.au

Address

Palmers Island, NSW, Australia

“Knowledge is power, but knowledge about yourself is self-empowerment.”

– Dr. Joe Dispenza

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