Tony is a member of the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) and has been an accredited Mental Health Social Worker since 2013. He is also a registered Allied Health Medicare provider and an approved NSW Justice and Community, Victims Services counsellor.
Tony has worked in Adult Mental Health, Child and Family Health and Sexual Assault services for more than 30 years, working with people with mental health issues such as anxiety and depression and mental illnesses such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder as well as people struggling with drug and alcohol use, and relationship difficulties.
Tony bases his practice on trauma informed principles of providing safety, trustworthiness, choice, collaboration, empowerment and cultural sensitivity to his clients . Within this framework of trauma informed care, Tony draws on a number of therapeutic modalities using cognitive-behavioural, psychoeducational, systemic and mindfulness strategies depending on what clients find most useful and effective.
Tony is very approachable and is aware of how difficult it can be to take steps to face difficulties in our lives.