Clinical Psychologist Mel Zimmerman and Darren Pinks At Brightwater
Darren Pinks Clinical Psychologist
Darren is a clinically trained Psychologist passionate about supporting people to live their best lives. Originally from the UK he has travelled Australia living in WA and NSW before calling the Sunshine Coast home with his two daughters. Darren has worked across the lifespan including cognitive assessment and therapy support of children and teenagers with a range of behavioural difficulties and diagnosis including ASD and ADHD, he has worked with men for over 10 years including facilitating men's groups, and also provides therapy.
In addition, Darren is trained in a range of therapeutic interventions including: Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), and Schema Therapy, to assist with depression, anxiety, grief and loss, addiction, life's challenges and conflicts. He is also trained in the Gottman method of couples therapy which is effective for skill-building to managing conflict and helping couples create shared meaning, ultimately fostering a trusting and committed relationship.
Before training as a psychologist, Darren had a corporate career at an executive level and received his Masters of Business Administration (MBA) at the University of NSW. This career provided an opportunity to coach and support senior leaders with work-based stress and professional development. This experience assisted him in his recent position as a hospital staff psychologist in supporting Doctors during the COVID response.
Darren works with each person's unique needs and approaches therapy with their goals at the centre. Contact us if you would like to book an appointment with Darren to discuss past trauma, difficulties managing current stress, or if you wish to improve life into the future.
Darren is available every Monday. Appointments can be booked by calling the clinic at 5493 2888 or booking counseling sessions online here.
Our psychologist Angela Bankier is taking a one year leave of absence while she looks after her newborn baby!