ARE YOU READY TO…
Talk to someone who will deeply listen?
Work through feelings of anger, frustration or sadness?
Repair damaged relationships across different aspects of your life?
Learn how to better navigate organisational conflict?
Located in North Fitzroy, Park Street Consulting specialises in drawing out people’s strengths and capacity for change so they can get more out of life.
Relationships form the backbone of our lives, and they are not always easy. Whether you’re a couple in crisis, an individual who wants help or an organisation in stress, I can help.
By empowering you to use your voice to assert what matters to you, and to take manageable risks, your relationships will become more fruitful. How do you begin or deepen a relationship? How do you establish trust against a backdrop of suspicion? Change is serious work, and works best when approached in small, practical steps.
I draw on a variety of methodologies and use a range of therapeutic strategies to target what will be most helpful for you.
Welcome, I’m Dr.David List, a Clinical Psychologist the Founder and Director of Park Street Consulting, Psychologist Fitzroy-based. I have an enormous breadth of experience and engage with my clients in a warm, wise and sometimes even witty manner that puts people at ease.
For more than three decades, I have worked intimately with couples, families, individuals and organisations to resolve relationship tensions. Sessions can be intense as clients reveal incredibly personal (sometimes hugely stressful) parts of their lives.
I bring to my work a number of core beliefs:
- that people have more resilience to survive than they know
- therapy through hard work achieves results without needing suffering to get there
- empathy in a psychologist is a given but humour can also go a long way (particularly a quirky sense of humour)
I HELP WHEN YOU ARE READY to START…
1:1 Sessions are a powerful way to get results for people committed to change
Couple & Family Therapy
Strained family relationships
Families defining post-separation arrangements.
Mentoring for professionals so they can develop their clinical skills and survive the world of work.
Working as a mediator and collaborative practitioner in family disputes, post-separation or within organisations.
Providing support within organisations experiencing conflict between staff or adapting to change.
FOR COUPLES, I CAN HELP IF YOU:
- Feel isolated and alone within the relationship
- Are fed up with fighting
- Need help organising arrangements for your children post separation
FOR ORGANISATIONS, I CAN HELP IF YOU:
- Are experiencing organisational stresses such as conflict, industrial issues, hierarchical problems and leadership challenges
- Would like to pay more attention to the legal and industrial consequences of a toxic work culture
FOR INDIVIDUALS, I CAN HELP IF YOU:
- Struggle with family of origin issues (such as feeling unloved or abused)
- Have survived trauma, grief and other struggles
- Have issues with anxiety, depression and anger
I have been practising for the better part of three decades. I bring to my work a wealth of experience, my quirky sense of humour and an often unorthodox, yet effective approach.
As the Director of Park Street Consulting I have developed my own working model that fuses clinical strategy with humour and metaphor, and challenges people to step up to change.
Initially entering the field of psychology out of enormous curiosity and a desire to help, I am still as in awe of the work clients and I do together. I am constantly humbled by the bravery, strength and optimism I encounter in my clients every day.
I am the President of the Australian Association of Collaborative Professionals. I am also a NMAS Nationally Accredited Mediator, Fellow of the APS College of Clinical Psychologists, and member of the Mental Health Tribunal. I am actively involved in the field of collaborative practice, heading both the State and National collaborative bodies.
In my spare time, I confess to playing piano badly and am avid music fan and unapologetic about my diverse tastes, from The Beatles to Beethoven.
WHAT TO EXPECT…
Before I start, we mutually agree on the form of engagement that feels right for you.
I get a clear picture of what’s working and what’s not in your relationship, whether with yourself, your partner or within your organisation.
At this point, we work together to define your goals and the process of change, including practical strategies and skills.
With a basis of trust, I will help you start taking manageable risks for change (for instance, showing your vulnerability, learning to communicate more clearly, etc).