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Mr Sam LuxemburgMAPS

Medicare Psychologist Provider
NB - I am away overseas currently. I will be returning mid 2017.

I have been a psychologist and counsellor for over 30 years, after a prior career in IT.

I like and use the philosophy of Carl Rogers who "invented" counselling 70 years ago. It's about empathy and building a trusting relationship between counsellor and client.

While I use methods like Gestalt, Psychodrama, CBT and ACT, for me it is about the right vibe between myself and my client. My advice to anyone (including my own clients) is to shop around until you find the psychologist/counsellor that feels right for you.

While this is certainly my own view, there is also evidence from research that it is the relationship that makes the single biggest contribution to the effectiveness of the counselling.

Available appointment times

  • Weekdays 9am - 5pm
  • Weekdays after 5pm
  • Saturdays
  • Home visits

Services offered

  • Anger management
  • Anxiety & phobias
  • Assertiveness training
  • Conflict resolution
  • Couples therapy
  • Depression
  • Divorce/separation
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Grief & loss
  • Leadership
  • Life transition & adjustment issues
  • Life/personal coaching
  • Panic Disorder
  • Relationships
  • Self-esteem & self development
  • Shyness & social skills deficits
  • Stress management
  • Suicide
  • Work stress
  • Workplace/executive coaching

Client types

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Couple
  • Family
  • Group
  • Older adult
  • Organisation

Therapeutic approach(es)

  • ACT
  • CBT
  • Gestalt
  • Humanistic
  • IPT
  • Mindfulness-based cognitive therapy

Other services

  • Lectures/seminars/workshops
  • Mentoring
  • Supervision - General

Area(s) of practice endorsement

  • Counselling Psychology

APS College membership

  • Counselling Psychologists (CCOUN)

Practice locations

lake gardens
20 Stirling Drive, lake gardens Vic 3355 0428 270 401
wendouree
wendouree VIC 3355 0428 270 401