He has a specialist interest in cognitive-behaviour therapy (CBT). CBT is a solution-focused psychotherapy, which helps people develop more adaptive and flexible ways of behaving and in both personal and professional environments. Dougal particularly enjoys working with people experiencing stress, anxiety, and depression.
Dougal also has a passion for making psychology more accessible to the general public and has worked with the media in print, radio, and TV.
His skill at translating expert psychological knowledge into accessible learning experiences contributes to Dougal’s training expertise, and his ability to support individual clients to make effective changes.
More recently, alongside his work with Umbrella, Dougal has been working at Victoria University training students how to be clinical psychologists.