Sam Zimmer


BA (Psych)Qld GDipPsych Monash, Assoc MAPS

Available: Wed, Thurs, Fri

Sam has a diverse background working as a student counsellor, a psychologist, and a research field worker.

Sam has spent much of his working career within the university setting as a student counsellor. He has also worked as a psychologist in private practice and as a research field worker in the School of Psychology and Social Work at QUT. Sam is a professional member of the Association for Contextual and Behavioural Science and likes to update his professional skills and knowledge by attending training workshops found below.

Kym Cranstoun - Brisbane Accredited Social Worker

What is most meaningful about your work?
Learning about people’s lives from the unbearably painful periods to post traumatic growth.

What to Expect at the First Session?
A typical session will involve listening and learning about the person’s presenting issues, relevant history or background, strengths, and goals for therapy. Depending on the client’s focus, we may begin with an introduction to the ACT Matrix as a lens to explore problems together.

What has working as a student counsellor taught you that you bring to private practice?
Experience and regular peer supervision has been beneficial. I’ve learnt a lot about different professions and the challenges that people face in their careers and relationships. The demographic is diverse, and I’ve been privileged to meet clients from vastly diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds.

What do you like to do for fun outside of work?
I enjoy spending time with my friends and family, playing music, watching British crime dramas, reading novels and bushwalking.

Areas of Expertise
Processed-Based CBT – 1 Day Training Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) – 2 Day Clinical Training – APS
ACT for OCD and Functional Analysis – 1 Day
Treatment of Eating Disorders (Eating Disorders QLD) – 1 Day Training
Schema Therapy – CBT 2 Day Training
Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) – Trauma Processing Therapy – 2 Day Clinical Training
Trauma Multi-modal Therapy –  1 Day –  Dr John Briere
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) –  2 Day Training
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) for Depression
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) Introductory Training – DBT Institute
Intensive Training in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy Skills – 2 Day – DBT Institute
Interpersonal Therapy (IPT) for Depression Clinical Training – 2 Day – APS
Resource Therapy/Ego State Therapy – 2 Day – Dr Gordon Emmerson
Narrative Therapy Conversations eTraining – 1 Day – Dulwich Centre”


Would you like to Book An Appointment with Sam?

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