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David Lui

Psychologist
Writer

Master of Clinical Psychology, USYD
Master of Arts in Guidance & Counselling, Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Bachelor of Social Science in Psychology, CUHK

As a psychologist and a writer, I see the stories in every person I meet - the good, the bad, and everything in between. There is, I believe, an unparalleled power in facilitating my clients' authorship of their life stories, and in the way they can make meaning of every formative event that has happened to them. It's a breathtaking mosaic, and I count myself privileged to facilitate the turning of the pages, the writing of new chapters, and the creation of a life narrative that makes meaning of an individual's past, present, and future.

 

I am a firm believer in the potential of all human beings to live more fulfilling, values-driven lives by cultivating new skills, behaviours, and ways of thinking.

Drawing from numerous therapeutic approaches, I seek to provide clients with the most appropriate evidence-based treatment for their individual needs.

 

In my practice I strive to help clients feel safe and supported in sharing their concerns, their stories, and their personal goals. Furthermore, I am committed to forming a therapeutic relationship with clients toward greater self-awareness, healing and growth.  

Clinical approach

  • CBT, ACT, DBT

  • Works primarily with adults and adolescents

  • Warm and empathic, with a solutions-oriented approach

  • Dedicated to providing effective, evidence- based psychological treatment to youth and adults from diverse backgrounds.

  • A balance between deeper core work and practical strategies. 

Experience

  • Delivery of individually tailored, evidence-based treatments in community mental health, sub-acute inpatient hospital settings, child and family behavioural interventions, and university clinics.

  • Working as a school counsellor, providing psychological treatment and support to students of a variety of ages.

  • Experience working with a variety of mental health difficulties such as anxiety, stress, depression, low mood, procrastination, perfectionism, body image, self-esteem, substance use, adjustment, parenting, and interpersonal/relationship issues, as well as post-traumatic stress disorder.

  • Masters Dissertation validated a PTSD screening tool for refugee paediatric populations.  

Presentations

  • Refugee and social issues

  • Anxiety, panic, phobias, stress, and worry  

  • Depression and low mood

  • Emotion regulation difficulties

  • Unhelpful and catastrophic thinking

  • Relationship and interpersonal difficulties

  • Friendship and social issues

  • Family, parenting, and attachment issues

  • Self-esteem and confidence issues

  • Body image problems

  • Work and academic difficulties

  • Perfectionism, motivation, time-management

  • Perinatal and post-partum anxiety and depression

  • Grief and loss  

Blog posts

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(02) 8320 0566

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