Joseph Szakmary


Joseph SzakmaryJoseph Szakmary

Registered Psychologist
Certified Hypnotherapist

Bachelor of Science (Psychology/Genetics)
Postgraduate Diploma (Psychology)

Joseph has 12 years experience in the field of psychology. Before he found his passion in life he worked as an IT analyst, elevator rescuer, lifeguard and stage hand.

Joseph assists mostly adults with a variety of issues, such as: depression, anxiety and panic disorder, family violence, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), alcohol and substance abuse/dependence, self-esteem issues, life transitions, trauma, grief and loss, chronic pain, stress, sleeping, communication and relationship skills, social anxiety, self confidence and assertiveness, anger management, work related issues (i.e. workplace conflict resolution, job interview skills), self exploration and personal development.

Joseph believes that each client benefits the most from a personally tailored approach. In order to achieve that he employs a mixture of interventions, such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) to challenge negative thinking, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) to de-fuse or accept those thoughts that won’t go away, as well as Mindfulness and relaxation methods.  Positive psychology that does not focus on what is wrong, but on how to live better under the circumstances. Existential therapy that deal with the deeper concerns of life, such as the fact that life is limited, one’s life’s meaning, interpersonal isolation and freedom.

The approach he follows gives preference to improving the present and the future with less focus on the past. However, sometimes a more positive reinterpretation or increased acceptance of the past can have beneficial effect on the present and future also.

Joseph is a certified hypnotherapist and would be happy to assist with issues, such smoking, substance dependence, overweight or past trauma in addition to psychological counselling. This means that the first session is always a full psychological assessment and the actual hypnosis will happen in the second and subsequent sessions.

Joseph is fluent in Hungarian and Spanish, and able to communicate in German as well.

Joseph is available in the Melbourne CBD at the Little Collins Street office.

Please call reception on 1300224665 to book an appointment with Joseph.

Our online self-service booking system is undergoing a major overhaul, and will be unavailable until the end of May 2017. Until then, our friendly reception team is happy to take your call and book your appointments for you. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

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