Chris has had extensive experience in both government and private settings working with clients with complex psychological presentations. Chris completed advanced certification in schema therapy at the Schema Therapy Institute in New York City (USA), and was trained directly by Dr Jeffery Young. He is an advanced Schema Therapist, supervisor and trainer, and has completed advanced level training in Schema Therapy including Group Schema Therapy; chair-work; "shorter term" Schema Therapy; and couples schema work. In addition, he has attended previous International Society of Schema Therapy (ISST) conferences in Holland, Portugal, and the USA.
In Perth, Western Australia, Chris started his career working with adolescents with emerging personality disorders and clients with substance abuse and co-morbid and complex psychological problems. Following his move to the UK, Chris worked in a senior role within a CBT team at a leading London hospital. In addition, he has also worked as a lecturer within the School of Psychology at Curtin University, Perth, Western Australia, and has provided Schema Therapy within the Clinical Psychology program at University College London. Chris was Co-Director of "Schema Therapy Workshops", a principal UK training provider of Schema Therapy to clinicians working within the National Health Service (NHS) as well as the UK prison service.
In early 2013, Chris returned to Perth and now shares his time working as a Clincial Psychologist, at both public and private settings. He is currently employed with the Health Department of Western Australia as a Clinical Psychologist within a specialist service working with those who have been sexually assaulted or have experienced childhood sexual abuse. He has recently been elected as Secretary of the Board for the International Society of Schema Therapy.