Robin Prag: Professional Overview
Robin Prag qualified as a Clinical Psychologist 19 years ago and brings with him a wealth of professional and personal knowledge and experience – all of which he utilizes to help his clients in overcoming their life difficulties and circumstance challenges. Robin is registered with the Psychology Board of Australia, as well as with the Australian Psychological Society, and has worked in WA since 2004.
In Perth, Robin initially worked at Relationships Australia and Davidson Trahaire Corpsych – a national EAP where he subsequently became the WA State Counselling Manager. Prior to Robin’s transition to Private Practice with Kingsway Counselling Clinic in 2008, he worked in a Senior capacity for both Edith Cowan University and for Centrecare Corporate.
Robin specializes in helping adults for the full range of personal, relationship and mental health difficulties; but depression & anxiety, trauma & acute stress, loss & grief, and life phase problems are some of the more common areas he deals with.
Relationship Counselling is an area of particular expertise for Robin. Relationship Counselling is beneficial not only for couples already experiencing relationship difficulties, but alos for couples in new, or even in relatively good, relationships who wish to enhance their communication skills and to prevent intimacy problems developing in the first place. Furthermore, individual depression and anxiety often result from relationship distress, and hence Robin’s focus on addressing relationship issues.
Although Robin’s approach is rooted firmly in evidence-based practice, he also takes into account the individual’s unique physical, social, interpersonal and spiritual circumstances. It is through such a holistic approach that Robin believes he can best assist his clients to move forward through their personal, work-related, or relationship difficulties.
Robin uses a wide range of psychotherapeutic approaches (eg. CBT / Emotion Focused / Sensori-motor/ Brain-based therapy) depending on the needs of the client and on the nature of the problematic issues. However, Robin also puts considerable emphasis on building a meaningful therapeutic relationship with his clients because, as is evident from an analysis of what works in psychotherapy (as shown in the pie-chart below), psychological growth and mental health results from more than just “technique”: