Robin Prag: Professional Overview
Robin Prag qualified as a Clinical Psychologist 18 years ago and is now a seasoned psychotherapist with a wealth of professional knowledge and experience – all of which he utilizes to help his clients in overcoming their life difficulties and 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 in 2008, he worked in a Senior capacity for both Edith Cowan University and for Centrecare Corporate.
Robin has specialized in helping adults (he does not professionally see children) whether individually or as a couple. Robin sees clients 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.
Couples Counselling is helpful not only for partners who are already experiencing relationship difficulties, but also for those in new, or even in relatively good, relationships who wish to enhance their communication skills and learn how 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.
Robin uses a wide range of psychotherapeutic approaches (eg. CBT / Emotion Focused / Sensori-motor/ Brain-based therapy) depending on the needs of the patient 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 in the pie-chart below, what helps people improve from counselling is not simply “technique”: