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Hello!

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I'm Austin Chu

it's nice to meet you!

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My Professional Experience and Therapeutic Approach

Hi, I'm Austin and I'm the Principal Organisational Psychologist here at Reimagine Psychology Melbourne. I have over 10 years of experience working closely with clients across a number of mental health care, consulting, and coaching settings - from clients in health care, aged care, universities, and to senior leaders across most of Australia's largest industries. 

Through my travels, I've learnt to really appreciate that we're all human at the end of the day and I strongly, strongly, believe that everybody deserves to be heard and know that they are not alone. I recognise that it takes real strength to seek support and I will always aim to create a safe, collaborative, and empowering environment as we work together towards your goals.

I bring a supportive, empathetic, and pragmatic approach to our sessions together and I blend core strategies from Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Solutions Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), and other evidence-based approaches.  I'll always work with you and provide you with a few different options that work best for you. 

Hon Ting (Austin) Chu 
Organisational Psychologist

BSc (Hons), BBM (HR), MPsych(Org)

Member of the APS

Fellow of the College of Organisational Psychologists

AHPRA endorsed Supervisor

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Currently has availability for new clients

I can support clients with:​

  • ADHD in adults

  • Adjustment to Life Changes

  • Anxiety

  • Assertiveness

  • Burnout and Recovery

  • Career Development

  • Challenging Emotions

  • Chronic Pain

  • Communication

  • Cross-Cultural issues

  • Discrimination

  • Depression

  • Goal Setting

  • Identity Issues

  • Interpersonal Conflicts

  • Irritability/Anger

  • Leadership Development

  • Low Mood

  • Motivation

  • Performance

  • Resilience 

  • Self-Care

  • Self-Development

  • Self-Esteem issues

  • Sleep Issues

  • Stress Management

  • Study and Career

  • Wellbeing

  • Workplace Issues

  • Work-Life Balance

I’m trained in the following approaches:

  • Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT)

  • ACT for Anxiety and Depression

  • Assertiveness Training

  • Career Coaching

  • Change Management

  • Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy (CBT)

  • Compassion-Focused approaches

  • Leadership and Executive Coaching

  • Motivational Interviewing

  • Organisational Culture Review

  • Performance Coaching

  • Sleep Hygiene

  • Solution-Focused Therapy

  • Team Development

 
My Background and Beliefs

 

Through my travels, I've learnt to​ really appreciate that we're all human at the end of the day and that everybody deserves to be heard, feel safe to pursue what is right for them, and to know that they are not alone. 

I have worked as a senior leader in professional consulting and can relate to the challenges of stress, anxiety, burnout, and feeling ‘lost’ in life. I have coached and worked closely with leaders across most of Australia's largest industries and can bring this experience to connect in our sessions. 

I also have lived experience with ADHD, burnout and personal loss, and I can really appreciate the struggle of feeling 'different' but told to act 'normal'. I recognise that everybody's 'normal' is a unique experience and I will always aim to create a safe and empowering space as we work together towards your goals.  I have a particular interest in helping people lead richer and more fulfilling lives by realising their goals and potential.

I have been actively involved in a number of not-for-profits which promote diversity and inclusion in the community, including co-founder and board member roles with AAOP (Asian Australian Organisational Psychology), Treasurer for the Victorian College of Organisational Psychologists (COP), and facilitator for the Resilience Against Racism project (RAR). I'm also an endorsed Organisational Psychologist supervisor and help supervise the next generation of Organisational Psychologsts in Australia.

If you'd like to learn more, please reach out by sending a message or calling our friendly reception team.

Qualifications and Memberships 

  • Masters of Organisational Psychology

  • Bachelor of Science (Honours in Psychology)

  • Bachelor of Business Management (Human Resources)

  • Endorsed Organisational Psychologist

  • Endorsed Psychology Program Supervisor

  • Member of the Australian Psychological Society (MAPS)

  • Fellow of the College of Organisational Psychologists

For further information or to make an appointment with Austin, please email us at hello@reimaginepsychology.melbourne or phone our friendly reception team on (03) 8330 5588.

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