ASHLEY WONG HOY PSYCHOLOGIST has provided effective psychological treatment and support to a range of clients for over 20 years. These include many individuals in crisis, and organisations with staffing and workplace dilemmas. The practice follows a humanistic-existential paradigm, working off the idea that all persons have drive to become whole.
The practice has developed partnerships between agencies and other government and non-government organisations such as the Noosa Youth Service (now United Synergies), Chandler McLeod, WorkCover, Eden Private Rehabilitation Centre (Cooroy), the Department of Child Safety, Commonwealth Rehabilitation Service, OSA Group, CentreLink, Allianz Insurance, Suncorp Insurance, The Barringron Centre (Victoria), and the North Coast Aboriginal Corporation of Community Health, Victims of Crime, Tasmania.
PARADIGM: Existential psychology is based on existential philosophy. This philosophy emerged out of the nineteenth century with the work of Frederick Nietzsche and Soren Kierkegaard and was later expanded by Husserl and Heidegger. This thinking was furthered by Jean-Paul Sartre, that focused on self-reliance, authenticity responsibility, and mortality.
DEHANNE (Dee) VENN - Administrator and Practice Manager has co-ordinated appointments and provided business support for the practice for the last 6 years. Dee has managed her own businesses in Victoria for 20 years and brings a wealth of administrative knowledge to the practice to assist smooth day-to-day running. She is often your first contact and enjoys guiding new clients through the rebatable choices when seeking counselling and will assist you with a suitable appointment time. Dee is also a Senior First Aide Responder.
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Dr. Ashley Wong Hoy has developed expertise and understanding in relationship issues, clinical disorders (such as depression, anxiety and stress management), psychological development of the individual and vocational guidance. He graduated from the University of Queensland with post-graduate honours in psychology and has a Ph.D. in pharmacology/toxins. He has held official positions within the Australian Psychological Society (APS), at both branch and state levels. He has a special interest in relationships and the associated sequelae that some relationships encounter such as midlife issues, extramarital affairs, divorce, separation, and marriage enrichment. Ashley has worked with adults, families and young adults in private practice as well as in non-government organisations, educational and church settings as a psychologist, personal counselor, group facilitator and workshop leader.He has formerly worked as a specialist tutor and educational counselor for Commonwealth and State Government departments of Education, Employment and Training, university departments and campus colleges.