Malcolm Winstanley-Cross

Malcolm is a highly experienced AHPRA registered psychologist who has worked and lived in Australia, the UK, The Netherlands and the US. He brings a uniquely collaborative approach to his work with clients. Malcolm is a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and as a former Chair, he is a Chartered Life Member of the Division of Counselling Psychology with the British Psychological Society.

He bases his practice on the premise that everything we do, we do for a good reason, even if those things are not good for us. Malcolm believes that understanding why we think, feel and behave the way we do is a necessary first step to achieving sustainable change.

Malcolm was formally Head of Department of Psychology and Dean of Students at City, University of London. While he has spent a great deal of his career working as an academic and educator he has maintained a clinical practice with groups and individuals in Private Practice, GP surgeries, Organisational and Inpatient Settings.

Many of Malcolm’s clients present with what is commonly described as Anxiety and Depression, however, he believes that everyone’s experience of these conditions is unique and needs to be understood and treated as such. Relationship transition and bereavement are life-course-events that Malcolm has particular interest and expertise in working with.

Malcolm’s work has included, but is not limited to clients presenting with:

  • Adjustment and the challenges of relocation as an expatriate
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Historical Bullying and its impact on current wellbeing
  • Depression
  • Optimising crisis
  • Grief
  • LGBTI issues
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorders
  • Panic
  • Phobias
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Relationship Problems
  • Self-Image
  • Stress in the Workplace
  • Tragic Events
  • Trauma
  • Recovering from Abuse

Malcolm has extensive experience in Coaching or helping others optimise their performance in the context of work. In Malcolm’s view Coaching isn’t counselling.  It is personal but has a focus on the individual in their professional role.

Generally, coaches are not business consultants and rarely have the technical expertise of the person they are working with.

With Malcolm’s international experience and exposure, Malcolm is able to better understand how people’s beliefs shape their performance.

For example, Malcolm is commonly asked questions like;

  1. “why do I keep pursuing the same strategies when the outcomes clearly show these strategies are not working”
  2. “why am I not open to feedback”
  3. “why cannot I accept my peers point of view”
  4. “why do I exhaust myself with work preparation to the cost of being responsive to rapidly changing priorities”

Coaching areas that Malcolm often tackles include client interpersonal relationships, peer to peer communication, auditing/assessing the client’s unique managerial style and providing a conclusive report of the positives and negatives while also suggesting improvements for consideration.

Malcolm’s coaching interventions can have a narrow, single-issue focus, or could be packaged as on-going professional development.

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