Peter Walker and Associates

Peter Walker has over 14 years experience working as a clinical psychologist. He established Peter Walker & Associates, Clinical Psychologists in 2002 as a service to provide psychological treatments for those experiencing difficulties with anxiety, depression and couples in distress. In addition, the practice was unique in that it offered specialised treatments for those experiencing psychotic disorders and bipolar disorder. At the time Peter Walker & Associates was established, the development of psychological treatments for these conditions was in its infancy and Peter was considered an innovator in this field.

The practice has now developed to include several clinicians, each with their own specialty, and now offers appointments in both Randwick and Erskineville. The predominant model used by our clinicians is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and related approaches within this framework. All of our clinical psychologists have undergone extensive training in the implementation of evidence based approaches either through Masters, Doctorate or combined PhD/Masters degrees in Clinical Psychology.

We now offer couples therapy so please contact us to find out more. Read more ...

Reception will be attended Tuesday to Friday, from 8.30 am - 4 pm.

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National Geographic Article - Arachnophobic or just plain scared?

Are you afraid of spiders?

Will you actively avoid activities in case you encounter one?

Do photos or videos of spiders make you anxious?

If this sounds like you, you could be arachnophobic.

There’s no easy way or one way to treat arachnophobia. Everyone’s experience is different, and everyone’s fear is different. But generally, according to clinical psychologists like Sophie Li, the most effective treatment is exposure therapy.


Clinical psychologist Sophie Li gives us the lowdown on crippling fear of spiders.


If you're scared of spiders now is your chance to ask UNSW psychologist Dr Sophie Li about how to deal with arachnophobia.

Arachnophobia researchers explore why women are more likely to be terrified of spiders

Australian researchers are investigating the best way to treat arachnophobia. They are also looking at why, if you're a woman, you're much more likely to be afraid of spiders. Barbara Miller reports.

WORKSHOP: Managing common challenges in integrated family intervention for child conduct problems

Sydney workshop - Managing common challenges in integrated family intervention for child conduct problems: Content and Process - 1-Day Clinical Workshop with Professor Mark R. Dadds

IMPORTANT NOTE: This workshop is for the purpose of continuing professional development for mental health professionals. It is not a treatment setting or situation for mental health care and should not be regarded as such.

In this 1-day clinical workshop, Professor Dadds presents on ways to manage common clinical challenges in the conduct of family intervention for common child behavioural and emotional disorders. Such challenges arise around engaging families, preventing dropout and achieving change when the parents’ own issues dominate. This workshop focuses on content and process strategies that can be used to maximise parental engagement, reduce drop-out, and facilitate positive change in difficult families.

Presenter: Professor Mark R. Dadds
DateFriday 21 July 2017
Time9.30am to 4pm (registration from 8.30am)
Location: University of New South Wales Kensington Campus, Colombo B Theatre
Fees: Super Earlybird: (book by 10 March 2017): $249
Earlybird (book by 21 June 2017): $289
Standard (book from 22 June 2017): $349 
Lunch and refreshments provided. Prices include GST.
Places strictly limited. Prompt booking recommended.

To book and for further information please visit  

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Fight or Flight – Peter Walker

The Defensive Cascade (Focus, Freeze, Flight, Fight and Flop) The defensive cascade, commonly referred to as the “fight …

What is CBT?

What is CBT? Cognitive Behavioural Therapy or CBT is a tradition of psychotherapies that became most prominent and influential …