Individual Psychology Solutions for

Overcoming Stress and Building Resilience


Dr Brian English, Principal Psychologist


With over 30 years experience as a community psychologist, I bring an evidence-based approach to help you overcome the stress you're facing in life - your health, relationships and at work.

Overcoming stress


Overcoming stress means building resilience, meaning building YOUR resilience to stress. And this means finding the right approach for you. Some of us respond better to psycho-physiological stress reduction approaches, for example, whole-body breathing for panic attacks, and Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) for traumatic stress. Others respond better to meditative methods, for example, Mindfulness Meditation and Autogenic Training for health benefits. Another approach that might work better for you is Cognitive Therapy for Stress at work, including workplace bullying. Most of us wouldn't take a step in fixing a problem without a thorough assessment in the first place. This is no different when it comes to overcoming stress and building resilience to stress. I work with you to fully understand what you need and what will be effective to help you overcome stress and build stress resilience.


  • BA Hons (Psychology) (Macquarie University)

  • PhD (Psychology) (University of Western Australia)

  • MSc (Applied Psychology) (University of Western Australia)

  • MBA Distinction (Management Organisational Change) (Charles Sturt University)

  • PGC (Pain Management) (College of Medicine, University of Edinburgh)

  • Member, Australian Psychological Society (APS)

  • Member, Australian Association of Psychologists Inc (AAPi)

  • Certified Coach, International Coaching Federation (ICF)

Published research:

I am an active researcher in applied psychology having published scientific, peer reviewed papers in the Medical Journal of Australia, Pain Management Nursing, Australian Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, American Journal of Evaluation, Health Care Journal, Health Promotion Journal and the Journal of Management Development.