Dr Phil Greenway

 MA Edin. Doct. én Psych, Louvain, Belgium


Phil is using psychological diagnosis as a way of assessing the therapeutic approach that may suit a client.

His overall approach is collaborative and existential, flexible enough to allow him to employ CBT, interpersonal, insight or attachment based strategies. Phil believes that if people understand their problems psychologically, they are then able to work out their own solutions.

For this reason, some psycho-education is important. Once the best psychological strategies are identified, clients then put these into practice in their everyday life.

Psychological problem areas in which Phil is specialised are:

  • anxiety and its disorders,
  • depression,
  • personality disorders,
  • attachment related difficulties,
  • relationship issues,
  • psychological trauma,
  • the application of neurobiological findings
  • psychotherapy and psycho-diagnostic assessment.

Mainly Phil works with adults in relation to their personal lives, their work environment and in their relationships. Group psychotherapy is now effective with people with personality disorders and Phil employs this as a useful way of working therapeutically.

Phil graduated from Edinburgh University in Scotland with an honours degree in psychology.

Following that he attended Louvain University in Belgium to do his doctorate. He then spent two years at Bryn Mawr College, in Pennsylvania doing research into conditioning mechanisms.

After teaching psychological at Aberdeen University, Phil spent many years at Monash University teaching clinical psychological assessment and experiential counselling techniques. Phil has also been engaged in private practice for the last twenty years.  He values a continual learning approach to the latest developments in clinical psychology, psychotherapy and neuroscience.