I AM DEDICATED to SUPPORTING MEN WITH THEIR MENTAL & EMOTIONAL HEALTH
G'day, I’m Simon Niblock. I’m a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist dedicated to helping men find peace and direction within their relationships. I’m passionate about helping my clients find peaceful resolution to some of life’s biggest challenges.
MY THERAPEUTIC APPROACH IS RESPECTFUL AND PRACTICAL
My approach to therapy respects the complex journey that men have when navigating the stress that often comes with trying to ‘keep things together’. The blokes I work with describe my approach to therapy as intuitive, insightful and pragmatic. Preserving a sense of humor is also an important element in my practice.
I hold a Masters of Arts in Counseling degree from St. Edward’s University and a Bachelor's Degree in Applied Social Sciences from the Australian College of Applied Psychology. I am a trained Emotionally Focused Couples Therapist (EFT) and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. I have worked extensively with men, couples, and groups in a wide range of agency and private practice environments in Austin, Texas and Sydney, Australia. My professional affiliations include the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT), the Austin Association of Marriage & Family Association (AAMFT) and the International Center of Excellence for Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT).
I was born and raised in New Zealand and have lived and worked in a number of countries including Australia, UK and the US. After a successful twenty-year plus career in the corporate high tech world, I recognized a growing demand for competent male therapists in the mental health profession. At the youthful age of 49 years, I combine a diverse range of life experiences and a dash of maturity in my practice. My greatest lessons in life have come from the humbling, yet privileged roles of being a loving husband and father of two amazing teenage sons.
THE OTHER SIDE OF THE COIN
I find my zen when I’m out on the road on my motorbike. I’m a devoted fan of the New Zealand All Blacks rugby team and occasionally partake in b-grade Kung-Fu movie binges when the opportunity arises.