Andrew Riddington 

Registered Psychologist

BPsych, MPsych(Professional)

Available at Manning 

Works with: children (10+), adolescents, adults & couples

While working at WA Police as a civilian dispatcher/radio operator Andrew completed his Bachelor of Psychology and Master of Psychology before transitioning into full-time psychology work. Andrew’s psychology roles have included time with the WA Police Psychology Unit, uniformed service personnel and civilian therapy programs at a private psychiatric hospital, working in vocational rehabilitation, and therapy work with Open Arms (DVA’s Veteran’s & Families Counselling Service). Andrew currently splits his time working between Helios Psychology and as a psychologist with uniformed service personnel.
Andrew has a strong focus on helping people develop resilience in their mental health, working with adolescents through to older adults, with a specific interest in uniformed service personnel populations and their loved ones and associates. He has also worked with people facing chronic pain to help them manage their perceptions of pain, and the interaction between pain and mental health. Andrew utilises therapy approaches and techniques from CBT, tf-CBT, ACT, DBT, SFT, elements of schema therapy, IPT, and is EMDR trained.
Andrew assists clients from a wide range of backgrounds, working with client referrals via GP mental health care plans, Workcover WA, NDIS, DVA, and private referrals. Andrew’s focus is on helping clients recover from mental health barriers including traumatic incidents and helping turn these barriers into an opportunity for growth. He is passionate about the role of family, friends, work, volunteering, and completing ‘simple’ activities of daily living in an individual’s recovery from mental health challenges, seeing benefits of engagement in all of life as being key aspects to support the physical, psychological, and social recovery of those facing mental health difficulties. Andrew recommends those facing challenges utilise all available resources, as the difficulty of ‘going it alone’ often may contribute to the challenges they are currently facing. As part of this approach, Andrew looks forward to assisting new clients at Helios Psychology.