Carlos Schafer – Director & Principal Psychologist of Beyond What’s Possible
Personal Details and Interests
I am a registered psychologist with two passions – counselling psychology and executive counselling. To support my passion for counselling, I am trained in experiential psychology, cognitive emotive behavioural therapy, post rationalist therapy, emotional focused therapy, and hypnosis and have a keen interest in alternative healing. I have mixed this with a Postgraduate Diploma in Human Resources and Masters of Business Administration (MBA) to better support my corporate clients.
Experience (Areas of Expertise)
Addictions, relationship counselling (marriage counselling), depression, stress management, anxiety disorders and executive counselling.
Executive Counselling – Executive counselling develops clients into competent managers and leaders and supports them with their lives and career prospects in a holistic manner. I bring my personal experience as a manager in the corporate world and my training as a business person (HR-MBA) and as a counsellor to my clients. My passion in organisational development and strategic consulting combined with my experience allows me to support and develop professionals and executives in a unique manner. Executive counselling sessions are akin to having a strategic consultant, an HR manager, a coach and a therapist all in the same room supporting the progress of clients’ careers and lives.
I underwent six years of training to become a psychologist and was assessed by the Australian Psychological Society (APS) as equivalent to a master degree, allowing me to become a full member of the APS and a registered psychologist with AHPRA. I also trained as a hypnotherapist as well as trained in experiential psychology and cognitive emotive behavioral therapy. I also have a keen interest in alternative healing. My passion for psychological therapy is also shared by my interest in Organizational Development. I am the president of Organisational Development Australia (www.ODaustralia.org) and I am currently the Director of People and Culture Director for a well known Australian Company. I am also a Master of Business Administration, with a Postgraduate Diploma in Human Resources, and a Diploma in Ontological Coaching. I am an advanced facilitator of team dynamics and have MBTI accreditation among other tools.