David Simich - Psychologist

The psychology of eating, exercise, and body image is often a missing piece in long-term health management and wellbeing

Dave Simich Psychologist

David Simich – Psychologist

The psychology of eating, exercise, and body image is often a missing piece in long-term health management and wellbeing. My aim is to use and simplify both psychological and physiological principles to guide you through creating a healthy relationship with weight, food, and physical activity.

This is done through a combination of evidenced-based psychological practices with high-level strength, conditioning, and nutritional training in order to provide lasting change.

I strive to create an environment where you feel understood and supported in your needs. Specific treatment methods include the use of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance Commitment Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing, in combination with the latest nutritional and strength and conditioning practices. These techniques are designed to help you feel equipped with effective strategies and tools to achieve your tailored needs.

Ph: (08) 6263 7778Book Appointment

Why I Love What I Do

I am passionate about helping clients create a healthy relationship with body image, food and physical activity in order to create a more non-judgemental, meaningful, and fulfilled life.

I strive to create an environment where you feel understood and supported in your needs.

These techniques are designed to help you feel equipped with effective strategies and tools to achieve your tailored needs.

Expertise

Emotional & binge eating
Positive self esteem & body image
Maintaining motivation
Establishing a healthy relationship with food
Increase confidence
Strength & conditioning
Competition maintenance and preparation

Education

Master of Psychology
(Murdoch University)
Master of Exercise
(University of Western Australia)
Post Graduate Diploma in Consultancy Psychology
(Murdoch University)
Bachelor of Psychology
(Murdoch University)
Certificate III & IV in fitness
(Qualified Personal Trainer)

Experience

Extensive experience in psychological issues pertaining to:
body image, disordered eating, emotional and binge eating, competition, and maintaining motivation.
Psychological experience also include both the public and private sector and have treated a wide range of psychological issues, including but not limited to:
difficulties with emotional regulation, personal improvement, substance abuse, anxiety, depression, and low self-esteem.
Understands the importance of establishing an effective, warm, and trusting relationship with the client,
and given that each individual is unique, he recognises that approaches should be tailored to their specific needs.
Within the physical side, I have personally trained, participated and competed in a wide range of sports and physical activity, including:
water polo, hockey, body boarding, beach volleyball, power and Olympic lifting, CrossFit, body recomposition and military style training.
Registered psychologist and personal trainer
Member of the Australian and New Zealand Obesity Society and World Obesity
Internationally recognised for his obesity management expertise through the Strategic Centre for Obesity Professional Education.
Co-authored and published peer-reviewed research into motivation and expectations.

Ph: (08) 6263 7778Book Appointment