Luke Pryor

"Not the world, not what’s outside of us, but what we hold inside traps us. We may not be responsible for the world that created our minds, but we can take responsibility for the mind with which we create our world"

 

Gabor Maté

Clinical Psychologist

Luke Pryor completed his Masters of Clinical Psychology at the University of Ballarat in 2012 and has been working in both the public and private sector for the past 8 years. In that time, he has worked with adolescents and adults treating a wide variety of psychological and interpersonal challenges.  

Luke has a relaxed, open and compassionate approach to therapy allowing for the natural development of a trusting therapeutic relationship. He believes we all have the inner resources to heal our psychological concerns and feels privileged to be able to support individuals through this process. Luke uses evidence-based practices including cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT), acceptance commitment therapy (ACT), motivational interviewing, mindfulness and compassion focused therapy (CFT) to help clients alleviate psychological stress and live a healthy, well-balanced life.  

Luke is passionate about his work and supporting his clients. He has experience in several areas including sport performance, drug and alcohol, body image and eating disorders, anxiety, depression, trauma, health, conduct and antisocial behaviour.   

Education

- Masters in Clinical Psychology at University of Ballarat

- Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) (Honours)

- Bachelor of Psychological Science

- Bachelor of Human Movement / Exercise Sport Science 

Memberships
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Areas of experience
  • Mood and anxiety disorders

  • Substance misuse

  • Trauma

  • Personality disorders

  • Disordered eating and body image 

  • Self-harm and suicide risk

  • Oppositional, conduct and antisocial behaviour

  • Psychosis

  • Adjustment

  • Health exercise and sports performance


    Luke enjoys helping individuals dealing with:

     

  • Poor self-esteem and self confidence

  • Resilience building

  • Performance enhancement

  • Emotional regulation skill deficits

  • Relationship and communication issues

  • Addictions

  • Adjustment to new roles and life transitions

  • Stress management problems

  • Anger and aggression 

  • Bullying and other peer issues

  • Health and exercise concerns 

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