Nenad BakajPsychological Services
- Speciality Accredited Mental Health Social Worker
- Training Master of Human Services (Rehabilitation Counselling), Griffith University Diploma of Applied Science (Community & Human Services), Southbank Institute of Technology Bachelor of Social Work (Mental Health), University of Queensland Accredited Mental Health Social Worker (AMHSW) - accredited with AASW Registered member of the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) Registered Medicare provider of counseling under Better Access to Mental Health & Psychological Therapies schemes.
Born in Bosnia/Herzegovina (former Yugoslavia), Nenad Bakaj is trained in Bosnia, Croatia, Germany, and Australia. Lives in Australia since 1994. He is an experienced social worker and committed clinical counselor with broad professional experience in government, community and private settings.
Nenad has substantial knowledge and experience in mental health, lifestyle medicine, and rehabilitation counseling. He is a compassionate and open-minded professional that specializes in providing therapeutic interventions to adolescents, young adults, adults, older persons, couples and families.
Nenad respects his client’s values, beliefs, and choices and provides a relaxing environment that helps to build good rapport, as well as helps the client to express their feelings, emotions, and areas of concern.
Nenad draws on a holistic approach to counselling, and uses a number of different approaches and modalities such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), person-centered Approach (Rogerian Therapy), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Solution Focused Therapy (SFT), Gestalt Therapy (GT), Positive Psychology, Mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing (MI), Neuro-Linguistic Psychotherapy (NLP).
Nenad is especially passionate about lifestyle medicine, sport, and recreation.
Nenad is also a qualified Life Coach, Educator, and Trainer, with a long history and achievements in Martial Arts (multiple martial arts black belt holder and national and international kickboxing champion) and Self Defence.
Besides English, Nenad fluently speaks Bosnian, Croatian, Montenegrin and Serbian. He also speaks little Slovenian, Macedonian, Russian and German languages.