Pain and Trauma Psychologist

Dr Brian English

Endorsed Community Psychologist, Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency.

Brian has many years’ experience working with adults of all ages experiencing chronic pain, trauma, depression, anxiety, workplace stress, relationship distress and career/life transitions.


  • BA Hons (Psychology) (Macquarie University)
  • PhD (Psychology) (University of Western Australia)
  • MSc (Applied Psychology) (University of Western Australia)
  • MBA Distinction (Management Organisational Change) (Charles Sturt University)
  • Post Grad Cert (Pain Management) (College of Medicine, University of Edinburgh)
  • Member, Australian Psychological Society (APS)
  • Fellow, College of Community Psychology (APS)
  • Member, International Association Study of Pain (IASP)
  • Associate Certified Coach (Life Coach), International Coaching Federation (ICF)

Areas of expertise

  • Chronic Pain
  • Trauma
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Workplace Stress
  • Career and Life Transitions
  • Anger Management
  • Relationship Distress
  • Sleep Disturbance
  • Crisis Counselling

Published research:

Brian is an active researcher in applied psychology. He has published papers in the Medical Journal of Australia, Pain Management Nursing, Australian Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health, American Journal of Evaluation, Health Care Journal, Health Promotion Journal and the Journal of Management Development.

You can check out a recent publication on pain sensitivity in fibromyalgia here:



Brian has a special interest in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Meta-Cognitive Therapy, Rational Emotive Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Motivational Interviewing and Emotion-Focused Therapy. He is a trained EMDR trauma practitioner. He sees the goal of therapy as ‘… assisting his clients to have the life that matters to them’.

Capital Pain and Rehabilitation Clinic

25 Napier Close Deakin ACT 2600 Australia

Opening Hours

Monday to Thursday: 8.30am – 5pm
Friday: 8.30am – 4pm
Saturday: 9am – 12pm (Injection appointments only)

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