About Dr. Brian

Dr Brian Hickman (PhD) – Psychotherapist

Brian was born and raised on a farm near Culcairn and has returned to Albury permanently after 30 years study and practice in Melbourne. Brian completed a PhD in Psychology and has experience in relationship counselling for couples and individuals during his professional career.

Brian was married for 20 years, with 2 children and has since divorced.

Brian has a practical and sensitive approach that is firmly based in 25 years experience with a diverse range of clients and issues which have successfully been resolved using Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and psychotherapy.

DR Brian Hickman provides complete confidential counselling



Fairfield Hospital

Consultant Psychologist for HIV/AIDS Medical Unit (1993-1994)
Victorian AIDS Council, Senior and Supervising Psychologist for HIV/AIDS State-wide Counselling Service (1993-1997)

Fairfield Hospital

Lecturer, Diploma of Rehabilitation (1994-1996)
Family Planning Victoria, Educator and experienced Sexuality Educator for People with Disabilities (1989-1994)
Media Spokesperson on Sexuality Issues for Australian Psychological Society (1995-1999)
Private Practice Counselling in Sexual Dysfunction and Relationship Issues 1986 to present

Australian College of Natural Medicine

Lecturer in Counselling Skills (2004 – 2006)


BBSc (Honours) LaTrobe University, School of Behavioural Sciences, Melbourne Australia (1986)


PhD “Adolescent Contraceptive Use” LaTrobe University Melbourne Australia (1994)


Victorian Psychologists Registration Board, Department of Health (1988 to present)
Member Australian Psychological Society Counselling (1988 to present)


Australian Society of Sex Educators, Researchers and Therapists (ASSERT): Foundation President and Board Member, Victorian Branch (1998)
Melbourne Contemporary Psychotherapy Group (2000)


Workshop on Sexual Dysfunction Issues for Psychologists, Australian Psychological Society Counselling Board (1998-1999)
The New Sexual Revolution – What Counsellors Need To Know. Psychotherapy in Australia Conference July (2002)
Workshop on Sexual and Relationships Counselling, Relationships Australia, Kew and Boronia (2003)
TV and Radio appearances as experienced commentator on sexuality issues (1996-2009)

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