Carlos Schäfer – Director and Principal Psychologist

Director and Principal Psychologist Carlos Schäfer is the Director of Beyond What’s Possible and the Centre for Emotion Focused Practice. His past experience helping people with addictions, relationship counselling (marriage counselling), depression, stress management and anxiety disorders helps him support the team to provide high quality service to all clients.

Carlos is a registered psychologist with two passions – counselling psychology and executive coaching. To support his passion for counselling, he is trained in experiential psychology, cognitive emotive behavioural therapy, post rationalist therapy, emotional focused therapy, and hypnosis and has a keen interest in alternative healing. He has mixed this with a Postgraduate Diploma in Human Resources and Masters of Business Administration (MBA) to better support his corporate clients.

Carlos has assisted clients with addictions (drug and alcohol dependent and compulsive behaviours such as gambling), relationship counselling (marriage counselling), depression, stress management and anxiety disorders. His approach is holistic with a strong influence on emotion focused therapy and cognitive behavioural therapy. Although he focuses on the process, he supports his clients to achieve the outcomes that they desire.

Carlos also practices executive coaching. He brings extensive experience as a corporate leader and has a keen passion for organisational development and strategic consulting. This allows him to support and develop professionals and executives in a unique manner. He views his coaching sessions as being akin to having a strategic consultant, an HR manager and a therapist all in the same room supporting the progress of clients’ careers and lives.

Professional qualifications:

Carlos underwent six years of training to become a psychologist and is assessed by the Australian Psychological Society (APS) as equivalent to a master degree allowing him to become a full member of the APS and being registered psychologist with AHPRA. He is also trained as a hypnotherapist and has training in experiential psychology, cognitive emotive behavioral therapy and has a keen interest in alternative healing. Carlos’ passion for psychological therapy is also shared by his interest in Organizational Development, he is the former president of Organisational Development Australia ( and currently is the Director of People and Culture Director for a well known Australian Company. He also has a Master of Business Administration, a Postgraduate Diploma of Human Resources, a Diploma of Ontological Coaching, is an advanced facilitator of team dynamics and has an MBTI accreditation among other tools.

Contact details:

Phone: 9820 5577