About the Profiles
In the section below you will find profiles for ACP members who work in private practice and community agencies in Western Australia. Membership of the ACP is divided into three categories: students, provisional members, and full members. You can find out more about the categories of ACP membership here. The Association of Counselling Psychologists has made every effort to verify these details against the national register at the time of entry. Registration numbers are provided for your own reference.

Karen Abbott

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Psychologist Work 14 Otago Pass, Meadow Springs Mandurah WA 6201 Work Phone: 0414 866 358 Work Fax: (08) 9581 8068

Karen practices in the private and very discrete setting of a house in a suburb of Mandurah. She has been practicing in the region for 12 years, working with adults who are trying to work though everything from everyday issues to anxiety and depressive disorders. Many return to further develop and maintain the daily, healthy life skills which they will continue to use to optimize their well being.

Areas of Interest
Anxiety/Depression issues and disorders; Life Skills


Appointment Times: Mon – Thurs 8:30, 10am, 11:30am, 1pm, 2:30pm, 4pm
Psychology Board Registration number: PSY0001578422 (Psychologist)
Medicare Provider Number: 2768081T (Psychologist)
Bulk Billing: No (reduced fee available)
Qualifications: Bachelor of Science (Psychology) with Honours, Master of Psychology (Counselling Psychology)
Professional Memberships: Association of Counselling Psychologists (provisional), Australian Psychological Society
Working with Children Clearance: No
Other provider status: Workers Compensation, Employee Assistance Programs

Kaye Barr

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Educational & Developmental Psychologist and Counselling Psychologist Work 493 Charles Street, North Perth WA 6006 Work Phone: 0433 201 809 Work Fax: (08) 9443 6444 Website: http://www.kayebarr.com.au

Kaye has been in private practice since 1988, following earlier work as a school
psychologist. With a broad ranging experience, she uses a humanistic approach,
aimed at helping people find the meaning in their condition or situation. She
works with individuals and couples of all ages. Phone counselling is available for
those in remote locations or on fly in fly out (FIFO).

Areas of Interest

Particular interests in working with: Relationships, Anger issues, Depression, Anxiety,
Bereavement and Loss, Infertility & Pregnancy issues, Lives affected by Alcohol,
FIFO Lifestyles.


Appointment Times: (North Perth) Tue, Thur, Fri 10am – 7pm, alternate Mondays ; (Wilson) Wed 9.30am – 6pm, alternate Mondays.
Psychology Board Registration number: PSY0001579867 (Ed & Dev and Counselling Psychologist)
Medicare Provider Number: 2814421B (Psychologist) North Perth, 2814422L (Psychologist) Wilson
Qualifications: Bachelor of Psychology with Honours, Grad Dip in Psychology (Counselling), Grad Dip in Education, Advanced Dip in Psychotherapy
Professional Memberships: Association of Counselling Psychologists, APS College of Counselling Psychologists, APS College of Educational and Developmental Psychologists, Psychotherapists and Counsellors Association of Western Australia Inc. (PACAWA), Clinical Member: Psychotherapy & Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA)
Working with Children Clearance: Yes
Other provider status: Employee Assistance Programs

Gemma Barter

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Counselling Psychologist Work Phone: 0403 309 523

Gemma provides psychological assessment and individualised treatment for adults and adolescents experiencing a wide range of issues. Gemma has worked in the alcohol and other drug sector, for employee assistance programs, in private practice, and in a pain clinic as part of a multidisciplinary pain management team. Gemma is also an accredited mental health first aid instructor. Gemma has been on maternity leave in 2012 so please contact her to find out about current appointment availability.

Areas of Interest

Depression, anxiety, chronic pain, addiction and substance use issues, relationship issues, EMDR, group therapy.


Psychology Board Registration number: PSY0001579269 (Counselling Psychologist)
Medicare Provider Number:
Bachelor of Psychology, Master of Psychology (Counselling Psychology)
Professional Memberships: Association of Counselling Psychologists, Australian Psychological Society
Working with Children Clearance: Yes
Other provider status: Workers Compensation and Motor Vehicle Accidents

Dr Catherine Bishop

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Counselling Psychologist Work Wembley / West Leederville Work Phone: 0426 787 252 Work Fax: 08 6323 0437 Website: Enhance Psychology website

Catherine has over 9 years experience working as a Psychologist in both government and non-government mental health settings. She has considerable experience working with adults treating moderate to severe mental health disorders and complex presentations using both individual and group psychotherapy formats. Catherine draws on a range of approaches (e.g., Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy) to assist her clients towards greater self acceptance and understanding of the origins and maintaining factors related their presenting issues.

Areas of Interest
Adults and young adults, Depression and Anxiety disorders, self esteem issues, grief/loss and difficulties with life transitions.


Appointment Times: Monday – Friday, 8.30 – 6pm. Please call to arrange as I work part-time.
Psychology Board Registration number: PSY0001578832 (Counselling Psychologist)
Medicare Provider Number: 4367811K (Clinical Psychologist status pending)
Qualifications: Bachelor of Science (Psychology) with first class Honours, Combined Master of Psychology/PhD (Counselling Psychology)
Professional Memberships: Association of Counselling Psychologists, APS College of Counselling Psychologists, Australian Association of Cognitive Behavioural Therapists (AACBT)
Working with Children Clearance: Yes

Gail Boyle

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Clinical Psychologist and Counselling Psychologist Work 12 Mouat Street FREMANTLE WA 6160 Work Phone: 0420 336 554

Gail has worked as a psychologist in an agency that provided therapy to families who had complex difficulties, and in government departments, and also in private practice. Gail uses evidence-based therapies within a supportive relationship, to help clients explore and understand their difficulties and find ways to resolve them. Gail finds that accepting each client as they are and working in a non-judgmental way allows people to engage fully in the therapeutic process. Bulk billing is available for students, the unemployed, and those with a valid senior’s card or health care card.

Areas of Interest: Gail works with children, adolescents, adults and couples, who have a wide range of concerns including: anxiety, relationships, depression, anger, self esteem, grief and loss, trauma, life transitions, stress, dissatisfaction with life


Appointment Times: Mon and Tue 9am – 6pm
Psychology Board Registration number: PSY0001579096 (Clinical and Counselling Psychologist)
Medicare Provider Number: 2936242B (Clinical Psychologist)
Bulk Billing: Yes
Qualifications: Bachelor of Science (Psychology) with Honours Master of Psychology (Counselling Psychology)
Professional Memberships: Association of Counselling Psychologists Australian Association for Infant Mental Health (AAIMHI) Australian Association for Cognitive and Behaviour Therapy (AACBT) Australian Psychological Society
Working with Children Clearance: Yes

Fiona Carberry

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Counselling Psychologist Work Suite 13, 734 Albany Hwy Victoria House East Victoria Park Perth WA 6101 Other PO Box 5445 EAST VICTORIA PARK WA 6981 Work Phone: 0439 549 481 Website: http://www.carberrycounselling.com.au

Fiona’s counselling experience is in a Medicare Local (formerly known as a Division of General Practice) with people of all ages and at all stages of life, from teenagers to the elderly, experiencing a variety of common mental health disorders such as panic, anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress, as well as life crises such as bereavement, unemployment, leaving home and school, childbirth, retirement, and relationship breakdown. Fiona has also worked with disadvantaged populations including refugees, and people with disabilities and their carers.

Areas of Interest: Family relationship issues, childhood trauma, disrupted attachments, such as adoption and fostering, and grief. Later in 2013, Fiona will be running psychotherapy groups for adolescents who are suffering the symptoms of trauma, stress and anxiety. The groups will incorporate meditation, mindfulness, yoga and psycho-education.


Appointment times: After hours appointments available
Psychologist’s Registration No: PSY0001623182
Medicare Provider No: 4392532Y
Bulk Billing: Only in cases of financial hardship. Please contact to discuss.
Qualifications: Bachelor of Psychology (with distinction), Master of Counselling Psychology, Bachelor of Social Work
Working with Children Clearance: Yes

Greg Chidlow

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Counselling and Clinical Psychologist Private Practitioner Work 1C/73 Gibson Ave Padbury WA 6025 Work Phone: 0408921389

Greg has been a practicing Psychologist for nearly 30 years. He is registered as a Counselling and a Clinical psychologist providing clinical supervision and professional development workshops in areas of grief, loss, complicated grief and relationships. He lectures at Curtin University on a casual basis and has taught at most major WA Universities in the areas of grief, domestic violence, relationships and psychotherapy skills

Areas of interest
Depression, anxiety, grief and loss, trauma and relationships.


Appointment Times: Mon – Fri: 8.30am – 5.30pm
Psychology Board Registration number: 0001577755 (Endorsed Clinical and Counselling Psychologist)
Medicare Provider number: 2763262W (Clinical Psychologist)
Qualifications: Master of Psychology (Counselling Psychology)
Professional Memberships: Association of Counselling Psychologists, Australian Psychological Society
Other provider status: DVA, Cancer Council of W.A

Nora D-Larsen

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Psychologist Work 493 Charles Street North Perth WA 6006 Ashendon Boulevard Hammond Park WA 6164 Australia Work Phone: 0419 835 776 Work Phone: (08) 64677396 Website: Nora D-Larsen Website: Psychologist Therapist

Nora D-Larsen has been helping referring practitioner’s clientele and people in the community, find solutions to problems and regain focus on life for over 14 years. More details of her service can be viewed on norad-larsen.com.au and psychologisttherapist.com.au

Areas of Interest: Anxiety and phobias,depression,smoking cessation,stress management,insomnia,pregnancy issues,anger/conflict management,couples therapy,communication and relationship issues,gay/lesbian issues,grief and loss,self esteem and self development,bullying,life/personal coaching,work issues,individual therapy,family therapy.


Appointment Times:
Mon-Fri 9.30am-7pm; Saturday 9.30am-1pm (late afternoon appointments on request) ; Public Holidays 9.30am-1pm (late afternoon appointments available on request) ; Online: By appointment only
Psychology Board Registration Number: PSY0001578183 (Psychologist)
Medicare Provider Number: 2574351A(Psychologist) and 2574355X(Psychologist)
Bulk Billing: Yes, in cases of financial hardship (please call to discuss).
Professional Memberships: Association of Counselling Psychologists (Provisional), Australian Psychological Society, APS Mental Health Professional Network

Other provider Status: Employer assistance referral service.

Linda Davidson

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Clinical Psychologist and Counselling Psychologist Work Health@520 520 Canning Highway Attadale WA 6153 Work Phone: 0422 203 366 Website: http://www.counsellingincanning.com.au

Linda is an experienced clinical and counselling psychologist who works with individuals and couples. Linda’s treats individuals who present with a wide variety of concerns including anxiety and mood disorders, relationship and work stress, and life-stage transition issues. Her approach is person-centred and respectful. She applies research-based therapeutic approaches to treat client’s specific needs. GP referrals and self-referred clients are welcome. Clinical psychology Medicare rebates and private health insurance rebates are available.

Areas of Interest

Depression; anxiety and panic; trauma including posttraumatic stress; relationship concerns; work-related stress and career issues; sexuality; grief and loss; adjustment disorder, cancer patients and carers.


Appointment Times: Monday-Friday (9am-6pm)
Psychology Board registration number: PSY0001579209
Medicare Provider Number: 4002106T
Qualifications: BA(Hons), Grad Dip Ed, BA(Hons) Psych, M Psych (Counselling Psychology).
Professional Memberships:
Australian Psychological Society (MAPS), APS College of Clinical Psychologists, Association of Counselling Psychologists (ACP)
Working with Children Clearance: Yes
Other Provider Status: N/A

Janine De Soyza

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Counselling Psychologist and Clinical Psychologist Work Woodvale Natural Health Centre Unit 2, 1 Lyell Grove (Cnr Timberlane Drive) WOODVALE WA 6026 Other PO Box 29 MT HAWTHORN WA 6915 AUSTRALIA Work Phone: 0413 993 411

Janine is an experienced therapist practiced in treating a wide range of mental health issues and disorders and with specialist skills in trauma. In addition to her part-time private practice, she works with veterans and their families at the Veterans & Veteran’s Counselling Service (VVCS). She is skilled in working with issues relating to this demographic group including alcohol abuse and other addictions, adjustment, family and relationship issues, anger management, depression and anxiety. She uses evidenced-based therapy and has an integrative approach to her work.

Areas of Interest:
Individual and couples therapy, trauma (PTSD), adults who have experienced childhood trauma, grief, parenting, family dynamics, stress and burnout, womens issues, cross cultural issues and life transitions.


Appointment Times: Fridays: 8am onwards
Psychology Board Registration number: PSY0001578734 (Endorsed Counselling and Clinical Psychologist)
Medicare Provider Number: 2790732A (Clinical Psychologist)
Qualifications: Bachelor of Arts (Psychology & Com. Studies), Graduate Diploma Arts (Womens Studies), Master of Psychology (Counselling Psychology)
Professional Memberships: Association of Counselling Psychology (ACP), Australian Psychological Society (APS)
Working with Children Clearance: Yes

Penny Fox

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Work Fremantle Work Phone: 0448 103 820

Penny qualified in South Africa in 1987. She was in private practice, as well as supervised Masters students training to be Counselling Psychologists, for 15 years prior to moving to Australia in 2009. In addition to her private practice in Fremantle, she works at Curtin University in the Counselling and Disability Services as a Counsellor. Her focus has tended to be on the here-and-now situation, enhancing the well being of the client and providing the tools necessary to deal with the stress or crisis facing the client, and enabling the person to interact more effectively with his, or her, environment (at home or at work, with families, friends and colleagues). She works with adults, couples, adolescents and children. However there are those who express a keenness to venture into a deeper understanding of their dilemmas and longer term therapy can then occur. Her training and ensuing practise has led to her drawing on many different theoretical approaches to understand and/or assist clients, including strategies arising within the Psychodynamic approach, Cognitive Behavioural approach, Interpersonal Therapy, Narrative therapy, Attachment theory and Object Relations theory to mention a few.

Areas of Interest: Depression, anxiety, stress and stress management, coping with loss/bereavement counselling, emotional impact of migration, marital/relationship difficulties (incl. concerns over domestic violence), parent counselling, child behavioural assessments (e.g. temper tantrums, school refusal), pre- and post- divorce counselling involving both parents or the custodial parent and the children, ante-natal preparation, post-natal depression and other areas of difficulty post birth, anger management, post trauma counselling.


Psychology Board Registration No: PSY 0001579500
Medicare Provider No:
Bulk Billing: No
Qualifications: BA (Hons)(Univ.of South Africa); M.A. (Couns Psychology)(University of Natal, South Africa).
Professional Memberships: Association of Counselling Psychologists, Australian Psychological Society (APS), APS College of Counselling Psychologists, APS College of Clinical Psychologists
Working with Children Clearance: Yes

Christian Gill

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Clinical Psychologist and Counselling Psychologist Work 11 Rosslyn Street West Leederville WA 6007 AUSTRALIA Work Phone: 0437 064 587

In addition to working with the Department for Child Protection (DCP), Christian provides private psychological assessment and treatment with children and adults experiencing a wide range of psychological difficulties and mental health disorders. Christian specializes in working with parents during the perinatal period (conception through the first year of life) including parents having difficulties developing loving bonds with their infants and young chidlren and where there are concerns about the parent-child attachment relationship.

Areas of Interest: Perinatal and Infant-Parent Mental Health


Appointment Times: Tues/Fri 8am-5pm
Psychology Board Registration number: PSY0001129260 (Endorsed Clinical and Counselling Psychologist)
Medicare Provider Number: 266772F (Clinical Psychologist)
Qualifications: Bachelor of Science (Psychology) with Honours, Master of Psychology (Counselling Psychology), Post Graduate Diploma (Infant-Parent Mental Health)
Professional Memberships: Association of Counselling Psychologists, Australian Psychological Society, APS College of Clinical Psychologists, Australian Association Infant Mental Health (AAIMH)
Working with Children Clearance: Yes

Dr Jan Grant

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Counselling and Clinical Psychologist Private Practice Work 2/211 Park Street Subiaco WA 6008 Australia Work Phone: 0418 644 509

Karen Anne Hall

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Clinical Psychologist and Counselling Psychologist Work 40 Great Northern Highway Midland WA 6056 Work 3/478 Wanneroo Road, Westminster, WA 6061 (Corner Wanneroo and Victoria Roads) Work Suite 5, Yirrigan Drive, Mirrabooka, WA 6061 Work 9/15 Harman Road, Sorrento, WA, 6020 Work Phone: 0434895779

With over 30 years experience working with adults and adolescents in education, relationship counselling, veterans services and private practice since 2004, Karen has extensive training in a wide range of evidence based therapies, which are used collaboratively to match the unique needs of each person. Seniors or health care cardholders are Bulk billed.

Areas of Interest: Mental health disorders, trauma, adjustment issues, grief/loss, women’s issues, couples and relationship concerns, indigenous and cross-cultural issues.


Appointment Times: Monday and Thursday (Midland) 9.30am to 2.30pm; Tuesday and Friday (Westminster) 9.00am to 3.00pm; Wednesday (Sorrento) 9.00am to 2.00pm; Wednesday (Mirrabooka) 3.30pm to 8.30pm
Psychology board Registration number: PSY0001579794 (Clinical and Counselling Psychologist)
Medicare Provider Number : 2714684A (Clinical Psychologist)
Bulk Billing: Yes
Qualifications: B Psych, Master of Psychology (Counselling Psychology)
Professional Membership: Association of Counselling Psychologists, Australian College of Specialist Psychologists, Australasian Society of Traumatic Stress Studies
Working with Children Clearance: Yes
Other provider status: ATAPS referrals, Veteran and Veteran families Counselling Service, International Health and Medical Services, Workers Compensation, Motor Vehicle Accidents

Gillian Iliffe

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Clinical Psychologist and Counselling Psychologist Work 9 Mills Street Cannington WA 6107 Australia Work Phone: 0414 593 669

Gillian Iliffe is an experienced Counselling and Clinical Psychologist with over twenty experience working with clients. She has been in private practice over the last twelve years and works collaboratively with GP’s and Psychiatrists. Gillian has a person-centred approach and draws on a range of therapies such as Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Schema Therapy. Where appropriate Gillian also incorporates body-centred approaches such as mindfulness, Eye Movement Desenitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) and Emotional Freeing Technique (EFT). You can find out more about Gillian’s services online www@counsellingincanning.com.au

Karen King

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Psychologist Brainbox Psychology Clinic Work Suite 4, 16 Nicholson Road Subiaco WA 6008 Work Phone: (08) 9388 9960 Website: Brainbox Psychology Clinic

Karen King was first registered as a Psychologist in 2004 and has enjoyed a diverse career working with individuals in large multi-national corporate organisations, mothers and their infants in a private hospital, children and adolescents at a not-for profit community foundation, and children and their families in a private clinic. Karen holds a Master of Psychology (Counselling) which involved six years training at university. Her research dissertation examined the outcomes of an attachment based mother-infant group therapy program and has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Child and Family Studies. In addition to her work at Brainbox Psychology Clinic, Karen is also employed as a Sessional Academic at Curtin University.

Karen has a particular passion for detailed psychological assessments that unravel the complexities associated with dyslexia, intellectual giftedness and attention problems. Karen’s therapeutic areas of interest include perinatal mental health and child social-emotional development.

Karen welcomes referrals from individual families, medical specialists, health professionals, and educators.

Dr Ben Mullings

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Counselling Psychologist Work Vitality Centre 800 Canning Highway Applecross WA 6153 Cell Phone: 0431 870 401 Website: Dr Ben Mullings website

Dr Ben Mullings is a Counselling Psychologist who provides evidence-based psychological care to individuals, couples, and families. His consulting room is at the Vitality Centre in Applecross and is easily accessible to public transport. Medicare bulk billing is available for those with a health care card or seniors card.

Dr Ben Mullings has extensive background experience applying psychotherapy in a diverse range of situations, including work with veterans, people in the department of justice, couples in crisis, and home-visit services for teenagers and their families who would otherwise not access support. He has provided psychotherapy to people across the globe, using the Internet to expand services to people in difficult to reach areas. Dr Ben Mullings has also worked as a lecturer and presenter on the topic of ethics and the complex issues involved in working as a Counselling Psychologist.

Areas of Interest

Depression, social anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, psychosis, complex trauma and PTSD, anger, working with teenagers, sleeping difficulties, chronic Internet use, relationships.


Appointment Times: Weekdays with appointments at 9:30am, 11:00am, 1:00pm, 2:30pm, 4:00pm, and 5:30pm.
Psychology Board Registration number: PSY0001579008 (Psychologist)
Medicare Provider Number: 2787998A (Counselling Psychologist)
Bulk Billing: Yes (Limited number of cases each week)
Qualifications: BSc (Psychology) with first class Honours, Master of Psychology (Counselling Psychology), PhD (Psychology)
Professional Memberships: Association of Counselling Psychologists
Working with Children Clearance: Yes
Other provider status: Workers Compensation and Insurance Commission of WA

Maggie Orum

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Counselling Psychologist & Clinical Psychologist Work 6/275 Marmion St Melville WA 6156 Australia Work Phone: 0408677420 Website: Maggie Orum Website

Maggie has 8 years experience in private practice providing counselling and psychotherapy to individual adults and couples and 5 years in a large relationship counselling agency. Maggie has worked with people from a wide range of cultural backgrounds, families of veterans, fly-in fly-out workers and their families, students, and people recovering from illness, injury and major life transitions. She offers a range of evidence-based therapeutic approaches tailored to a person’s specific needs including Cognitive Behavioural(CBT), Mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Brief Psychodynamic, Emotion-Focused Couple Therapy, EMDR.

Maggie’s interests include assisting people with:
depression // trauma // worry, anxiety, fear, panic // grief and loss // relationship issues // social anxiety // work stress //self esteem// insomnia.

Her clinic offers disability access and free parking, Medicare and health fund rebates, and discounted rates for pensioners, full-time students and Health Care Card holders.

Maggie consults from 10am to 6.30pm Monday to Thursday. To make an appointent please call 0408677420 from 9am to 5pm Monday to Friday.

Janice Elizabeth Paige

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Psychologist Other PO Box 667 Bentley WA 6982 Work 3/195 High Street Fremantle WA 6160 Work Shenton Park Psychology Services Unit 5, 316 Onslow Road Shenton Park WA 6102 Work Phone: 0422 574 824

Janice has 14 years experience providing treatment and researching in the area of child sexual and emotional abuse in families. She works with male and female adult survivors, including those who fear they are now at risk of offending. She works with individuals, couples and co-facilitates treatment groups with colleagues, providing evidence- based interventions, psychoeducation, and focused strategies to help clients to alleviate their presenting symptoms, integrate their trauma memories, and to move forward with a new understanding.

Areas of interest
Adults who experienced physical, sexual and/or emotional maltreatment as children, (known or suspected), problematic use of alcohol and other drugs, sex addiction, eating disorders, relationship issues, depression, anxiety, low self esteem and chronic shame.



Psychology Board Registration Number: PSY0001579756 (Psychologist)
Medicare Provider Number(s) Fremantle : 4297103A   Shenton Park: 4297102L
Bulk Billing: Yes (negotiated on a basis of financial hardship)
Qualifications: Master of Psychology (Counselling), Bachelor of Science (Psychology) with first-class Honours, Bachelor of Business (Accounting & Business Law) with Distinction
Professional Memberships: Association of Counselling Psychologists (provisional), Australian Psychological Society

Mary-anne Paino

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Clinical & Counselling Psychologist Private Practice Work Suite 6, 44 Parliament Place, West Perth WA 6005 Australia Cell Phone: 0417 911 130

Mary-Anne provides psychological services for individuals and couples. With over 25 years of experience, she helps individuals and couples to manage a range of personal and interpersonal issues including building emotional and physical intimacy, improving communication, conflict resolution, sexuality, past traumas, infidelity, post natal depression, grief and loss, separation and divorce, depression and anxiety, work stress, and self esteem.

Areas of Interest: Individual and couples therapy


Appointment Times: Mon-Thursday 9-6 pm
Psychology Board Registration No: PSY0001577769 (Endorsed Clinical and Counselling Psychologist)
Medicare Provider Number: 2814634A (Clinical Psychology)
Qualifications: B.AppSci, Grad Dip Psych, M.Psych
Professional Memberships: Association of Counselling Psychologist (ACP), Australian Psychological Society (AS College of Clinical Psychologists and APS College of Counselling Psychologists)
Working with Children Clearance: N/A
Other provider status: Workcover/Workers compensation; Riskcover/Motor vehicle injury insurance

Melanie Jane Robson

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Drug and Alcohol Counsellor/Educator Mission AustraliaSouth East Metro Community Drug Service Work 312 Spencer Rd Thornlie Perth WA 6107 Australia Work Phone: 9262 4000

Eligibility Requirements
The service offeres one-to-one counselling for people with significant substance misuse issues and group support for those with less severe issues. It also provides a range of police and court diversion programs that aim to assess and treat people with substance use difficulities. Services people in the South East metro area of Perth.

Psychology Board Registration number
PSY0001598103 (Psychologist)

Bachelor of Health Science (Health Promotion)
BA (Psychology) with Honours, Master of Psychology (Counselling)

Professional Memberships
Australian Psychological Society
Association of Counselling Psychologists (provisional)

How to make a referral
People can self refer by calling or visiting the service, or otherwise be referred by a GP, community agencies, a Community Justice Service, a Community Corrections Officer, or by court diversion programs.

Areas of Interest
Women’s issues, transition to parenting, attachment, families of prisoners, substance misuse, eating disorders, grief & loss, life transitions, mindfulness.

Melanie currently works with substance misuse clients, and has experience working with depression, anxiety, social phobia, PND and post-natal anxiety, self-esteem, grief, procrastination, study problems, and relationship difficulties. Melanie developed a support website and forum for families of prisoners, and has a special interest in the experience of losing someone to incarceration – particularly female partners of male prisoners. She utilies therapy modalities including CBT, existential therapy, DBT, ACT, and has an interest in psychodynamic psychotherapy.

Joanna Salomone

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Counselling Psychologist Work South Fremantle Psychology Practice 280 South Tce South Fremantle WA 6162 Work 280 South Tce South Fremantle WA 6162 Cell Phone: 0439 295 911 Work Phone: (08) 9335 8777 Website: Salomone Counselling

Joanna Salomone is a counselling psychologist providing psychological care for those experiencing mental health issues, and personal development counselling for those seeking better self understanding.  She works primarily with adult individuals and couples. Joanna has extensive experience working in community service and government agencies, in forensic, welfare and corporate settings, in employee assistance, women’s health, drug and alcohol and Medicare Better Outcomes and Better Access programs. She has worked with diverse clients, including women, war veterans and their families, FIFO workers, people from Aboriginal and culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

Joanna provides counselling tailored to individual needs, and has experience in delivery of skills-based, focused psychological strategies.  She may also draw upon psychodynamic, systemic and developmental approaches, mindfulness, existential, trauma informed, strengths based and biographical counselling, Gestalt, transpersonal and analytic psychology.

Areas of Interest
Depression, Grief and Loss, Self Esteem, Stress, Trauma, Relationships, Developmental and Attachment issues, Life Span Transitions, Existential issues and Spirituality.


Bachelor of Psychology – University of Western Australia.
Master of Psychology (Counselling) – Curtin University
Certificate in Gestalt Psychology – Gestalt Institute of Perth

Psychology Board Registration number:  PSY0001588697  (Counselling Psychologist)

Medicare Provider Numbers (Psychologist):  4670935J; 4670934Y

Bulk Billing: Yes

o    Australian Psychological Society (APS)
o    Association of Counselling Psychologists (ACP).
o    CG Jung Society of WA

Working with Children Clearance: Yes

Appointment Times: Thursdays and Fridays.

Daniel Shaw

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Principal Psychologist Shaw Psychology Work Level 4, 255 Bourke Street Melbourne Victoria 3000 Australia Cell Phone: 0468 307 429 Website: Shaw Psychology

Daniel is a nationally registered psychologist with experience in providing psychological counselling and group psycho-education to adults and adolescents. His experience has spanned across multiple settings: public mental health, outreach support, employment assistance programs, critical incident support, education and career counselling, relationship counselling, anger management focused behavioural change, and crisis counselling.

Daniel is a doctoral candidate in Counselling Psychology and his commitment to professional development activities ensures competence in delivering research-driven and practical interventions. His doctorate studies have also provided him with rigorous training in Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), Motivational Interviewing, and, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). He has undergone training in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) to extend his clinical expertise and has incorporated ACT into many of his professional endeavours.

He works collaboratively with clients and aims to help clients to overcome their challenges and achieve personal understanding, growth and value. Daniel believes that counselling needs to consider each client’s life context and does not define clients by their diagnosis. Depending on the needs of each client, he will use a therapeutic approach that is evidenced to assist with their issue and matches with their values.

Daniel practices yoga and archery on a regular basis. He holds a strong affinity and interest in technology, particularly for games and other devices that hold the potential to capture imagination and improve life.

Duane Smith

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Director & Counselling Psychologist SPOT – Specialist Psychological Outreach Team Work 19 Humble Way North Fremantle WA 6159 Australia Work Phone: (08) 9433 6957 Website: SPOT website

Life provides us with many struggles, concerns and crisis but also many opportunities for personal growth, learning and change….all valid and necessary experiences on our journey. In my view the key to great productive psychotherapy is developing a validating, safe and trusting relationship first and foremost. A psychotherapeutic “companion” to assist you to explore, discuss and create new narratives for past trauma, new meaning to old problematic behaviours, new dynamics in your relationships and ultimately reach the goal of self discovery and increased resilience.
I have a broad spectrum and eclectic range of psychotherapeutic techniques that I can utilize in our therapy including: Cognitive-Behavioural (CBT), Rational Emotive (RET) and Mindfulness approaches, Narrative, Psychodynamic, Gestalt and Existentialist approaches, Relational and Emotionally Focussed approaches and Attachment based Developmental Psychotherapies. Therapy is tailored to your individual psychotherapeutic needs and goals of therapy are collaboratively decided so you are fully engaged in the decisions and the process along this journey.

Areas of Interest
Individual, couples and family therapy, adolescent mental health, supervision and education of Counselling Psychologists, training in trauma informed practice.


Appointment Times: Mondays, Tuesdays 9-5pm
Psychology Board Registration number: PSY000157866 (Counselling Psychologist)
Medicare Provider Number: 2645533B
Qualifications: Bachelor of Psychology, Master of Psychology (Counselling Psychology)
Professional Memberships: Association of Counselling Psychologists
Working with Children Clearance: Yes
Other provider status: Medicare Local: ATAPS Counsellor & Suicide Prevention ATAPS Counsellor, preferred provider for the Department of Child Protection

A/Prof Jennifer Anne Thornton

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Programme Director, Counselling Psychology Curtin UniversitySchool of Psychology and Speech Pathology Work Curtin University School of Psychology and Speech Pathology GPO Box U1987 Perth WA 6845 Australia Work Phone: 08 92667087

Jenny Thornton is the Programme Director of the Counselling Psychology program at Curtin University. She is involved in both clinical teaching and clinical supervision.

Areas of interest: clinical supervision, chronic pain, trauma, anxiety disorders, EMDR and adult psychotherapy in general. She is actively involved at the national level in Registration and Accreditation.

Marika Christina van Renselaar

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Counselling Psychologist Private Practice Work suite 8b/12 Mead Street Kalamunda WA 6076 australia Work Phone: 08 9257 2425

Marika provides evidence-based psychological care to individuals, couples, and families. She has a background in nursing and psychology. She has worked in a variety of settings, including Murdoch Hospice, Cancer Council, Woman’s Health, GP Division and the Fremantle Counselling Centre. She has been working in her own private practice for 3 years. Currently she is studying psycho-analitic psychotherapy with the objective to engage with clients in long term therapy.

Areas of Interest: Depression, anxiety, trauma and PTSD, anger, grief and loss, chronic illness, pain management, DV, sexual abuse, self esteem issues and relationship problems.


Appointment Times: Monday-Friday   10.00-1900
Psychology Board Registration number: PSY0001577277 (Endorsed Counselling Psychologist)
Medicare Provider Number: 4005824F (Psychologist)
Bulk Billing: No
Qualifications: Bachelor of Science (Psychology), Master of Psychology (Counselling Psychology)
Professional Memberships: Association of Counselling Psychologists, APS College of Counselling Psychologists
Working with Children Clearance: Yes
Other provider status: Workers Compensation and Motor Vehicle Accidents, Cancer Council provider, GP Division / Mindcare

Danielle Whowell

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Counselling Psychologist Specialist Psychological Outreach Team Work 19 Humble Way/Corner Christina Parade North Fremantle Perth WA 6159 Australia Work Phone: (08) 9433 6957

Danielle is experienced in working with children, adolescents and adults across a wide range of presenting issues and settings. She has worked at the Sexual Assault Resource Centre and with adolescents and families in the community sector. She is also experienced as a private practitioner within the ‘Specialist Psychological Outreach Team’ working in an outreach capacity with children and adolescents within the foster care system as well as providing centre-based therapy to children, adolescents and adults. Danielle has an eclectic model, tailoring her approach to each individual’s needs. Her approach is drawn from attachment theory, schema therapy, CBT, ACT, mindfulness, family systems theory, art therapy and trauma-based therapies.

Areas of interest: Trauma/PTSD, mood and anxiety disorders, adolescents and relationship issues


Appointments times: Tuesdays and Thursdays 8:30 am – 5:15 pm
Psychology Board Registration number: PSY0001579459 (Counselling Psychologist)
Medicare Provider Number: 4241693B (Psychologist)
Qualifications: Bachelor of Science (Psychology), Post-graduate Diploma (Psychology), Masters of Psychology (Counselling Psychology)
Professional Memberships: Association of Counselling Psychologists
Working with Children Clearance: Yes

Margaret Elizabeth Wilkes

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Psychologist Home 46 Griver Street Cottesloe Perth WA 6011 Australia Work Phone: 08 9384 8772

Margaret provides evidence based psychological services to individuals, couples and families experiencing a wide range of challenges,from relationship issues to complex psychological difficulties.She works with CBT and positive psychology strategies to enhance wellbeing and help clients move forward with their lives.Margaret’s consulting rooms are just a few minutes away from Grant Street Station in North Cottesloe.

Areas of Interest: Management of depression, anxiety, anger,,stress, OCD, relationship and family issues, life transitions and challenges of ageing.


Appointment Times: Monday- Friday 8.30 am – 6.00pm. Some evening appointments also available.
Psychology Board Registration number: PSY0001579928 (Counselling Psychologist)
Medicare Provider Number: 2813281H (Psychologist)
Bulk Billing: No
Qualifications: BA (Psychology) with Honours, Master of Psychology (Counselling Psychology)
Professional Memberships: Association of Counselling Psychologists, Australian Psychological Society College of Counselling Psychologists