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Owen Robinson
Counsellor, MA, AMHSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Parkwood, WA 6147
Complex trauma at any age can make understanding ourselves, our reactions, painful emotions, and relationships mystifying. I'm registered with Blue Knot Foundation as a trauma informed therapist. If you have anxiety or depression symptoms, anger or hurt, I have been working beside people who want to manage and reduce these issues since the 20th century. I'll do my best to give you tools to use right from your first visit. If you are in a remote area I can provide sessions via Signal/Skype/Zoom. I know a lot about family and domestic violence and how people can come back from what happened to them or even what they did to others.
Complex trauma at any age can make understanding ourselves, our reactions, painful emotions, and relationships mystifying. I'm registered with Blue Knot Foundation as a trauma informed therapist. If you have anxiety or depression symptoms, anger or hurt, I have been working beside people who want to manage and reduce these issues since the 20th century. I'll do my best to give you tools to use right from your first visit. If you are in a remote area I can provide sessions via Signal/Skype/Zoom. I know a lot about family and domestic violence and how people can come back from what happened to them or even what they did to others.
(08) 7078 7553 View (08) 7078 7553
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First Step Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Langford, WA 6147
I find the majority of my clients are looking for someone to listen to them, they want to be heard. I am hearing more and more that "I feel invisible". They want to feel that they are important and that people care.
I find the majority of my clients are looking for someone to listen to them, they want to be heard. I am hearing more and more that "I feel invisible". They want to feel that they are important and that people care.
(08) 6109 8115 View (08) 6109 8115
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AM Psychology
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Parkwood, WA 6147
At AM Psychology & Counsellor Services we offer you accessible counsellor and psychology services, whether you are struggling with any of the commonly experienced symptoms of depression, anxiety, phobias, obsessive-compulsive behaviours, or some other issue or worry our counselling services offer you the experience and care to help you.
At AM Psychology & Counsellor Services we offer you accessible counsellor and psychology services, whether you are struggling with any of the commonly experienced symptoms of depression, anxiety, phobias, obsessive-compulsive behaviours, or some other issue or worry our counselling services offer you the experience and care to help you.
(08) 7078 8198 View (08) 7078 8198
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Derek Cohen
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA Endorsed
Verified Verified
Parkwood, WA 6147
Derek Cohen has been working with children, adults and families for over 40 years. He has worked intensively with ADHD and ASD children, adults and their families for over 30 years. He combines in assessment and treatment a background in neurodevelopmental-emotional interactions, family-, psychodynamic and behavioural therapies to create individualised programs which are aimed at improving emotional wellbeing and increasing skills. Derek is widely known in the West Australian health community for his depth of knowledge, innovative and creative spirit, and warm manner. Please see his website: www.theclinicalpsychologist.com.au
Derek Cohen has been working with children, adults and families for over 40 years. He has worked intensively with ADHD and ASD children, adults and their families for over 30 years. He combines in assessment and treatment a background in neurodevelopmental-emotional interactions, family-, psychodynamic and behavioural therapies to create individualised programs which are aimed at improving emotional wellbeing and increasing skills. Derek is widely known in the West Australian health community for his depth of knowledge, innovative and creative spirit, and warm manner. Please see his website: www.theclinicalpsychologist.com.au
(08) 9025 3272 View (08) 9025 3272

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in 6147

< 10

Counsellors in 6147 who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Parenting
100% Anger Management
100% School Issues
100% Behavioural Issues

Average years in practice

27 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Bupa
50% Australian Unity
50% ACA Health

How Counsellors in 6147 see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

66% Male
34% Female
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in 6147?

Search for nearby psychologists or counsellors by inputting your city, suburb, postcode, or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or postcode into the search bar.

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

Counsellors and Psychotherapists listed in the directory are members of the main professional associations, mainly the Australian Counselling Association and the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia. Psychologists must be registered in the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA). Most Social Workers listed in the directory are members of the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW).

Providers whose professional membership or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Given that professional memberships are not a statutory requirement for social workers, psychotherapists and counsellors in Australia, certain qualified professionals or organisations may choose not to maintain such memberships despite possessing the necessary qualifications. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counsellor?

Counsellors, psychotherapists and psychologists can all provide counselling or talking therapy and have credentials and experience that enable them to do so in Australia.

Psychologists have earned a 4 year undergraduate degree in psychology and have completed a postgraduate internship or postgraduate degree. Psychotherapists generally have an undergraduate degree in a health related field in addition to 3-4 years of specialist training in psychotherapy and a period of personal psychotherapy. In order to belong to a professional organisation such as the ACA or PACFA, counsellors and psychotherapists are required to have completed a certain level of AQF qualifications and/ or an approved training course as well as clinical and supervision hours. Social Workers registered with the AASW are required to have a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Social Work from an accredited institution.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, the cost of a therapy session in Australia could be between $100 and $250. If you have private insurance, your plan may cover some if not all of your sessions. You should contact your insurance provider to determine if they provide coverage for therapy sessions and to determine what, if any, requirements they might have in order for your sessions to be covered, such as a referral from your GP or medical specialist.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

If you are struggling to access therapy due to budget constraints, you could also consider public funded mental health services. The Better Access Scheme is a government program offering Medicare rebates for mental health care. To access the program you will need to be assessed and diagnosed by your GP and get a Mental Health Plan. This will allow you to receive up to 10 individual sessions and 10 group sessions a year with practitioners who accept bulk billing, with no out of pocket costs for you.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your postcode.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Therapists who are part of a professional organisation such as the ACA, PACFA, or the APS are bound by an ethical framework that requires them to uphold a confidentiality agreement. Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship and only under specific circumstances, such as when there is the potential or known harm to the client or others or when a minor is in danger, will a therapist be obligated to break the agreement. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed during the initial consultation.