Female Counselling in Canning Vale, WA

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Jennifer Altheimer
Counsellor, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
Canning Vale, WA 6155
I am an experienced, registered counsellor with more than 18 years of experience working with individuals, children, couples and families from all walks of life and cultural backgrounds. I have worked alongside these clients to bring about healing in the relationship they have with themselves and others. My training and experience in various issues such as family and relationship dynamics, interpersonal issues, grief and loss, family and domestic violence, various forms of trauma, depression, anxiety, parent-teen conflict and migration enables me to empathise with my clients, making them feel heard and understood.
I am an experienced, registered counsellor with more than 18 years of experience working with individuals, children, couples and families from all walks of life and cultural backgrounds. I have worked alongside these clients to bring about healing in the relationship they have with themselves and others. My training and experience in various issues such as family and relationship dynamics, interpersonal issues, grief and loss, family and domestic violence, various forms of trauma, depression, anxiety, parent-teen conflict and migration enables me to empathise with my clients, making them feel heard and understood.
(08) 6493 7805 View (08) 6493 7805
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Poh Gan
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Ed. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Canning Vale, WA 6155
Not accepting new clients
Blossom Care Psychology understands that every individual and family has different unique challenges; yet we are all the same in the face of common human suffering such as sadness, worry, anger, developmental challenges, illnesses, death and dying, grief, and loss. In the face of all these challenges in life, Blossom Care Psychology hopes to work alongside with you with compassion and loving kindness to find ways that work for you so that you can continue to thrive and flourish.
Blossom Care Psychology understands that every individual and family has different unique challenges; yet we are all the same in the face of common human suffering such as sadness, worry, anger, developmental challenges, illnesses, death and dying, grief, and loss. In the face of all these challenges in life, Blossom Care Psychology hopes to work alongside with you with compassion and loving kindness to find ways that work for you so that you can continue to thrive and flourish.
(08) 6120 1806 View (08) 6120 1806
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In-Vision Counselling Services
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Canning Vale, WA 6155
Dawn is a member of ACA. Dawn believes in the holistic healing process for her clients. She is passionate in assisting her clients to achieve their goals by assisting and guiding them in realising their full potential. Dawn focuses in helping her clients and believes it is important to walk the journey with her clients until they are ready to take their own steps. She works with clients with anger issues, anxiety, stress or any other issues that might be detrimental to their mental health being. She believes that to help her clients, she needs to incorporate every aspect of the clients life to fully understand and help them.
Dawn is a member of ACA. Dawn believes in the holistic healing process for her clients. She is passionate in assisting her clients to achieve their goals by assisting and guiding them in realising their full potential. Dawn focuses in helping her clients and believes it is important to walk the journey with her clients until they are ready to take their own steps. She works with clients with anger issues, anxiety, stress or any other issues that might be detrimental to their mental health being. She believes that to help her clients, she needs to incorporate every aspect of the clients life to fully understand and help them.
(08) 6109 8092 View (08) 6109 8092
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Penny Chai
Psychologist, MSc, PsyBA - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Canning Vale, WA 6155
I am an endorsed Counselling Psychologist with 10+ years clinical experience in public and private sectors. I am down to earth, caring and friendly. I work collaboratively with my clients to find out what matters to them and provide support for them to develop their strengths and coping skills, to achieve their goals for therapy. I aim to provide a supportive and non-judgemental space in which people can feel safe to explore their difficulties. I am bilingual in English, Mandarin, and Cantonese (Chinese).
I am an endorsed Counselling Psychologist with 10+ years clinical experience in public and private sectors. I am down to earth, caring and friendly. I work collaboratively with my clients to find out what matters to them and provide support for them to develop their strengths and coping skills, to achieve their goals for therapy. I aim to provide a supportive and non-judgemental space in which people can feel safe to explore their difficulties. I am bilingual in English, Mandarin, and Cantonese (Chinese).
(08) 6361 3260 View (08) 6361 3260
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Jessica Bell
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Canning Vale, WA 6155
As an endorsed counselling psychologist, I am trained in a number of therapies that allow me to effectively tailor treatment to the specific needs of my clients. I offer an affirming approach and am dedicated to supporting clients make long-lasting and meaningful change that feels worth the investment.
As an endorsed counselling psychologist, I am trained in a number of therapies that allow me to effectively tailor treatment to the specific needs of my clients. I offer an affirming approach and am dedicated to supporting clients make long-lasting and meaningful change that feels worth the investment.
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Amber Zahra
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Canning Vale, WA 6155
Welcome and congratulations, you have taken the first step towards a better mental well-being. It is not easy to choose the right counsellor, with whom you are comfortable to share your life's significant events, I acknowledge. I am Amber, a registered counsellor with the Australian Counsellor's Association. I believe in respect, positive regard and genuine care for my clients privacy and confidentiality in Counselling. My ARHG provider number is: AC20476T
Welcome and congratulations, you have taken the first step towards a better mental well-being. It is not easy to choose the right counsellor, with whom you are comfortable to share your life's significant events, I acknowledge. I am Amber, a registered counsellor with the Australian Counsellor's Association. I believe in respect, positive regard and genuine care for my clients privacy and confidentiality in Counselling. My ARHG provider number is: AC20476T
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Best Life Therapy & Mediation
Psychotherapist, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
Canning Vale, WA 6155
People can experience things in different ways. You might relate to some of these issues such as anxiety, PTSD, OCD or panic attacks. You may also relate to issues associated with family conflict, things like family separation which may include feelings of guilt, grief & loss, sadness, and fear, just to name a few. I truly believe that there is no ‘one fits all’ when it comes to therapy. My approach and style is working within a person-centred framework and I strongly value the importance of having a trusting relationship between therapist and client.
People can experience things in different ways. You might relate to some of these issues such as anxiety, PTSD, OCD or panic attacks. You may also relate to issues associated with family conflict, things like family separation which may include feelings of guilt, grief & loss, sadness, and fear, just to name a few. I truly believe that there is no ‘one fits all’ when it comes to therapy. My approach and style is working within a person-centred framework and I strongly value the importance of having a trusting relationship between therapist and client.
(08) 9468 7141 View (08) 9468 7141
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Dragonfly Psychology Perth
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Canning Vale, WA 6155
I work with individuals and couples across the lifespan, including adolescents and adults, as well as people from diverse cultural backgrounds. I aim to provide a warm, empathetic, non-judgemental and safe therapeutic space for people to explore their personal challenges and concerns and am committed to working collaboratively with them on their journey toward growth and transformation.
I work with individuals and couples across the lifespan, including adolescents and adults, as well as people from diverse cultural backgrounds. I aim to provide a warm, empathetic, non-judgemental and safe therapeutic space for people to explore their personal challenges and concerns and am committed to working collaboratively with them on their journey toward growth and transformation.
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Deborah Woon
Counsellor, MC, PACFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Canning Vale, WA 6155
Hello, my name is Deb. I am a Registered Clinical Supervisor & Registered Clinical Counsellor and Psychotherapist (PACFA and ACA Level 4). My areas of special interest include Trauma and PTSD (developmental and incidental); attachment styles, anxiety and emotional regulation, coping skills, addictions, life transitions, grief and loss, single parenting, separation, or divorce. I am passionate about mental health recovery and take pride in my clients' success in processing present and past traumas and other presenting difficulties.
Hello, my name is Deb. I am a Registered Clinical Supervisor & Registered Clinical Counsellor and Psychotherapist (PACFA and ACA Level 4). My areas of special interest include Trauma and PTSD (developmental and incidental); attachment styles, anxiety and emotional regulation, coping skills, addictions, life transitions, grief and loss, single parenting, separation, or divorce. I am passionate about mental health recovery and take pride in my clients' success in processing present and past traumas and other presenting difficulties.
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Kym Murray
Counsellor, ACA-L3
Verified Verified
Canning Vale, WA 6155
Are you struggling right now? Do you feel overwhelmed or alone? Is it challenging to get through the day, interact with others, manage circumstances, or heal from past trauma? Whether your concerns are significant life events, relationship conflicts, troubles with coping, poor mental health or barriers to self-development, I may be able to help. Engaging in counselling/psychotherapy means having support while working towards insight and healing, enhancing relationships, or developing healthier coping strategies and ways of thinking that can lead to improved wellbeing and quality of life.
Are you struggling right now? Do you feel overwhelmed or alone? Is it challenging to get through the day, interact with others, manage circumstances, or heal from past trauma? Whether your concerns are significant life events, relationship conflicts, troubles with coping, poor mental health or barriers to self-development, I may be able to help. Engaging in counselling/psychotherapy means having support while working towards insight and healing, enhancing relationships, or developing healthier coping strategies and ways of thinking that can lead to improved wellbeing and quality of life.
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First Step Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Canning Vale, WA 6155
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.
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Helen (Hoi Yuk) Wong
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSc, AASW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Canning Vale, WA 6155
Helen Wong is a member of the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) and Australian Counsellors Association(ACA) with experience working in psychiatric hospital, residential training centre, schools and various not-for-profit organisations both overseas and in Australia. Helen completed her undergraduate degree in Social Work(Hons) in 2005 and a Master's degree of Social Sciences in Family Counselling in 2009. Helen also attained Australian based therapeutic qualifications through various mental health academies. Helen's areas of interest include student counselling, child development, disabilities and mental illness.
Helen Wong is a member of the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) and Australian Counsellors Association(ACA) with experience working in psychiatric hospital, residential training centre, schools and various not-for-profit organisations both overseas and in Australia. Helen completed her undergraduate degree in Social Work(Hons) in 2005 and a Master's degree of Social Sciences in Family Counselling in 2009. Helen also attained Australian based therapeutic qualifications through various mental health academies. Helen's areas of interest include student counselling, child development, disabilities and mental illness.
(08) 7701 9650 View (08) 7701 9650
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Nessrine Srouji
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Canning Vale, WA 6155
I am a dedicated counsellor with passion for helping people navigate life's tumultuous journey. At times all we need a listening ear and understanding person who can hear our struggles without feeling judged. Taking your time on your healing journey in a safe inviting environment is the place to start. Grow at your own pace, start where you feel comfortable starting. Our life journey is a marathon, not a sprint.
I am a dedicated counsellor with passion for helping people navigate life's tumultuous journey. At times all we need a listening ear and understanding person who can hear our struggles without feeling judged. Taking your time on your healing journey in a safe inviting environment is the place to start. Grow at your own pace, start where you feel comfortable starting. Our life journey is a marathon, not a sprint.
(08) 9316 6832 View (08) 9316 6832
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Nadia Smith-McColm
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Canning Vale, WA 6155
I am a registered psychologist with experience and passion for working with children (8 plus) and adults with anxiety and ADHD. I am good at exploring clients concerns and working with them collaboratively to develop insight, strategies goals or solutions guided by their needs. I have over 16 years counselling experience and I am able to conduct ADHD assessments and therapy.
I am a registered psychologist with experience and passion for working with children (8 plus) and adults with anxiety and ADHD. I am good at exploring clients concerns and working with them collaboratively to develop insight, strategies goals or solutions guided by their needs. I have over 16 years counselling experience and I am able to conduct ADHD assessments and therapy.
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Keara Wood
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Canning Vale, WA 6155
Keara is an experienced psychologist that loves working with teenagers and adults with emotional concerns, trauma and relationship difficulties. Keara is skilled at helping people with anxiety, relationship concerns and difficulties, borderline personality disorder, perfectionism, depression, trauma, ADHD and more. Keara can assist with therapy and assessment including ADHD and Educational Assessments for learning difficulties or giftedness.
Keara is an experienced psychologist that loves working with teenagers and adults with emotional concerns, trauma and relationship difficulties. Keara is skilled at helping people with anxiety, relationship concerns and difficulties, borderline personality disorder, perfectionism, depression, trauma, ADHD and more. Keara can assist with therapy and assessment including ADHD and Educational Assessments for learning difficulties or giftedness.
(08) 6361 3218 View (08) 6361 3218
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Paris Matthews
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Canning Vale, WA 6155
As a Psychologist, I passionately believe that we as humans already hold the potential and resilience to be able to heal ourselves. I will work with you in a holistic and judgement-free way for you to be able to build upon your skills to be able to cope with the challenges that life presents to us. This is your journey, and I will be your guide. I have experience working with vulnerable populations within Government sectors of Disability Royal Commission, Child Protective Services and also Corrective Services, where I supported individuals with neurodiversity, couples and families, in addition to people experiencing addiction.
As a Psychologist, I passionately believe that we as humans already hold the potential and resilience to be able to heal ourselves. I will work with you in a holistic and judgement-free way for you to be able to build upon your skills to be able to cope with the challenges that life presents to us. This is your journey, and I will be your guide. I have experience working with vulnerable populations within Government sectors of Disability Royal Commission, Child Protective Services and also Corrective Services, where I supported individuals with neurodiversity, couples and families, in addition to people experiencing addiction.
(08) 6171 2171 View (08) 6171 2171
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Bonnie Bentley (Somatic Sexologist)
Verified Verified
Canning Vale, WA 6155
Not accepting new clients
My approach to therapy is heart-centred and holistic. I believe our bodies are extremely intelligent, and that we can create lasting change in our lives by working with the mind and body together, as one connected system.
My approach to therapy is heart-centred and holistic. I believe our bodies are extremely intelligent, and that we can create lasting change in our lives by working with the mind and body together, as one connected system.
(08) 6206 8537 View (08) 6206 8537
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The Bield Counselling Services
Counsellor, ACA-L3
Verified Verified
Canning Vale, WA 6155
Hi. Welcome to 'The Bield Counselling Services'. Bield is an old Scottish word meaning safety, protection; to give confidence, encouragement, assurance. Are you looking for a safe and welcoming environment where you can speak freely about your personal challenges, process new insights and then make helpful changes? Are hope and affirmation, as well as strategies and unbiased perspective, important to you in your healing journey? Do you value ongoing support as you navigate personal crises, relationship challenges, life transitions? My life experiences and training can help me to offer you this support.
Hi. Welcome to 'The Bield Counselling Services'. Bield is an old Scottish word meaning safety, protection; to give confidence, encouragement, assurance. Are you looking for a safe and welcoming environment where you can speak freely about your personal challenges, process new insights and then make helpful changes? Are hope and affirmation, as well as strategies and unbiased perspective, important to you in your healing journey? Do you value ongoing support as you navigate personal crises, relationship challenges, life transitions? My life experiences and training can help me to offer you this support.
(08) 7078 7803 View (08) 7078 7803
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Michelle Capsanis
Psychologist, Assoc MAPS
Verified Verified
Canning Vale, WA 6155
Michelle Capsanis has been working with children and families for over 20 years. Michelle commenced her career as an educational psychologist working with school age children and later transitioned into private practice where she has built a reputation for positive outcomes, particularly with children, teenagers and women. Michelle is known for her warm, empathetic style and personable manner.
Michelle Capsanis has been working with children and families for over 20 years. Michelle commenced her career as an educational psychologist working with school age children and later transitioned into private practice where she has built a reputation for positive outcomes, particularly with children, teenagers and women. Michelle is known for her warm, empathetic style and personable manner.
(08) 7078 8265 View (08) 7078 8265
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The Art of She Perinatal Counselling/Arts Therapy
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Canning Vale, WA 6155
Have you been affected by an experience of birth, pregnancy, trauma, or parenthood? Are you feeling like your spirit is broken, you are drowning in a sea of uncertainty, and don't know what to do? I hear you, I see you and I can help you. Together we will work through ways to find resolutions so that you can begin to heal and enjoy life again. I am a registered Counsellor, and also trained in Arts Therapy so if you or your child find it difficult to verbally express what you are experiencing we can find other creative ways of working together.
Have you been affected by an experience of birth, pregnancy, trauma, or parenthood? Are you feeling like your spirit is broken, you are drowning in a sea of uncertainty, and don't know what to do? I hear you, I see you and I can help you. Together we will work through ways to find resolutions so that you can begin to heal and enjoy life again. I am a registered Counsellor, and also trained in Arts Therapy so if you or your child find it difficult to verbally express what you are experiencing we can find other creative ways of working together.
(08) 6493 7139 View (08) 6493 7139
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Female Counsellors

Does it matter what gender my therapist is?

In general, this is not an important factor, as there is no relationship between a therapist’s gender and their efficacy. Some clients, however, prefer to see therapists of a particular gender, whether due to their own past experiences with men and women, or ingrained beliefs about how people of different genders think and behave. Exploring the roots of such preferences and considering what one wants to address in therapy can help someone determine whether their therapist’s gender truly matters to them.

Should I see a female therapist?

Many people—not just women—prefer to see a female therapist, either because they believe that a woman will be able to relate to their specific challenges (for example, sexism in the workplace) or because they imagine feeling more comfortable disclosing sensitive information to a woman. Such beliefs may not turn out to be accurate, however, and adhering too rigidly to a gender preference can at times hinder a client from finding the best therapeutic match.

Do therapists get specific training to help with women’s concerns?

Therapists are trained to provide care to clients of any gender. However, some therapists—both men and women—may pursue additional training in feminist therapy, gender-specific issues, or women’s mental health. Female clients may wish to ask prospective therapists whether they have received specific training in the client’s primary area(s) of concern, or whether they have worked extensively with women on issues similar to their own.

How can I inquire about a therapist’s experience in treating women?

It’s OK—even encouraged!—to ask a therapist directly whether and how often they have treated women in the past, or whether they have treated women dealing with the client’s most prominent concern(s). Competent therapists will be happy to share their educational background, preferred treatment modalities, and prior client experience to help an individual find the therapist best suited to their needs.