Chronic Pain Counselling in Fremantle, WA

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Photo of Sarah Lawrence, Psychologist in Fremantle, WA
Sarah Lawrence
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Fremantle, WA 6160
I have experience working with adults, adolescents and couples to support a range of issues including work related stress, anxiety, depression, chronic pain, interpersonal and adjustment difficulties. I am a warm and empathetic counsellor who adopts a solution focused approach to therapy. I accept referrals through Mental Health Care Plan, Private referrals and DVA.
I have experience working with adults, adolescents and couples to support a range of issues including work related stress, anxiety, depression, chronic pain, interpersonal and adjustment difficulties. I am a warm and empathetic counsellor who adopts a solution focused approach to therapy. I accept referrals through Mental Health Care Plan, Private referrals and DVA.
(08) 6219 3537 View (08) 6219 3537
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Giselle Larkins
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Fremantle, WA 6160
Giselle has a holistic, compassionate and client-empowered approach to support clients in enacting lasting change within their lives. An individualised care plan is collaboratively developed with every client to ensure the best therapeutic outcomes. Giselle’s areas of professional interest include: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Complex-PTSD/Complex Trauma, depression and anxiety, grief and loss, life adjustments and transitions, chronic health and chronic pain conditions and developmental conditions like ADHD. Giselle is an integrative therapist and is trained in a number of evidence-based therapy modalities.
Giselle has a holistic, compassionate and client-empowered approach to support clients in enacting lasting change within their lives. An individualised care plan is collaboratively developed with every client to ensure the best therapeutic outcomes. Giselle’s areas of professional interest include: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Complex-PTSD/Complex Trauma, depression and anxiety, grief and loss, life adjustments and transitions, chronic health and chronic pain conditions and developmental conditions like ADHD. Giselle is an integrative therapist and is trained in a number of evidence-based therapy modalities.
(08) 9473 6336 View (08) 9473 6336
Dr Elizabeth McCardell, PhD
Counsellor, PhD
Verified Verified
Fremantle, WA 6160
C.G. Jung once said that there were as many therapies as there are clients. This is the truth I shape my therapeutic practice around. We are all individuals and I listen to you in your uniqueness and work with you on what you bring to therapy. We work together in our therapeutic conversations that intrinsically helps you. I work with clients experiencing grief and bereavement, post traumatic stress, sleep problems, smoking, anxiety, stress, creative blocks, chronic pain, fears, gender issues, etc. I have been in private practice since 2009 in both NSW and Fremantle, Western Australia.
C.G. Jung once said that there were as many therapies as there are clients. This is the truth I shape my therapeutic practice around. We are all individuals and I listen to you in your uniqueness and work with you on what you bring to therapy. We work together in our therapeutic conversations that intrinsically helps you. I work with clients experiencing grief and bereavement, post traumatic stress, sleep problems, smoking, anxiety, stress, creative blocks, chronic pain, fears, gender issues, etc. I have been in private practice since 2009 in both NSW and Fremantle, Western Australia.
(08) 6206 8949 View (08) 6206 8949
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Traumawise
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
Fremantle, WA 6160
I am Cheryl Pratt, an experienced and skilled accredited counsellor. If you are struggling with phobias, fears, addiction, anxiety, trauma or PTSD I can offer you support and tangible solutions to alleviate discomfort and suffering. I use a range of modalities but predominantly I incorporate the evidence based therapy EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) because it produces such positive outcomes for my clients. I have more than 20 years' experience working in schools, addiction treatment centres, mental health settings and private practice. I will work collaboratively with you to achieve the results you desire.
I am Cheryl Pratt, an experienced and skilled accredited counsellor. If you are struggling with phobias, fears, addiction, anxiety, trauma or PTSD I can offer you support and tangible solutions to alleviate discomfort and suffering. I use a range of modalities but predominantly I incorporate the evidence based therapy EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) because it produces such positive outcomes for my clients. I have more than 20 years' experience working in schools, addiction treatment centres, mental health settings and private practice. I will work collaboratively with you to achieve the results you desire.
0478 748 942 View 0478 748 942
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Lily Caitlin Martin
Psychologist, PsyBA Prov
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Fremantle, WA 6160
Hey there! My name’s Lily. I’m a provisionally registered psychologist committed to providing a warm, compassionate, and non-judgemental approach to therapy. I appreciate the value of each person’s unique experience and will work collaboratively with you to develop a treatment plan tailored to supporting your needs and goals, to help you create meaningful and lasting change.
Hey there! My name’s Lily. I’m a provisionally registered psychologist committed to providing a warm, compassionate, and non-judgemental approach to therapy. I appreciate the value of each person’s unique experience and will work collaboratively with you to develop a treatment plan tailored to supporting your needs and goals, to help you create meaningful and lasting change.
(08) 6206 8191 View (08) 6206 8191
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Denis Leo McCarthy
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Fremantle, WA 6160
Senior Clinical Psychologist & Neurofeedback Certified (BCIA) in Fremantle Private-Practice, servicing Perth-metro & online clients AU-worldwide. Also specializing in Occupational & Sports Psych, online coaching. Specialties: workers comp (rehabilitation psych), abuse, trauma, pain management, job stress, wellness, peak performance assessment, coaching & consulting. Therapy offers an opportunity to be more self aware, to learn new skills or tool(s), to be better problem solvers, communicators, to heal relationships & old wounds, let go of old baggage, and move on to a richer, fuller life. I assist in all these dimensions, and more.
Senior Clinical Psychologist & Neurofeedback Certified (BCIA) in Fremantle Private-Practice, servicing Perth-metro & online clients AU-worldwide. Also specializing in Occupational & Sports Psych, online coaching. Specialties: workers comp (rehabilitation psych), abuse, trauma, pain management, job stress, wellness, peak performance assessment, coaching & consulting. Therapy offers an opportunity to be more self aware, to learn new skills or tool(s), to be better problem solvers, communicators, to heal relationships & old wounds, let go of old baggage, and move on to a richer, fuller life. I assist in all these dimensions, and more.
(08) 6219 3849 View (08) 6219 3849
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Bonnie Beazley
Clinical Social Work/Therapist
Verified Verified
Fremantle, WA 6160
I have over 20 years of experience providing counselling for people with a broad range of mental health challenges. I specialise in working with trauma and cross-cultural mental health as a senior counsellor in a community setting. My approach is collaborative, nonjudgmental, and trauma-informed. I value self empowerment and interconnectedness and embrace all forms of diversity. I take a holistic, integrative and embodied approach, attending to the connection of mind, body, spirit, and the environment.
I have over 20 years of experience providing counselling for people with a broad range of mental health challenges. I specialise in working with trauma and cross-cultural mental health as a senior counsellor in a community setting. My approach is collaborative, nonjudgmental, and trauma-informed. I value self empowerment and interconnectedness and embrace all forms of diversity. I take a holistic, integrative and embodied approach, attending to the connection of mind, body, spirit, and the environment.
(08) 6206 8971 View (08) 6206 8971
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Emma McDougall
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Fremantle, WA 6160
Emma is a clinical psychologist who aims to create a supportive space to collaboratively work with clients to improve their quality of life. Emma’s therapeutic approach is guided by the client’s personal needs and draws upon a range of evidence-based approaches including EMDR, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy. Emma is passionate about providing psychological support for clients who experience anxiety, low mood, emotion regulation difficulties, stress, trauma and relationship difficulties.
Emma is a clinical psychologist who aims to create a supportive space to collaboratively work with clients to improve their quality of life. Emma’s therapeutic approach is guided by the client’s personal needs and draws upon a range of evidence-based approaches including EMDR, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy. Emma is passionate about providing psychological support for clients who experience anxiety, low mood, emotion regulation difficulties, stress, trauma and relationship difficulties.
(08) 6206 8067 View (08) 6206 8067
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Sage Psychological Therapy
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MA, AASW
Verified Verified
Fremantle, WA 6160
In our modern busy western world, so many of us have learnt to switch off from our bodies and live inside the depts &crevasses of our minds. This often leads to experiences of anxiety, depression, numbness, disconnection, emotional isolation and loneliness amongst others experiences. At Sage Therapy, I work with individuals, (18 years +), to help them (re)discover and (re)connect with themselves and work on living their best life. I use approaches like CBT, DBT & Schema Therapy. To find out more, click onto www.sagetherapy.com.au
In our modern busy western world, so many of us have learnt to switch off from our bodies and live inside the depts &crevasses of our minds. This often leads to experiences of anxiety, depression, numbness, disconnection, emotional isolation and loneliness amongst others experiences. At Sage Therapy, I work with individuals, (18 years +), to help them (re)discover and (re)connect with themselves and work on living their best life. I use approaches like CBT, DBT & Schema Therapy. To find out more, click onto www.sagetherapy.com.au
(08) 9468 7158 View (08) 9468 7158
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Dr Joseph Fleming
Psychotherapist, PhD, AMHSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Fremantle, WA 6160
Working with people across the lifespan, from children through to adults and older persons, I can provide a unique contribution to the mental health space in a holistic approach. The advanced training that is expected to maintain AMHSW status prepares and provides me with the skills to work with people with very complex presentations and co-morbidities.• Depression • Anxiety related disorders including phobias, panic attacks, obsessive compulsive behaviour and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) • Workplace issues • Grief and Loss • Parenting • Disability • Personality Disorders • Domestic Violence and aggression • School related
Working with people across the lifespan, from children through to adults and older persons, I can provide a unique contribution to the mental health space in a holistic approach. The advanced training that is expected to maintain AMHSW status prepares and provides me with the skills to work with people with very complex presentations and co-morbidities.• Depression • Anxiety related disorders including phobias, panic attacks, obsessive compulsive behaviour and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) • Workplace issues • Grief and Loss • Parenting • Disability • Personality Disorders • Domestic Violence and aggression • School related
(08) 6206 8752 View (08) 6206 8752
Photo of Meg Waters, Psychologist in Fremantle, WA
Meg Waters
Psychologist, MPsych, MAPS
Verified Verified
Fremantle, WA 6160
I am an experienced, compassionate, and genuine Clinical Psychologist who offers a wide range of assessment, report writing and counselling services for those over 16 years. I have worked in private practice, forensic settings and as a school psychologist over the years. My approach is warm and friendly and I endeavour to make you feel safe and at ease from the initial session.
I am an experienced, compassionate, and genuine Clinical Psychologist who offers a wide range of assessment, report writing and counselling services for those over 16 years. I have worked in private practice, forensic settings and as a school psychologist over the years. My approach is warm and friendly and I endeavour to make you feel safe and at ease from the initial session.
(08) 9470 5597 View (08) 9470 5597
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Anita Smith
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Fremantle, WA 6160
I am a Clinical Psychologist with experience providing counselling and therapy to adults and adolescents. My approach is client-centred, placing strong value on the therapeutic relationship as a space where it is safe to laugh and cry, while learning how to respond differently to yourself and to others. Every person is unique and every situation is unique, so I utilise a variety of evidence-based therapies, tailoring therapy to you and your needs.
I am a Clinical Psychologist with experience providing counselling and therapy to adults and adolescents. My approach is client-centred, placing strong value on the therapeutic relationship as a space where it is safe to laugh and cry, while learning how to respond differently to yourself and to others. Every person is unique and every situation is unique, so I utilise a variety of evidence-based therapies, tailoring therapy to you and your needs.
(08) 6206 8980 View (08) 6206 8980
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Linda Skinner
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Fremantle, WA 6160
Linda has over ten years of clinical experience working in mental health services across the public, private and not for profit sectors. Linda’s therapeutic approach is warm, empathic and person centred. She believes that each client is the expert of their own life and provides a safe therapeutic space where she works collaboratively with clients to identify and achieve goals, bring about life enhancing positive change and improve social and emotional wellbeing. In addition to working in private practice, Linda works in a local community hospice providing specialised palliative care and bereavement counselling services.
Linda has over ten years of clinical experience working in mental health services across the public, private and not for profit sectors. Linda’s therapeutic approach is warm, empathic and person centred. She believes that each client is the expert of their own life and provides a safe therapeutic space where she works collaboratively with clients to identify and achieve goals, bring about life enhancing positive change and improve social and emotional wellbeing. In addition to working in private practice, Linda works in a local community hospice providing specialised palliative care and bereavement counselling services.
(08) 6007 3295 View (08) 6007 3295
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Making Space Psychology
Psychologist, MSc, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Fremantle, WA 6160
Making Space Psychology is committed to choice, safety and connection with a strong appreciation of the benefits of nature. My clients are in their late teens through adulthood to our elders in the latter stages of life. They may have recognised psychological disorders, relationship, adjustment and self-worth concerns, existential and climate anxiety or trauma, bereavement or medical crises. My clients often recognise the therapeutic benefits of nature and want to harness it. They like to walk and talk or engage in an activity whilst they are undertaking therapy. Just sitting in an office talking sometimes just doesn't cut it!
Making Space Psychology is committed to choice, safety and connection with a strong appreciation of the benefits of nature. My clients are in their late teens through adulthood to our elders in the latter stages of life. They may have recognised psychological disorders, relationship, adjustment and self-worth concerns, existential and climate anxiety or trauma, bereavement or medical crises. My clients often recognise the therapeutic benefits of nature and want to harness it. They like to walk and talk or engage in an activity whilst they are undertaking therapy. Just sitting in an office talking sometimes just doesn't cut it!
(08) 6219 3797 View (08) 6219 3797
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The Wellbeing Psychologist
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA Endorsed
Verified Verified
Fremantle, WA 6160
We understand that life can be challenging at times and that it's not always easy to cope with difficult thoughts and emotions that may arise. Whether you're feeling stuck, overwhelmed, or unsure of your next steps, we're here to help you move forward so you can enjoy life again. Our goal is to provide you with support and practical solutions to help you overcome life's obstacles so you can improve your wellbeing and boost your resilience. Our team of friendly psychologists will help you feel at ease straight away as we know how difficult it can be to reach out for support from a mental health professional.
We understand that life can be challenging at times and that it's not always easy to cope with difficult thoughts and emotions that may arise. Whether you're feeling stuck, overwhelmed, or unsure of your next steps, we're here to help you move forward so you can enjoy life again. Our goal is to provide you with support and practical solutions to help you overcome life's obstacles so you can improve your wellbeing and boost your resilience. Our team of friendly psychologists will help you feel at ease straight away as we know how difficult it can be to reach out for support from a mental health professional.
(08) 6206 8958 View (08) 6206 8958
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Inter Wisdom
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fremantle, WA 6160
Interwisdom Counselling and Wellness Services provide the avenues to support you to thrive. Have over 20 years of experience working with individuals, families and groups in various community, clinical and wellness programs, throughout WA. I am passionate about supporting people to reconnect with their strengths. By using integrated practices to address the blockages and find logical and practical ways to implement the change to re-experience true vitality. Each session is tailored to support your unique expression in living life with purpose & wholeness.
Interwisdom Counselling and Wellness Services provide the avenues to support you to thrive. Have over 20 years of experience working with individuals, families and groups in various community, clinical and wellness programs, throughout WA. I am passionate about supporting people to reconnect with their strengths. By using integrated practices to address the blockages and find logical and practical ways to implement the change to re-experience true vitality. Each session is tailored to support your unique expression in living life with purpose & wholeness.
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Applecross Psychological Services
Psychologist, PsychD, MAPS
Verified Verified
Fremantle, WA 6160
I am passionate about assisting clients to understand the reasons behind their presenting issues, and help them develop strategies to manage those issues, so that they are better equipped to handle the various things that life can present. I work with children in the areas of school resistance, social skills, or bullying, as well as parenting strategies. I can assist older teenagers and young adults such issues as sexuality, abuse, difficulty with relationships, work related problems and workplace bullying. I work with adults and older adults in older lifestyle areas such as, retirement and health issues such as dementia.
I am passionate about assisting clients to understand the reasons behind their presenting issues, and help them develop strategies to manage those issues, so that they are better equipped to handle the various things that life can present. I work with children in the areas of school resistance, social skills, or bullying, as well as parenting strategies. I can assist older teenagers and young adults such issues as sexuality, abuse, difficulty with relationships, work related problems and workplace bullying. I work with adults and older adults in older lifestyle areas such as, retirement and health issues such as dementia.
(08) 9540 0718 View (08) 9540 0718

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Photo of Kellie Sheldon, Counsellor in Fremantle, WA
Kellie Sheldon
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L3
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
North Fremantle, WA 6159
Waitlist for new clients
Finding a therapist to help with trauma, relationships, and sex can be daunting. You need someone who understands the complexity of trauma and can help you navigate the healing process. Together, we can explore the past and work towards creating a brighter future. I provide a safe space where you can speak freely in the language you're comfortable with. It's not only about what happened to you but also what didn't. Let's leave behind society's judgments and explore self-acceptance. You can talk to me about your trauma, emotional pain, sexual difficulties and pleasures, and relationship struggles without fear of judgment.
Finding a therapist to help with trauma, relationships, and sex can be daunting. You need someone who understands the complexity of trauma and can help you navigate the healing process. Together, we can explore the past and work towards creating a brighter future. I provide a safe space where you can speak freely in the language you're comfortable with. It's not only about what happened to you but also what didn't. Let's leave behind society's judgments and explore self-acceptance. You can talk to me about your trauma, emotional pain, sexual difficulties and pleasures, and relationship struggles without fear of judgment.
(08) 6109 8292 View (08) 6109 8292
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Phil Gatt
Counsellor, MC, PACFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hilton, WA 6163
Maybe this is the first time you've visited a page devoted to healing and personal growth. Or possibly you are travel-weary and wary after journeys yet to result in a sense of fulfilment? Whoever you are and whatever stage of life you are at... You are welcome here. I have travelled this path of healing and personal growth myself. I have learned from the best teachers, explored with the safest therapists and trained in ways backed by scientific evidence. As your self-study guide, and in the spirit of collaboration, I will ensure you feel safe and psychologically held.
Maybe this is the first time you've visited a page devoted to healing and personal growth. Or possibly you are travel-weary and wary after journeys yet to result in a sense of fulfilment? Whoever you are and whatever stage of life you are at... You are welcome here. I have travelled this path of healing and personal growth myself. I have learned from the best teachers, explored with the safest therapists and trained in ways backed by scientific evidence. As your self-study guide, and in the spirit of collaboration, I will ensure you feel safe and psychologically held.
(08) 6219 3737 View (08) 6219 3737
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Molly Emma Butland
Counsellor, MA
Verified Verified
Beaconsfield, WA 6162
NDIS and non-NDIS client capacity.
NDIS and non-NDIS client capacity.
(08) 6219 3470 View (08) 6219 3470

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Chronic Pain Counsellors

How does chronic pain therapy work?

Engaging with a psychotherapist to help treat chronic pain does not mean that one’s pain is all in their head. Therapy for chronic-pain patients has been shown to benefit both the mind and the body, targeting physical symptoms and increasing daily functioning. In other words, for many, addressing their emotional health through therapy affects their physical health. A therapist can help a client challenge unhelpful thoughts about pain and develop new ways to respond to it, such as distraction or calming breathing techniques. Studies have found that therapy can be as effective as surgery for certain cases of chronic pain and many doctors recommend trying psychotherapy in advance of considering invasive surgery.

What are the most effective treatment options for chronic pain?

Stress, anxiety, depression, catastrophising, ruminating, lack of activity, and social withdrawal all make chronic pain worse. Addressing these issues, research shows, can help people gain control over their pain symptoms. Therapeutic approaches such as cognitive behavioural therapy, biofeedback, and mindfulness-based stress reduction, along with greater pain-management education, have been found to help people reduce fear and disability.

Are there new treatments for chronic pain?

Many cases of chronic pain, particularly those involving back pain, remain medically unexplained. But there is evidence that changes in the brain or nervous system are caused by previous physical ailments such as tissue damage; in such cases, the brain may continue to send out pain signals despite the physical cause having healed. To aid patients under these circumstances, a recently developed treatment known as pain reprocessing therapy (PRT) is designed to help the brain “unlearn” this response. A PRT practitioner helps individuals to reduce the “threat value” of their ongoing pain signals until they can reappraise them as less threatening and fear-inducing. They also help an individual to develop new emotional regulation skills.

How long does therapy for chronic pain take?

There is no set timeline for recovery from chronic pain, especially as there may be a range of physical and psychological causes for any individual’s discomfort, but most patients should expect to see a therapist for a number of weeks or months, typically spanning at least 12 sessions. Studies of pain reprocessing therapy found that many individuals’ experience of pain lessened in eight sessions over four weeks.