Female Counselling in Joondanna, WA

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Michelle Ryan-Gittens
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Joondanna, WA 6060
Michelle is a Registered Psychologist with AHPRA and an assoc. member of Australian Psychological Society. She has twenty years experience working with children, adolescents and women and has been employed as a psychologist in schools, early intervention, parenting support, disabilities services and private practice.
Michelle is a Registered Psychologist with AHPRA and an assoc. member of Australian Psychological Society. She has twenty years experience working with children, adolescents and women and has been employed as a psychologist in schools, early intervention, parenting support, disabilities services and private practice.
(08) 6490 9083 View (08) 6490 9083
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Jane Norgard
Psychologist, MPsych, MAPS
Verified Verified
Joondanna, WA 6060
I am a Clinical Psychologist who works in a collaborative, warm, genuine and non-judgmental way to assist people with reaching their goals. This can mean working with someone who is experiencing mental health difficulties as a result of mental illness or a challenging life event or helping a client who is relatively ‘well’. My aim is to provide people with the knowledge, skills and strength needed to make sustainable and meaningful changes in their lives. My practice involves providing psychotherapy for children, adolescents and adults experiencing personal, emotional, behavioural, social, educational and/or occupational issues.
I am a Clinical Psychologist who works in a collaborative, warm, genuine and non-judgmental way to assist people with reaching their goals. This can mean working with someone who is experiencing mental health difficulties as a result of mental illness or a challenging life event or helping a client who is relatively ‘well’. My aim is to provide people with the knowledge, skills and strength needed to make sustainable and meaningful changes in their lives. My practice involves providing psychotherapy for children, adolescents and adults experiencing personal, emotional, behavioural, social, educational and/or occupational issues.
(08) 7078 8326 View (08) 7078 8326
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Sabinne Barquett
Counsellor, MPsych, PACFA
Verified Verified
Joondanna, WA 6060
Sabinne has been leading hundreds of people in their paths of self-transformation. There has been a huge impact in these people’s lives. She has helped them to successfully overcome depression, anxiety disorders, panic, trauma (including PTSD), relationship challenges, loss and grief, suicidal ideation and self-harm, parenting conflicts, stress, eating disorders, addictions, bullying, self-esteem issues, insomnia and also assisted them with their self-awareness. During these years she has worked with all age groups, with people from different backgrounds and also in the disability field. She works with Psychotherapy and Coaching.
Sabinne has been leading hundreds of people in their paths of self-transformation. There has been a huge impact in these people’s lives. She has helped them to successfully overcome depression, anxiety disorders, panic, trauma (including PTSD), relationship challenges, loss and grief, suicidal ideation and self-harm, parenting conflicts, stress, eating disorders, addictions, bullying, self-esteem issues, insomnia and also assisted them with their self-awareness. During these years she has worked with all age groups, with people from different backgrounds and also in the disability field. She works with Psychotherapy and Coaching.
(08) 7079 4274 View (08) 7079 4274
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Dr Rebecca Chau
Psychologist, PsychD, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Joondanna, WA 6060
I offer a warm, open, collaborative therapy environment for those experiencing depression, anxiety, stress, and difficult life transitions. As a clinical psychologist, I also offer DBT-informed therapy for individuals with Borderline Personality Disorder traits (or Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder). Formally trained in CBT, I also utilise Schema Therapy to collaboratively work with you to develop new strategies for thinking and behaving that serve to improve the quality of your life.
I offer a warm, open, collaborative therapy environment for those experiencing depression, anxiety, stress, and difficult life transitions. As a clinical psychologist, I also offer DBT-informed therapy for individuals with Borderline Personality Disorder traits (or Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder). Formally trained in CBT, I also utilise Schema Therapy to collaboratively work with you to develop new strategies for thinking and behaving that serve to improve the quality of your life.
(08) 6490 9123 View (08) 6490 9123
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Jessica Denz
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Joondanna, WA 6060
I like to work in an honest environment where sessions are collaborative and unique to each client. I believe developing a strong therapeutic bond is important to progress and essential to a positive therapeutic experience where clients feel safe, heard, comfortable and confident in giving feedback. I am authentic, caring and friendly but am also direct when needed and not afraid to ask the hard questions, delve into difficult conversations or address the unconscious issues. I like to work across a range of areas such as depression, anxiety, OCD, relationship issues, ADHD and complex trauma.
I like to work in an honest environment where sessions are collaborative and unique to each client. I believe developing a strong therapeutic bond is important to progress and essential to a positive therapeutic experience where clients feel safe, heard, comfortable and confident in giving feedback. I am authentic, caring and friendly but am also direct when needed and not afraid to ask the hard questions, delve into difficult conversations or address the unconscious issues. I like to work across a range of areas such as depression, anxiety, OCD, relationship issues, ADHD and complex trauma.
(08) 6490 9033 View (08) 6490 9033

More Therapists Nearby

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Rebecca Eaton
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Yokine, WA 6060
Rebecca is an endorsed Clinical Psychologist with extensive experience working with children, parents and families since 2008. Her 14 years of experience in using attachment frameworks and providing strengths-based supports has helped families to celebrate their wonderful moments while navigating their unique challenges. In particular, Rebecca cares deeply about supporting children, siblings and parents navigating the joys and challenges of autism spectrum disorder or developmental delay. Rebecca seeks to understand your story and work with you to improve your relationships in order to live a more meaningful and fulfilling life.
Rebecca is an endorsed Clinical Psychologist with extensive experience working with children, parents and families since 2008. Her 14 years of experience in using attachment frameworks and providing strengths-based supports has helped families to celebrate their wonderful moments while navigating their unique challenges. In particular, Rebecca cares deeply about supporting children, siblings and parents navigating the joys and challenges of autism spectrum disorder or developmental delay. Rebecca seeks to understand your story and work with you to improve your relationships in order to live a more meaningful and fulfilling life.
(08) 6493 7989 View (08) 6493 7989
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Crossway Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Osborne Park, WA 6017
My ideal client is someone struggling with life. The struggle could be with marriage/relationship difficulties, anxiety, depression, working through trauma, grief and loss, self-esteem issues, or maybe they just need to talk through a concern, or a major life decision. Whatever the issue they are seeking a good and caring listener who will help them to set clear goals in order to move forward with their life. They are ready for change and the work that’s required to bring it about.
My ideal client is someone struggling with life. The struggle could be with marriage/relationship difficulties, anxiety, depression, working through trauma, grief and loss, self-esteem issues, or maybe they just need to talk through a concern, or a major life decision. Whatever the issue they are seeking a good and caring listener who will help them to set clear goals in order to move forward with their life. They are ready for change and the work that’s required to bring it about.
(08) 6206 8849 View (08) 6206 8849
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Julie Sparrow
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
West Leederville, WA 6007
Life can be hard and it takes courage to seek help and work for change. I enjoy working with adults of all ages, and provide a safe, confidential space to support you with current challenges. I have significant experience working with people affected by cancer and chronic illness, anxiety, depression, trauma, sexual abuse, loneliness, relationship and parenting challenges, and grief. I have considerable cross-cultural experience, both in Australia and overseas, and really enjoy working with people from different backgrounds.
Life can be hard and it takes courage to seek help and work for change. I enjoy working with adults of all ages, and provide a safe, confidential space to support you with current challenges. I have significant experience working with people affected by cancer and chronic illness, anxiety, depression, trauma, sexual abuse, loneliness, relationship and parenting challenges, and grief. I have considerable cross-cultural experience, both in Australia and overseas, and really enjoy working with people from different backgrounds.
(08) 6490 9072 View (08) 6490 9072
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Susanna B Juchli
Psychologist, MSc, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Mount Lawley, WA 6050
Do emotions sometimes become too painful and overwhelming? Taking that first step to contact someone for help can be very difficult. Establishing a caring therapeutic relationship attuned to individual needs is central to Susanna’s work. As research supports, the therapeutic relationship is the most powerful determinant of a positive outcome in psychotherapy. Susanna encourages her clients to explore and become aware how early experiences shape their present thoughts and behaviours. Gaining a greater understanding of their circumstances, allows for an empowered sense of their ability to create positive change.
Do emotions sometimes become too painful and overwhelming? Taking that first step to contact someone for help can be very difficult. Establishing a caring therapeutic relationship attuned to individual needs is central to Susanna’s work. As research supports, the therapeutic relationship is the most powerful determinant of a positive outcome in psychotherapy. Susanna encourages her clients to explore and become aware how early experiences shape their present thoughts and behaviours. Gaining a greater understanding of their circumstances, allows for an empowered sense of their ability to create positive change.
0498 116 684 View 0498 116 684
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MD Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Morley, WA 6062
I am a clinical psychologist, supervisor and psychotherapist with over 30 years experience. I have a depth of understanding and knowledge in psychodynamic, Jungian, and trauma informed approaches, and working with Neurodivergent individuals. My work is best suited to people who aim to change some dynamic in their life. This could be to address a trauma, loss, life transition, career issues. Who want to improve their self-worth, increase confidence in work or personal life, or recover from and thrive in recovery from a difficult relationship.
I am a clinical psychologist, supervisor and psychotherapist with over 30 years experience. I have a depth of understanding and knowledge in psychodynamic, Jungian, and trauma informed approaches, and working with Neurodivergent individuals. My work is best suited to people who aim to change some dynamic in their life. This could be to address a trauma, loss, life transition, career issues. Who want to improve their self-worth, increase confidence in work or personal life, or recover from and thrive in recovery from a difficult relationship.
(08) 6361 3328 View (08) 6361 3328
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Rebecca Royle
Counsellor, CCAA Adv
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Morley, WA 6062
Arukah Counselling and Family Therapy is owned and operated by myself. I am passionate about counselling and the therapeutic relationship. I do value sensitivity, integrity and respect for the client. I am also passionate about working with the individual, couples, children, adolescents and the entire family system to help bring healing and restoration of wholeness to the person and the family within a supportive, safe and caring environment. I do understand that our minds and family dynamics are complex and Individual Counselling and Family Therapy can assist and guide you to resolution and restoration with life's challenges.
Arukah Counselling and Family Therapy is owned and operated by myself. I am passionate about counselling and the therapeutic relationship. I do value sensitivity, integrity and respect for the client. I am also passionate about working with the individual, couples, children, adolescents and the entire family system to help bring healing and restoration of wholeness to the person and the family within a supportive, safe and caring environment. I do understand that our minds and family dynamics are complex and Individual Counselling and Family Therapy can assist and guide you to resolution and restoration with life's challenges.
(08) 6490 9069 View (08) 6490 9069
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Lisa Jeanette Engele
Counsellor, PACFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Leederville, WA 6007
I am dedicated to providing compassionate and person-centered counselling to support you through life's challenges. As your therapist, I prioritize understanding your unique needs, fostering a non-judgmental atmosphere, and working with acceptance and respect at all times. I am trained in the psychodynamic approach, but I believe in tailoring therapy to your individual needs. Drawing from a diverse range of theories and practices, my goal is to create a safe environment where you feel heard and understood. Together, we can build a foundation of trust, allowing you to make lasting and meaningful changes in your life.
I am dedicated to providing compassionate and person-centered counselling to support you through life's challenges. As your therapist, I prioritize understanding your unique needs, fostering a non-judgmental atmosphere, and working with acceptance and respect at all times. I am trained in the psychodynamic approach, but I believe in tailoring therapy to your individual needs. Drawing from a diverse range of theories and practices, my goal is to create a safe environment where you feel heard and understood. Together, we can build a foundation of trust, allowing you to make lasting and meaningful changes in your life.
0413 775 967 View 0413 775 967
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Tess Jennings
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
North Perth, WA 6006  (Online Only)
I offer treatment and support for a range of concerns including general mental health, disordered eating, body image, LGBTQIA+ mental health, identity and self-exploration, anxiety, interpersonal and attachment issues, assertiveness and boundary establishment, adjustment and change, self-compassion and self-worth. Kindly note, due to the limitations of Telehealth, eating related referrals are accepted on a case by case basis and I am currently unable to work with individuals experiencing acute suicidality. In such circumstances, I encourage you to contact Lifeline on 13 11 14 and engage with a face to face practitioner.
I offer treatment and support for a range of concerns including general mental health, disordered eating, body image, LGBTQIA+ mental health, identity and self-exploration, anxiety, interpersonal and attachment issues, assertiveness and boundary establishment, adjustment and change, self-compassion and self-worth. Kindly note, due to the limitations of Telehealth, eating related referrals are accepted on a case by case basis and I am currently unable to work with individuals experiencing acute suicidality. In such circumstances, I encourage you to contact Lifeline on 13 11 14 and engage with a face to face practitioner.
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Interconnect Therapy
Psychotherapist, MSc, AAFT
Verified Verified
Leederville, WA 6007
Families, couples and individuals seek my services because they want help to express and explore difficult thoughts and emotions safely, they want to understand each other’s experiences and views, appreciate each other’s needs, build on strengths and make useful changes in their relationships and their lives. My clients often comment that my sessions have provided them an opportunity to reflect on themselves and how they interact in their relationships which helps them understand their own behaviours better, thus finding ways forward - either as an individual or as a couple and family.
Families, couples and individuals seek my services because they want help to express and explore difficult thoughts and emotions safely, they want to understand each other’s experiences and views, appreciate each other’s needs, build on strengths and make useful changes in their relationships and their lives. My clients often comment that my sessions have provided them an opportunity to reflect on themselves and how they interact in their relationships which helps them understand their own behaviours better, thus finding ways forward - either as an individual or as a couple and family.
(08) 7701 9554 View (08) 7701 9554
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Suzannah Stanford
Psychotherapist, PACFA
Verified Verified
Leederville, WA 6007
I'm a holistic counsellor & psychotherapist, and my work centres around helping clients make sense and meaning of their life story. I work with people who may be feeling lost, stuck or out of alignment in their lives and relationships. I also specialise in working with people who are feeling overwhelmed by world issues as well as personal ones. You may be feeling a deep sense of grief, loss or fear about the environmental crisis or around social injustice issues.
I'm a holistic counsellor & psychotherapist, and my work centres around helping clients make sense and meaning of their life story. I work with people who may be feeling lost, stuck or out of alignment in their lives and relationships. I also specialise in working with people who are feeling overwhelmed by world issues as well as personal ones. You may be feeling a deep sense of grief, loss or fear about the environmental crisis or around social injustice issues.
(08) 9473 6343 View (08) 9473 6343
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Claire Hoarau - Aster Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
North Perth, WA 6006
Are you a young woman having difficulty with navigating big life transitions such as a career move, parenthood, study/schooling, a recent diagnosis, or a relationship breakdown? Perhaps you have identified anxiety, burnout, or ADHD symptoms as impacting your well-being and you need some perspective, compassion, and an original approach. I have a particularly keen interest in engaging with women aged 17-35 (or thereabouts!) to help them better manage the unique issues they face in an ever-changing world and assist them in living a life in line with their identified goals and values.
Are you a young woman having difficulty with navigating big life transitions such as a career move, parenthood, study/schooling, a recent diagnosis, or a relationship breakdown? Perhaps you have identified anxiety, burnout, or ADHD symptoms as impacting your well-being and you need some perspective, compassion, and an original approach. I have a particularly keen interest in engaging with women aged 17-35 (or thereabouts!) to help them better manage the unique issues they face in an ever-changing world and assist them in living a life in line with their identified goals and values.
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Amy Bain
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
Coolbinia, WA 6050
Welcome and thank you for visiting my page. The initial step towards growth and healing can often be daunting so rest assured that you are in safe and capable hands. I understand that life can be difficult and painful and sometimes you don't even know where to start. My work centers mostly around trauma recovery (PTSD - acute and complex, attachment/relational), grief and loss, addiction recovery and mental health. Working with both men and women I offer an eclectic approach to counselling where collaboration is at the center. Working with you at your own pace, to achieve meaning growth.
Welcome and thank you for visiting my page. The initial step towards growth and healing can often be daunting so rest assured that you are in safe and capable hands. I understand that life can be difficult and painful and sometimes you don't even know where to start. My work centers mostly around trauma recovery (PTSD - acute and complex, attachment/relational), grief and loss, addiction recovery and mental health. Working with both men and women I offer an eclectic approach to counselling where collaboration is at the center. Working with you at your own pace, to achieve meaning growth.
(08) 6493 7002 View (08) 6493 7002
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Ronelle Olivier
Psychologist, MPsych
Verified Verified
Stirling, WA 6021
"Choose courage over comfort. Choose whole hearts over armor. Choose the great adventure of being brave and afraid at the exact same time" - Brene Brown. My clients presents with the desire to be treated respectfully and as individuals. They want to improve their skill set in managing difficult emotions and become better at assessing information to make informed decisions about their life.
"Choose courage over comfort. Choose whole hearts over armor. Choose the great adventure of being brave and afraid at the exact same time" - Brene Brown. My clients presents with the desire to be treated respectfully and as individuals. They want to improve their skill set in managing difficult emotions and become better at assessing information to make informed decisions about their life.
(08) 7078 9514 View (08) 7078 9514
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Lynne's Life Coaching and Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L4
Verified Verified
North Perth, WA 6006
I use an eclectic approach, to me, it’s all about the client. I listen to what’s important to the client and explore options to help clients reach desired outcome. For me going into private practice was so I could create the environment that the client feels welcome, relaxed and safe to talk about anything. I Believe that my role is to guide the client to where they what to be. Life is about living not existing therefore let’s create the history you want.
I use an eclectic approach, to me, it’s all about the client. I listen to what’s important to the client and explore options to help clients reach desired outcome. For me going into private practice was so I could create the environment that the client feels welcome, relaxed and safe to talk about anything. I Believe that my role is to guide the client to where they what to be. Life is about living not existing therefore let’s create the history you want.
(08) 7078 8268 View (08) 7078 8268
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Debra's Karma Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
North Perth, WA 6006
My name is Debra, and my mission is to support clients in resolving personal and relationship concerns, including stress, anxiety, depression, grief & loss, and burnout. I focus on enhancing each individual's self-awareness and overall wellbeing through a range of fully integrated, evidence-based treatments. These enable clients to apply their personal strengths and values to their specific situations. With a Bachelor of Counselling, I am a fully qualified Counsellor and an Accredited Mental Health First Aider. My extensive experience in mentoring programs complements my professional qualifications.
My name is Debra, and my mission is to support clients in resolving personal and relationship concerns, including stress, anxiety, depression, grief & loss, and burnout. I focus on enhancing each individual's self-awareness and overall wellbeing through a range of fully integrated, evidence-based treatments. These enable clients to apply their personal strengths and values to their specific situations. With a Bachelor of Counselling, I am a fully qualified Counsellor and an Accredited Mental Health First Aider. My extensive experience in mentoring programs complements my professional qualifications.
(08) 6490 9950 View (08) 6490 9950
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.