Online Counselling for Kalamunda

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CPS Counselling Services
Counsellor, ACA-L3
Verified Verified
Kalamunda, WA 6076
When you make an appointment with CPS Counselling Services you will be meeting with Samantha, a highly experienced, approachable and supportive counsellor. Sam uses her experience, expertise and ability to connect with, and support people of all ages. My priority is to help bring Clarity, Peace and Strength to your life. I work from a person centered approach to ensure that each and every client I meet feels valued and heard. I will support you during and after times of crisis and transition and help you deal with negative thoughts and feelings. The aim is to help you make the changes you seek in a way that is right for you.
When you make an appointment with CPS Counselling Services you will be meeting with Samantha, a highly experienced, approachable and supportive counsellor. Sam uses her experience, expertise and ability to connect with, and support people of all ages. My priority is to help bring Clarity, Peace and Strength to your life. I work from a person centered approach to ensure that each and every client I meet feels valued and heard. I will support you during and after times of crisis and transition and help you deal with negative thoughts and feelings. The aim is to help you make the changes you seek in a way that is right for you.
(08) 6171 2759 View (08) 6171 2759
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Jessica Vivien
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Kalamunda, WA 6076  (Online Only)
Most people come to me purely and simply because they heard of me and they are ready to get better, to get their relationships, and personal lives, back on track. They want a gentle, fast and effective process that will get into the guts of the problem. A breakthrough that will clear away the relationship conflict, disappointment and resentment. That will clear away the anxiety, depression, PTSD, etc and other symptoms of unresolved trauma currently blighting their lives. I am an internationally trained and experienced Emotionally Focussed Couple therapist, and trauma therapist and have been working in this area for many years.
Most people come to me purely and simply because they heard of me and they are ready to get better, to get their relationships, and personal lives, back on track. They want a gentle, fast and effective process that will get into the guts of the problem. A breakthrough that will clear away the relationship conflict, disappointment and resentment. That will clear away the anxiety, depression, PTSD, etc and other symptoms of unresolved trauma currently blighting their lives. I am an internationally trained and experienced Emotionally Focussed Couple therapist, and trauma therapist and have been working in this area for many years.
(08) 9521 4198 View (08) 9521 4198
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Sharon Doyle
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Kalamunda, WA 6076
Sharon is a Clinical Psychologist with over 20 years of experience in the field. She has degrees in psychology and science, and a masters degree in Psychology (Clinical). Alongside her private work she also holds a position for the Department of Health providing both Clinical Psychology outpatient and inpatient assessment and treatment for adults and older adults. As an AHPRA registered supervisor she also provides supervision to postgraduate psychology students and Clinical Psychology registrars.
Sharon is a Clinical Psychologist with over 20 years of experience in the field. She has degrees in psychology and science, and a masters degree in Psychology (Clinical). Alongside her private work she also holds a position for the Department of Health providing both Clinical Psychology outpatient and inpatient assessment and treatment for adults and older adults. As an AHPRA registered supervisor she also provides supervision to postgraduate psychology students and Clinical Psychology registrars.
(08) 6120 1935 View (08) 6120 1935

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Is online therapy as effective as in-person?

Numerous studies suggest that online therapy can be as effective as in-person therapy. However, further research is needed to determine if online therapy provides the same benefits across all client populations. Individuals with severe mental illnesses, such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder, or those who may benefit from in-person check-ins, like those with eating disorders, may not experience the same level of benefit from online therapy. Nonetheless, the success of online therapy, much like in-person therapy, often hinges on the quality of the therapeutic relationship between the therapist and the client rather than the specific modality of therapy used.

What are the advantages and disadvantages of therapy conducted online?

One of the main advantages of online therapy is its convenience for both clients and therapists. It also allows clients who require specialised therapy to access a wider range of professionals than they could with only in-person sessions. Additionally, online therapy may be a more affordable option in some cases and often offers the same insurance benefits as in-person therapy. However, online therapy may not be suitable for everyone, especially those who value face-to-face interaction with a therapist. Therapists may find it more challenging to assess clients accurately in an online setting due to reduced nonverbal cues on camera. There is also the increased risk that disruptions caused by external factors, such as technology malfunctions, can hinder the therapy session. For these reasons, many therapists offer a "hybrid" therapeutic approach, alternating between seeing clients in-person and online.

Is online therapy suitable for children and adolescents?

Just like with adults, the accessibility and convenience of online therapy can greatly benefit children and adolescents. In fact, children and adolescents may be more accustomed to navigating online platforms than older adults, making online sessions feel more natural for them. Teens might also be interested in using additional online tools, such as therapist-recommended apps, as an adjunct to online therapy sessions. Apps for developing CBT skills, practicing mindfulness exercises, or tracking thoughts and moods can be helpful for teens receiving therapy. However, it's important to note that not all therapeutic modalities are well-suited to online therapy, especially those used with younger children. For example, play therapy, which helps younger children express their emotions, often requires in-person sessions to be fully effective.

Can I receive prescriptions and medication management with online therapy?

The ability for psychiatrists to prescribe medications through online therapy varies based on the medication and the states where the medical professional and client are located. While many prescribing regulations were relaxed during the COVID-19 pandemic, some states still enforce rules, especially concerning controlled substances, which may mandate an in-person visit before prescribing. Generally, however, medical professionals can prescribe non-controlled substances through online therapy sessions just as they do during in-person sessions.