Autism Counselling in South Perth, WA

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Lachlan King
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
South Perth, WA 6151  (Online Only)
I am a Registered Psychologist with experience working with various presentations pertaining to neurodiversity (e.g. Autism and ADHD), anxiety, depression, familial challenges, sexuality and relationship challenges. I also have an interest in sports psychology and HR selection. I am passionate in supporting my clients to navigate barriers and empower them to live fulfilling lives. I like to think my approach is professional and insightful but warm and authentic at the same time.
I am a Registered Psychologist with experience working with various presentations pertaining to neurodiversity (e.g. Autism and ADHD), anxiety, depression, familial challenges, sexuality and relationship challenges. I also have an interest in sports psychology and HR selection. I am passionate in supporting my clients to navigate barriers and empower them to live fulfilling lives. I like to think my approach is professional and insightful but warm and authentic at the same time.
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Melanie Calder
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
South Perth, WA 6151
I provide a comprehensive evidence-based psychological intervention to children, teens, and adults with a variety of presentations: Autism, ADHD, trauma, depression, anxiety and addiction.
My passion lies in guiding you towards crafting and living a life imbued with meaning and purpose, aligning with your core values, goals, and aspirations. I operate within a holistic framework and recognise the significant interplay between mental and physical well-being. In my practice, I adopt a compassionate and a client-centered approach, helping you achieve a sense of empowerment and the confidence to overcome your challenges and achieve your goals.
I provide a comprehensive evidence-based psychological intervention to children, teens, and adults with a variety of presentations: Autism, ADHD, trauma, depression, anxiety and addiction.
My passion lies in guiding you towards crafting and living a life imbued with meaning and purpose, aligning with your core values, goals, and aspirations. I operate within a holistic framework and recognise the significant interplay between mental and physical well-being. In my practice, I adopt a compassionate and a client-centered approach, helping you achieve a sense of empowerment and the confidence to overcome your challenges and achieve your goals.
(08) 6490 9685 View (08) 6490 9685
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Bowyer Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
South Perth, WA 6151
Established in Mount Pleasant since 2007, we are an established team of compassionate Clinical Psychologists and Neuropsychologists. We have extensive experience in providing therapy to address a range of difficulties, and work with you to to develop strategies to maintain your psychological wellbeing. We also provide comprehensive neuropsychological assessments for diagnosis and treatment of neurodevelopmental disorders, including ADHD, Autism, educational difficulties, traumatic brain injury and neurodegenerative disorders. We also provide tailored neuropsychological based therapy specific to needs.
Established in Mount Pleasant since 2007, we are an established team of compassionate Clinical Psychologists and Neuropsychologists. We have extensive experience in providing therapy to address a range of difficulties, and work with you to to develop strategies to maintain your psychological wellbeing. We also provide comprehensive neuropsychological assessments for diagnosis and treatment of neurodevelopmental disorders, including ADHD, Autism, educational difficulties, traumatic brain injury and neurodegenerative disorders. We also provide tailored neuropsychological based therapy specific to needs.
(08) 6361 3164 View (08) 6361 3164
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Morrison James McQueen
Psychologist, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
South Perth, WA 6151
Change is difficult. Morrison is experienced in supporting a range of clients through difficult and confronting times. With extensive experience in treating chronic pain, anxiety and mood issues in adults and teens, Morrison brings his Psychological experience from across the private and government settings to each indiviuals' unique situation. Morrison is passionate about supporting people navigating life with ADHD and Autism (ASD) and living a full and fulfilling life of meaning and value.
Change is difficult. Morrison is experienced in supporting a range of clients through difficult and confronting times. With extensive experience in treating chronic pain, anxiety and mood issues in adults and teens, Morrison brings his Psychological experience from across the private and government settings to each indiviuals' unique situation. Morrison is passionate about supporting people navigating life with ADHD and Autism (ASD) and living a full and fulfilling life of meaning and value.
(08) 6493 7436 View (08) 6493 7436
Anju Nakanishi
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
South Perth, WA 6151
Anju Nakanishi is a Clinical Psychologist Registrar who is experienced in working with clients across the lifespan, with a focus on children and young people. She endeavors to provide individuals with a safe space to create meaningful changes and build on their strengths. Anju utilizes a variety of evidence-based therapeutic assessment and intervention modalities to support clients to reach their goals.
Anju Nakanishi is a Clinical Psychologist Registrar who is experienced in working with clients across the lifespan, with a focus on children and young people. She endeavors to provide individuals with a safe space to create meaningful changes and build on their strengths. Anju utilizes a variety of evidence-based therapeutic assessment and intervention modalities to support clients to reach their goals.
(08) 6490 9531 View (08) 6490 9531
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Cherry Tree Counselling
Counsellor, MA, PACFA
Verified Verified
South Perth, WA 6151
Waitlist for new clients
Cherry Tree Counselling is a small, private and supportive service for children and adolescents in South Perth. My passion is to support children and adolescents with anxiety, emotional regulation and friendship skills. Having gained a Masters of Counselling from Monash University, a BA (Hons) in Education and a Post Graduate teaching degree, I am able to tailor sessions to your child's individual needs.
Cherry Tree Counselling is a small, private and supportive service for children and adolescents in South Perth. My passion is to support children and adolescents with anxiety, emotional regulation and friendship skills. Having gained a Masters of Counselling from Monash University, a BA (Hons) in Education and a Post Graduate teaching degree, I am able to tailor sessions to your child's individual needs.
(08) 7078 8281 View (08) 7078 8281
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Simon Lawrance
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
South Perth, WA 6151
I am a counsellor at Discovery Family Therapy, where I work with teens and families. My expertise lies in addressing family conflict, gender and body image, loss, anxiety, and trauma using positive behavioral and cognitive interventions.
I am a counsellor at Discovery Family Therapy, where I work with teens and families. My expertise lies in addressing family conflict, gender and body image, loss, anxiety, and trauma using positive behavioral and cognitive interventions.
(08) 6361 3228 View (08) 6361 3228
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Nadia Kidgell
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
South Perth, WA 6151
I am a compassionate and dedicated family counsellor specialising in Family Counselling including: ADHD, ASD, Anxiety, Divorce and Separation, ASD behaviour and family support, Family Conflict, Trauma, Grief and Loss and Eating Disorders. Through my experience and specialist training she is able to offer support and guidance to childen and their families through challenging times.
I am a compassionate and dedicated family counsellor specialising in Family Counselling including: ADHD, ASD, Anxiety, Divorce and Separation, ASD behaviour and family support, Family Conflict, Trauma, Grief and Loss and Eating Disorders. Through my experience and specialist training she is able to offer support and guidance to childen and their families through challenging times.
(08) 6147 0116 View (08) 6147 0116
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Neil Taylor
Psychologist, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
South Perth, WA 6151
Sometimes it is hard to cope with what is happening in one’s life - dealing with relationship changes, parenting, health matters, financial issues, job losses, experiencing natural disasters. This is where clinical psychology can help. The fundamental aspect with client work is understanding what the client wants/needs. There is no one intervention that works for all disorders and clients. I have experience with a variety of clinical work: from substance misuse, suicide, depression, anxiety, trauma/PTSD, eating disorders, bipolar, OCD, grief, addictions, and other mental health issues.
Sometimes it is hard to cope with what is happening in one’s life - dealing with relationship changes, parenting, health matters, financial issues, job losses, experiencing natural disasters. This is where clinical psychology can help. The fundamental aspect with client work is understanding what the client wants/needs. There is no one intervention that works for all disorders and clients. I have experience with a variety of clinical work: from substance misuse, suicide, depression, anxiety, trauma/PTSD, eating disorders, bipolar, OCD, grief, addictions, and other mental health issues.
(08) 6490 9600 View (08) 6490 9600
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Cara Mayne
Psychologist, MSc, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
South Perth, WA 6151
I am a compassionate and caring clinician who is passionate about supporting young people and adults in overcoming their challenges, identifying their strengths, and giving them the tools to thrive. I seek to deliver a collaborative, person-centred, and solution-focused therapy in which clients feel comfortable and supported to overcome their challenges, achieve their goals, and gain insight and tools to develop healthy patterns of behaviour. I have a passion for working with children, adolescents, and adults and I provide a range of evidence-based interventions.
I am a compassionate and caring clinician who is passionate about supporting young people and adults in overcoming their challenges, identifying their strengths, and giving them the tools to thrive. I seek to deliver a collaborative, person-centred, and solution-focused therapy in which clients feel comfortable and supported to overcome their challenges, achieve their goals, and gain insight and tools to develop healthy patterns of behaviour. I have a passion for working with children, adolescents, and adults and I provide a range of evidence-based interventions.
(08) 6361 2958 View (08) 6361 2958
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Jessica Bouquet Perth Calm Clinic
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, AMHSW
Verified Verified
South Perth, WA 6151
New clinic; Perth Calm Clinic opens on the 29th July in Karrinyup.
New clinic; Perth Calm Clinic opens on the 29th July in Karrinyup.
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Jasmine Fisher
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
South Perth, WA 6151
Jasmine Fisher is owner and Principal Psychologist at River Psychology and Counselling in Como, WA. Jasmine is down-to-earth and provides a positive, respectful, non-judgmental environment, to help each client improve their emotional well-being, interpersonal relationships and personal growth. Jasmine seeks to support all her clients in a way that feels genuine, caring and encouraging. Jasmine values connection, so offers a counselling style that is centred around understanding and validating her clients experiences
Jasmine Fisher is owner and Principal Psychologist at River Psychology and Counselling in Como, WA. Jasmine is down-to-earth and provides a positive, respectful, non-judgmental environment, to help each client improve their emotional well-being, interpersonal relationships and personal growth. Jasmine seeks to support all her clients in a way that feels genuine, caring and encouraging. Jasmine values connection, so offers a counselling style that is centred around understanding and validating her clients experiences
(08) 6333 0719 View (08) 6333 0719
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Heart and Mind Society
Counsellor
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
South Perth, WA 6151
With a focus on wellbeing, I tailor counselling services to the needs of each individuals’ requirements, whether you have goals of 1-3 sessions to uncover solutions, or if you prefer longer term therapy. From a person-centred approach I work with clients with tools and strategies to motivate and inspire personal and/or professional goals to achieve optimum wellbeing. I have been working in this capacity for over ten years and discover the needs from a holistic viewpoint. With clear direction, we work in collaboration to ensure that we meet goals that are in line with the personal and emotional growth and healing.
With a focus on wellbeing, I tailor counselling services to the needs of each individuals’ requirements, whether you have goals of 1-3 sessions to uncover solutions, or if you prefer longer term therapy. From a person-centred approach I work with clients with tools and strategies to motivate and inspire personal and/or professional goals to achieve optimum wellbeing. I have been working in this capacity for over ten years and discover the needs from a holistic viewpoint. With clear direction, we work in collaboration to ensure that we meet goals that are in line with the personal and emotional growth and healing.
(08) 6490 9271 View (08) 6490 9271
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James Pegus
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
South Perth, WA 6151
Hi, I'm James. I am a compassionate, kind, and understanding clinician who values building a respectful and genuine connection with the people I work with. I am passionate about collaboration in therapy, where we explore thoughts, feelings, and behaviors within a safe, non-judgmental space. My therapeutic approach is both supportive and practical, aiming to help you develop psychological skills to effectively handle difficult thoughts and feelings so you can do what matters to you most in life. If you would like to stop struggling and start living, I would be honoured to be on that journey with you.
Hi, I'm James. I am a compassionate, kind, and understanding clinician who values building a respectful and genuine connection with the people I work with. I am passionate about collaboration in therapy, where we explore thoughts, feelings, and behaviors within a safe, non-judgmental space. My therapeutic approach is both supportive and practical, aiming to help you develop psychological skills to effectively handle difficult thoughts and feelings so you can do what matters to you most in life. If you would like to stop struggling and start living, I would be honoured to be on that journey with you.
(08) 6361 2918 View (08) 6361 2918
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Susan Woodworth
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
South Perth, WA 6151
Waitlist for new clients
At Walk and Talk Psychology we work with kids, teenagers and young adults in an outdoor space. Counselling takes place whilst walking along the beach or foreshore, or in a quiet playground with younger children. I am passionate about teaching young people how to recognise and to regulate their emotional responses, develop a positive sense of self, problem solve situations, and build their resilience for the future. The relaxed, calming environment and the light exercise enables more creative problem solving and and enhanced mental flexibility.
At Walk and Talk Psychology we work with kids, teenagers and young adults in an outdoor space. Counselling takes place whilst walking along the beach or foreshore, or in a quiet playground with younger children. I am passionate about teaching young people how to recognise and to regulate their emotional responses, develop a positive sense of self, problem solve situations, and build their resilience for the future. The relaxed, calming environment and the light exercise enables more creative problem solving and and enhanced mental flexibility.
(08) 6219 3806 View (08) 6219 3806
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Applecross Psychological Services
Psychologist, PsychD, MAPS
Verified Verified
South Perth, WA 6151
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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Zen Life Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
South Perth, WA 6151
Nez’s engaging and welcoming approach helps to put her clients at ease, and creates a safe space for them to open up and discuss any concerns. Nez provides unconditional support to her clients, guiding them to achieve insight about their concerns at their own desired pace. In this way, her client’s feel heard without judgement, and empowered to make changes in their own time and way. Nez is particularly skilled at helping her clients to improve communication, build trust, and deepen authentic relationship with self and others.
Nez’s engaging and welcoming approach helps to put her clients at ease, and creates a safe space for them to open up and discuss any concerns. Nez provides unconditional support to her clients, guiding them to achieve insight about their concerns at their own desired pace. In this way, her client’s feel heard without judgement, and empowered to make changes in their own time and way. Nez is particularly skilled at helping her clients to improve communication, build trust, and deepen authentic relationship with self and others.
(08) 7078 8228 View (08) 7078 8228
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Tamika Reid
Psychologist, PsyBA Prov
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
South Perth, WA 6151
Tamika is a warm, caring, and bright Provisional Psychologist who brings support and positivity to help her clients who may be struggling with life stresses and changes, school/work, and the impacts of depression and anxiety.
Tamika is a warm, caring, and bright Provisional Psychologist who brings support and positivity to help her clients who may be struggling with life stresses and changes, school/work, and the impacts of depression and anxiety.
(08) 6245 5726 View (08) 6245 5726
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Anna Amhrose
Counsellor
Verified Verified
South Perth, WA 6151
Create the life you want! Anna Amhrose provides therapeutic support and counselling for adults, children, teenagers and families to manage challenges and achieve their goals. A person-centred approach, individualised goal setting and deep listening makes this happen. Improve daily living, relationships, self-regulation skills, mental health, relationships & thrive! Anna has the experience and capacity to work with NDIS participants with self-managed or plan managed funding. She can work with you at school, in the Cottesloe office, at home or on-line.
Create the life you want! Anna Amhrose provides therapeutic support and counselling for adults, children, teenagers and families to manage challenges and achieve their goals. A person-centred approach, individualised goal setting and deep listening makes this happen. Improve daily living, relationships, self-regulation skills, mental health, relationships & thrive! Anna has the experience and capacity to work with NDIS participants with self-managed or plan managed funding. She can work with you at school, in the Cottesloe office, at home or on-line.
(08) 6219 3106 View (08) 6219 3106
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Bronwyn Lenyszyn
Counsellor, ACA-L1
Verified Verified
South Perth, WA 6151
Are you navigating the complexities of relationships, work stress, general life stress, marital issues, domestic violence, divorce, FIFO workers, complex family dynamics, youth challenges, learning disabilities, or health issues? My clients often find themselves overwhelmed by these personal struggles, seeking a compassionate person to help them. They need a counsellor who not only understands their experiences but can also offer practical and empathetic support tailored to their needs. A counsellor who has lived experience and can truly understand.
Are you navigating the complexities of relationships, work stress, general life stress, marital issues, domestic violence, divorce, FIFO workers, complex family dynamics, youth challenges, learning disabilities, or health issues? My clients often find themselves overwhelmed by these personal struggles, seeking a compassionate person to help them. They need a counsellor who not only understands their experiences but can also offer practical and empathetic support tailored to their needs. A counsellor who has lived experience and can truly understand.
(08) 9473 6366 View (08) 9473 6366

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Autism Counsellors

What is the most effective treatment for autism?

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) has come to be considered the standard treatment for children with autism spectrum disorder, and research has confirmed its effectiveness for many children. Therapists trained in ABA techniques work with children (and their parents) on developing social skills, communication and learning abilities, and everyday habits of hygiene and grooming. The clinician will tailor their program to the child’s particular need but the overarching goal will be to help them advance as far as possible toward independence based on their level of symptoms and decrease the need for additional special services. Families should seek a mental health professional specifically trained in ABA, and holding special certification in the technique, who has extensive experience not only with the approach but in using it with children with the same level of symptoms as the child who needs care.

How does ABA work?

Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) sessions, which typically focus on positive reinforcement, can be intensive, lasting two or more hours several times a week, and continuing for two years or more. Therapists can also be expected to ask parents to take an active role in reinforcing lessons. Research has found that the technique can lead to major improvements that decrease the need for additional special services.

How does treatment for autism work?

Therapy sessions based on Applied Behavior Analysis will likely be frequent, intensive, and highly structured. After a thorough assessment, a therapist will help a child understand and develop skills in a range of areas, including communication, motor skills, social skills, self-care, play, and academic skills, as well as routines of daily living like hygiene. Typically, the therapist will help a child break down the components of a behavior—often referred to as the antecedent (what prompts an action), the behavior, and the consequence(what immediately follows)—and then reward the child at every step, while also asking parents to reinforce the lessons, and the rewards, throughout the day. This core therapy may be supplemented by occupational or speech therapy, and antidepressants, antipsychotics, and anticonvulsants may be prescribed to address specific severe symptoms.

How long does therapy for autism take?

Some people with autism spectrum disorder may be engaged in some level of therapy for many years, but research shows that treatment will be most effective if it is begun early and delivered intensively. When therapy begins by age 3, children tend to be better able to grasp and adopt the skills needed to manage everyday life, including attending school and establishing social relationships. This type of early-intervention treatment regimen is highly structured, typically involving 20 to 40 hours of one-on-one therapy per week, along with additional hours of engagement managed by parents, for a period of two years or more, although the duration of treatment is dependent on the child’s level of symptoms and pace of progress.