Female Counselling in Thornlie, WA

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First Step Counselling
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Thornlie, WA 6108
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.
(08) 6109 8115 View (08) 6109 8115
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Nessrine Srouji
Counsellor, MA, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
Thornlie, WA 6108
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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Fiona Rogerson
Counsellor, ACA-L3
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Thornlie, WA 6108
My work centres on trauma recovery (attachment/relational, PTSD, acute, complex), perinatal difficulties, and relational healing. I work with individuals and couples to validate and support their individual journeys, and create change in their lives. I will show you that you are not alone; that I see you and I hear you; and your struggle does not have to continue. There is a way out. I work holistically and collaboratively with you to support you in understanding your experiences; gaining insight to past and present contributing factors; increasing your self-awareness; and taking ownership of your healing and growth.
My work centres on trauma recovery (attachment/relational, PTSD, acute, complex), perinatal difficulties, and relational healing. I work with individuals and couples to validate and support their individual journeys, and create change in their lives. I will show you that you are not alone; that I see you and I hear you; and your struggle does not have to continue. There is a way out. I work holistically and collaboratively with you to support you in understanding your experiences; gaining insight to past and present contributing factors; increasing your self-awareness; and taking ownership of your healing and growth.
(08) 7078 7894 View (08) 7078 7894
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The Bield Counselling Services
Counsellor, ACA-L3
Verified Verified
Thornlie, WA 6108
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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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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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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Penny Chai
Psychologist, MSc, PsyBA - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Willetton, 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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Hanedy Catalan
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Willetton, WA 6155
I am a Clinical Psychologist with over 20 years of experience. I work with individuals struggling with self-criticism, doubt, sadness, anxiety, overwhelm, or fear. My practice focuses on helping people overcome the effects of past trauma, family of origin issues, or relationship challenges. Additionally, I assist those seeking to embrace more acceptance, wholeness, and vitality in all aspects of their lives, particularly those on a journey to discover their true selves across different life areas.
I am a Clinical Psychologist with over 20 years of experience. I work with individuals struggling with self-criticism, doubt, sadness, anxiety, overwhelm, or fear. My practice focuses on helping people overcome the effects of past trauma, family of origin issues, or relationship challenges. Additionally, I assist those seeking to embrace more acceptance, wholeness, and vitality in all aspects of their lives, particularly those on a journey to discover their true selves across different life areas.
(08) 6219 3072 View (08) 6219 3072
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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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Bowyer Psychology
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA - Clin. Psych
Verified Verified
Willetton, WA 6155
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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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.
(08) 6361 2940 View (08) 6361 2940
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In-Vision Counselling Services
Counsellor, ACA-L2
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Willetton, 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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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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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.
(08) 6147 0501 View (08) 6147 0501
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Tracy Hwang
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Willetton, WA 6155
Tracy has experience and interest working with: General mental health and wellbeing, Stress management and resilience coaching, Couples and relationship counselling, Dealing with change and adjustment, Workplace challenges such as bullying/harassment/assault, Workplace termination/redundancy, Managing conflict or difficult conversations, Leadership development and coaching, Anxiety-related conditions, Depression and mood-related conditions, Trauma-related conditions, Anger and emotional regulation conditions, Sleep and fatigue management concerns, Personal growth and development.
Tracy has experience and interest working with: General mental health and wellbeing, Stress management and resilience coaching, Couples and relationship counselling, Dealing with change and adjustment, Workplace challenges such as bullying/harassment/assault, Workplace termination/redundancy, Managing conflict or difficult conversations, Leadership development and coaching, Anxiety-related conditions, Depression and mood-related conditions, Trauma-related conditions, Anger and emotional regulation conditions, Sleep and fatigue management concerns, Personal growth and development.
(08) 6361 3225 View (08) 6361 3225
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Laura Channon
Psychologist, MPsych, PsyBA General
Verified Verified
Cannington, WA 6107
I enjoy partnering with people by lending an empathic ear and providing a safe, reflective space to work together. I have a passion for helping people who have experienced trauma and are struggling with anxiety or depression. I have extensive experience working with neurodiversity and people from the LGBTQI+ community.
I enjoy partnering with people by lending an empathic ear and providing a safe, reflective space to work together. I have a passion for helping people who have experienced trauma and are struggling with anxiety or depression. I have extensive experience working with neurodiversity and people from the LGBTQI+ community.
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Heather Lilley
Counsellor, AMHSW
Verified Verified
Willetton, WA 6155
I am passionate about helping people live mentally and emotionally healthy lives. Having worked as a Mental Health Social Worker and Psychotherapist for 30 years, I believe in the potential of every person to heal, grow and develop a sense of ownership over the decisions in their lives. People often find themselves in my counselling room after they’ve been struggling for a while and can walk in feeling overwhelmed, anxious, uncertain what to do and feeling like life has just become too hard. The wonderful thing is that we can learn how to cope, we can learn how to manage and how to be more resilient.
I am passionate about helping people live mentally and emotionally healthy lives. Having worked as a Mental Health Social Worker and Psychotherapist for 30 years, I believe in the potential of every person to heal, grow and develop a sense of ownership over the decisions in their lives. People often find themselves in my counselling room after they’ve been struggling for a while and can walk in feeling overwhelmed, anxious, uncertain what to do and feeling like life has just become too hard. The wonderful thing is that we can learn how to cope, we can learn how to manage and how to be more resilient.
(08) 6118 7305 View (08) 6118 7305
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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
(08) 6493 7200 View (08) 6493 7200
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Applecross Psychological Services
Psychologist, PsychD, MAPS
Verified Verified
Willetton, WA 6155
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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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
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.