ASHCLIFFE PSYCHOLOGY is a private clinical psychology practice offering a broad range of psychological services. The Ashcliffe Psychology practice is comprised of a team of Psychologist’s offering a variety of areas of expertise. The Directors, Kerryn Ashford-Hatherly and Michael Tunnecliffe have between them more than 50 years of clinical experience and both have worked in senior management roles within government, non-government agencies and the private sector.
Gill is a highly experienced Clinical Psychologist who works in a diverse range of areas, including anxiety, depression, complex trauma, eating disorders, personality disorders, anger management, and drug and alcohol addictions. Gill has an approachable, welcoming and compassionate presence and is conversational and client-centred. Gill is fluent in English and Afrikaans and has an easy-going approach to therapy, where he can tailor his sessions to what best suits his clients.
In therapy I like to be person-centred to keep your individual needs at the forefront of the session. I am compassionate, empathetic, and work with acceptance and respect at all times. Your needs and struggles will be approached in a non-judgemental, authentic, and gentle way to assist you in challenging times. I draw from my experience working with addiction and its effects on relationships, children, family issues, gender identity, refugees, injury and disability and complex mental health issues.
Chelsea is a compassionate, down-to-earth therapist who truly enjoys her work and feels the deepest respect for all clients she works with. She has experience in the treatment of a broad range of mental health difficulties, having worked in private and public psychiatric hospitals, community youth centres, and women’s health clinics.
I am passionate about coming alongside you and helping you find solutions, healing and recovery. My goal is for you to come to a place where you are able to move forward, to gain clarity and reach a new level of better. I like to be client-centred and encouraging client autonomy as well as building a space for healthy collaboration and problem solving. I am a strong believer in an individual’s ability to find change and to break out of old patterns and cycles. For me it is important to foster an atmosphere of hope and perspective.
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.
Ross Anthony has been a Registered Psychologist since 2004. He graduated from Murdoch University, Western Australia in 2001 and completed internship in community and acute mental health. Ross worked in Public Service for 10 years and later contracted internationally in the areas of risk assessment and trauma counselling. In 2019 Ross entered private practice specialising in stress management and solution focussed psychological counselling for corporate and private clients.
Simon is a highly respected Psychologist with 15 years' experience delivering Government services, Corporate Psychology and clinical therapeutic interventions. He holds a 6 year Masters degree in Applied Psychology, and has undertaken significant additional training in areas including Schema Therapy, EMDR and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. Simon specialises in dealing with Anxiety, Depression, Personality Disorders & Relationship issues through a range of treatment modalities. He believes that positive change can come from a greater understanding of oneself, and works collaboratively with his clients to help them achieve their goals
I offer individualised support to people across the lifespan, and I welcome clients with a wide range of life experiences. I am particularly passionate about working with women and children. I have over 12 years’ experience that relates to mental health, youth, homelessness, substance use, LGBTIQ+ and research. I have experience working with presenting factors such as depression, anxiety, trauma, peri/post-natal/infant mental health, and interpersonal issues. I am trained in Interpersonal Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Emotion Focused Therapy, and Mentalisation Based Therapy.
As a mature person I have the benefit of my own life experience as well as my many years of professional practice that I can draw upon. This has enabled me to help many people to improve the quality of their lives and their relationships and to cope with and overcome the traumas and challenges that life eventually presents to all of us.
Mimi sees older adolescents and adults from all walks of life with varied and complex psychological needs. Mimi has extensive experience treating clients with anxiety and mood disorders, complex trauma, family of origin issues, personality disorders, perinatal mental health, adjustment and relationship difficulties and situational stress.
Vicki has extensive experience assisting adults with a variety of presenting issues including: anxiety, depression, trauma, interpersonal and relationship difficulties, addiction, adjustment issues, grief and loss. She has a warm and client-centred approach and is passionate about building trust and safety in the client-therapist relationship. She utilises a variety of evidence-based approaches and will tailor therapy to meet the individual treatment needs of each client. Vicki has a special interest in schema therapy and assisting people to recover from attachment issues that developed early in life.
The way I work is interactive, collaborative, intuitive, and respectful. I work analytically with my clients by investigating how early childhood experiences have shaped current thinking and behaviours. We explore the links between unconscious and conscious thoughts, symbolism, beliefs, emotions, desires, and how they impact daily life. The work lies within the unconscious to conscious links, how one relates to their world, allowing unspoken languages of the body to express deeply felt emotions and thought patterns. As your ‘story’ unfolds, together we work to find meanings, diverse perspectives, and solutions to your concerns.
I work with heterosexual and same sex couples and individuals who are in a place of questioning or are seeking understanding about a specific situation or event. For couples they may be wanting some "fine tuning" in specific areas of their relationship or they may be experiencing a breakdown in trust and/or communication, and may be unsure if they can or want to stay together. Individuals may be ready to explore childhood issues, dealing with trauma or having an existential crisis. They may want to change unhelpful behaviours, manage stress or anxiety, resolve family conflicts or get in touch with their feelings.
You may be feeling out of your depth in helping your teen to navigate their stress, overwhelm, or anxiety. Or you might be struggling with these things in your own life, and unsure how to go about feeling calm again and engaged in your life in ways that are fulfilling for you. Maybe you are finding that you are resorting to unhealthy methods of coping with the stressors in your own life and would like to find healthier ways of navigating life’s challenges and your relationships. If any of these scenarios describe you or you teen, you may benefit from a safe space to explore your challenges and find new ways of responding to them.
Our practice offers a broad range of services including assessment and therapy for individuals, couples, children, families, workplaces and groups. We offer treatment for a wide range of mental health issues including (but not limited to): depression, anxiety, trauma and PTSD, stress/anger management, grief, addictive behaviours, self-esteem, relationship problems, sleeping problems, child behavioural and emotional problems, pain management and resilience. Our goal is to ensure the highest standard of evidenced based psychological intervention, psychometric testing and assessment.
I like to help women, men, and children who are experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma associated with sexual abuse and PTSD, understand the patterns of behaviour that may or may not be helping them in their life.
Combining his knowledge of psychological principles with his previous experience in the military and finance sector, Scott has a unique and valuable skillset. Scott’s passionate about working with active and veteran uniformed personnel, their families, and the wider community. He has a gentle approach to delivering evidence based therapy for the treatment of mood and anxiety disorders, addiction, conflict management, interpersonal and relationship issues.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in West Perth are psychologists, licensed counsellors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualised treatment.
Services offered, education, and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in West Perth then may specialise in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counselling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.
Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.
How do I find psychologists in West Perth with the specialty experience I’m looking for?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in West Perth, or Child Psychologists in West Perth.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like West Perth psychologists specialising in EMDR.
What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in West Perth specialise in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or counsellor who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.
Can I afford counselling?
Yes. Most counsellors offer reasonable rates or will work on a sliding scale basis. Many accept health insurance. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the counsellor.