For Online or Face-to-face
Individual, Couple, or Family Counselling, Treatment of Diagnosed Depression/Anxiety, Trauma and
and/or Prayer/Spiritual Support with
MAASW (Adv. Accr)
BSW (Curtin) MA (Counselling)
BEd (Science) Grad. Dip. Management
Accredited Mental Heath Social Worker/Medicare Provider
Supervisor and Training Consultant
Open Arms (formerly Veterans & Veterans Families Counselling Service) Outreach Programme Counsellor
Department of Veterans Affairs Provider
Insurance Commission of WA Provider
Listed as a Blue Knot Foundation Trauma-informed Service
For info Phone: 0408 890 887
(please allow one day for replies to messages)
NB Medicare rebates are available if you see a GP for a mental healthcare plan
Online options available
Signal (preferred secure phone app), Skype or Zoom options are available for online sessions.
Canning Vale Serviced Offices
Unit 15, 64 Bannister Road,
Western Australia 6155
Medicare Provider 442250DX
For Appointments Phone/SMS 0408 890 887
To mail: PO Box 260
This is NOT an emergency service. For Western Australian mental health emergencies please contact the Mental Health Emergency Response Line on 1300 555 788
attend the nearest Emergency Department of a hospital.
Alternatively contact Lifeline on
13 11 14.
Helplines: (click )
Other support services:
Kids Helpline: 1800 55 1800 - for 24/7 telephone counselling for young people 5-25 years
Suicide Callback Service: 1300 659 467 - for 24/7 telephone crisis support for people at-risk of suicide, carers and bereaved
MensLine Australia: 1300 78 99 78 - for 24/7 telephone and online support, information and referral services for men
Beyond Blue: 1300 22 4636 - for 24/7 telephone support and online chat 4pm - 10pm (AEST)
Meth Helpline : 1800 874 878 - The Meth Helpline is a free confidential telephone counselling, information and referral service for anyone concerned about their own or another person's meth use.
1800RESPECT - 1800 737 732 - 24 hour 7 days a week, confidential telephone and online support - 1800RESPECT is not only a support service for people affected by sexual assault, domestic and family violence. It is also an information and support service for family, friends, and frontline workers.
WA COVID-19 Hotline - Phone 13 COVID
Lifeline - Phone 13 11 14
MensLine - Phone 1300 789 978
Jobseekers Contact Line - Phone 132 850
Small business advice – Phone 133 140
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Christian Counselling and Prayer is available when you may be discouraged with what you have tried, and you are willing to try some ways of shifting unhelpful thoughts, feelings, reactions and behaviour patterns through prayer or meditation.
(NOTE: you do not need to be or become a practicing Christian)
If you would like prayer for other things (e.g. health) you are welcome to request this too.
Christian Counselling and Prayer Models used include:
• Spiritually augmented Cognitive Behavioural Therapy;
• Previously trained in by two prayer ministries (the counsellor now prefers to simply pray rather than use prayer 'ministry')
There is no fear in love; perfect love drives out all fear. 1 John 4:18 GNT. I'm grateful to believe in a God who can provide perfect love to replace fears.
I alone know the plans I have for you, plans to bring you prosperity and not disaster, plans to bring about the future you hope for. Jeremiah 29:11 GNT
“Sometimes people get the mistaken notion that spirituality is a separate department of life, the penthouse of existence. But rightly understood, it is a vital awareness that pervades all realms of our being ... Wherever we may come alive, that is the area in which we are spiritual.”
― David Steindl-Rast
A Faith Experiment
Here's an idea to try as a faith experiment, just to see what happens.
1. Notice a painful emotion attached to just one experience e.g. a regret; a resentment; a bitterness; a wound that has anger attached to it; a fear; a repulsion; a jealousy; a self-pity reaction; a long-felt sorrow; an old guilt; a vengeful feeling (you get the idea).
2. Do a slow scan of your body to notice where it is most felt; notice the sensations you do not like feeling whilst remaining determined to stay connected with them, neither flinching nor pushing them away nor down - work out how to float through it and don't withdraw (feel-it-to-heal it is not a pleasant principle but it is important so we don't remain disconnected from emotion).
3. In at least one sentence tell God (silently in your head if you prefer) how bad it feels and how this painful emotion is so unhealthy for you to keep experiencing (venting is important and is part of the antidote to bottling up painful emotion).
4. Double check that you really believe this painful feeling is bad for you (i.e. some painful emotions like resentment can seem like it is good to hang onto - seriously, why else would we do it)?
5. Give God permission to influence (come into) the painful emotion then stop talking in your head and pay attention to the painful feeling states in your body and what might be happening to them. (be prepared to be still for a minute or two, determined to get a shift, in a posture-of-permission for God to help with the hurt). Stay in that posture until you feel your breathing ease or you feel more calm, some relief, or until it is totally gone.
6. If it did not entirely go be prepared to come back and try again in the future, or contact Owen to make an appointment to seek out some coaching through thr process.
This practice, and it does take practice, is based on an ancient scripture: Psalm 46:10 (v11 in this version) CJB - "Desist, and learn that I am God, supreme over the nations, supreme over the earth." The Hebrew word for 'desist' basically means 'let go of what ever you are hanging onto.' The word for 'learn' in the Hebrew is the word for the the most intimate knowing of a person (akin to sexual intimacy). The metaphor is about letting God 'in' to what ever we have been hanging on to that is not good for us. It would seem the ancient scripture is describing a God who loves people so deeply He wants to be allowed into our hurt, our most vulnerable wounds and fears, and our most intimate of troubles to make it better.