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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Suburbs serviced include Shelley, Rossmoyne, Willetton, Parkwood, Ferndale, Bull Creek, Lynwood, Wilson, Cannington, Canning Vale, Leeming, Salter Point, Waterford, Karawara, Brentwood, Murdoch, Welshpool, Huntingdale, Victoria Park, Gosnells, Martin, Jandakot, Bibra Lake, Cockburn Central, South Perth, Melville, Samson, North Lake, Myaree, Alfred Cove, Rivervale, Burswood,Orange Grove, Belmont, Ascot, South Guildford, Guildford, Hazelmere, Woodbridge, Midvale, Swan View, Greenmount, Helena Valley, Maida Vale, Gooseberry Hill, Kalamunda, Lesmurdie, Walliston, Carmel, Bickley, Forrestfield, O'Connor, Piara Waters, Forrestdale, Treeby, Banjup, Seville Grove, Armadale, Camillo, Kelmscott, Mt Nasura, Mount Richon, Brookdale, Wuyong, Hilbert, Darling Downs, Wandi, Aubin Grove, Atwell, Success, Hamond Park, Oakford, Byford,Individual counselling anger management counselling marriage counselling couple counselling child counselling parenting counselling sexual abuse counselling, self-harma nd suicide counselling trauma counselling relationship counselling stress management Self esteem and personal development adolescent counselling
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As a Clinical Social Worker I am a registered Medicare provider of Focussed Psychological Strategies under the Better Access to Mental Health Care programme. A strength of Clinical Social Work is the bio-psycho-social assessment that informs treatment approaches. The Australian Association of Social Workers has more detail about .
After Referring a Patient using a Mental Healthcare Plan:
1. A report (typically one page) will be sent to referring doctors at appropriate intervals.
2. If a person is in crisis you will be contacted.
3. If an inpatient admission is recommended you will receive a phone call.
Owen is also able to see your patients if they are receiving treatment under the provisions of the Insurance Commission of Western Australia or Veterans and Veterans Families Counselling Service; but Owen is NOT yet able to see clients through private health insurance.
Clinical Influences & Preferred Therapeutic Models
My main Clinical Models used in therapy are:
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Spiritually Augmented CBT (see below) - replaces negative thinking with a new conclusion that will be more healthy; CBT is used for behavioural and cognitive interventions e.g. assertiveness training, anger management, parenting skills social/communication skills coaching e.g. clarification techniques, 'fair fighting'; verbal contracts etc.);
Gestalt Therapy - focuses on the moment in the session: the type and intensity of body reactions (positive and not positive) to both the content and process of a session, interventions, to the actual relationship of client and therapist; psychodrama utilising guided imagery (where dissociation is not an entrenched habit).
Humanistic/Person-Centred Therapy - reflective listening, clarification etc.
Adlerian Therapy and Systems Theory - e.g. making meaning of family constellation dynamics etc
Solution Focused Therapy - explores solutions a person may be considering or may have found useful in the past; scaling the problem/progress
Narrative Therapy - honours 'problem stories,' while highlighting experiences that speak about success, capability, strength, and willingness; is particularly effective for raising esteem/remembering resourcefulness; emphasis is on the meaning of events as experienced by clients rather than by the counsellor.
Existential Therapy - places emphasis on the value of individual choice and responsibility; minimising direction or decisions by the counsellor.
Transactional Analysis - usefulness or otherwise of Adult-Parent-Child and other roles e.g Karpman Drama Triangle (Victimised; Bullying; Rescuing triad)
Practice is also informed by The Stress Vulnerability Model, The Recovery Model of mental health treatment, and The Mindfulness Model which offers an array of helpful self soothing strategies.
Spirituality & Therapy
Some clients elect to involve their spirituality in therapy. Social work takes a holistic approach to the person and to therapy. Spirituality is considered to play an essential part in many client's lives and this is reflected in the Code of Ethics of the Australian Association of Social Workers. It came as quite a surprise to me after spending a lot of years qualifying in counselling and social work that prayer ministry can often be even more powerful in bringing recovery than conventional models. I've done training in Theophostic (meaning God's light/truth) Ministry and in Wonderful Counsellor Ministry and was involved in training others in using the latter approach. These prayer ministries invite God's involvement in noticing and healing the same kinds of triggers and sources of unhelpful reactions as does conventional counselling/therapy. It has been my experience that this approach often takes less time (and cost) and produces very good outcomes for people. Prayer is utilised where a client has elected to do so. The results can be very satisfying and very quick. A documented clinical model that sits well with this approach is Spiritually Augmented CBT - replaces negative thinking and with a new conclusion that will be more healthy from verses of scripture or from meditation and reflection; uses existential techniques (discovering meaning) that embrace a person's spirituality in addition to their psychological insight and choices to embrace action. For further information read this article from Australasian Psychiatry 2004, Vol. 12, No. 2 , Pages 148-152: