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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Here are Some Online Self-tests
to Check How Well You are Coping
The Kessler 10 is a 10-question self-test that identifies how strong some symptoms of anxiety and depression have been over the past 4 weeks. It is used in Western Australian mental health services and by many GPs. It can be completed and scored online at the Beyond Blue site .
Another test that assesses depression symptoms only can be completed and score by clicking . which developed this test
is one of Australia’s leading mental health research institutes and is internationally recognised as a pioneer in the identification, prevention and treatment of mental illness and promotion of wellbeing.
Mood Swings Questionnaire:
Sometimes people who are troubled by depression suffer from mood swings (depressed times interspersed with high-energy/high-motivation/goal-directed mood swings). People with a mood swing disorder may not be too concerned about their up-swings so may only seek help from a doctor when they feel low. The Mood Swings Questionnaire is a self-test that identifies how many symptoms of bipolar affective disorder (previously called manic-depression) are being experienced. It can be completed and scored online at the Black Dog Institute site .
Post-trauma Checklist - PCL-5:
After traumtic experiences it is possible to develop a condition that is called Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). An online self-assessment for PTSD is available .
DASS-21 (Depresion, Anxiety, Stress):
This 21 item test identifies how bad symptoms have become of three things: depression, anxiety and stress. To complete the DASS-21 click .
Edinburgh Post-natal Depression Scale:
This checklist is for pregnant women or new mums and it will give you a clearer idea about how you are feeling and what options you have if you are not feelings too good. To complete the checklist .
Adverse Childhood Events Questionnaire (Modified)
This questionnaire will help identify how many kinds of traumatic experience you endured growing up but may have overlooked. This questionnare may trigger strong emotion. Choose whether this is wise right now before completing the questionnaire. To go ahead and complete the questionnaire visit .
Print out your results from these tests and bring them to your first session to show the counsellor. If you are seeing a doctor in Australia to get a mental-health treatment plan first (to get a Medicare rebate for 6-10 counselling sessions) take your test results to the appointment with your doctor.
What is a 'Nervous Breakdown?'
Nervous breakdown is not actually a medical term, and it does not indicate a specific mental illness. When people use this term they know they are not coping well with stress and it may indicate an underlying mental health problem that needs attention, such as depression or anxiety.
Signs of a 'nervous breakdown' vary from person to person and depend on the underlying cause but it's understood to mean that a person is no longer able to function normally. For example, he or she may:
• Call in sick to work for days or longer
• Avoid social engagements and miss appointments
• Have trouble following healthy patterns of eating, sleeping and hygiene
A number of other behaviors may be considered signs and symptoms as well.
If you're concerned that you're experiencing a nervous breakdown, get treatment. If you have a primary care doctor (GP), talk to him or her about your signs and symptoms or contact this service.
Stress Vulnerability Model of Mental Ill-Health:
The of Mental Ill-Health proposes why some people become mentally unwell. Several factors that are thought to predict mental ill-health according to this model are shown . The model and its use in psychiatry is explained further .
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