You can’t stop the waves but you can learn to surf.
I like to work mindfully with my clients managing the right here, the right now. That’s a way forward.
Hi I’m Helen. I have a Masters in Clinical Psychology. I have a wealth of life experience behind me. I like to work with a range of people across the lifespan who find themselves in transition in one way or another. I find my clients are wanting to make change in their lives and are reflecting on, or sometimes stuck, on how to move forward. Knowing yourself and having strategies to manage the emotional turmoil is key!
I work with people presenting with a wide range of issues including depression, anxiety disorders, grief, loss, trauma, self-esteem and relationship distress. I am comfortable supporting couples or individuals with sexual difficulties particularly female sexual health.
My practice is LGBTIQ+ affirmative. I have a special interest in working with gender identity and I am able to support children, adolescents & adults exploring their preferred gender identification, including assisting with the transition process. I work closely with the Gender Diversity Services at Perth Children’s Hospital assisting gender questioning children, adolescents and their families. I am part of a wider Gender Network with key connections in the field and I have contributed to research in the field.
My therapeutic approach is to provide a safe and non-judgemental environment for people to explore the difficulties they are facing. This includes working with people to develop greater insight into their own behaviour, and to better understand their relationships with others. By helping clients better understand themselves, I find we not only tackle their current problems, but it provides a framework by which my clients become more resilient, and better prepared to face any difficulty that may arise in the future.
I have additional skills in clinical hypnotherapy and mindfulness based practices. Many of my clients benefit from exploring these techniques as we seek to utilise the resources within them.