Life is best organised as a series of daring ventures from a secure base.
Helen Bradley: Principal Psychologist
B App Science; Grad Dip Ed (Spec); B Science (Psych) Honors; Master Psychology (Clinical)
Helen is a Clinical Psychologist Registrar with experience working therapeutically with individuals across the lifespan with additional competencies working with indigenous, hearing impaired, pregnancy and new mums and babies, and those individuals with chronic and neurological disease. Helen works with clients presenting with a wide range of issues including depression, anxiety disorders, grief, loss, trauma, self-esteem and relationship distress. Helen is comfortable supporting couples or individuals with sexuality difficulties particularly female sexual difficulties such as vaginismus.
Helen’s practice is LGBTIQ+ affirmative. She has a special interest in gender identity and is able to support clients exploring their preferred gender identification, including assisting with the transition process. Helen works closely with the Gender Diversity Services at Perth Children’s Hospital assisting gender questioning children, adolescents and their families.
Helen’s therapeutic approach is to provide a safe and non-judgemental environment for people to explore the difficulties they are facing. This includes working with clients to develop greater insight into their own behaviour, and to better understand their relationships. By helping clients better understand themselves, Helen not only helps her clients tackle their current problems, but provides a framework by which her clients are more resilient, and better prepared to face any difficulty that may arise in the future.
Behaviour is the end result of a prevailing story in one’s mind: change the story and the behaviour will change.
Dr Jacinta Mpalyenkana
David Parrick: Principal Psychologist
Master App Psychology (Clinical)
David is a Clinical Psychologist who works with individuals and couples across the lifespan and with a wide range of presenting problems including depression, anxiety, conduct/behavioural issues, men’s health and work-related stress.
David’s practice is LGBTIQ affirmative and he has special competencies in working with individuals who are Gender Questioning or actively seeking to Gender Transition, including working with families and schools in this process. David also works closely with the Gender Diversity Clinic at Perth Children’s Hospital assisting gender questioning children and adolescents.
David works to provide a supportive and non-judgemental environment for people to explore the difficulties they are facing. Successful therapy involves working with the individual to develop insight into their own behaviours and how this impacts on all aspects of their life. By helping clients to better understand themselves David aims to assist clients in resolving their current issues while also providing a framework to aid clients in becoming more resilient, and better prepared to face any difficulties that may arise in the future.
David regularly undertakes professional development and supervision to ensure his therapeutic approach remains informed by the most up to date research. He has undertaken specific training in a range of therapeutic approaches which enables him to identify the best approach for the individual. These include:
Metacognitive and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Behavioural approaches to therapy
Current Police Clearance
Working with Children Check
Registered – Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
Member – Australian Psychological Society (APS)