Helen has over 20 years’ experience working in adult, child and adolescent mental health clinics in public and private practice. Helen has a warm, relaxed and engaging style, working from a relational base and collaborating with her clients to provide individually tailored, evidence-based solutions to their issues. She works with people aged 15 + and offers individual, couple, and family therapy. *Please note that couple and family therapy sessions are not covered by Medicare but may be covered by private health insurance.

Helen provides short-term work on specific problems as well as longer term psychotherapy on more complex and longstanding issues. She has a strong focus on establishing a safe, trusting, non-judgemental relationship where you can explore your needs and learn how better understand yourself, your strengths and vulnerabilities, and how to manage life’s struggles. Helen has a specific interest and advanced training in Systemic Family Therapy and uses these skills to help couples and families unpack and understand any unhelpful, negative patterns of interaction that are keeping problems in place, and turn their attentions and efforts to finding solutions together.

Helen also has 18 years’ experience as a Clinical Supervisor and offers individual supervision to Clinical Psychologists wishing to deepen their reflective practice.

Areas of expertise

Abuse experiences
Adjustment disorder
Anger management
Anxiety Disorders
Attachment issues
Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)
Child sexual abuse issues
Clinical supervision
Emotional and behavioural dysregulation
Family conflict
Gender issues
Grief and loss
Health anxiety
Identity issues
Interpersonal Issues
Panic Attacks
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Relationship Issues
School refusal
Self-harm and suicidal thinking
Sexual abuse
Social Phobia
Stress management
Trauma (single incident & long-term trauma)

Qualifications and Memberships

Master of Psychology (Clinical) University of Western Australia
Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Psychology – Adelaide University
Registered and endorsed to practice Clinical Psychology by the Psychology Board of Australia
Postgraduate Training in Systemic Family Therapy (2 years) – Systemic Consultation Centre, Perth

Treatment approaches

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
Systemic Family Therapy
Schema Therapy
Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR)
Dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT)
Mentalisation Based Therapy (MBT)
Narrative Therapy
Solution Focussed Therapy
Circle of Security informed attachment work
Parallel Parent Child Narrative work (PPCN)