Our Approach

We offer evidence-based therapies to support and assist our clients to explore
and learn new strategies in coping with life’s challenges and demands.

Our therapeutic style is warm, accepting, inclusive and down to earth. We value careful listening, empathy, professional ethics, and accountability.

Our approach is guided by the following beliefs:

  • All people have intrinsic worth.
  • All individuals are worthy of respect.
  • Everyone has the ability to change; readiness to change depends on each individual.
  • Clients take responsibility for the gains they make in therapy and counselling and for their personal successes. Our role is that of guide, tutor, coach, mentor, assistant, instructor, helper…..
  • Understanding comes first. If we jump too quickly to provide tools and strategies clients often feel unheard and misunderstood.
  • There is no one size fits all approach. Our approach is driven by who you are, what you identify as important, your life and beliefs, and what you want to see changed.
  • Many people benefit from therapy and counselling at some point in their lives. At its best, therapy and counselling are a healthy conversation that identifies, promotes, and uses people’s strengths to make the change they want to see in their lives.
  • We follow the Code of Ethics of the Australian Psychological Society and the Guidelines for Registration and Endorsement of the Psychology Board of the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency.
  • We use a collaborative, strengths-based approach. Our theoretical orientation is integrative. We select interventions, strategies and techniques which best suit you, your situation, the concerns you have, and the change you want to see.
  • We believe understanding you as a person and the world you live in is critical.
  • We believe in the importance of a good therapeutic fit. It is important that we are the right match for you, your situation, your life and your concerns. We will work with you to ensure that this is possible, if not with us, then with another therapist &/or psychologist.

"Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day-in, day-out. "

– Robert Collier


We can’t make people ‘do the work’ (the work of therapy)

We can’t make people ‘do the work’ (the work of therapy). The art of therapy is creating a safe holding space with enough support, compassion, care and trust, for an individual to want to step into that space with us, the therapist, and be willing to look around, to explore, to question, to learn. We (the therapist) are explorers with the individual, using our knowledge, skills and humanness to walk with them into the unknown and to say “it’s ok, you’ve got this”.

We (the therapists) are trained in a variety of techniques

We (the therapists) are trained in a variety of techniques and interventions to work with you, to get to know you, to learn about your particular concerns, how you’ve dealt with them in the past, how you want things to be different now, and to work together to discover and learn how you might make things different now.


Psychologists are bound by a Code of Ethics

Psychologists are bound by a Code of Ethics which clearly sets out issues of confidentiality. We can discuss this with you and provide you with further information. Our Privacy Policy is available to you. Please ask for a copy and we’re happy to discuss it further with you.

We are honoured to be on the ancestral lands of the Nyoongar people: the traditional custodians of this land. We pay our respects to the Whadjuk and Binjareb Nyoongar people whose land we live and work from, and pay our respects to the Elders, past, present and emerging.