Find a Psychologist
Vision Counselling and Psychology is a collaborative team of psychologists and counsellors who work with individuals, couples, families and children in Perth, Western Australia.
We have psychologists who are experienced and trained to support individuals and couples through counselling and psychology techniques. Our psychologists in Perth have the clinical experience and knowledge to support those experiencing difficulties in their lives.
Our Psychologists help people reach their full potential by working through various issues with their mental health, anxiety, or trauma.
Perth Psychologist Appointments
Private Perth psychology appointments run for 60 minutes.
Psychology appointments are available with our clinical and registered psychologists based in Scarborough, WA or by telehealth psychology Australia wide.
You can book after hours and weekend psychology appointments if required.
Janette is a highly experienced Clinical Psychologist who is able to offer a range of psychological interventions to individuals. Janette has a caring and compassionate nature and is dedicated to providing best practice consultation, assessment and support to clients experiencing a broad range of difficulties. Janette’s calm and confident manner allows her clients to feel safe and supported when sharing their difficulties with her.
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Janette Williams works with adults and adolescents 13+ years.
- Treatment for anxiety
- Treatment for depression
- Panic disorder
- Relationship issues
- Trauma and Critical Incident Support
- Occupational health and workplace issues
- Stress management
- Anger management
- Grief and loss
- Clinical hypnotherapy
- Career and vocational issues
I try to ensure the client feels that their issues are heard and understood in a safe and supportive therapy environment. I endeavour to allow the client to speak about the reasons they came for therapy fully in the first session. I also like to ensure that they have an understanding of what could help them and the best practice treatment strategies which are available that I can provide.
I like to develop a treatment plan in conjunction with the client and encourage them towards obtaining their goals throughout the course of the therapy.
I like to assist clients to enhance their self-esteem and positivity through strategies and practices drawn from the field of positive psychology.
My approach is based upon humanistic psychology which is a client-centred approach believing in the client’s potential to grow towards self-actualisation.
I believe clients may come to therapy because they lack fulfillment in their lives or have neglected their values and needs and do not have a sense of wholeness as a person. My task as therapist is to assist clients to explore their values, needs and wants as well as what is important and meaningful to them in their lives. With increased understanding clients are then able to work towards achieving change in their lives.
Janette is a Clinical Psychologist with a Masters of Psychology. Janette is a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS), APS College of Clinical Psychologists and the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency.
Janette is an experienced Perth based clinical psychologist who has worked in corporate, private and government organisations. Janette is trained in individual, couple and family therapy.
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Rob works with individuals and couples from the Scarborough office. Rob is a warm and collaborative psychologist with a client-centered approach. Rob seeks first to understand his clients, and then together with the client, tailor individual solutions utilising best practice treatment strategies.
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Rob Orr works with adults over the age of 18 years and couples.
- Grief and loss
- Self-esteem issues
- Men’s health issues
- Relationship and interpersonal difficulties
- Dealing with chronic illness/disability
- Palliative Care
I believe that the most effective therapy takes place in an environment which combines both a supportive and understanding relationship between the therapist and client, as well as a clear understanding of the outcomes the client wishes to achieve.
As well as dealing with the specific issues they bring into therapy, my clients also increase their belief that they can make choices which affect the course of their lives in a positive way. Clients are gently challenged to make those choices.
My style of interaction with clients is warm and collaborative, following a client-centered approach. I seek first to understand, and then together with the client, tailor individual solutions utilising best practice treatment strategies.
Rob is a Registered Psychologist with a Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology (South Africa). He is a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS), and is registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
Rob has a background in client centered Psychology, and uses approaches including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Narrative Therapy, Dignity Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).
Rob views liaison with other health professionals as extremely important, as this provides a cohesive approach which is in the best interests of the client.
Rob qualified as a clinical psychologist in South Africa, and currently holds registration as a psychologist in Australia. He has over 30 year’s experience as a clinician, having worked in private practice, government organisations, and disability support organisations. Rob is fluent in English and Afrikaans.
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When to speak to a psychologist
It is recommended to consider seeking therapy when an event happens which causes you distress or interferes with certain parts of your life, especially when –
- thinking about the issue takes up at least an hour each day
- the issue causes you embarrassment, shame or makes you want to avoid others
- the issue has caused your quality of life to decrease
- the issue has negatively affected your home life, school, work, or your relationships
- you’ve made changes in your life or developed bad habits to cope
If you are feeling overwhelmed, highly stress or alone with a problem, psychologists are ready to help.
How does a psychologist help?
Psychologists can assist people who are having difficulty controlling their emotions, thinking and behaviour. This includes people experiencing mental health problems such as;
- serious and enduring mental illness
- addictive behaviours
- childhood behaviour disorders
For example, a psychologist may counsel a person who has just had a traumatic experience in order to help them understand why they feel the way that they do, while also teaching them coping mechanisms for when these feelings come back again.
How do psychologists work
Psychologists use evidence based treatments, a range of psychological services, counselling and psychotherapy to help you through a difficult time or situation. Examples of psychological treatment –
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Relaxation Training
- Stress Management
- Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
- Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR)
- Clinical Hypnotherapy
- Treatment for Anxiety
- Treatment for Depression
- Positive Psychology
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
- Trauma Support
- Schema Therapy
- Narrative Therapy
- Motivational Interviewing
- Interpersonal Therapy
Psychologist Fees, Referrals and Rebates
You can use your GP referral and mental health care plan when accessing a mental health service and seeing a psychologist.
Visit our FAQs page for information on GP referrals and Medicare rebates.
Our Perth psychologists will do their very best to ensure that your experience at Vision Counselling and Psychology is a supportive, comfortable and positive experience.
Bulk Billing Psychology Appointments
Vision offers a limited number of bulk billed psychology appointments for registered psychology from our Scarborough office. Clients must have a current health care card to be eligible.
To arrange a bulk bill appointment, please call or email the office to see if we have spaces available.
Accessing Perth Psychological Services
The Perth area offers a wide range of psychological services that are available to individuals, couples and families. Psychological care can be accessed via your G.P. who may provide a mental health plan, or by making an appointment with a private psychology and counselling clinic in Perth.
Psychological services are also often available as part of an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) through your employer (depending on the organisation you work for) and at most large Perth hospitals.
Our psychologists currently work from the Scarborough Office in Western Australia.
Telehealth Psychology appointments also available Australia wide.
Can a psychologist help me with Anxiety?
How can a Psychologist help me with Anxiety?
You may be experiencing anxiety if:
- You feel on edge
- You have trouble concentrating
- You have trouble sleeping, falling asleep or waking in the night
- You feel grumpy or irritated
- You feel worried about things
These symptoms can be very difficult to deal with on a day to day basis.
Seeing a psychologist can help you with anxiety treatment, help you manage these feelings and allow you to live with less anxiety in your life.
A psychologist may help you with Anxiety in a number of ways including:
- Helping you to recognise unproductive worries
- Helping you learn to relax using specific techniques
- Helping you recognise patterns of thinking that are not useful
Can a psychologist help me with Depression?
How can a Psychologist help me with Depression?
You may be experiencing depression if:
- You don’t enjoy your normal activities anymore
- You feel sad/overwhelmed/miserable
- You don’t want to be around people
- You are having trouble getting things done
- You feel tired/exhausted/lethargic
- You can’t sleep/eat/work/play
- You may or may not have thought about suicide
- You have felt like this for more than two weeks
These symptoms can be very difficult to deal with on a day to day basis.
Finding a psychologist may help with the treatment of depression by:
- Identifying thoughts and patterns of behaviour that are negative and unhelpful
- Helping you with skills to address relationship/life/work issues or other problems that may be impacting depression in your life
- Helping you identify and change any unhelpful problem solving approaches you may use
Can a psychologist help me with PTSD?
How can a Psychologist help me with PTSD?
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) may be caused by the experiencing of a traumatic event such as a car accident, a physical attack, involvement in war and many other dangerous, confronting and terrifying experiences.
A continuous exposure to trauma and stress over a longer period of time, may cause Prolonged Duress Stress Disorder (PDSD).
You may be experiencing PTSD if:
You re-experience the traumatic event with
- Intrusive and upsetting memories of the event
- You have nightmares or flashbacks
- You experience intense distress
You avoid and/or numb yourself by
- Avoiding certain places, people or events
- You ‘forget’ important parts of the traumatic event
- You have lost interest/enjoyment in your usual activities
- You feel detatched from the world around you
- You drink to excess or take drugs to numb yourself
You are anxious and emotionally charged
- Difficulty falling and/or staying asleep
- You have outbursts of anger or rage
- You cannot concentrate
- You are hyper vigilant/on alert
- You are easily startled
These symptoms can be very difficult to deal with on a day to day basis.
Help for PTSD
PTSD symptoms can be terrifying and overwhelming and can make day to day living very difficult. A psychologist may be able to help by –
- Addressing your particular needs
- Helping you understand what, how and why this is happening to you
- Using specific treatments such as CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy)
- Providing a safe non judgmental space for you to express your feelings
Can a psychologist help me with Stress?
How can a Psychologist help me with Stress?
You may be experiencing stress if:
- You feel irritable/tired/angry/sad
- You feel unwell, you catch everything going around
- You are over/under eating
- You are drinking/smoking/taking drugs more than you normally would
- You feel anxious
- There may be other/different symptoms as well
Stress may be caused by many different life events or situations and can be very difficult to deal with day to day.
Seeing a psychologist may help you with stress in a number of ways, such as:
- Helping you understand what may be causing your stress
- Helping you build resilience to meet life’s challenges
- Teaching you appropriate relaxation techniques
- Helping you with skills to address problematic relationships that may cause you stress
Can a psychologist help me with a Phobia?
How can a Psychologist help me with a Phobia?
You may be experiencing a phobia if:
- You feel intense fear of ‘something’
- Your heart races, you feel sweaty and light headed
- You understand logically that it poses very little threat
- You get annoyed or feel ashamed for reacting this way
- Your phobia limits your choices, i.e., you won’t take an overseas holiday because you have a phobia of flying
Depending on your phobia, these symptoms can become a disruptor in your life and limit your choices.
Finding a psychologist may help with the phobia by:
A psychologist may help you in a number of ways, for example-
- Relaxation techniques
- Gradual exposure techniques
- Teaching you how to challenge unhelpful thoughts
Psychology, as a discipline, is both a profession and a science.
The science of psychology seeks to understand and explain the processes that are the basis of, and have an effect on, the way humans think, feel and behave.
The profession of psychology covers many and varied areas of human interaction research and practice and psychologists are employed in a wide variety of settings.
Psychology is the scientific study of the human mind, its various states and processes, how the mind functions, and what affects it and how it is affected. Psychology focuses on human behaviour, and explores emotion, cognition, intelligence, personality and more. Psychology also focuses on mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, personality disorders, phobias and many other difficulties that affect the emotional wellbeing of people.
Psychologists study the way people feel, think, act and interact.
Through a range of strategies and therapies psychologists aim to reduce distress and to enhance and promote emotional well being.
Psychologists are experts in human behaviour, and have studied the brain, memory, learning and human development.
Psychologists work with people to help them gain, or improve their mental health and wellbeing. Psychologists work in a variety of areas and disciplines and with people from all walks of life and in many different contexts. Psychological treatment and services are also available in a diverse array of settings.
A clinical psychologist has completed studies and training that means they are qualified to assess and diagnose mental health illnesses; they can also assess and diagnose psychological issues. They use a range of effective therapies and techniques to treat mental health and psychological difficulties. Clinical psychologists may work in settings such as, hospitals, rehabilitation and private practice among many other possible positions.
A clinical psychologist is a trained and registered professional who provides psychotherapy to clients experiencing mental or emotional problems.
One of the most important and difficult tasks of a clinical psychologist is to help clients with mental health disorders.
The psychologist’s job is to help the client understand and manage their emotional and psychological problems. They can do this by explaining different diagnoses and treatment options, as well as by assessing the client’s situation and needs through interviews, psychological testing, and psychotherapy sessions.
A registered psychologist has completed the study and training and supervision to enable them to become registered with the Psychology Board of Australia. This also means that they can use the title of Psychologist and can practice or be employed as a psychologist.
A clinical psychologist works with individuals who have mild to complex mental health conditions including the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of mental health disorders. In addition, clinical psychologists may also participate in research, training, teaching and supervisory roles and advise on public policy. Clinical psychologists have completed a Masters Degree in clinical psychology or equivalent and are endorsed for an approved area of practice under ‘clinical psychology’ with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
A psychologist or psychologist with general registration also works with mental health conditions providing assessment, diagnosis and treatment in a wide variety of settings. A psychologist will have a minimum of 6 years tertiary training and supervision in order to gain their general registration. A psychologist will have a general registration with AHPRA.
In Australia, all psychologists are legally required to be registered with the national registration board, the Psychology Board of Australia, in the same way medical practitioners must be registered. This means that they must be competent and follow a strict Code of Conduct.
Not all counsellors or therapists are registered psychologists. Seeing someone who is registered ensures that you should be receiving high quality ethical treatment.
Psychologists specialise in providing specialized evidenced based therapies for mental health problems.
These therapies are effective at treating common mental health conditions and many childhood problems.
Health and wellbeing is affected by a variety of factors. Health psychologists focus on how psychology, biology, behaviour and social issues affect and influence the physical and mental health and general wellbeing of humans. This field of psychology works to understand and promote physical and mental health as a preventative measure.
Psychologists can assist people who are having difficulty controlling their emotions, thoughts and behaviour. This includes people experiencing mental health problems such as;
– serious and enduring mental illness
– addictive behaviours
– childhood behaviour disorders
Generally Perth psychologists in private practice charge between $170 to $275 per session.
Fees are determined by the psychologist’s qualifications and the practice’s fee schedule.
The Australian Psychological Society Board currently recommends that psychologists charge a fee of $267 for a 46-60 minute appointment.
If you are referred to see a psychologist by your GP and you have a Mental Health Care Plan, you may be eligible to receive a Medicare rebate for part of the cost of your psychology appointments.
When you are experiencing high levels of stress, anxiety, depression or trauma and you are unable to manage the effects of this yourself, it may be time to talk to a psychologist.
If your mental health has been negatively impacted and the issue is ongoing and not resolving, a psychologist can assist you to manage difficult symptoms, thoughts, feelings and behaviours and improve your mental health using evidence based treatments.