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Clinical Psychology Services

Take control of your health and wellbeing

Clinical Psychologist Perth

Clinical psychologists are trained to assist people who are experiencing difficulty with their emotions, thinking, and behaviour.

Clinical psychologists possess a high level of knowledge and skills, having studied the brain, human development, personality, emotions, and human behaviour for many years. All practitioners are legally required to be registered with the national registration board – this means they must be competent, follow a strict code of conduct, and ensure that they undertake regular professional development.

Making an appointment with a registered psychologist ensures you receive high-quality, ethical treatment. Whatever your problem may be, the clinical psychologist will work with you to achieve your goals.

What do we help with?

We are committed to treating a variety of conditions to help you overcome life’s challenges. Our team of experienced clinical psychologists will use their years of experience to work with you and help you overcome any obstacles you may have.

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Mental Health

We help people overcome their problems and acheive emotional stability and well-being through a variety of effective therapy techniques and tools.

Our psychologists understand that everyone is different and will create a plan to help you manage your mental health obstacles.

Depression
Anxiety
Phobias
Bipolar disorder
Psychosis
Personality disorders (schizophrenia, OCD)
Eating disorders

Trauma

Our psychologists are experienced at providing counselling, therapy services, and assistance to clients who have experienced or are currently undergoing trauma. We understand the delicate nature of traumatic events and will help you manage your hardship with respect and patience.

Bereavement
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Sexual assault
Abuse
Bullying
Domestic violence
Physical disabilities

Other Difficulties

Our practitioners have extensive experience helping clients work through many of life’s challenges. We aim to understand your unique situation; we’ll work with you to develop a custom action plan and guide you to overcome challenges and work towards overall happiness and wellbeing.

Learning disabilities (ADD, ADHD, dyslexia, etc.)
Addiction/substance abuse
Self-esteem issues
Self-harm
Anger management
Relationship problems
Illness: cancer, heart disease, etc.

What is clinical psychology?

Clinical psychology is the branch of psychology that focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of emotional, mental, and behavioural disorders.

Though treatment options and therapy techniques may differ by clinic and practitioner, all clinical psychologists in Australia must meet the same education standards and be registered with the Psychology Board of Australia to provide treatment to clients.

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What does a clinical psychologist do?

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Assessment

Assessment in clinical psychology involves determining the nature and causes of distress, and the impact this has on personal, social, work/academic functioning.

Psychological assessments can be requested for a variety of different reasons, including victims of crime compensation, work injury compensation etc.

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Diagnosis

A clinical psychologist can clarify, confirm, or determine a psychological diagnosis.

The psychologist’s expert opinion in this diagnosis acts as a starting point for management and treatment of the problem.

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Treatment

Based on the diagnosis and complications, your psychologist will create customised treatment plan to help you manage any current and future issues with confidence.

Our practitioners genuinely care about your wellbeing and will be with you every step of the therapy journey.

Clinical psychology for children

Children may also need help dealing with life’s challenges. Psychological assessments can be helpful in diagnosing and managing problematic behaviours in children.

Our child psychologists offer therapy to help children and adolescents overcome difficulties like anxiety, depression, self-harm, low self-esteem, school refusal, learning disabilities, Attention-Deficit Disorder (ADD), Attention-Deficit/Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD), challenging behaviours, grief management, and bereavement.

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Treatment

Clinical psychologists are trained to deliver a range of techniques with demonstrated effectiveness in treating mental health disorders including depression, a range of anxiety disorders, eating disorders, trauma and bereavement.

Treatment is aimed at helping you to improve your quality of life. Contact us to see how psychological treatments can help you.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is the most widely used evidence-based technique used by therapists to improve mental health. It aims to help a person recognise unhelpful thought patterns and learn practical self-help tactics.

Decades of research has demonstrated that CBT is highly effective in treating a range of psychological issues, and its effects are maintained for substantial periods of time well after treatment has finished.

CBT teaches people to shift negative or unhelpful thought patterns and behaviour to a more realistic, positive, and problem-solving approach.

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Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is a form of cognitive behavioural psychotherapy that aims to improve a person’s ability to engage in positive behaviours whilst experiencing difficult thoughts or emotions. ACT is a mindfulness-based approach to dealing with problems that involves acceptance of what is out of your control and commitment to actions that improve your life.

ACT has been used to successfully treat a wide range of issues across the lifespan, including anxiety, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, phobias, post-traumatic stress disorder, substance abuse, chronic pain, psychosis, eating problems and weight management, self-harm and suicidal ideation.

Why choose Gateway Psychological Services?

We are an engaging, friendly, and approachable practice that aims to empower you to overcome life’s challenges. The team at Gateway Psychology works with you to enable you to experience confidence and control while improving your overall quality of life.

  • People – Our clinical psychologists are all qualified, friendly, and approachable. Practitioners are registered with the Australian Health Practitioners Registration Board and have relevant qualifications and accreditations. Our primary focus is helping you achieve your goals.
  • Tools – We use an array of effective and scientifically validated tools and techniques to address your challenges and to help you become empowered to overcome your issues.
  • Results – To conquer your hardships and take control of your wellbeing, you must be willing to make the necessary changes. Our psychologists work to the best of their abilities to ensure that you get lasting, life-changing results.

Meet our Clinical Psychologists

Our team is committed to giving you the highest quality psychological services in a friendly, welcoming environment. Our practitioners are extensively trained at the Doctoral level in Clinical Psychology.

Dr Kate Elliott

Dr Kate Elliott

Clinical/Neuro Psychologist

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Arts Psychology (minor in Children and Family Studies) – Edith Cowan University 2004
  • Postgraduate Diploma Psychology – Murdoch University 2005
  • Masters Degree in Community Development – Curtin University 2006
  • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and Clinical Neuropsychology – University of Western Australia 2012

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Areas of Interest

Clinical Psychology

  • Generalized Anxiety
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Panic Disorder
  • Social Anxiety
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Depression
  • Perfectionism
  • Eating Disorders

Neuropsychology

Assessments to assist with;

  • Returning to the Workplace after Accident
  • Traumatic Brain injury (work place accidents, car accidents, victims of crime)
  • Acquired Brain Injury (strokes, cancer recovery, drug use)
Nicola Whalan

Nicola Whalan

Psychologist

Nicola works out of our Beverley clinic located at the Beverley Community Resource Centre 132 Vincent St, Beverley, WA. Please direct all enquires through the Midland Clinic.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor Of Arts (1990) Deakin University
  • Post Grad Dip (1992) (Adolescent and Child Psychology) University of Melbourne
  • Master of Educational Psychology (1996) University of Melbourne

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Areas of Interest

  • Anxiety Management using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Reactive and Acute Depression
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, specifically attributable to involvement in combat
  • Grief Processing
  • Family Relationships
  • Workplace/Cultural Adjustment
  • Career Guidance
  • Educational and Vocational Assessments
  • Specific Learning Difficulties
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Autism Diagnostic Input and Assistance
Dr Karen Brooker

Dr Karen Brooker

Clinical/Neuro Psychologist

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Arts (Honours) 1984
  • Graduate Diploma Psychology – University of Western Australia 2006
  • Bachelor of Science (1st Class Honours) – University of Western Australia 2007
  • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and Clinical Neuropsychology – University of Western Australia 2012

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Areas of Interest

Clinical Psychology

  • Anxiety and phobias
  • Adult survivors of sexual abuse
  • Cancer survivors
  • Depression
  • Panic disorder
  • Post-natal depression
  • Sleeping disorders
  • Workplace bullying
  • Shyness and social skills deficits
  • Teacher burnout
  • Adjustment post bariatric surgery
  • FIFO adjustment (workers and their families)
  • Helping children adjust to parental separation/divorce

Neuropsychology (6 years +)

  • Intellectual assessment
  • Intellectual disability
  • Academic assessment
  • Learning difficulties
  • School issues
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Vocational assessment and career issues
  • Memory Impairment
  • Impact of Chronic Disease and Medication
Esha Jamnadass

Esha Jamnadass

Clinical Psychology Registrar

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science Psychology with First Class Honours – University of Western Australia 2011
  • Masters of Clinical Psychology – completed and working towards completion of Doctor of Philosophy University of Western Australia
  • Co-author of three publications: the Journal of Neurodevelopmental Disorders, Early Human Development and the Journal of Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders

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Presentations 

  • Mental Disorders for Mental Health Week 2016
  • Poster presentation at the Society for Research in Child Development Conference in Philadelphia 2015
  • Presentation at Curtin Autism Research Open Day
  • Presented at Australasian Society for Autism Research conference in Melbourne (December 2014)

Member of the Australian Psychological Society. Member of the Australian Association for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.

Areas of Interest

  • Depression
  • Generalised Anxiety
  • Panic Disorder
  • PSTD
  • Eating Disorders
  • Child Behavioural difficulties
  • Stress management
  • Social Anxiety
  • Phobias
  • Perfectionism
  • Bullying
  • Separation Anxiety
  • School Refusal
  • Academic Difficulties
  • Cognitive Assessments across the lifespan

Clinical psychology fees

The fees for seeing a clinical psychologist vary depending on the practitioner. Medicare rebates are available for clients who are referred by a GP, psychiatrist, or paediatrician under a Mental Health Care Plan. Private health insurance can also help cover the costs of psychological counselling – results vary based on your health insurance provider, plan, and level of cover.

For more information, please contact Gateway Psychology or visit our rebates and fees page.

Our Location

Our clinic is located just a short drive from Perth’s CBD in Midland, Western Australia. Gateway Psychological Services’ clinic is situated a few minutes away from Perth and the serene Woodbridge Riverside Park and is near the picturesque Swan Valley.

Due to our close proximity to the Wheatbelt, regional clients are welcome and Skype sessions are available for clients who cannot attend appointments in person due to their remote location.

The clinic is easily accessible by car or public transport; we are within walking distance of the Midland and Woodbridge train stations.

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Contact us today to get started on your journey to health and wellbeing.

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