Helen is a Clinical Psychologist with over 15 years’ experience working in Community Child and Adolescent Mental Health clinics in Perth and Adelaide. Helen has a warm and engaging style and is direct in her approach. She takes a family therapy approach, meaning that she looks at the child in context of the relationships that surround him or her. The parent or primary care giver then has a very important role to play in the treatment program and day to day management of the child. At the first appointment Helen would like to see you and you child together.
Her work is grounded in systemic theory, which emphasizes the role of the system of interpersonal relationships surrounding the child. She will work with people to find new ways of approaching the difficulties they are experiencing with the goal of bringing about your goals for positive change.
She incorporates strategies from a wide range of evidence based practices including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Solution focused therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Family Therapy, Mentalisation Based Therapy into her strengths based, family focused approach to treatment.
She has experience dealing with a wide range of issues including depression, anxiety, school refusal, self-harm, suicidality, emotional and behavioural dysregulation, trauma, family conflict, self-esteem, anger management, attachment issues, gender dysphoria and eating disorders.
Qualifications and Memberships:
- Master of Psychology (Clinical) (University of Western Australia)
- Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Psychology (Adelaide University)
- Registered with the Psychology Board of Australia
- Endorsed to practice clinical psychology by the Psychology Board of Australia