× 21st August 2020
Please be aware that the COTWA Directory is a resource in development. More trauma-trained therapists will be added in the coming months as they go through the time consuming processes to demonstrate their trauma treatment experience and skills, and be approved for listing on the Directory. We estimate there are more than 40 trauma-trained therapists in the Perth Metro Area, and at least another 10 in Regional WA, and it will take some time for COTWA to connect with them all. Please do check back regularly to find a suitable therapist near you.


About the Directory

The COTWA Spatial Directory is different from all other mental-health service directories:

  • It has been designed with the input of survivors to be both trauma-informed in its design, and meeting the needs that survivors have indicated they seek when choosing a trauma therapist
  • Practitioners approved for inclusion here are not self-assessed psychotherapists claiming expertise in complex trauma
  • The training and expertise of every clinician have been independently assessed and verified by Blue Knot Foundation, Australia’s National Centre of Excellence for complex trauma
  • Referrers and survivors can trust that clinicians listed here are trauma-informed, competent, and experienced clinicians who meet best-practice guidelines for evidence-based treatments in trauma-specific clinical expertise
  • Every clinician on this Directory has moved away from asking, “What’s wrong with you?” Instead, we ask, “What’s happened to you?”

Many health and mental-health professionals practising today have not received any training to screen for, recognise, or treat complex trauma.

A recent study by Wilgus and Brand et al (2015) reviewed the coverage of child maltreatment in ten of the most commonly used abnormal psychology textbooks at the time, and found that most of these lacked key information about complex childhood trauma! Also, the information in many of these textbooks tended to be overly focused on controversies rather than on accurately representing current scientific knowledge.

As such, many health practitioners do not recognise that the source of many people’s presenting difficulty may stem from a prolonged exposure to a traumatic environment or a difficult childhood.

In fact, it is estimated that someone with a dissociative disorder spends, on average, seven years in the health system before getting an accurate diagnosis. This is true despite research now suggesting that the majority of psychiatric in-patients and out-patients, as well as the overwhelming majority of incarcerated people (and this is even more true for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders than any other group), have a history of complex trauma.

So, when it comes to getting helpful treatment to deal with a history of complex trauma, it can be hard to know where to go for treatment.

To help those living with complex trauma, their loved ones, and referring health professionals find appropriately qualified clinicians with experience in diagnosing and/or treating complex trauma, COTWA has developed a spatial directory of trauma-trained professionals in Western Australia – all of whom have gone above and beyond their basic tertiary education to become trauma-trained.

Our aim is to support new and experienced service providers across Western Australia in ways that keep this database growing for many years to come, and to develop it into an invaluable resource for everyone in Western Australia.

Complex Trauma WA (COTWA), with financial support from angelhands Inc, aims to provide a directory of qualified, experienced trauma-trained practitioners in Western Australia, so those with a lived experience of complex trauma seeking treatment have the best chance of finding appropriate treatment.

To this end, COTWA, in collaboration with Australia’s National Centre of Excellence for Complex Trauma, the Blue Knot Foundation, established an independent formalised accreditation process to assess the trauma-specific expertise of local service providers who work with complex trauma. Every clinician listed on the COTWA Directory passed through this rigorous vetting process, so you can be sure that they meet internationally accepted best-practice standards for trauma-specific skills in treating adults, children, or families who have a lived experience of complex trauma.

Our directory is designed to share the kind of information that survivors have indicated they would appreciate, to help them, their loved ones, or referring health-professionals to make informed and empowered choices about seeking local and/or accessible trauma treatment services best suited for their needs and preferences.

Only professionally registered clinicians with industry-standard training in trauma-specific treatments, and who have been independently assessed to have substantial experience in working with traumatised people, have been listed in the COTWA Directory.

Every clinician listed:

  • Is a Clinical Member of COTWA, and hence meets internationally accepted best-practice standards for trauma-specific skills in treating adults, children, or families who have a lived experience of complex trauma:
  • Holds a current unrestricted practicing certificate with an eligible Australian professional regulatory body for their discipline, at the level of full membership.
  • Has been thoroughly assessed to possess the required knowledge-base and skill-set required for trauma-informed practice
  • Has a minimum of three years full-time (or equivalent) professional experience working as trauma-specific therapists in direct clinical service delivery with survivors
  • Has provided a written references from two colleagues (one of whom must be a clinical supervisor) who vouched for their clinical expertise as trauma-trained practitioner.
    For this process, referees are asked to provide information on how long they’ve known the clinician and in what context; how regularly they had contact with the clinician to get an informed view of their work; and also to comment on what they know about the clinician’s complex-trauma case load; and whether they would, based on their experience of the clinician and their work, recommend that person as a competent trauma-informed service provider.
  • And finally, has had to demonstrate their knowledge and training in trauma-informed practice applicable for supporting people with complex trauma by:
    • Listing detailed information on the relevant professional development undertaken in the past five years, that is specific to the treatment of people with a history of complex trauma.
    • Specifying which trauma-specific treatment modalities they use, and what training at what level they have received in those modalities.
    • Describing the general therapeutic approach they use when working with people with a lived experience of complex trauma.
      They are also required to specifically reference how they incorporate the Blue Knot Foundation’s Practice Guidelines for Treatment of Complex Trauma and Trauma Informed Care and Service Delivery’, with practical examples of how the core trauma-informed principles of safety, trustworthiness, collaboration, empowerment, choice, and respect for cultural and other forms of diversity are implemented in their trauma-specific clinical work.
    • Convincingly demonstrating that they offer person-centred and tailor-made treatments that caters to every individual’s unique needs; while simultaneously heeding the distinctive features, coping strategies, and challenges of which therapists need to take account when working with trauma that is interpersonally generated (insofar as it is distinct from other types of trauma, with which it may co-exist)

In other words, you can rest assured that clinicians who met the stringent criteria required for listing on the COTWA directory, have dedicated a significant proportion of their professional life to doing what they can to help those with a lived experience heal. They have also gone through a pretty time-consuming effort to provide extensive information in response to every application question, because they too support people with a lived experience and their loved ones being in a position to make informed choices when it comes to finding a trauma-trained practitioner.

DISCLAIMER: It is important to note that whilst every effort is made to identify those practitioners who meet our requirements for listing on the spatial directory, it is not possible to guarantee that claims of treatment competence is consistently adhered to. As such, COTWA cannot be held responsible for the outcome of the service provided by any listed practitioner or service.


For those requiring urgent assistance, please see the EMERGENCY NUMBERS on our Home page.

We invite you to inform us of your experience with any listed service, or to make any suggestions regarding the information provided in the directory by getting in touch via the Contact Us form in the website footer.


The services listed in the COTWA directory reflects the range of presenting needs that people with a history of complex trauma commonly require when seeking treatment.

The Filter function allows you to limit the results based on pre-defined categories. just click on a link to see the filtered results

The Search function allows you to type any word, and all matching results will be returned. Type a postcode, suburb, therapy type, client type, clinician name, etc. Results will be filtered by your search term.

See the tabs below for pre-defined search terms to give you a starting point.

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Hover on the therapy type for a description (Source: Psychology Today Therapy Types)

  • Eye-Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (TF-CBT)
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Developmental Needs Meeting Strategy (DNMS)
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  • Stress Inoculation Training
  • Addiction and Trauma Recovery Integration Model (ATRIUM)
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
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  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Alcohol and other drug addictions
  • Dissociation (including Dissociative Identity Disorder)
  • People who have experienced sexual abuse in institutions
  • Perpetrators of child abuse
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  • Homelessness
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  • ADHD
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  • Sexual intimacy issues
  • Financial Issues
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  • Providing court support to victims and their family/friends
  • Writing court/forensic reports
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  • Children (pre school)
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Clinical Psychologist
MA (Clinical Psychology),University of Pretoria, South Africa,2002 Academic Qualifications: ,,
Languages Spoken: English, Afrikaans
Douro House Psychological Health Care

(Private Practice)
9322 9666
0437883465
9322 9066
http://psychologistsinperth.com.au
Therapeutic Approaches
Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Internal Family Systems (IFS), Body-oriented psychotherapy, Psychodynamic psychotherapy
Can help with
Attachment trauma, Domestic or family violence, Child sexual abuse, Incest, Childhood neglect, Dissociation (including Dissociative Identity Disorder), Non-offending pedophiles, Parenting issues
Client Types
Men, Women, Lesbian, Gay, Migrants
Consultation Types
In person, Online/Video conference
Fees
Consultation Type Duration Standard Fee
Introductory meeting 30 mins $50
Standard consultation 50 mins $195
Trauma processing consultation 90 mins $240
Fee Reduction Options
Reduced fees by negotiation
Benefit Schemes
Medicare, Private Health Insurance
Business Hours
[{"day":"Monday","daylabel":"Mon","fromtime":"09:00","fromtimelabel":"9:00 am","totime":"15:00","totimelabel":"3:00 pm"},{"day":"Tuesday","daylabel":"Tue","fromtime":"09:00","fromtimelabel":"9:00 am","totime":"15:00","totimelabel":"3:00 pm"},{"day":"Wednesday","daylabel":"Wed","fromtime":"09:00","fromtimelabel":"9:00 am","totime":"15:00","totimelabel":"3:00 pm"},{"day":"Thursday","daylabel":"Thu","fromtime":"09:00","fromtimelabel":"9:00 am","totime":"18:00","totimelabel":"6:00 pm"}]
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Hello. My name is Sonia. I am a clinical psychologist in private practice; and I am also the coordinator of the Perth Complex Trauma Mental Health Professionals Network, and chairperson for Complex Trauma WA. I am passionate about doing whatever is within my power to protect children; and to help make sure that people who got hurt by the very people who should have protected them, get the kind of help they need when they ask for it.


I understand how hard it is to actually go to a therapist, so I thought I’d say a little bit about what you could expect at my practice if we were to work together. I also anticipate that you may need a few sessions before you can really get a feel for whether I might be the right kind of therapist for you or not, and that is perfectly fine with me.

I run a fairly standard clinical psychology practice, but most of my clients are adult survivors of complex trauma and I do what I can to adapt for what they need in order to best make use of psychotherapy. At our first meeting, I will listen closely to whatever you feel ready to tell me about, and I will probably ask a few questions about your family, and what it was like when you were at school, and what you found useful or not if you had sought help before. This helps us to determine where you’re at at the start of therapy, and how to prioritise what we focus on first. During the course of treatment, I will help you to make sense of what happened to you; teach you how your brain works and how it has done remarkable things to protect you; and introduce you to practical strategies to help you cope better with everyday life. Sometimes, during consultations, that means that people may walk around or lean against the consulting room door while we talk. Sometimes they play with kinetic sand or other sensory items (such as squishy stress balls, or an ice pack), or use of a weighted blanket, or just hold onto the massive Therapy Elephant until their nervous systems return to a manageable Window of Tolerance. Much of the work we do, will directly or indirectly target your attachment trauma too, to help improve your sense of your-Self and your capacity to recognise, tolerate, and manage your feelings in ways that better serve you. This can be helpful to re-establish your trust in yourself and in other people; and the way you manage your relationships in ways that serve you rather than undermine your needs. Whether in between, if you’re up for it, or only when you feel better equipped to do so, we process traumatic experiences in ways that are best indicated for your needs.

I love my work, and I feel privileged to work with the people I do. I have the utmost respect for the tremendous courage, tenacity, and resourcefulness of every survivor of childhood complex trauma, irrespective of what you’ve had to do to survive. You can trust that I do what I need to do to look after myself too, so that you don’t have to, and so that I can be a reliable resource for you on your healing journey.

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Clinical Psychologist
Doctor of Psychology (Clinical),University of Western Australia,2013 Academic Qualifications: Bachelor of Arts (Honours)(Psychology),University of Western Australia,2010
Languages Spoken: English
South West Wellbeing Centre

(Private Practice)
08 9791 9955
0411 138 036
08 9791 9958
http://www.swwellbeing.com.au/
Therapeutic Approaches
Eye-Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR), Exposure therapy, Other
Can help with
Attachment trauma, Domestic or family violence, Child sexual abuse, Incest, Childhood neglect, Sexual Assault including Rape, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Alcohol and other drug addictions, Dissociation (including Dissociative Identity Disorder), People who have experienced sexual abuse in institutions, Homelessness, Poverty, ADHD, Autism, Other special-needs, Financial Issues, Parenting issues, Harm reduction
Client Types
Men, Women, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning, Children (high school), Young adults (age 16-25), Older people (over age 65), Groups, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, Migrants, Refugees and asylum seekers, People with disabilities, Carers/Loved Ones
Consultation Types
In person, Online/Video conference, Telephone
Fees
Consultation Type Duration Standard Fee
Standard Consultation 50 minutes $240
EMDR Trauma Processing Session 90 minutes $360
Fee Reduction Options
Reduced fees by negotiation
Benefit Schemes
Medicare, Private Health Insurance, WorkCover WA, Department of Veterans Affairs
Business Hours
[{"day":"Monday","daylabel":"Mon","fromtime":"09:00","fromtimelabel":"9:00 am","totime":"16:00","totimelabel":"4:00 pm"},{"day":"Tuesday","daylabel":"Tue","fromtime":"09:00","fromtimelabel":"9:00 am","totime":"16:00","totimelabel":"4:00 pm"},{"day":"Wednesday","daylabel":"Wed","fromtime":"09:00","fromtimelabel":"9:00 am","totime":"16:00","totimelabel":"4:00 pm"},{"day":"Thursday","daylabel":"Thu","fromtime":"09:00","fromtimelabel":"9:00 am","totime":"16:00","totimelabel":"4:00 pm"}]
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My name is Dr. Stephanie Marie Jones, my pronouns are she/her, and I am a clinical psychologist. I completed my clinical doctorate of psychology at the University of Western Australia in 2013, after which I worked for two years with people facing barriers to employment. I then spent two years in private practice in Joondalup, before moving down to Bunbury, where I have been at the South West Wellbeing Centre ever since.

I have enjoyed working with clients with complex trauma throughout my career, and over the years I have expanded my skill set to enable me to assist these clients more effectively. I particularly enjoy working with clients experiencing voice hearing and dissociation, and honouring the important purposes that these phenomena serve. I welcome clients of diverse gender and sexuality, neurodiverse clients and those on the autism spectrum, and clients of all cultural, linguistic, and religious backgrounds.

In my spare time I enjoy digital painting, growing fruits and vegetables, and table-top roleplaying games such as Dungeons and Dragons.

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Clinical Psychologist
Masters in Clinical Psychology,ISPA,1999
Languages Spoken: English, Portuguese
B.Minded Psychology Pty Ltd

(Private Practice)
0411811535
https://bminded.com.au/
Therapeutic Approaches
Eye-Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (TF-CBT), Skills training in Affective and Interpersonal Regulation
Can help with
Domestic or family violence, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Parenting issues
Client Types
Men, Women, Children (primary school), Children (high school), Young adults (age 16-25), Older people (over age 65), Migrants, Refugees and asylum seekers
Consultation Types
In person, Online/Video conference, Telephone, Home visit, Outdoors
Fees
Consultation Type Duration Standard Fee
standard consultation +50min 190
Fee Reduction Options
Medicare bulk billing (no gap), Reduced fees by negotiation
Benefit Schemes
Medicare, Private Health Insurance
Business Hours
[{"day":"Monday","daylabel":"Mon","fromtime":"09:00","fromtimelabel":"9:00 am","totime":"17:00","totimelabel":"5:00 pm"},{"day":"Tuesday","daylabel":"Tue","fromtime":"09:00","fromtimelabel":"9:00 am","totime":"17:00","totimelabel":"5:00 pm"},{"day":"Wednesday","daylabel":"Wed","fromtime":"09:00","fromtimelabel":"9:00 am","totime":"17:00","totimelabel":"5:00 pm"},{"day":"Thursday","daylabel":"Thu","fromtime":"09:00","fromtimelabel":"9:00 am","totime":"17:00","totimelabel":"5:00 pm"},{"day":"Friday","daylabel":"Fri","fromtime":"09:00","fromtimelabel":"9:00 am","totime":"17:00","totimelabel":"5:00 pm"}]
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Ana Santos is a registered clinical psychologist in private practice. She has practiced, trained in, and managed Trauma and Psychological First Aid with the United Nations services in Kosovo and East-Timor, Portuguese Red Cross, fire-fighters, police forces, correctional services, as well as in private-practice contexts. Ana has extensive experience working with diverse populations across the life span. She has facilitated group workshops across Europe, Africa, and Australia.

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Psychotherapist
Adv Diploma of Psychotherapy,Churchill Clinic,2000
Languages Spoken: English
Diana Phillips Psychotherapy

(Private Practice)
0434058338
https://bunburypsychotherapy.com.au/
Therapeutic Approaches
Psychodynamic psychotherapy
Can help with
Attachment trauma, Domestic or family violence, Childhood neglect, Systemic oppression, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Alcohol and other drug addictions, Dissociation (including Dissociative Identity Disorder)
Client Types
Men, Women, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Transexual, Queer/Questioning, Intersex, Asexual, Young adults (age 16-25), Older people (over age 65)
Consultation Types
In person, Online/Video conference
Fees
Consultation Type Duration Standard Fee
Initial consultation One Hour $150
Followup Consultation One Hour $150
Fee Reduction Options
Reduced fees by negotiation
Benefit Schemes
Private Health Insurance
Business Hours
[{"day":"Monday","daylabel":"Mon","fromtime":"09:00","fromtimelabel":"9:00 am","totime":"17:00","totimelabel":"5:00 pm"},{"day":"Tuesday","daylabel":"Tue","fromtime":"09:00","fromtimelabel":"9:00 am","totime":"17:00","totimelabel":"5:00 pm"},{"day":"Wednesday","daylabel":"Wed","fromtime":"09:00","fromtimelabel":"9:00 am","totime":"17:00","totimelabel":"5:00 pm"},{"day":"Thursday","daylabel":"Thu","fromtime":"09:00","fromtimelabel":"9:00 am","totime":"17:00","totimelabel":"5:00 pm"},{"day":"Friday","daylabel":"Fri","fromtime":"09:00","fromtimelabel":"9:00 am","totime":"17:00","totimelabel":"5:00 pm"}]
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Diana has lived in the Bunbury region since 1982, having been born and bred on a farm in the wheat belt of W.A. She did her secondary education at Albany HS and tertiary at UWA. Diana first worked as an educator in senior science and zoology in high schools and at UWA with undergraduate students, after which time she had, and raised, four children. Then for 23 years she managed her husband’s law practice and while doing this in 1995 began studying for her own career in analytical psychotherapy, graduating from Churchill clinic in 2000. She has been in private practice in Bunbury since 1996, first as a student under supervision, and then in her own right since 2000. Diana's practice is very mixed as practices are in country regions; from full on analytic work that extends over several years, to counselling and relationship issues, from teens through to seniors including various types and stages of mental illness, and all life stages and difficulties. Diana's is a very full practice within which she works in the psychodynamic way, dealing with the childhood issues and their impacts on future lives. Diana has worked with trauma sufferers for over 20 years, including many clients who have suffered complex trauma, with and the resulting dissociative disorders and DID. Diana cares deeply about complex trauma sufferers and is dedicated to helping them heal. Diana is a clinical member of PACFA, an accredited PACFA mental health practitioner and an accredited PACFA and AAoS clinical supervisor

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Clinical Psychologist
Doctor of Philosophy (Clinical Psychology),Edith Cowan University,2015
Languages Spoken: English
Dr Esther Kint

(Private Practice)
Therapeutic Approaches
Eye-Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR), Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (TF-CBT), Exposure therapy, Skills training in Affective and Interpersonal Regulation, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Psychodynamic psychotherapy
Can help with
Attachment trauma, Domestic or family violence, Incest, Alcohol and other drug addictions, Dissociation (including Dissociative Identity Disorder), People who have experienced sexual abuse in institutions, Sexual intimacy issues, Parenting issues, Writing court/forensic reports
Client Types
Men, Women, Couples, Children (high school), Young adults (age 16-25), Older people (over age 65), Groups, Migrants, People with disabilities
Consultation Types
In person, Online/Video conference, Telephone
Fees
Consultation Type Duration Standard Fee
Standard 50 mins $200
Fee Reduction Options
Reduced fees by negotiation
Benefit Schemes
Medicare, Private Health Insurance, WorkCover WA, Department of Veterans Affairs
Business Hours
[{"day":"Monday","daylabel":"Mon","fromtime":"10:00","fromtimelabel":"10:00 am","totime":"18:00","totimelabel":"6:00 pm"},{"day":"Tuesday","daylabel":"Tue","fromtime":"09:00","fromtimelabel":"9:00 am","totime":"15:00","totimelabel":"3:00 pm"},{"day":"Wednesday","daylabel":"Wed","fromtime":"10:00","fromtimelabel":"10:00 am","totime":"18:00","totimelabel":"6:00 pm"}]
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I am a registered Clinical Psychologist and have been working in Private Practice for 8 years now. I am self-employed and have a lovely bright and airy office in Como, with river glimpses. It is a warm and inviting space, and many of my client's comment on how "at home" they feel in this space.

My particular interest lies in treating trauma-related conditions (i.e. attachment difficulties, difficulties with self-regulation, difficulties in sustaining healthy relationships, PTSD, and BPD), and I draw on a range of treatment modalities including trauma focused-CBT, DBT, Schema Therapy, and EMDR. Each year, I attend ongoing professional development to enhance my skills and ensure I am equipped with the most up to date and evidence-based treatment approaches.

I pride myself on being a warm, authentic, and compassionate therapist, who focuses on identifying my client's strengths, rather than focusing solely on the problem itself. My aim is to create a relaxed and supportive therapeutic environment, that encourages client's to feel safe to explore their presiding difficulties at their own pace.

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