Dr. Brene Brown
I am qualified and experienced Counselling Psychologist & EMDR accredited practitioner. I am a board approved supervisor and EMDR consultant.
I am based in Perth, Western Australia.
I specialise in psychology and psychotherapy for children, adolescents and adults. I work with individuals, parents, couples and families, offering assessment, diagnosis, formulation and treatment for a full range of mental health & relationship issues.
I am dedicated to helping individuals and families in our community access the support they need to experience better mental health and wellbeing. My overarching approach is working from a person-centred perspective. That is, working collaboratively with the person on what their needs and goals are.
I trained in the UK, Ireland and Australia. I have experience working in a variety of settings including child protection, community mental health, women’s health and family services, and education settings. I began working in private practice 2019.
Often referred to as 'talking therapy', psychological therapy involves exploration and discussion between therapist and client, to understand how past experiences, current difficulties or concerns about the future might be affecting your life. During therapy a psychologist will listen to you and help you understand how you respond to life events and reflect upon the ways in which you see yourself and others. Your psychologist will not tell you what to do or give you advice, but will guide and support you to make your own choices and begin the process of change.
Therapy is collaborative and relational, a space for discovering who we are, making sense of life experiences, and developing our ability to see a meaningful future. All treatment is individually planned to your needs. Therapy provided is evidence-based, with an approach aimed to reduce distress and improve daily psychological well being and functioning. Types of theory and therapy Samantha draws from includes:
Samantha specialises in trauma focused therapy and is experienced at working with a wide rage of psychological difficulties including:
Samantha works at understanding the needs and concerns of each child and teen, in the context of their family, school and social world. Samantha uses a wide range of evidence-based approaches to plan treatment to meet each child’s psychological, emotional, relational, and developmental needs. Samantha seeks to understand how children have come to think, feel, react, and behave in the way they do.Samantha specialises and is experienced at working with a wide rage of psychological difficulties including:
All appointments booked for children and adolescents require an initial parent consultation without the child or adolescent in attendance. Children below age 6 will require a caregiver's participation in appointments. Children above age 6 will require a parent or caregiver to remain on the premise or nearby. Parents may be required to attend sessions with their child and attend review appointments as and when required.
Samantha can help couples who are struggling with connecting and communicating. Samantha can help couples develop shared goals and values and improve communicating these to each other
Samantha can help all new parents with the adjustment to parenting, birth trauma, post natal depression and anxiety , and parenting through the developmental stages.
Samantha can meet with parents for problem solving sessions to provide support with difficulties and expectations.
Samantha is a Circle of Security facilitator and can deliver this course to individuals and groups.
Samantha is available to offer telehealth appointments for all that are unable to attend in person.Telehealth is a very convenient & private way of receiving mental health support without the need to travel. Psychological treatment provided using videoconferencing technology has been found to be as effective as a face-to-face appointment for a variety of mental health problems.You will need access to: