About Deborah

I am a Gestalt Therapist and Psychotherapist and specialise in working with couples who are faced with unexpected events or chronic issues affecting the quality of their relationship.

I also work extensively with individuals who are dealing with anxiety, stress, workplace issues and relationship/family issues.

Specifically, I assist couples to work through the rupture of their relationship, when one of them has had an affair. To help them address “unfinished business” and often long held resentments that impacts their feeling of safety and connection with their partner. Sometimes there has not been a crisis, just a slow disconnection from each other, and the realisation something is wrong, and they want to get back to what they used to have.

Deborah

I am also a Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner, accredited with the Federal Attorney Generals Department to work with separated parents as they negotiate their new co-parenting relationship. I am authorised to issue Section 60i certificates. 

As an accredited Circle of Security Parenting (COSP) Facilitator I provide educational workshops for individuals, couples and small groups that provides evidence-based learning programs on attachment-based parenting.

My Therapeutic Approach

I work from a place of genuine interest and curiosity about each person I meet with. I am informed by a range of training including my decades of nursing and midwifery, Gestalt Therapy, Attachment and Polyvagal theories and my belief in equality & social justice.

I will support and validate you and your experiences, and provide a trusting and safe environment so you are able to explore different and effective ways of being with yourself as well as significant people in your life. I use humour, stories, experiments and demonstrations to help you to gain the most from your sessions.

Location and Hours

By arrangement on a Friday morning

Room 1, 66 Ord St,
 
Wednesdays 2pm – 7.30pm,
Thursdays 3pm- 7.30pm,
Alternate Saturdays 10am – 2pm 

Monday and Tuesday by arrangement with Deborah.

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With the rapidly evolving situation surrounding COVID-19, Perth Counselling and Psychotherapy has moved all sessions online to minimise the risk of transmission to staff and clients. Rest assured, all our staff are highly skilled in working with clients online. Please contact your therapist to discuss this further.