APPWA Members

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Member Name Contact Details Services Location

Ms Carol Bolton
M. App. Psych (Clinical)
0428 156 656
Supervision Infant Observation
Carol Bolton is a psychoanalytic psychotherapist who was a foundation member of APPWA. She is a past President of the Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Association of Australasia and a past Chair of Training of that organisation and of APPWA. Her current interests include mother/baby work, offering Infant Observation Seminars and some teaching and supervision.

Ms Carmel Cairney
M. Psych. (Clinical)
(08) 9228 9048
Child Psychotherapy Individual Psychotherapy Couples and Family Supervision Mt. Lawley
Carmel is a clinical psychologist and psychotherapist with over 30 years experience. She has an independent private practice and works as a psychotherapist with children, adolescents and their families as well as with adults. Carmel offers reflective group and individual supervision to clinicians working with children and adolescents. From time to time Carmel runs weekly psychotherapy groups. Carmel works as a consultant in the areas of Child Protection and Child and Adolescent Health and has worked extensively as a court expert for the Family Court of Western Australia. Carmel has experience in lecturing for the Masters program of Psychotherapy and Counselling at Edith Cowan University, RANZCP Postgraduate Training in Psychiatry WA, and APPWA introductory and 4 year training courses in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy. She holds accreditation with the RANZCP as a supervisor in psychotherapy for basic trainees and advanced training in child psychiaitry. Being committed to the training of psychoanalytic psychotherapists, Carmel is a member of APPWA’s Training Committee with particular responsibility for training in Child & Adolescent Psychotherapy.

Ms Helen Costello
M. Psych. (Clinical)
(08) 9339 0412
Individual Psychotherapy Supervision Palmyra
Helen Costello is a Clinical Psychologist working in the area of adult psychotherapy. She completed the APPWA psychoanalytic psychotherapy training program in 1996. She specialises in providing professional supervision for psychotherapists, Clinical Psychologists, social workers and other health professionals and managers. Helen provides supervision both on an individual and group basis. Helen consults from her private practice in Melville. She also works in a multi-disciplinary team in a public adult mental health service providing support for recently discharged patients as well as a management and supervisory role. Helen has teaching experience at tertiary institutions and in the training of psychotherapists.

Ms Kath Davies
M. Psych. (Clinical)
(08) 9346 8350
Individual Psychotherapy Couples and Family Supervision Osborne Park
Kath is a clinical psychologist and has worked for 30 years in adult community mental health. As well as clinical work, she supervises and coordinates clinical psychologists, registrars and trainees. Kath completed the APPWA training program in psychoanalytic psychotherapy and applies the self psychology model to her clinical work and supervision.

Ms Lee Goddard-Williams
0417 710 224
Individual Psychotherapy Couples and Family Supervision Shenton Park/ Mt. Lawley
Lee Goddard-Williams has been a Foundation Clinical Member of APPWA since 1985.

Dr Sarron Goldman
M.A. (Clin. Psych.), PhD
(08) 9242 2947 Coolbinia
(08) 6304 5824 Madeley
Individual Psychotherapy Couples and Family Supervision Coolbinia/ Madeley
Sarron has practised as a Clinical Psychologist and Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist for over two decades. Principally a clinician, he has also been involved in the training of mental health professionals. Presently, he is the Coordinator of the Counselling and Psychotherapy Programmes at Edith Cowan University. Previously he worked in the School of Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences at the University of Western Australia; University of the Witwatersrand and at Midrand University (both in Johannesburg).

Sarron works both in long-term psychotherapy and in a short-term focussed way. He has extensive experience treating a wide variety of psychological difficulties - ranging from the ‘ordinary stresses of life’ to diagnosable DSM-V conditions. Sarron offers clinical supervision in both individual and group formats.

Dr Jan Grant
M.A. (Psych), PhD (Associate Member)
(08) 9382 8024
Individual Psychotherapy Couples and Family Supervision Subiaco
Jan Grant is a counselling psychologist in part-time private practice and provides medium to long-term psychotherapy for individuals, couple therapy, and supervision for therapists. Areas of special interest include: working with original relational patterns that lead to disruptions or disorders of the self; trauma; depression; personality disorders; and working with issues around professional identity. Jan has also been an academic for 35 years, most recently as Associate Professor and Programme Director for the Master’s and PhD in counselling psychology at Curtin University. As an academic, Jan thoroughly enjoyed introducing postgraduate students to psychoanalytic ideas and practice. Jan is co-author (with Jim Crawley) of Transference and Projection: Mirrors to the Self (Open University Press, 2002) and Couple Therapy: the Self in the Relationship (Palgrave, 2008). Both books are written from a psychoanalytic perspective.

Ms Suzanne Hicks
M.Psych. (Clinical)
(08) 9757 2677
Individual Psychotherapy Couples and Family Supervision Margaret River
After graduating with an Arts Degree majoring in English from Monash University, in Victoria, Suzanne completed a second Arts degree at UWA, followed by a Masters degree in Clinical Psychology. She then worked in private and public hospitals in WA, specialising in the area of war-related post traumatic stress disorder, before commencing Private Practice in 2000. During these years she also undertook psychoanalytic training with APPWA and graduated in 2008. Suzanne now lives and works in rural WA, treating adult patients with a range of psychological issues.

Dr Robin Jones
Dip. Teach, M. Psych. (Clinical), PhD
(08) 9382 1863
Individual Psychotherapy Couples and Family Supervision Subiaco
Dr Robin Jones is a registered clinical psychologist and psychoanalytic psychotherapist working primarily with adults in private practice in Perth. She has previously worked in public-sector health and forensic settings and has more recently developed a particular interest in mother-infant mental health. Robin has been trained in adult attachment methodologies which formed the basis of her PhD research that explored the relationship between attachment patterns and clinical depression in first time mothers. Besides providing the framework for her research endeavours, attachment theory informs her psychotherapeutic work. She was a founding member of APPWA and over the years she has occupied Executive and other training and committee roles in the organisation.

Ms Yap Lai Meng
M. App. Psychology
(08) 9335 4166 (Mon-Wed)
(08) 9388 2828 (Thurs-Fri)
Individual Psychotherapy Couples and Family Supervision Fremantle/ Subiaco
Lai Meng works as a Clinical Psychologist mainly with Children and Adolescents both in the private and public sectors. She has worked in Disability Services and in Child and Adolescent Mental Health for over 20 years. Her work with deprived children motivated her to seek a more psychoanalytic understanding and thus begun her journey. She finally completed the APPWA training in 2006, and she continues her road to learning which she hopes does not have an end point.

Mr Paul McEvoy
M. Psych. (Clinical)
042 990 5996
Individual Psychotherapy Couples and Family Supervision Mt. Lawley
Paul initially trained as a psychologist, completing his Clinical Psychology Masters degree in 1982. His interest in psychoanalytic thinking led him to the APPWA psychoanalytic psychotherapy training programme, which he completed in 1991. He has maintained an active involvement with APPWA and PPAA since this time, holding a variety of committee and executive positions in both associations. He currently works full-time as a psychotherapist, primarily in individual adult psychotherapy and supervision of other psychotherapists, with a small amount of couples therapy. His professional interests include the disruptions in emotional development which give rise to disorders of the self, contributing to depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, somatic problems, and personality disorders.

Mr David Richards
M. Psych. (Clinical)
0407 821 821
Individual Psychotherapy Couples and Family Supervision Subiaco
David has worked as a clinical psychologist and psychotherapist for 30 years and for nearly 20 years in private practice in Subiaco. He has worked in both mental health in-patient and out-patient settings and in forensic settings. Clinical work has involved the assessment and treatment of a wide range of clinical problems, extensive clinical supervisory experience of clinical psychologists and other mental health professionals, and consultation to several clinical psychology tertiary training programmes. David is keen to work with individuals and couples who wish to understand their experiences, needs and how they function better. He is trained in standard treatment approaches and in the self psychological psychodynamic treatment model.

Dr Françoise Ringer
0402 616 500
Clinical Psychologist Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist Gwelup
Françoise is originally from Belgium where she graduated in Clinical Psychology and Educational Science. She also trained as a psychoanalytic psychotherapist in the French traditional psychoanalytic field (Freudian and Lacanian). In 1990 she migrated to Perth and became an APPWA member in 1991. Subsequently her interest in Attachment theory led her to achieve a PhD (Psychotherapy at ECU) for which she used the Adult Attachment Interview to compare patterns of early attachment of people suffering from eating disorders. Françoise's professional experience of 38 years has been varied and has combined psychoanalytic psychotherapy in private practice with research, training and teaching. Her current interest is in training psychotherapists within the psychoanalytic model and attachment theory. Francoise is currently available for supervision, clinical practice seminars, and infant observation.

Dr Chris Theunissen
M. Psych. (Clinical), PhD
(08) 9385 6657
Individual Psychotherapy Couples and Family Supervision Peppermint Grove
I could tell you that I trained as a Clinical Psychologist at the University of Western Australia and qualified in 1985. I could also tell you that I also completed a Ph.D in Clinical Psychology on the neuropsychology of Borderline Personality Disorder at Murdoch University and that I have worked in a variety of public sector and non-government agencies that have included general outpatient consulting, adult psychiatry, general medicine, paediatrics, and child protection. I could also tell you that I commenced in private practice in 1993 and I maintain a psychoanalytic practice focussing on long term psychotherapy, psychoanalytic supervision (individuals and group formats), and psychoanalytically informed couples therapy. I could also tell you about what I think my clinical orientation is, but I don’t really know for sure. I hope that it is evolving. I could tell you that I completed the APPWA training programme between 1987-1992 and that I have been heavily influenced by the Self Psychology/Intersubjectivist/Object Relations tradition. I could tell you about all of the great psychoanalytic writers that have influenced me from Freud onwards, but this isn’t the most important thing for me. What I really want to tell you about is what I have come to believe that the work is about. I am interested in using and continuing to develop my psychoanalytic instrument to understand the world and what it means to be a human being. I am interested in the human condition and all that this entails. I try to employ my psychoanalytic instrument to make sense of, and convey this understanding to the people I serve.

Ms Heath Townsend
B.Psych, M.Psych (Clinical)
(08) 9382 1103
Child Psychotherapy Individual Psychotherapy Couples and Family Supervision Subiaco
Heath is a registered clinical psychologist and psychotherapist with 30 years experience who works in private practice in Perth. Her work is primarily with adults for focused short term as well as long term psychotherapy. She also works with children, adolescents and their families. Heath provides group and individual supervision to clinicians working with adults, children and infants. She is a consultant in the area of parent infant health. Heath has had extensive experience working for the government health system in adult and child mental health, emergency adult psychiatric care and child development. She is experienced in the assessment and treatment of a broad range of clinical problems in adults and children such as depression, anxiety, attachment disorders, relationship problems, psychiatric disorders and chronic disease. Heath teaches and supervises trainees in psychoanalytic psychotherapy for the APPWA 3 year Post Graduate Training Program. She has supervised in the Clinical Post Graduate Training Program at the University of Western Australia for over 10 years. She has been a foundation member of APPWA since 1984 and serves on the Training Committee

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