APPWA

Association for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy of WA

APPWA is a multi-disciplinary body of psychotherapists with advanced training in psychoanalytic psychotherapy based in Perth, Western Australia and surrounds.
APPWA Members
APPWA Psychotherapists are listed below.
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Ms Robyn Bett

M.Psych (Applied)
Robyn is a clinical psychologist and psychoanalytic psychotherapist with twenty years’ experience working with people across the lifespan from infants to elders. She provides short and long term psychotherapy as well as supervision. Robyn completed the Child and Adolescent stream in the APPWA Training Programme in March, 2023.

Robyn performed with Perth Playback Theatre Company for 20 years. She introduced drama therapy training at ECU in the early 2000’s and held roles in the counselling and creative arts therapies programmes at MU.
CONTACT: 0415679532 or robynbett@iinet.net.au
SERVICES: Child, Adolescent and Adult Psychotherapy, Clinical supervision
LOCATION: West Perth

Ms Carmel Cairney

M. Psych. (Clinical)
Mrs Carmel Cairney M. Psych. (Clinical)
Carmel is a clinical psychologist and psychoanalytic psychotherapist and has been an APPWA member for over 20 years. She is currently APPWA Director of training and the PPAA Chair of training. Carmel is now retired from her psychotherapy practice and remains engaged in supervision and teaching. Carmel is no longer taking new referrals.
CONTACT: 0408960166 or cairney@westnet.com.au
SERVICES: Child Psychotherapy, Individual Psychotherapy, Couples and Family, Supervision
LOCATION: Mt Lawley, Perth

Mr Jonathan Carroll

M. Psych. (Applied)
Ms Carol Bolton M. App. Psych (Clinical)

Jonathan is a clinical psychologist and psychoanalytic psychotherapist. He trained at Murdoch University, graduating in 2010 and completed psychoanalytic training through APPWA (Adult stream) in 2023. Jonathan has previously worked in foster care, health department outpatient clinics, mental health wards and paediatric medical wards. Jonathan now works full time in private practice with children, adolescents and adults. He also offers individual clinical supervision for mental health professionals.

CONTACT: 0424 478 838 or jonathancarroll@westnet.com.au
SERVICES: Individual Adult Psychotherapy; Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy; Supervision
LOCATATION: Fremantle

Ms Philippa Colgan

BSc (Hons), MPH, MCouns

I am an accredited psychoanalytic psychotherapist, having completed my APPWA training in 2023. Previous qualifications informing my practice include humanistic counselling and anthropology. I have been in private practice since 2017, working with young adults and adults. I am interested in formative life experiences, the transformative nature of therapy and the journey of becoming human. 

CONTACT: 0431 929 739 or philippa@ccounselling.com.au
SERVICES: Adult and young adult
LOCATION: East Fremantle

Dr Wendy-Lynne Cooke

PhD, MA (Clin Psych), BA (Hons)

Wendy-Lynne is a clinical psychologist and psychoanalytic psychotherapist with over 35 years of experience. She provides short and long-term psychotherapy to adults to assist with the difficulties of being human. This may range from unease or lack of vitality to anguish, fear, or protracted suffering. Other services to psychologists, psychotherapists and health practitioners include supervision and teaching object relations psychotherapy.

CONTACT: 0418 921 123 or admin@wendycooke.com.au
SERVICES: Individual Psychotherapy, Professional Supervision, Teaching
LOCATION: Mt Lawley

Ms Helen Costello

M. Psych. (Clinical)
Ms Helen Costello M. Psych. (Clinical)
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. 
CONTACT: 042 204 5589 or helen_costello@me.com
SERVICES: Individual Psychotherapy, Supervision
LOCATION: Palmyra

Ms Maggie Down

(Associate Member) B.App.Sc. (OT)
Maggie Down (Associate Member) B.App.Sc. (OT)
Maggie is a psychotherapist trained in the Masterson Approach to Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy. She is a teaching member of faculty of the International Masterson Institute. The nature of her private practice is primarily long-term depth psychotherapy and clinical supervision. She is an experienced trainer and supervisor, and has held roles in university and private training sectors teaching counsellors, psychotherapists and supervisors. She conducts clinical study groups for psychotherapists interested in expanding their capacity to work with disorders of self utilising diagnostic and treatment principles of the Masterson Approach.
CONTACT: maggdown@iinet.net.au
SERVICES: Individual Psychotherapy, Supervision
LOCATION: North Fremantle

Ms Lee Goddard-Williams

Ms Lee Goddard-Williams
Lee currently works in private practice in Mt Lawley with adolescents and adults. She integrates family systems theory, attachment theory, psychoanalytic psychotherapy and mindfulness in her work with clients. She completed formal training in infant observation, and with both children and adolescents and adults in psychoanalytic psychotherapy. Lee has senior public service experience in Child Protection, CAMS child and adolescent psychiatry inpatient and outpatient services, and adult outpatient services as a Senior Specialist Clinical Psychologist. 
CONTACT: 0417 710 224 or lgoddard@iinet.net.au
SERVICES: Individual Psychotherapy, Couples and Family, Supervision
LOCATION: Shenton Park / Mt. Lawley

Dr Jan Grant

M.A. (Psych), PhD (Associate Member)
M.A. (Psych), PhD (Associate Member)
Jan is a counselling and clinical psychologist and psychoanalytic psychotherapist. She currently provides supervision for psychotherapists and psychologists and is Coordinator of Theory Seminars for the APPWA Training Programme. Jan was the Associate Professor in Counselling Psychology at Curtin University until 2013 and is the author of two books on psychoanalytic psychotherapy. She is not accepting new clients for therapy.
CONTACT: 0418 644 509 or jangrant21@outlook.com
SERVICES: Supervision
LOCATION: Subiaco

Ms Suzanne Hicks

M.Psych. (Clinical)
Ms Suzanne Hicks M.Psych. (Clinical)
Suzanne Hicks is a retired Clinical Psychologist and Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist. She lives is rural WA were she runs an Ecohealth Program offering local young people opportunities for improved mental wellbeing through ecological regeneration work.
CONTACT: (08) 9757 2677 or suzanne_hicks@iinet.net.au
SERVICES: Individual Psychotherapy, Couples and Family, Supervision
LOCATION: Margaret River

Ms Jen Jackson

BSW, MCPP
Jen Jackson works as a Child Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist mainly with parents and infants, children and adolescents in private practice. Jen has worked in Child and Adolescent Mental Health in the UK, VIC and WA for over 20 years. She trained as a Social Worker prior to completing a Master of Child Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in Melbourne in 2006. An active member of the Child Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Association of Australia and the Australian Association for Infant Mental Health, she is currently also a facilitator in the APPWA Infant Observation training program.
CONTACT: 0419166337 jjacksonpsychotherapy@gmail.com
SERVICES: Parent & Infant Psychotherapy, Child & Adolescent Psychotherapy, Supervision
LOCATION: Fremantle

Dr Robin Jones

Dip. Teach, M. Psych. (Clinical), PhD
Dr Robbert Jones Dip. Teach, M. Psych. (Clinical), PhD
Robin is a clinical psychologist and psychoanalytic psychotherapist working primarily with adults in private practice in Subiaco.  She has been trained in adult attachment methodologies which provided the framework for her research endeavours and informs her psychotherapeutic work.  She was a foundation member of Appwa and has since held various  Executive and Committee positions in the organisation.  Robin is no longer accepting new referrals.
CONTACT: 0429119066 or robinjones@outlook.com.au
SERVICES: Individual adult psychotherapy, Supervision
LOCATION: Subiaco

Uta Juniper

BA (Hons), MPsych (Clinical)
Uta is a clinical psychologist in private practice in Palmyra. She completed her tertiary studies at The University of Western Australia in the 1990s and she has worked in adult mental health services since. Uta completed her training in psychoanalytic psychotherapy with APPWA in 2023.
CONTACT: 0411 642 397 or uta.juniper@iinet.net.au
SERVICES: Adult psychotherapy
LOCATION: Palmyra

Mr Paul McEvoy

M. Psych. (Clinical)
Mr Paul McEvoy M. Psych. (Clinical)
APPWA President
After qualifying as a Clinical Psychologist, Paul entered APPWA's psychoanalytic psychotherapy training programme which he completed in 1991. He has maintained an active involvement with APPWA and PPAA, and more recently the Australasian Confederation of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapies, holding a variety of committee and executive positions in all three associations. He now works part-time providing individual adult psychotherapy and supervision.
CONTACT: 042 990 5996 or pmmcevoy@iinet.net.au
SERVICES: Professional Supervision
LOCATION: Perth

Ms Anh Nguyen

BSc (Hons) MPsych (Clinical)

Ms Yap Lai Meng M.App. Psychology
Anh is a Clinical Psychologist and Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist offering individual adult psychotherapy in private practice in Mount Hawthorn. She has been practising as a Clinical Psychologist since 2001 working in the public mental health sector in hospital and community-based settings before transitioning to full-time private practice in 2007. She completed the APPWA Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy training program in 2022.
CONTACT: 0434 146 689 or anguyen.clinpsych@gmail.com
SERVICES: Individual Adult Psychotherapy, Supervision
LOCATION: Mount Hawthorn

Dr Thelma Pitcher

M. Psych. (Clinical), PhD
Dr Thelma Pitcher M. Psych. (Clinical), PhD
Thelma is a clinical psychologist and child and adolescent psychoanalytic psychotherapist. After a few decades of service within Child and Adolescent Health, Thelma completed the APPWA training and joined as a member in 2016. She has worked in private practice with individuals across the age range. Thelma is presently on extended leave and not taking any new clients.
CONTACT: DrThelmaPitcher@westnet.com.au
SERVICES: Child Psychotherapy, Individual Psychotherapy, Couples and Family, Supervision
LOCATION: On extended leave

Ms Rebecca Purchon

B.A.(Psych), Grad Dip Applied Psych (Couns), M. Psych
Rebecca is a clinical psychologist and psychoanalytic psychotherapist. Rebecca works with adults and has worked in private practice for 22 years. Her previous roles were in adult mental health, child protection and corrective services. Rebecca completed her APPWA training in 2023.
CONTACT: (08) 9319 2758 or admin@rebeccapurchon.com.au
SERVICES: Individual adult psychotherapy, Supervision.
LOCATION: Palmyra

Dr Chris Theunissen

M. Psych. (Clinical), PhD
Dr Chris Theunissen M. Psych. (Clinnical), PhD
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. 
CONTACT: (08) 9385 6657 or dr.chris.theunissen@icloud.com
SERVICES: Individual Psychotherapy, Couples and Family, Supervision
LOCATION: Peppermint Grove

Ms Heath Townsend

B.Psych, M.Psych (Clinical)
Ms Heath Townsend B.Psych, M.Psych (Clinical)
Heath is a clinical psychologist and psychoanalytic psychotherapist. She is a foundation member of APPWA . Her private practice, established 1990, is primarily adult psychotherapy and professional supervision. She is a past Co Director of the APPWA Training Program and part time member of faculty UWA Clinical Psychology Post Graduate Training Program. She has 30 years of experience as a clinical psychologist in the government psychiatric services and has worked with adults, children and adolescents at a senior level in inpatient and outpatient services. She provides individual and group supervision to clinicians working with adults, children, adolescents and parent-infant health.
CONTACT:  0404250055 or heathjtownsend@gmail.com
SERVICES: Individual Psychotherapy, Professional Supervision
LOCATION: Hovea

Ms Marika van Renselaar

M. Psych (counselling)
Marika van Renselaar M. Psych (counselling)
Marika is a counselling psychologist and is trained as a psychoanalytic psychotherapist working with adults in private practice in Kalamunda.

She works with clients keeping in mind formative influences and helps them understand their difficulties which in turn provides insight into their own unique strength and personal resilience.
CONTACT: (08) 9257 2425 or 0435 241 779 or vanrenselaar@iinet.net.au
SERVICES: Individual Psychotherapy, Couples and Family
LOCATION: Kalamunda

Ms Yap Lai Meng

M. App. Psychology
Ms Yap Lai Meng M.App. Psychology
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 at a senior level offering administrative and clinical leadership. Her work with traumatized and deprived children in the public sector motivated her to seek a deeper psychoanalytic understanding . She completed the APPWA training in 2006. Since 2010, Lai Meng has worked as a psychoanalytic psychotherapist in full time private practice. Here she has worked with children, parents and their families. This has extended into individual adult psychotherapy and she had also undertaken teaching and training therapy within the APPWA training programme.
CONTACT: (08) 9335 4166 (Mon-Wed) (08) 9382 8115 (Thurs-Fri) or laimengyap@gmail.com
SERVICES: Individual Psychotherapy, Supervision
LOCATION: Fremantle/ Subiaco
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Susan Davies

M.Psych (Clinical)
CONTACT: 0493 251 673 or susan@susandavies.com.au
SERVICES: Children, Adolescents, and Adults
LOCATION: West Perth

Caroline Winchester

MSc Clinical Psychology
Adults with a special interest in the perinatal period.
CONTACT: 0422 942 441 or caroline.winchester@mail.com
SERVICES: Adult
LOCATION: South Fremantle

Dr Ahmed Zakareia

MBChB, FRANZCP, CABMSPsych, DPP
Dr Zakareia is a QPPA Trainee, resident & working in Perth
CONTACT: (08) 62446184 or info@perthmentalhealth.com.au
SERVICES: Adolescents and adults
LOCATION: Bicton

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