Meet Our Psychologists
BOARD APPROVED SUPERVISOR
BPsych (Hons), GradDipEd
Naomi is a passionate and energetic psychologist who is particularly proud of her ability to help others build the skills they need to develop positive relationships, find meaning in their experiences and to face life’s challenges with courage, confidence, and self compassion.
Naomi supports individuals and couples, children, adolescents and adults experiencing a range of learning difficulties, developmental delays, very challenging behaviours and mental health concerns — including clients from non-English speaking backgrounds, and families who have experienced significant trauma.
While Naomi is trained in a range of counselling techniques, she is particularly fond of using third wave therapy approaches such as Acceptance & Commitment Therapy and Collaborative & Proactive Solutions. Moving away from a deficit model of the human experience — with its emphasis on diagnostic labels and symptoms — ACT and CPS appreciate that we would all do well if we could but the human brain is naturally hardwired to produce psychological pain and suffering. Naomi does not interpret her client’s difficulties with living as a sign they are broken, or in need of fixing. Instead, she marvels at the adaptive capacity of the human brain to keep us safe—even though it hurts!
With energy, warmth, compassion and care, Naomi supports her clients to foster a sense of willingness to experience what it means to be a real live human being — including all the ups and downs they will inevitably experience throughout life.
Through building their psychological flexibility, resilience and problem solving, Naomi’s clients gain personal insight and most importantly, the essential skills and strategies they will need to cope better and achieve a rich, full and meaningful life. Naomi finds the ACT and CPS approaches extremely refreshing, and personally satisfying — and she thinks you will too.
BSc(Psych), PostGradDip(Psych), GradDipEd
Tenille is an authentic and enthusiastic psychologist who is trained in a range of counselling techniques including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Solution Focussed Brief Therapy and Trauma Informed Practice. Tenille is also an accredited facilitator of one of the world’s most effective and evidence-based parenting programs, Triple P – Positive Parenting Program. Tenille’s passion for suicide prevention led her to complete volunteer work as a Telephone Crisis Supporter for Lifeline WA and supporting psychiatric patients at Graylands Hospital.
As a new mum and FIFO wife, Tenille has a particular set of skills and experiences that she applies to her psychological practice to help clients experience the world in new and meaningful ways. By developing psychological flexibility, her clients can learn to cope better with the inevitable challenges that life presents. Tenille’s compassionate approach enables a strong therapeutic relationship which facilitates accurate assessment and successful implementation of uniquely tailored interventions.
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