Wilhelm Hurtz

B.Psych., B.A., M. Psych., Grad. Dip. (O.T.), M.A.P.S.

Principle Owner & Director

Clinical Psychologist, Gestalt Therapist, Clinical Occupational Therapist In Perth, Fremantle

Professional Biography

Wilhelm Hurtz - Clinical Psychologist, Gestalt Therapist, Clinical Occupational Therapist at Fremantle Counselling

I am a Clinical Psychologist, Psychotherapist, and Occupational Therapist with over 35 years experience. Previously, I have worked in different therapeutic settings ranging from Psychiatric Hospitals, Youth Counselling Services, and Relationship and Sexual Health Clinics in Australia and Germany.

I have trained in a number of therapeutic modalities which includes Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, Emotion-Focused Couple Therapy, EMDR, Neuroscience Approaches, Existential Psychotherapy, Couple Therapy, Hypnotherapy, Mindfulness, Psychodrama & Family Therapy.

I have integrated these trainings into my therapeutic approach which upon meeting we will discuss which treatment modality best meets your needs.

My professional and personal background has provided me with a vast amount of experience that has equipped me to work with clients across a wide age range presenting with a variety of difficulties such as:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety, Panic and Phobias
  • Trauma (Sexual, Physical, Emotional and Mental)
  • Grief/Loss
  • Sexual Health and Sexual Difficulties
  • Gender related issues
  • Relationship Difficulties
  • Stress/Traumatic Stress
  • Workplace Bullying and Harassment
  • Work Stress
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Addictions
  • Self-Esteem, Confidence and Self-Worth Problems
  • Adjustment to Change, Migration
  • Unplanned Pregnancy, Fertility Issues and Pregnancy Loss
  • Burnout
  • Attachment Processes
  • Intergeneral Patters
  • Loss of Purpose, Vision, Directions
  • Men’s Concerns
  • Chronic and terminal Illness
  • Self-identity issues

 

I also have teaching experience as a lecturer, trainer and presenter in Germany and Australia with the School of Occupational Therapy in Dusseldorf, the Gestalt Therapy Institute of Perth and the School of Psychology Murdoch University Western Australia.

Qualifications

  • Registered Clinical Psychologist
  • Accredited Psychotherapist
  • Clinical Hypnotherapist
  • Clinical Member of the Australian Psychological Society (M.A.P.S.)
  • Registered Occupational Therapist

 

Membership/Registration

Member of Australian Psychological Society

Publications

  • Hurtz, W., & Durkin, K. (1997). Gender role stereotyping in Australian radio commercials. Sex Roles, 36, 103-114.
  • Hurtz, W., & Durkin, K. (2004). The effects of gender-stereotyped radio commercials. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 34, 1974 – 1992.

General Information

  • Private Health Fund may apply
  • Medicare rebates may apply
  • Self referrals are welcomed
  • Confidentiality is assured

Contact Details

Fremantle Counselling Perth
Telephone: (08) 9430 9533
E-mail: wahurtz@westnet.com.au or enquiries@fremantlecounselling.com.au