What We Offer

Fremantle Counselling & Psychological Services

Counselling

Individuals, Couples, and Families

Our Counselling is a professional relationship process that provides a safe, supportive, non-judgemental and confidential space where you can discuss your concerns with us. Counselling is generally short-term and provides assistance with immediate problems related to every day life. We are trained to carefully listen, raise awareness of your thoughts, feelings, and physiological responses related to your concerns. It is mainly goal oriented and solution focused in order to facilitate stress reduction and healthier ways of coping.

Psychotherapy

Individuals, Couples, and Groups

Psychotherapy is a professional non-judgemental relationship process that provides a safe, supportive, and confidential space where you can discuss your deeper and longer-standing concerns with us. Psychotherapy is a longer-term process. The process explores the deeper meaning, vision and the purpose of your life.  It involves a deeper journey and insight of how your conscious and unconscious mind works together to contribute to the creation of your life. Psychotherapy addresses the automatic and habituated thoughts, feelings, physiological responses, and behaviours developed in the earlier times of your life. We have specialist training and skills to assist you in developing more choiceful, authentic, and creative ways of Being. Psychotherapy brings freedom from the limitation of the past resulting in more presence and engagement in the immediacy of life. It brings lasting positive changes.

Not all Psychotherapists have mental health training backgrounds. At the Fremantle Counselling & Psychological Services all practitioners have both psychological mental health training, and advanced psychotherapy training that is internationally recognised and accredited.

The models of psychotherapy our therapists have extensive trainings in include:

  • Gestalt Psychotherapy
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Transpersonal Psychotherapy
  • Somatic Experiencing Therapy
  • Sensorimotor Psychotherapy

Psychological Therapy

Psychological Therapy involves a professional clinical diagnostic assessment and the development of a treatment plan based on based on the diagnosis. It has a counselling focus directed to mental health concerns. Psychological Therapists have often trained in either Psychology, and or Clinical Mental Health Social Work.  Psychological therapy differs from psychotherapy in that a psychotherapist has additional years beyond university training of specific psychotherapeutic approaches such as Gestalt Therapy, Existentialism, Jungian therapy, Hakomi Therapy, and Psychoanalytic Self Psychology. However not all Psychotherapists have mental health psychological training.

At Fremantle Counselling & Psychological Services all practitioners have both psychological mental health, and additional advanced psychotherapeutic trainings.

Meditation & Deeper States of Relaxation

Individuals, Couples, and Groups

Meditation is a deeply relaxing and natural process that can help to restore balance and harmony in the mind and body. Meditation offers many health benefits along a continuum from simple stress management to more heightened states of awareness and spiritual experiences. Some of the benefits of meditation include:

  • Stronger focus and concentration
  • Clearer thoughts and less emotional turmoil
  • Reduced tension, anxiety, stress and depression
  • Lower blood pressure and cholesterol
  • Increased understanding and self-acceptance
  • Deeper sense of meaning, connection and purpose
  • Glimpses of a spiritual dimension of Being

 

Deeper states of relaxation involve some light hypnotic techniques, both contemporary and more ancient approaches. When the body and mind are relaxed a healing zone emerges where the body-mind enter into an optimum state of regeneration and repair.

Clinical Hypnosis

Clinical hypnosis is a process that involves bringing focus, and meaningful attention in a very relaxed manner to empower people by assisting them to connect with deeper inner resources and strengths. (M Yapco: 2014)

Clinical hypnosis has been used to assist in the treatment of  depression, anxiety, stress, trauma, illness, stomach problems, and much more. Hypnosis in general is also a process of magnifying and manifesting more what you wish to nourish and grow in your life.

The process of clinical hypnotherapy endeavours to facilitate a client’s connection to their deeper creative and healing resources by inducing a state of relaxation and then intentionally delivering positive and healing suggestions to the client’s subconscious mind. The subconscious mind is that part of us that holds long-term memories, it is the part of us that is highly imaginative, holds our beliefs, habits, and is unlimited in it’s potential and healing resources.

Specific hypnotic suggestions are always used to support a client towards health and wholeness. The client is always in control and the innate built- in protective mechanism of the subconscious mind can reject any suggestions that are offered by the hypnotherapist at any stage.

Clinical Hypnosis is a therapeutic process that can assist in the optimization of your health and wellbeing.

Transpersonal Psychotherapy

Transpersonal Psychotherapy is an approach that acknowledges that our fundamental humanity is inter-connected to a reality that not only includes our relationship with the earth but also with a broader conscious cosmos. Many of have a deeper sense of something greater within ourselves and around us yet we find it hard to make rational sense of. We question our soul’s purpose, deeper meaning in life, how the tiny physical speck of us is connected to the vast universe and a spiritual Self.

Transpersonal therapy provides an opportunity to explore a person’s experience of spirituality, mystical, religious, altered states of consciousness, super-natural, near death experiences, deeper intuitions, synchronicities, dreams and vision, and their connection with consciousness connected to yet also possibly beyond the brain function.

The focus of Transpersonal Psychotherapy transcends our pure ego identification and explores our sense of Self that experiences unity, belonging and interconnectedness with all of Life that deep inside many of us feel exists.

Transpersonal Psychotherapy is an approach that goes beyond the boarders of pure psychological functioning. It is a therapy that is congruous with many recent scientific findings in spiritual practices, quantum consciousness, and non-local consciousness.

Shamanic therapy is one distinct aspect of transpersonal psychotherapy, however the transpersonal field is much broader and more encompassing than pure shamanic practice.

Transpersonal psychotherapy is more than purely introducing an interest of the transpersonal into psychological therapy. Transpersonal training is unique, rigorous  and different to standard psychological training. At the Fremantle Counselling & Psychological Services we have therapists who have professional training in transpersonal psychology and the science of consciousness.

Professional Supervision & Mentoring

We have specialist training and registration in Professional Supervision. We offer clinical supervision to practicing professionals, and students in the area of psychology, clinical social work, counselling and psychotherapy. Supervision can be offered in individual and group format.

The supervision process is tailored to best meet your professional learning and personal development style and support needs.

A mentorship program is also available for professionals wishing to manifest their vision and purpose.

Telehealth Counselling

For anyone who may be geographically/rurally isolated, or where illness may prevent you from accessing our services in person, we offer video-linked counselling and psychotherapy.

Some of our clinical services are part fee supported under Medicare with a referral from your GP.

Transpersonal and Shamanic work is not covered by Medicare. However, Transpersonal and Shamanic therapy is available by video-link outside of Medicare assisted programs.

Contact us to discuss any of your needs and we will match you with the best therapist to assist you.

International & Australia Wide Counselling & Psychotherapy

For our international, and Australia wide clients we offer Skype counselling/therapy/supervision/mentoring. International, and services outside of Western Australia are not covered by Medicare.

We have been providing services to the United Kingdom, USA, Europe, Canada, Singapore, Japan, and the Middle East.

Let us know how we can assist you.

Initial Meeting

Upon meeting with any of the Fremantle Counselling & Psychological therapists, your needs, and therapeutic processes applicable to your needs will be discussed with you. All services offered are in consultation with you and work within your boundary of comfort and interest.

 

To discuss your needs please contact us on

christina.manfredi@iinet.net.au  or wahurtz@westnet.com.au

or telephone  (08) 9430 9533