For Online or Face-to-face Individual, Couple, or Family Counselling, Treatment of Diagnosed Depression/Anxiety and

other Conditions,

and/or Prayer/Spiritual Support with

Owen Robinson

MAASW (Adv. Accr) MACSW Clinical Div

BSW (Curtin) MA (Counselling)

BEd (Science) Grad. Dip. Management


Counsellor, Medicare Provider and Training Consultant

Senior Consultant for Converge International

Veterans & Veterans Families Counselling Service Provider

Department of Veterans Affairs Provider

Insurance Commission of WA Provider

Listed as a Blue Knot Foundation Trauma-informed Service



For info Phone: 0408 890 887

(please allow one day for replies to messages)


NB Medicare rebates are available if you see a GP for a mental healthcare plan







AMPM Doctors

cnr High Road and Granville Way, Willetton

Willetton

Western Australia  6155

Medicare Provider 442250BY

Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays 7:45am-4:00pm

For Appointments Phone/SMS 0408 890 887






Stirk Medical Group

113 Edney Road

High Wycombe

Western Australia  6057

Medicare Provider 4422503H

Tuesdays 8:30am-5pm

For Appointments Phone 9454 4431






Stirk Medical Group

32 Newburn Road

High Wycombe

Western Australia  6057

Medicare Provider 4422502X

Thursdays 8:30am-5pm

For Appointments Phone 9454 5233










To mail: PO Box 260

Maddington

WA 6989


To email: morehope@iinet.net.au







This is NOT an emergency service.  For Western Australian mental health emergencies please contact the Mental Health Emergency Response Line on 1300 555 788


or


attend the nearest Emergency Department of a hospital.


Alternatively contact Lifeline on

13 11 14.



Other support services:


Kids Helpline: 1800 55 1800 - for 24/7 telephone counselling for young people 5-25 years


Suicide Callback Service: 1300 659 467 - for 24/7 telephone crisis support for people at-risk of suicide, carers and bereaved


MensLine Australia: 1300 78 99 78 - for 24/7 telephone and online support, information and referral services for men


Beyond Blue: 1300 22 4636 - for 24/7 telephone support and online chat 4pm - 10pm (AEST)


Meth Helpline :  1800 874 878 - The Meth Helpline is a free confidential telephone counselling, information and referral service for anyone concerned about their own or another person's meth use.



1800RESPECT - 1800 737 732 - 24 hour 7 days a week, confidential telephone and online support - 1800RESPECT is not only a support service for people affected by sexual assault, domestic and family violence. It is also an information and support service for family, friends, and frontline workers.





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Counsellor is sometimes misspelled as counselor, councelor, councellor or councillor and Counselling is sometimes spelled as counselin.,  

Suburbs serviced include Shelley, Rossmoyne, Willetton, Parkwood, Ferndale, Bull Creek, Lynwood, Wilson, Cannington, Canning Vale, Leeming, Salter Point, Waterford, Karawara, Brentwood, Murdoch, Welshpool, Huntingdale, Victoria Park, Gosnells, Martin, Piara Waters, Jandakot, Bibra Lake, Cockburn Central, South Perth, Melville, Samson, North Lake, Myaree, Alfred Cove, Rivervale, Burswood,Orange Grove, Belmont, Ascot, South Guildford, Guildford, Hazelmere, Woodbridge, Midvale, Swan View, Greenmount, Helena Valley,Maida Vale, Gooseberry Hill, Kalamunda, Lesmurdie, Walliston, Carmel, Bickley, Forrestfield, O'Connor  Individual counselling anger management counselling marriage counselling couple counselling child counselling parenting counselling sexual abuse counselling, self-harma nd suicide counselling trauma counselling relationship counselling stress management Self esteem and personal development adolescent counselling  















More Hope                More Calm              Get on Better

ABN 80 483 081 209

Supervision and Training:



Owen holds a supervision qualification having completed a 40 hour course in provision of professional supervision.  This course meets requirements of several peak bodies for professional counsellors and mental health workers.  


Supervision-related professional development (with Australian Childhood Foundation) was completed in 2015 titled “Supporting Staff, Transforming Trauma: Exploring a Supervisory Framework For Those Supporting Staff Who Work With Traumatised Children, Young People And Families.” 



























There are many reasons to have supervision when providing counselling and/or provision of supervision.


In Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick (1851), a character describes being on duty monitoring pots of burning whale oil. He becomes mesmerized by the fire, fearing the visions of “fiend shapes…capering half in smoke and half in fire,” which then “begat kindred visions in my soul”. The story warns us,


     “Look not too long into the face of the fire


Indeed observing things that are not pleasant can affect us and even change us.  Supervision can be a way to monitor the effects of client work on us a clinicians.


The Fascination of What’s Difficult by W B Yates contains this statement:


     "The fascination of what's difficult

     Has dried the sap out of my veins, and rent

     Spontaneous joy and natural content

     Out of my heart. There's something ails ..."


Albert Schweitzer makes this observation:

     "As soon as you notice the slightest sign of indifference, the     

     moment you become aware of the loss of a certain seriousness, of

     longing, of enthusiasm and zest, take it as a warning. You should

     realize your soul suffers if you live superficially."


This work has the power to affect us. SO, intnetional self care is important.




























A self-care plan might include:

·     choosing hours that suit our bodies and our energy at different  

          times of day (e.g. see early clients rather than late clients)

·     choosing what kind of referrals we will not accept (e.g. eating

          disorder treatment in lefe thhreatening cases that demands very

          specialised treatment; sexual offending cases if we realise for any

          reason that work is not good for us)

·     choosing when to refer a client whose work with us is affecting us

          too much even when we have used supervision well (e.g. ending

          therapy with a client who rejects our influence)

·     referring a client when we recognise a client's battle is ours too

          (and we have not grown enough in that area ourselves yet);     

          possibly taking on our own therapy to support our own needs

·     become more selective about what referrals we accept when we

          are not doing as well emotionally ourselves

·     plan more positive experiences outside of therapy, things to look

          forward to and anticipate

·     be proactive with physical health concerns

·     look after sleep needs

·     move, especally using rhythm

·     sing

·     practice other tools we give clients when our own needs are

          evident, e.g.:

          add to that playlist of music that relaxes and moves us;

          make that massage appointment;

          plan the next weekend away;

          add to the list we keep of great things people have said about us

          and what they see in us;

          encourage ourselves by reviewing our accomplishments and

          relationship memories;

          practice gratitude multiple time per day (starting in bed)



So, if you are simply looking for some inspired ideas as a clinician, chaplain or pastoral care worker Owen has many years of supervision experience:


1. supervised within a school counselling service (2000-2001);


2. managed a branch of Relationships Australia (facilitating staff peer supervision 2006-7);


3. provided supervision in an adult mental health setting to social workers (2007-2011);


4. operated a private practice since 1999 and provides guidance to supervisees establishing a practice;


5. provided supervision to trainee counsellors since 2007;


6. provided group supervision 2016.


7. provided supervision to qualified private practice counsellors since 2008.


Owen annually exceeds the ongoing professional development requirements of the AASW as a mental health accredited social worker. 


In 2017 Owen has added a formal supervision qualification to his graduate and post-graduate qualifications.  He has a passion to equip people with the skill he has acquired through many years of experience and training.  Havign said that please check with your training organisation or peak body to ascertain whether Owen’s qualifications and experience satisfy their supervision requirements.  Owen holds the highest mental heath specialist titles of the Australian Association of Social Workers: Clinical Social Worker; Mental Health Accredited Social Worker (Advanced Accreditation); he holds a MA (Counselling); and he is a member of the Australian College of Social Work - Clinical Division (Clinical Social Worker.)


So if you want to utilise the training and practice knowledge of an experienced clinician/clinical social worker you are welcome if you are a:


student counsellor needing supervision during your study;

chaplain and would like supervision;

practicing qualified counsellor and would like to utilise Owen's experience working in private practice, and in public mental health settings;

practicing social worker if you would value Owen's social work experience and Christian value system;

Christian counsellor who would like to discover more about supporting people through prayer and Christian counselling.


As well as being involved in regular professional development Owen engages in professional reading and his own clinical supervision (usually 4 weekly) to maintain standards of practice. 


Owen also participates in several Mental Health Professional Network (MHPN) groups for ongoing professional development:


1. Perth Complex trauma MHPN


2. WA Diabetes & Mental Health Network Meeting


3. MHPN Perth Mental Health Professionals working together to assist cancer patients and their caregivers. 

 

Owen also attends meetings of clinicians in the Australian Psychological Society Child Sexual Abuse and Psychology Interest Group.


Owen routinely shares resources he has developed with supervisees and often forwards professional development information to supervisees.  



Since a supervisee brings so much of the 'self' to their work Owen will ask you in supervision sessions if you wish to process things you identify that trigger disturbing responses in you when working with certain clients or if you prefer to process those things on your own or with someone else.


Students are welcome to discuss financial hardship with Owen.




Owen often provides training opportunities to groups of counsellors or pastoral care workers. 


Recent training opportunities provided include: Family and Domestic Violence in Churches  (Connections Counselling); Emotional Neglect and Its Effects on Adult Relationships (Connections Counselling);  Domestic Violence: More Than a Punch (Mental Health Professionals Network - Midland, Christian Counselling Association (WA), Connections Counselling); Post-traumatic stress disorder and complex trauma (Connections Counselling); Effective prayer with clients who want prayer (Connections Counselling); Child Trauma and Responding to Family and Domestic Violence (Australian Institute of Family Counselling); Looking after My Mental Health (Christian Schools Association); Responding to Family and Domestic Violence in Churches (several churches).


Owen provided two public seminars titled Rising from the Ashes for survivors and firefighters involved in the 2014 Parkerville fire.


Professionally Owen is also involved in the Social Workers in Private Practice national forum for the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW) and the Western Australian Private Practice Interest Group (AASW).  Owen is registered to use the trademaark of the AASW and is listed as a supervisor on the AASW supervisor register.















Here's one more quote for people starting there own business who might be wanting to explore some ideas in supervision.  It's from Simon Sinek:


     It is not logic or facts but our hopes and dreams, our hearts and our

     guts, that drive us to try new things. If we were all rational, there

     would be no small businesses, there would be no exploration, there

     would be very little innovation and there would be no great leaders to

     inspire all those things. It is the undying belief in something bigger

     and better that drives that kind of behavior.