For Online or Face-to-face

Individual, Couple, or Family Counselling, Treatment of Diagnosed Depression/Anxiety, Trauma 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


Mental Heath Accredited Social Worker/Medicare Provider

Supervisor and Training Consultant

Senior Consultant for Converge International

Open Arms (formerly Veterans & Veterans Families Counselling Service) Outreach Programme Counsellor

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

38 Granville Way (cnr High Road), Willetton


Western Australia  6155

Medicare Provider 442250BY

Mondays/Thursdays/Fridays 7:30am-5:00pm

For Appointments Phone/SMS 0408 890 887

Stirk Medical Group

32 Newburn Road

High Wycombe

Western Australia  6057

Medicare Provider 4422502X

Wednesdays 12pm-5pm

For Appointments Phone 9454 5233

Piara Waters Medical Centre

3/20 Riva Entrance

Piara Waters

Western Australia  6112

Medicare Provider 442250CJ

Tuesdays 8:30am-5pm

For appointments Phone 0408 890 887

To mail: PO Box 260


WA 6989

To email:

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


attend the nearest Emergency Department of a hospital.

Alternatively contact Lifeline on

13 11 14.

Helplines:  (click here)

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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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,  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,  Piara Waters, Forrestdale, Treeby, Banjup, Seville Grove, Armadale, Camillo, Kelmscott, Mt Nasura, Mount Richon, Brookdale, Wuyong, Hilbert, Darling Downs, Wandi, Aubin Grove,  Atwell, Success, Hamond Park, Oakford, Byford,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  

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ABN 80 483 081 209

Profile/Counsellor's Background and Training

Hi I'm Owen Robinson and I qualified as a counsellor in 1995 after a long career as a secondary teacher and careers counsellor.  Now I have  professional specialist titles 'clinical social worker' and 'accredited mental health social worker' so this means I am a Medicare provider as well. Also as a 'greying' clinician I provide clinical supervision for numerous other clinicians with less years of experience.

As a survivor of childhood emotional neglect (a form of complex trauma) my personal and professional life has been very much about making sense of my back story, the limitations that put on my mind and on relationship skill, about finding language to make meaning of the hurt and sensations that are hard to feel, and working out ways to outsmart the paralysing anxiety and unhelpful behaviour patterns it helped create.  My family did not realise until I was 20 that my mother had a mental health diagnosis that would later involve involuntary treatment for the rest of her life (as did one of my brothers as well).  I didn't really want to learn that I have way too many addictions that help me do anything but feel real: formalised religion was an addiction of mine (I worked for a church organisation for 20 years and my father was a clergyman); strategy games; distress eating; enternainment, social media, psychologically numbing (dissociating) to name a few.  It's been humbling to work out that I put my own children through childhood emotional neglect while I was so busy trying to not feel real.  

As a counsellor and supervisor a lighthouse metaphor is attractive to me: having crashed on all kinds of rocks I try to show people how to do life without crashing on those rocks too; to dare to be more honest about how much we try to feel anything but real, to finding ways to be kinder to ourselves and others when we feel what we don't like feeling, and to be  authentic about limitations and boundaries we need to strengthen.  

To visit my LinkedIn Profile please click here.

To see some of my Professional Development record you are welcome to click here.

Here is a little more about my professional background:-

private practice since 1999 (part-time until 2012; full time until now);

managemed a branch of Relationships Australia, one of Australia's largest relationship counselling organisations;

5 years as a case manager/acting senior social worker in community and inpatient adult mental health;

5 years managing a school counselling service at one of Perth’s oldest private secondary colleges. 

I've been married to one wife since 1984 and I have 2 adult children.  My other qualifications include:

a Masters degree in Counselling (La Sierra University),

a post-graduate Diploma of Management (University of Newcastle),

and Bachelors Degrees in Social Work (Curtin University of Technology) and in Education (Avondale College of Higher Education). 

Importantly I hold a current Working with Children Check (available to view upon request).  Most of my work has been with adults and high school aged children, although I do work with younger children too.

While I personally have a Christian world view I work beside clients from   other spiritual or value systems.  My approach is holistic so I'm willing to include your value system in your counselling sessions. Helpful insights from your own belief system will be encouraged.   I may ask you if you want prayer and you are welcome to decline. 

You will see from my qualifications and professional development history that I have a high level of training in a wide variety of treatment modalities and counselling models. 

It may help to know I'm registered on the referral database of Blue Knot Foundation (formerly Adult Survivors of Child Abuse) as a trauma-informed clinician and am very experienced at treating trauma symptoms.

Converge International recognises me as a 'senior consultant' in their Employee Assistance Programme.  Open Arms (formerly Veterans and Veterans Families Counselling Service) contracts my services as an Outreach Programme Counsellor.

This service acknowledges the importance of clinical supervision in the provision of safer and more effective professional services and self-care of the clinician.

I'm particularly interested and experienced in each of these areas:

managing anxiety or panic attacks

improving safety from family violence and domestic abuse

trauma and victimisation recovery

making sense of the effect of fostering, adoption and parental neglect on relationships

working out how to value one's self more

communicating better in relationships

improving boundary setting and assertiveness in relationships

understanding anger and the emotions it helps to hide

depression managment; suicide thought reduction

bereavement/adjusting to with grief and loss

understanding and managing symptoms for bipolar affective disorder and other mental health conditions

recovering from alcohol and other drug problems

finding more ways to handle stress

getting more parenting ideas

relationship problems with children

relationship problems or conflict with couples

maximising coping for people with autism symptoms

clarifying career and life path direction

working out what to do about workplace problems

navigating life transitions and adjustments to big changes

gaining personal understanding and growth

Christian counselling/prayer

To get a more detailed picture of my specialise skills and interests click here.

The therapist does NOT specialise in some fields and prefers to not take referrals for:

Pregnancy termination counselling

Treating fixed delusional thoughts

Treating chronic life limiting or life threatening illnesses including eating disorders

Aged care and disability

Gender dysphoria or sexual preference issues. (a client’s preferred goals and values in this area will be respected and not determined by the therapist); specifically LGBTIQ issues or gender transitioning

Expert witness services or other justice services

The therapist does NOT provide:

Rehabilitation or injury under worker's compensation

Psychometric testing for assessing specific learning difficulties

Letters or reports for people who are not current clients or who did not inform the about need for the letter at commencement of treatment

Home visits

Case management

Formal family dispute resolution

I'm able to provide treatment for post-abortion grief/trauma for women and for men; however I do not provide pregnancy termination counselling unless a woman wants to know more about abortion grief/trauma and options for having supports in place to keep her pregnancy; I will refer to pro-choice services if requested.  

Key Contributions & Achievements

I've provided public lectures on Childhood Emotional Neglect; Managing Overwhelm; Post-traumatic Stress Disorder and Complex Trauma; Responding to Family and Domestic Violence; also ‘Rising from the Ashes,’ for survivors and emergency personnel involved in the Parkerville bushfire in 2014.

Involvement with estabishing MATES, a service of Abortion Grief Australia (Men's Abortion Trauma Experiences Sharing): rebuilding lives, relationships and families.

Family & Domestic Violence (FDV) Service

Involvement in a variety of FDV related activities includes:

• writing a gender-neutral abusive behaviours screening tool for identifying the extent of FDV taking place in a relationship (2003-present);

member of Fremantle regional FDV Committee 2004;

• vice-chair of the Eastern Region Domestic Violence Regional Committee (2006) - now known as Domestic Violence Agencies Network (DVAN) - East Metro; 

• delivery of FDV Screening training to staff from Maternity and Antenatal at Armadale Health Service (2009);

• presenting at the annual WA Health Consumer's Conference on FDV initiatives at Armadale Health Service (2011);

• serving on the Armadale Health Service FDV Committee (2008-2011);

• writing the online staff training module on FDV for Armadale Health Service (2009; 2011);

• delivery of FDV screening training to staff from Armadale Health Service Mental Health Social Workers (2012);

• member of the White Ribbon Day Committee - City of Armadale 2011;

• FDV Professional Development provider to: Mental Health Professional Network (Midland); Mental Health Professional Network (Fremantle) and to the WA chapter of the Christian Counsellor's Association in 2013;

• public lecture Responding to FDV in Churches – Connections Counselling – 2016;

• training on trauma and family violence for Diploma students with the Australian Institute of Family Counselling in 2016.

• public lecture Responding to FDV in Churches – Newspring Church - 2017

Group Therapy Facilitation

• Group Co-facilitation: Family Abuse Integrated Response (FAIR) group for perpetrators of domestic violence (2004-5);

• Co-facilitating Art as Therapy groups with other Mead Centre Case Managers (2008);

• Other Therapeutic Group Co-facilitation: 'Bradshaw on the Family' Therapy Group (2005);  Parenting Pre-teens Group (2004);  Mum's Support Group (1993); Dad's Support Group (1993).

Community & Education

Serving on the Sexual Abuse Taskforce for the Western Australian Conference of the Seventh-day Adventist Church (3 years) including assisting in the planning of a three-day conference on Sexual Abuse in Faith Communities;

Co-authoring Student Support Services accreditation criteria for schools in the South Pacific Division of Seventh-day Adventist Education;

Training the state/regional administrators of the South Pacific Division of Seventh-day Adventist Education Department in Critical Incident Management;

Managing a student counselling service for a private College for 5 years;

Speaking at a New Zealand Teacher's Conference on Critical Incident Management.

Academic & Professional

• Membership on the Curtin University of Technology Vice-Chancellor's List in 2002 in recognition of being in the top 1% of students in the school of Social Work and Social Policy.

• Accredited Mental Health Social Worker status from professional body 2010-present (with Advanced Accreditation).

• Former member of the Mental Health Professional Network (Midland) and Mental Health Professional Network (Fremantle); Mental Health Professional Network (Cancer Patients and their Caregivers)

• Current member of the Perth Complex Trauma Mental Health Professional Network (MHPN); Perth Perth 'Diabetes & Mental Health' MHPN; Perth Veteran-Focussed network MHPN; Perth Borderline Personality Disorder MHPN; Perth Mental Health Recovery MHPN; regular participant at WA Clinical Oncology Group.

• Current member of the Mental Health Social Workers in Private Practice National Forum.

• Joint-coordinator of the 2016 Mental Health Social Workers in Private Practice National Conference

• Admitted to the Australian College of Social Work Clinical Division (2016)

Group and Peer Supervision Provision

• 2006-7 staff peer supervisor Midland Branch of Relationships Australia

• 2016 group supervisor with Connections Counselling