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Therapists

Our team consists of carefully selected therapists in order to offer a diverse range of expertise, therapeutic styles and theoretical perspectives. Our therapists have specialized training and experience in the assessment and treatment of a full range of mental health issues.


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dr. ros white

psychiatrist, 

MB BS, FRANZCP, FRACGP

Ros provides general adult psychiatric care, including comprehensive psychiatric assessment and management plans, and psychotherapeutically informed treatment. This includes long term psychotherapy clients. Ros prefers not to do medicolegal work, or treat patients with psychotic disorders or primary addiction problems. While Ros has admitting rights to Hollywood Clinic, she keeps this work to a minimum. 


AREAS OF INTEREST

Mood and anxiety disorders, including in older adults; stress and trauma related problems; ADHD; personality disorders.

MODALITIES / APPROACH

Prior to psychiatry training Ros worked in general practice so she comes from an holistic, pragmatic experiential base. She learnt Transcendental Meditation in the 1970s and gained knowledge in Ayurveda and mindfulness practices (yes, back in the 70s and 80s). Her early psychotherapy training was at the Churchill Clinic, gaining foundational knowledge and experience in the earlier twentieth century psychotherapies, including her own analysis. Psychiatry training then provided the comprehensive “Bio-Psycho-Social” approach. She completed levels one and two training in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy between 2010 and 2013, following with further studies in neurobiology, attachment theory and somatic psychotherapies. Her current psychotherapy approach could therefore be described as psychodynamic, informed by neurobiology, attachment theory and somatic psychotherapies.

ACCREDITATIONS

  • MB,BS (UWA, 1982)

  • FRACGP (UWA, 1996)

  • FRANZCP (2008)

  • Accredited psychotherapy supervisor, RANZCP (2015)

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

  • RANZCP- Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists

  • AMA- Australian Medical Association

  • AHPRA- Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency

  • Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute

QUALITY PROVISION

Ros is a fully registered psychiatrist with RANZCP and AHPRA. This requires continual professional development with engagement in regular formal training, supervision and peer consultative processes. She also supervises psychiatry registrars in psychotherapy training.

BACKGROUND

Ros has been a medical doctor for 35 years and a psychiatrist in private practice for almost ten years. She comes from a farming family in the wheatbelt, and has three adult children. While she hasn’t worked overseas, her involvement in ‘CISV Building Global Friendships’ and in hosting international exchange students and volunteers, has enabled her to develop an appreciation for the wide cultural diversity of our world. She also cherishes the natural world, appreciating how lucky we are as Australians to have access to nature, both land and sea, and to the calm that comes with our wide open spaces. She is pleased to offer a small experience of nature in our herb garden at the rear of our building. You are welcome to pick some to take home and also to enjoy the pond at the front entrance.

Her career and life experiences have enabled her to develop the nurturing and empowering approach to patient care and peer relations for which she is well respected.

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tanya chiplin

counselling psychologist,

BA. (Psych), B. Psych, M. Psych (Counselling)

Tanya Chiplin is a Counselling Psychologist, with over 18 years' experience providing psychological and psychotherapeutic services within Perth, Western Australia.  Tanya has worked with individuals and groups, in clinical, forensic and private practice settings.  Her experience includes lecturing in the Psychology Master's Program at Curtin University, training/workshop facilitation, consultation, supervision, and therapeutic program development, evaluation and implementation.   This diverse background has cultivated flexibility, adaptability and exceptional open-mindedness, enabling her to work with a broad range of concerns, particularly those involving shame.


AREAS OF SPECIAL INTEREST

Tanya works in private practice at Inspire Psychotherapy.  The psychological services offered are diverse and adapted to meet specific individual or organisational needs and limited only by her own creativity.   As a psychotherapist, she provides short-term goal-oriented interventions, or long-term transformative psychotherapy, to individuals, couples, and families.  She has extensive experience in addiction, traumatic stress, developmental trauma, emotional dysregulation, ADHD, eating disorders and relationship issues.  She has established competency working with complex chronic concerns often regarded as "treatment resistant" or "unmotivated".  Tanya embodies an innate belief that everyone has the ability to benefit from and transform through meaningful interactive therapy, determination, perseverance, creativity, courage and a strong therapeutic relationship.

PSYCHOTHERAPY APPROACH

Rather than favouring particular therapeutic models, Tanya embodies an integrative approach that is uniquely tailored to the expressed needs of her clients.  As an integrative therapist, she recognises the inherent value in complexity, diversity, experience and the unique interrelationships between the mind, body, society and environment.   Her approach is an amalgam of traditional best practice, neuroscience and neuropsychotherapeutic approaches.  Honouring complexity and integrative practice is inherently challenging.  In response, Tanya consciously, deliberately and continuously cultivates her practice through reading, researching, training, consultation, supervision, personal psychotherapy, and most importantly her clients.     

PERSONAL INTEGRATIVE FRAMEWORK

Tanya's integrative approach incorporates various psychotherapeutic and theoretical orientations.  The primary theoretical orientations include attachment, neuroscience, and motivational, developmental, social and learning theories.  The therapeutic modalities include Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing (MI), Brief Solution-Focused Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT), Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT), Provocative Therapy, Psychoanalytic and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy.  Being aware of the limitations of talk therapy, neuroscience and neuropsychotherapeutic techniques have become the essential foundations of her practice.        

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

  • Association of Counselling Psychologists (ACP)

  • Society for the Exploration of Psychology Integration (SEPI)

  • The Depth Psychology Alliance

  • The Neuropsychotherapist

  • Other neuroscience, philosophical, research-oriented groups

QUALITY PROVISION

Tanya is a Counselling Psychologist and Board Approved Supervisor,  registered with The Psychologists Board of Australia.  Tanya attends formal training, utilises evaluation and feedback measures, continuously reads and researches, participates in individual and group supervision and personal psychotherapy. 

PERSONAL BACKGROUND

Tanya is the first to admit that psychology is more than work, instead its embodied as a way of "being" in relationship with herself and the world.  Aside from her professional world, Tanya has her own family, the most important being her 26-year-old biological daughter.  Her daughter is a talented and successful artist and graphic designer that designed the Inspire Psychotherapy logo and the practice website.        


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Annabel hales

counselling psychologist

BA. (Psych), B. Psych, M. Psych (Counselling)

Annabel provides counselling and psychotherapy for children, adolescents and adults, for individual, couple, and family sessions. Annabel has over 15 years’ experience working in a range of settings, including non-government roles, the Department for Child Protection, and the Family Court of WA. Annabel completed her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at Murdoch University (a long time ago!) and her post-graduate Masters qualification in Counselling Psychology at Curtin University.


AREAS OF SPECIAL INTEREST

Addiction, Adjustment Disorders, Adoption / Foster Care, Anxiety / Panic Attacks, Attachment Related Issues, Blended Families, Childhood Issues, Custody and Access, Depression, Divorce / Separation, Family / Parenting, Grief and Loss, Postnatal Depression, PTSD, Relationship Issues, Sexual Abuse, Trauma Recovery, Unstable Personality Disorder.

MODALITIES / APPROACH

Annabel uses a variety of evidence-based techniques in her therapeutic work including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Brief Solution-Focused Therapy, Positive Psychology, Mindfulness, Narrative Therapy, Psychodynamic, Interpersonal Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Annabel also uses neuroscientific techniques to facilitate exploration and embodied change. In addition to her specialist qualifications, Annabel uses a wide range of tools to support her clients to access their innate wisdom and understand their relational defenses with greater compassion. Disconnection can lead to unhappiness, isolation, emotional shut-down, tiredness, and can result in physical and emotional health problems. Reconnecting to our innate wisdom requires a safe and powerful experiential approach which goes beyond just intellectual understanding.

ACCREDITATIONS

  • Bachelor of Arts with Honours (Psychology) 2002

  • Registered Psychologist 2005

  • Masters in Psychology (Counselling) 2016

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

  • Association of Counselling Psychologists

QUALITY PROVISION

Annabel is a fully registered psychologist and a Counselling Psychologist Registrar. Annabel seeks continual professional development and engages in regular formal training, supervision and peer consultative processes. 

BACKGROUND

Annabel has been a therapist for 15 years. Her career and life experiences have enabled her to develop knowledge and skills on a wide variety of issues with a wide variety of client groups in Australia and overseas. Annabel has one biological child of her own and spent a number of years as a single parent. Annabel is now in a blended family of 6!


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Helen boud

occupational therapist

Dip OT. UK, IYTA Yoga Teacher

Helen's mission is to invite and encourage individuals experiencing emotional and/or physical pain to enhance and strengthen their ability and capacity to lead more fulfilling lives and achieve personal goals.


MORE ABOUT HELEN

Helen is an English trained Occupational Therapist and has worked in a wide variety of mental health settings since emigrating to Australia in 1980. Helen is also a registered yoga teacher with the IYTA (International Yoga Teachers Association) having completed her training in 1992. Over the past 35 years, Helen's work has gradually combined and she uses a holistic approach drawing on her knowledge from both eastern and western traditions. Helen has worked in the public health system for over 25 years gaining experience in hospital and community clinics working with adults, older adults, children and adolescents. Helen has experience in facilitating groups and individual sessions for those who are experiencing difficulties in the areas of daily living, managing moods, emotions and behaviours, and coping with pain. The past 7 years she has been working in a small private hospital facilitating in and outpatient groups focusing on mood and pain management using mindfulness, mindful movement and sensory modulation.

SERVICES

Helen works with individuals as well as facilitating both small open and closed groups. She is a registered medicare provider and works with clients referred through MHCP and CDM. The type of group classes Helen facilitates include:

Introduction to Mindfulness

Mindful Movement

Changing Emotion through Motion

Mind Body Connection

Living with Pain

Befriending pain


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ANNA JAMES

PROVISIONAL psychologist

Curtin University

Anna James has recently joined Inspire Psychotherapy as part of the placement requirements for the Master of Psychology (Counselling). She will complete her placement under the board approved supervision of counselling psychologist Tanya Chiplin. Anna has previously completed placements at Curtin Clinics Cockburn and University of Western Australia’s Counselling and Psychological Services.

Anna is offering short-term and longer-term therapy until middle of next year. Anna focuses on the interpersonal process of therapy and implements a variety of evidence-based interventions to address the needs of her clients including, Existential Psychotherapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Positive Psychology and Solution-Focused Therapy, as well as Emotion-Focused Couples Therapy. 

Anna has a strong interest in existential issues (such as humans’ search for meaning) and relationships, as well as nutrition and the link between diet and mental health. She has a certificate in plant-based nutrition from Cornell University’s learning platform eCornell.

 Anna is fluent in German and English.  

 Appointments are available on Wednesdays. Her fee is $50/hr waged and $20/hr concession. However, this fee is not eligible for Medicare rebate. Individuals are welcome to self-refer, a Mental Health Care Plan is not required


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Management

Amanda Spooner - Practice manager

Amanda is the practice manager at Inspire Psychotherapy. She is English-born but grew up in Sydney, NSW. She holds a B.Sc. from Macquarie University and a Post Grad. Dip. in Systematics from ECU, Joondalup.

Amanda has previously worked in the fields of environment, hospitality, nursing, architecture, oil & gas exploration and teaching. Her last position was that of Office & Customer Service Manager for a family resort complex in Queensland. Prior to moving to Queensland, she worked with the Western Australian Herbarium, Dept. CALM, as a Scientific Research Officer in botany for many years.

It was while working for CALM that she won a Churchill Fellowship to study in Sweden, France and England for 8 weeks.  The Fellowship allowed her to examine pioneer collections of Australian plants which are held in European herbaria and to investigate the role of digital photography in the worldwide transfer of plant specimens.

Amanda is a valued member of our team, keeping the machinery of the practice well maintained. You may see her at the reception desk filling in for Chloe.  Amanda’s support enables the therapists to fully focus on the clinical work and client care.


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Administration

Chloe Ripper - Receptionist

Chloe is the receptionist at Inspire Psychotherapy. Chloe is completing a Master of Psychology (Professional) at Curtin University and hopes to soon become a registered Psychologist. She completed her Bachelor of Psychology with First Class Honours at the end of 2016 also at Curtin University. She since published “Emotional reactivity, intensity, and perseveration: Independent dimensions of trait affect and associations with depression, anxiety and stress symptoms” in the journal Personality and Individual Differences.

Prior to working at Inspire Psychotherapy, she was the receptionist at Psychology On Hay with Tanya and Annabel. She also worked as student disability mentor at Curtin University. Chloe enjoys travelling and aims to visit a new destination each year.