Child Psychologist, Perth

SUPPORTING CHILDREN AND TEENS

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Psychologists for children and teens, Perth

Has your child or teen been recommended or referred to seek support from a child psychologist in Perth? It can be a stressful time for them. And for you. It’s natural for you to feel concerned and emotional about the way ahead. In fact, it can be unsettling for the whole family. Finding a skilled, experienced child psychologist helps your child or teen take a step towards a more positive future. And should you need family therapy, we can help with that too.

Meet our Child Psychologists

At Gateway Psychological Services, we have child psychologists in our team who specialise in supporting children and adolescents to manage their mental health.

Angela Fallaver
Angela Fallaver

Counselling Psychologist

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Angela Fallaver
Angela Fallaver

Counselling Psychologist

Angela helps with:

Angela provides a holistic formulation, diagnosis, and treatment for a range of mental health issues across the lifespan. Angela has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults and places primary focus on the therapeutic alliance providing a safe and non judgemental space to heal.

Angela works from a number of evidence-based frameworks depending on the needs of the client. This includes cognitive behavioural therapy, schema therapy, eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR), dialectical behaviour therapy, psychodynamic, and existential therapy. Angela aims to provide a transparent and collaborative space which is tailored to each client.

Angela's treatment areas:

Depression Generalised anxiety disorder Phobias Health anxiety Panic disorder Trauma and PTSD Domestic violence Relationship difficulties Anger management Stress Grief and loss Life transitions Young adults and adults Child therapyPersonality Disorders Gender and/or sexuality concerns Low self esteem Bullying and peer issues Autism Spectrum Disorder ADHD Family separation

Qualifications and memberships

Master of Psychology (Counselling) Bachelor of Psychology Bachelor of Arts (Psychology, Criminology and Justice)

Karyn Proctor
Karyn Proctor

Senior Psychologist

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Karyn Proctor
Karyn Proctor

Registered Psychologist

Karyn helps with:

Psychological therapy for: Children aged 8+ Families with young children needing support with behaviour, sleep, toileting or other issues Anxiety or depression in adults

SAS Group Program Qualified facilitator for this evidence-based small group program for children (8-12 years) with ASD, ADHD or social and emotional difficulties.

I love working collaboratively with families, schools and other stakeholders to get the best outcomes for children.The fantastic SAS Group Program is in high demand in WA. I am delighted to be able to bring it to more people through Gateway Psychological Services.

Qualifications and memberships

Bachelor of Psychology Bachelor of Arts (major in psychology)

The good life is a process, not a state of being. It is a direction, not a destination.Carl Rogers
Elizabeth (Liz) Bancroft
Elizabeth (Liz) Bancroft

Counselling Psychologist

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Elizabeth (Liz) Bancroft
Elizabeth (Liz) Bancroft

Registered Psychologist

Provides treatment in the following areas:

Children (7yrs +) Adolescents Young adults and adults Family therapy Couples therapy Trauma and PTSD Anxiety and phobias Depression Bipolar Disorder Dissociative Identity Disorder Hoarding Disorder Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) Panic Disorder Post-natal DepressionInfertility Issues Relationship issues ADHD in adults Anger management Life transition and Adjustment difficulties Stress Bereavement, grief, and loss Self-harm and suicidal ideation Domestic violence Personality disorders Gender and sexuality issues Sexual difficulties Low self-esteem and self-development Shyness and social skills deficits

Liz has specialist knowledge and experience in working with children, young people, and adults, impacted by complex trauma, particularly from life events such as sexual abuse and violence. She also provides assessment, formulation, diagnosis, and treatment for a range of other psychological problems and life issues including adjustment difficulties, depression, anxiety, panic, stress, low self-esteem, relationship difficulties, grief and loss, phobias, addiction and dependence, personality disorders and gender/sexuality.

Liz utilises Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Schema Therapy, Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing and Attachment Theory depending on the unique needs of the client. Liz’s approach is collaborative and places primary focus on the therapeutic relationship and building a safe and non-judgemental space for clients. This allows clients to explore their difficulties at their pace, gain insight, establish positive coping strategies, process, and heal from past traumas, all resulting in enhanced wellbeing.

I'm not crazy, I was abused. I'm not shy, I'm protecting myself. I'm not bitter, I'm speaking the truth. I'm not hanging onto the past, I've been damaged. I'm not delusional, I lived a nightmare. I'm not weak, I was trusting. I'm not giving up, I'm healing. I'm not incapable of love, I'm giving. I'm not alone. I see you all here. I'm fighting this.”Rene Smith

How we help your child or teen with their mental health

From diagnosis to mental health management, our practitioners genuinely care about helping your child or teen improve their wellbeing. We work with them in the following ways:

Psychological Assessment

this enables us to examine your child’s behaviour and emotions. It allows us to better understand what your child or teen is dealing with so we can diagnose their condition.

Diagnosis

the assessment outcomes provide a psychological diagnosis that becomes a starting point for management and treatment of your child or teen’s condition.

Treatment

our psychologists will create a personalised treatment plan for your child or teen. So, we can begin to ease some of their distress. Treatment may combine therapy with tools such as CBT, DBT or ACT to help your child understand and cope with current and future issues.

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Which psychological conditions can we help with?

Like adults, children and adolescents can benefit from therapy to help deal with a range of mental health conditions. Some of the more common ones we work with are:

Anxiety

 

Depression

 

Perfectionism

 

Self-harm

 

Low self-esteem

School refusal

 

Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD)

 

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

 

Challenging behaviours

 

Grief management

Eating disorders

 

Bereavement

 

Stress

 

Bullying and peer issues

 

Gender and sexuality issues

Trauma-related disorders

 

Sexual or physical abuse

 

Relationship difficulties

 

Family conflict

 

Personality disorders

You can make an appointment with child psychologists in our practice who work specifically with children and teens.

All the psychological support you need under one roof

If you or another family member needs support, you have the convenience of working with a different psychologist within our practice. You’ll already be familiar with how we work and feel confident you’ll receive the highest standard of care. If you speak to our friendly reception team, they’ll do everything possible to find you the most convenient appointment times.

Enquire about a child psychologist to support your child or teen today