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Perth Clinical and Neuropyschologist Dr Katie Elliott has been growing our team of clinical, neuro, counselling and registered psychologists since 2012.

So, you can access a greater choice of services, experience and expertise at our clinic. You now have more opportunities for cognitive testing for conditions such as ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Acquired Brain Injury and neurodevelopmental disorders. Although the team has grown, you’ll find our clinic is small enough to provide the personalised care that our excellent reputation is built upon. From your first appointment to your last, our whole team makes your emotional wellbeing our priority.

Meet our Professional Team

All of the friendly, approachable psychologists at our clinic are registered with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA). They have the relevant qualifications, experience and accreditations required to offer a range of psychological services in Perth, WA. Additionally, all our psychologists are NDIS registered. Many have completed additional study to acquire further skills and qualifications such as Autism Assessor.

Dr Kate Elliott
Dr Kate Elliott

Clinical Neuropsychologist Clinical Psychologist

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Dr Kate Elliott
Dr Kate Elliott

Neuropsychologist | Clinical Psychologist

Kate helps with:

Cognitive assessments to assist with: Bariatric assessment and support Returning to the workplace after an accident Traumatic Brain Injury (workplace accidents, car accidents, victims of crime) Acquired Brain Injury (strokes, cancer recovery, drug use) Intellectual disability testing

Clinical Psychology for: Adult survivors of abuse Family violence survivors Emotional abuse Eating disorders Generalised anxietyObsessive Compulsive Disorder Panic Disorder Perfectionism Post-natal depression Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Social Anxiety

When I established the clinic, my goal was to build a team of psychologists who genuinely care about improving emotional wellbeing for children and adults in Perth. As Gateway Psychological Services has grown, we’ve introduced more services for more people.Today, the most rewarding part of my work with cognitive assessments and clinical psychology is seeing the difference we make in people’s lives. Through a combination of empathy and perseverance, we help our clients achieve life-changing breakthroughs.

Qualifications and memberships

Doctorate in Clinical Psychology and Clinical Neuropsychology Master’s degree in Community Development Postgraduate Diploma in Psychology Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (minor in Children and Family Studies)

I am iron, and I forge myself.Lagertha - Viking Shield Maiden
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 extensive 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
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)

Steven Emery
Steven Emery

Registered Psychologist

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Steven Emery
Steven Emery

Registered Psychologist

Steven helps with:

Psychological therapy for all ages, including: Anxiety Addictions and dependencies Depression Grief and lossRelationship and family issues Stress and lifestyle balance Sexuality Workplace and organisational issues

Steven is available after hours as follows: Wednesday 4.30pm – 6.30pm Saturday mornings

Qualifications and memberships

Bachelor of Psychology

Dr Jessica Dawkins
Dr Jessica Dawkins

Counselling Psychologist Registrar

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Dr Jessica Dawkins
Dr Jessica Dawkins

Counselling Psychologist Registrar

Provides treatment in the following areas:

Children 5+ Adolescents Adults Couples Family Sexuality Sexual dysfunction Gender diversity Non suicidal self-injury Depression AnxietyRelationship issues Complex family dynamics Addictions ASD counselling – not assessment Grief Trauma Adjustment issues Stress Low self-esteem Interpersonal difficulties Social anxiety

Dr. Dawkins has experience working with a diverse range of clients including children, adolescents, and couples from a variety of backgrounds. She has a specific interest in working with clients experiencing issues related to gender, sexual orientation, sexuality, and relationships. Dr. Dawkins also provides treatment to clients presenting with a range of problems such as non-suicidal self-injury (self-harm), depression, anxiety, complex family dynamics, interpersonal difficulties, low self-esteem, grief and loss, phobia’s and trauma. Dr. Dawkins has a collaborative approach to therapy, working with clients to determine goals and work within the therapeutic relationship. She has a person-centred approach, utilising an integration of therapies including cognitive-behavioural therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy, schema therapy and trauma focussed approaches to fit the individual needs of her clients.

Nilly Cope
Nilly Cope

Family Therapist

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Nilly Cope
Nilly Cope

Counsellor

Nilly is a compassionate and caring family therapist dedicated to helping couples and families re-connect, resolve issues and improve their relationships.

Nilly’s philosophy is that our home should be a “fortress for wellbeing”. Over time, unresolved issues can erode this feeling and create tension and stress in a place where we should feel relaxed, happy and able to show our authentic selves.

Through the use of evidence based practices, Nilly helps couples and families develop lasting strategies to communicate better, resolve conflict and heal emotional wounds to create more peaceful and happy homes.

Sometimes, when families are in conflict, the underlying issues that are causing emotional pain may not be obvious. Using a systemic lens, Nilly helps her clients to identify and change these unhealthy dynamics and replace them with more constructive patterns of behaviour, thereby creating stronger connections and more positive relationships between all family members.

Some families may benefit from the fact that, despite growing up in Australia, Nilly wasn’t born here and speaks both English and Farsi. This means she is aware of and sensitive to many unique cultural issues experienced by those with Asian (including Middle Eastern) backgrounds.

Qualifications and memberships

BSc (Honours) Psychology Graduate Diploma in Family and Relationship Therapy

Areas of special interest

Couples wanting to resolve difficulties or create greater connection Helping families resolve conflict or challenges Children or teenagers in a family with behavioural issues Family separation and impact on children Blended families Relationship difficulties Impact of anxiety or depression on the family system Creating a nurturing culture within a family

Penny Lam
Penny Lam

Speech Pathologist

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Penny Lam
Penny Lam

Speech Pathologist

Penny helps with:

Augmentative and alternative communication (low-tech forms through to provision and prescription of high-tech alternatives) Autism Spectrum Disorder (all through the lifespan) Childhood Apraxia of Speech Developmental Language Delay Disabilities and additional needs for children, adolescents and adults Hanen trained Early Intervention Parent-child interaction and coaching Positive behaviour support Speech disorders Speech disorders Supervision and mentoring of newer speech pathologists (or those wishing to extend their practice in a speciality area) Supporting children in schools with speech and language impairments

I’ve devoted 18 years to growing my expertise as a Speech Pathologist. I’ve managed speech pathology departments in Perth, regional WA and the UK. And I’ve held roles in the public and private sectors as well as hospital, community and educational settings.I’m also a trained assessor for Autism Spectrum Disorder.

Qualifications and memberships

Autism Assessor – trained to international assessment standards by Disability Services Commission Bachelor of Science (Human Communication Science)

Ashleigh (Ash) Wenban
Ashleigh (Ash) Wenban

Counselling Psychology Registrar

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Ashleigh (Ash) Wenban
Ashleigh (Ash) Wenban

Counselling Psychology Registrar

Treatment Areas / Areas of Interest:

Children (ages 4+) Adolescents Adults Couples Families Gender and/or sexuality diversity (LGBTIQA+) Trauma (PTSD), complex trauma and neglect Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD) Social Anxiety Disorder (SAD) Specific phobias Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) Depression Stress Grief and loss Family violence Low self-esteem and identity issues Adjustment disorder Life transition difficulties Relationship difficulties Family dynamics Parent – child attachment

Ash has a special interest in the assessment, formulation, diagnosis and treatment of psychological issues across the lifespan. She has experience working with children, adolescents and families experiencing complex and significant mental health concerns. Her experience includes work within Government and Non-Government services such as: WA Health Department (CAMHS); WA Department of Corrections (Youth Justice) and Headspace. She implements many different types of evidenced based therapies but at the heart of her approach is the therapeutic relationship. Whether she is working with an individual client or with a family system, she focuses on creating a safe, supportive, non-judgemental and curious environment. It is within this space that mental health concerns can be explored together while gently encouraging and supporting change. The ultimate goal is to help clients to lead a more balanced, full-filled, insightful and rich life.

Pronouns: She/Her.

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