Dr Hugo Gonzales

Clinical Psychologist

MPsych(Clin) | PhD | Member APS| Registered with AHPRA 

Our Director and Clinical Psychologist Dr Hugo Gonzales has over 25 years of experience in providing psychoanalytical psychotherapy for children, adolescents, adults, couples and families. Dr Gonzales is an educator and has been working as a senior lecturer teaching undergraduate and post-graduate psychology / counselling for multiple universities across Australia. 

 

Dr Gonzales has extensive experience in psychoanalytic psychotherapy as a therapeutic approach to helping to understand human suffering. Dr Gonzales approach is based on an object relational perspective. Object relations therapy is a variation of psychoanalytical theory and places less emphasis on biological based drives and more importance on interpersonal relationships. Here the focus lies not in the quality of the patient’s relationship with other people, but also emotional relationships in the client’s inner world, their images and concepts of themselves and other important people in their life. Dr Gonzales’s approach hallmarks are self-reflection and self-examination, and the use of the relationship between therapist and patient as a window into problematic relationship patterns in the client’s life. Its goal is not only to alleviate the most obvious symptoms but to help people lead healthier lives. 

“Instead of ready-made answers or advice, I offer a safe space free from judgement, where you can learn to listen to yourself and be heard without preconceptions. By doing so, you can come to a better understanding of who you are and what prevents you from leading a richer and more fulfilling life’. 

Areas of Expertise

  • Trauma and complex trauma

  • Depression

  • Anxiety and OCD

  • Interpersonal difficulties

  • Personality disorders

  • Couples Counselling

  • Cultural Sensitivity

  • Assessments

Appointment duration:  60 minutes

Sessions rates:

  • FACE TO FACE appointment $280
  • ONLINE appointment $250
  • Couples Counselling $300

Medicare rebate is available with a Mental Health Care Plan for individual appointments. 

Services offered by Dr Hugo Gonzales

Location:                                          COPE Centre Suite 7, Level 3, 1111 Hay Street, West Perth

Telehealth/Online consultation
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    Cancellation Policy: Appointments are precious and we appreciate you giving at least 24 hours notice if you cannot attend. For cancellations under 24 hours, 50% of the session rate will apply with no Medicare rebate.

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