COPE is a multi-disciplinary private practice providing mental health services to clients located in Perth and NDIS registered provider. COPE is a family-run business managed by the founder and director Dr Hugo Gonzales. COPE’s values, mission and approach are grounded on the founding director’s values of empathy, compassion and making a difference in the lives of others. This is reinforced by COPE’s family governance approach and a strong connection to the people who form part of COPE – our clients, their families, staff, and the local community.

Our Vision

To provide the highest level of psychological and mental health care that extends beyond the alleviation of symptoms. We seek to reduce emotional suffering and enhance the well-being of individuals, families, and society using psychoanalytic psychotherapy as a clinical approach and a widely applicable and evolving way of understanding human experience to create lasting change.

Love and work, work and love…that’s all there is

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The COPE team is our strength, and it’s important to us that our employees feel valued and supported whatever their career stage. We’re proud to offer the support and flexibility you need for your own wellbeing, development and career goals.


Meet Dr Hugo Gonzales

(Director & Clinical Psychologist)

Clinical Psychologist

Dr Hugo Gonzales is a clinical psychologist and senior lecturer with over 25 years of experience as an educator and psychologist. Hugo’s approach is grounded in psychoanalytical psychotherapy, and he supports employees’ self-development with clinical supervision aimed at enhancing their clinical knowledge and skills in psychodynamic formulation and intervention. He delivers professional development workshops and clinical supervision for a variety of groups, individuals and organisations, including the Australian Psychological Society (APS). 

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We are constantly growing and evolving as a service and, as such, we are always striving to provide better facilities and resources to assist our clinicians in their work with our clients. We provide support to our clinicians as they grow and develop in their careers. This support is from the top down as well as laterally, between team members. For new staff, we ensure there is adequate training beginning with an induction, admin training and ongoing support, along with supervision and professional development opportunities. Plus, you will have the opportunity to work within a multidisciplinary team comprised of psychologists, counsellors, art therapist and NDIS outreach team. 

Work With Us


We are always on the lookout for the right people to join our team, be that clinical/general psychologists (including registrars), counsellors, family / couple therapists, psychosocial support workers, psychosocial recovery coaches and administrative/management support staff. As a multicultural practice, bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply. 

Our experience enables us to offer effective therapy

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