We match and customise treatment to individual needs, strengths and personal situation. We pride ourselves on our professionalism and we promise to be there for you every step of your journey.
If you come to us via your GP with a mental health care plan, you are eligible for a Medicare rebate of $126.50 with our clinical psychologist.
APPOINTMENTS MADE EASY
No more waiting lists. No more sifting through profiles. Simply book online to get started. We are always accepting new clients. We’ll get you in quickly and appointments are offered on weekdays, evenings and weekends.
Evidenced based psychological care that is based on the latest research about the most effective approaches to assessing and treating mental health difficulties individuals may be experiencing.
Many individuals can experience symptoms associated with painful and traumatic circumstances. Anxiety, fear, and hopelessness are a few emotions that can linger post traumatic events. For most, these reactions subside over a few days or weeks but for some, the symptoms may last longer and be more severe. At times people can develop more serious conditions such as depression, post traumatic stress disorder, anxiety disorders, or alcohol and drug problems and other destructive behaviours. We can help you overcome these symptoms and guide you through the process of grief and healing. COPE provides holistic treatment of psychological trauma and will support you in your recovery.
Our post-traumatic stress disorder treatment plan dives beneath the presenting mental symptoms and addresses the issue holistically.
How can COPE help?
COPE is committed to recovering every aspect of your health and wellbeing. We employ a diversity of treatment modalities within a supportive and nurturing environment to help you heal and recover from past traumas. We understand that trauma and addiction ravages every level of human existence – mental, emotional, physical and spiritual and we believe that restoring the delicate inter-connective balance between these elements is fundamental to a successful recovery.
EMDR is a treatment often used in the treatment of trauma. EMDR may be a helpful treatment for those people experiencing depression linked to traumatic events. A psychologist using EMDR causes the person’s brain to reprocess the trauma they have experienced, reducing the person’s symptoms of depression.
COPE offers compassionate and practical support and counselling to those who have experienced a traumatic event such as in the workplace or elsewhere. Our team of psychologists are specialists in working with couples individuals, teams and families to cope with the difficulty and stress associated with a traumatic event.
The good news is that with the right help, trauma can be treated
What to expect
Psychologists can help trauma victims find constructive ways of managing their emotions, enabling them to move forward in life. Trauma and PTSD Counselling is highly recommended to help a person process their traumatic event: helping them to integrate the experience and resulting emotions so they can feel safer, become reconnected to their former sense of self and get them back on track with their desired future direction.
- Feel heard and acknowledged with respect to the impact it’s had on life including the cascading ramifications from feeling distressed, disorientated and assaulted.
- Regain clarity and feel supported in processing the trauma to feel safer
- Reframe life events, perspective and regain sense of meaning
- Alleviate anxiety and distress
- Rebuild self-confidence and ability to cope
- Help adjust to life’s changed situation
- Improve ability to sleep, concentrate and work
- Promote relaxation, mindfulness and more positive thinking
- Connect to their strengths and resources both internally and externally
- Develop skills to transform their trauma symptoms
If you fear that you may have experienced some trauma, it is advisable that you seek counselling treatment. Even if you feel okay today, issues can arise weeks, months and even years down the road if the trauma is not appropriately acknowledged or processed.
COPE is well located, just 5 minutes from Perth CBD with public transport easily accessible. There is plenty of street parking on Havelock and Hay street and a parking station is located on Parliament Place. The front entrance is accessible from Hay Street.