For Online or Face-to-face

Individual, Couple, or Family Counselling, Treatment of Diagnosed Depression/Anxiety, Trauma and

other Conditions,

and/or Prayer/Spiritual Support with

Owen Robinson

MAASW (Adv. Accr)

BSW (Curtin) MA (Counselling)

BEd (Science) Grad. Dip. Management


Accredited Mental Heath Social Worker/Medicare Provider

Supervisor and Training Consultant

Open Arms (formerly Veterans & Veterans Families Counselling Service) Outreach Programme Counsellor

Department of Veterans Affairs Provider

Insurance Commission of WA Provider

Able to see members of Bupa, HCF and Teachers Health (plus UniHealth and Nurses and Midwives Health)

who have the appropriate level of cover

Listed as a Blue Knot Foundation Trauma-informed Service

For info Phone: 0408 890 887

(please allow one day for replies to messages)

NB Medicare rebates are available if you see a GP for a mental healthcare plan

Online options available

Signal (preferred secure phone app), Skype or Zoom   options are available for online sessions.

Canning Vale Serviced Offices

Unit 15, 64 Bannister Road,

Canning Vale

Western Australia  6155

(NB the entrance is on the Canvale Road side of the complex)

Medicare Provider 442250DX

Mondays/Tuesdays/Wednesdays/Fridays 7.30am-5:00pm (online or face to face)


7.30-11.30am (online only)

11.30am-5.00pm (face to face)

For Appointments Phone/SMS 0408 890 887

To mail: PO Box 260


WA 6989

To email:

This is NOT an emergency service.  For Western Australian mental health emergencies please contact the Mental Health Emergency Response Line on 1300 555 788


attend the nearest Emergency Department of a hospital.

Alternatively contact Lifeline on

13 11 14.

Helplines:  (click here)

Other support services:

Kids Helpline: 1800 55 1800 - for 24/7 telephone counselling for young people 5-25 years

Suicide Callback Service: 1300 659 467 - for 24/7 telephone crisis support for people at-risk of suicide, carers and bereaved

MensLine Australia: 1300 78 99 78 - for 24/7 telephone and online support, information and referral services for men

Beyond Blue: 1300 22 4636 - for 24/7 telephone support and online chat 4pm - 10pm (AEST)

Meth Helpline :  1800 874 878 - The Meth Helpline is a free confidential telephone counselling, information and referral service for anyone concerned about their own or another person's meth use.  

1800RESPECT - 1800 737 732 - 24 hour 7 days a week, confidential telephone and online support - 1800RESPECT is not only a support service for people affected by sexual assault, domestic and family violence. It is also an information and support service for family, friends, and frontline workers.

WA COVID-19 Hotline - Phone 13 COVID

Lifeline - Phone 13 11 14

MensLine - Phone 1300 789 978

Jobseekers Contact Line - Phone 132 850

Small business advice – Phone 133 140

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Family and Domestic Violence:

Has anyone in your family or household ever put you down, humiliated you, or tried to control what you can or cannot do?  Has someone in your family or household ever hurt or threatened to hurt you?  Are you worried about the safety of your chidren or someone lese in your family or household?  If so, but you are not sure what to do you might consider making an appointment to explore what is going on and what you might decide to do to be safer.

So what behaviour is considered to be family and domestic violence?  Some people think that it is not family violence unless it involves a physical injury that warrants medical assistance.  That is not the case.

There is usually a lot of behaviour that takes place before or once behaviour has become physically violent:

Verbal Abuse/Violent language;

Emotional/Psychological Abuse and Manipulation;

Isolation of a partner from the support of the partner’s family and friends;

Extreme jealousy and possessiveness;

Monitoring (stalking) a partner’s movements and contacts;

Creating financial control of the parter and financial dependance for the parter and even theft from partner’s assets;

Spiritual abuse (control of ideas/values and involvement in spiritual or cultural practices);

Harming or using the children to get to or manipulate an ex-partner or that person's new partner;

Involving children as message carriers or involving them in information that is not appropriate;

Using coercion and threats;

Using intimidation and tactical ill-treatment;

Assuming a right or sense of privilege in the relationship (entitlement);

Abuse of sexual choices/values.

Gas-lighting (using cunning and deceit to get you to distrust your own version of events or reality) - see more on gas-lighting below.

Another key issue is that once violence begins there is exposure of children to violence. In many cases the violence starts during pregnancy.  In some cases the baby is harmed while still in the mother's body.

Things that serve to keep any harmful or aggressive behaviours going include:

Avoiding (actively choosing to dismiss concerns and refusing to keep promises to get help to make changes);

Denying (choosing to deny the problem behaviours with half-truths, lies or denial that aggression took place);

Blaming (shifting responsibility onto the partner or others for one’s own behaviours);

Justifying (trying to give reasons to excuse the actions rather than taking responsibility);

Minimising (making a problem behaviour/action sound much smaller than it is in reality).

Many of the behaviours listed above continue after a relationship has ended.  So in many cases safety plans need to continue long after a separation. 

In this clip you will see a man being challenged about "justifying" and neglecting to notice how uncomfortable he makes situations (videoed while in a men's behaviour change programme):

Risks of Violence:

Risks are greatly increased when the aggressive Ex/Partner:

□ is escalating frequency and severity of violence

□ is escalating reckless acts

□ has access to weapons

□ is violent towards others

□ is abusing substances

□ threatens suicide

□ has homicidal/suicidal fantasy

□ assaults during pregnancy

□ displays a sense of “ownership”

□ displays dependence on the partner

□ is depressed

□ is separated

□ is faced with child support responsibilities

□ still has access to family members that have been victimised

□ has held someone hostage

□ knows the victimised person has contacted law enforcement

□ is aware the ex-partner is re-partnering

□ is expecting a divorce to become finalised.

Family violence can also come from teenagers towards the other children and to parents. 

Family violence/abuse can also come from adult children towards aging parents. (phone Advocare if you live in Western Australia to report this abuse)

Family violence/abuse is not restricted to heterosexual relationships.

What is Gaslighting?

Gaslighting uses manipulation to strategically sow seeds of doubt in a targetted person, or members of a group, hoping to make the targets question their memory, perception or sanity.  Strategies include denial of things believed or witnessed by others, misdirection (deliberately directing someone to the wrong place or in the wrong direction), contradiction, and outright lying.  Sometimes small elements of a story will be changed to create subtle doubts in their targets' minds.  Instances may range from the denial by an abuser that previous abusive incidents ever occurred, or blaming the other perty for their own actions, up to the staging of bizarre events by the abuser with the intention of disorienting the victim.

The effects for targetted people are typically:

gradual erosion of confidence

increasing self-doubt


fear their own minds are letting them down

increasing reluctance to challenge the other person's view

The term 'gas-lighting' comes from the systematic psychological manipulation of a victimised person by the main character in the 1938 stage play 'Gas Light.'  (Adapted from here)

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If you think you need to protect your mobile phone's location information from being tracked click here. If you need more help protecting your digital information and you live in Perth contact Safe at Home.

To make an appointment to do a thorough Family and Domestic Violence assessment and create a safety plan use the contact details above (to the right).  If you live in Western Australia and need emergency support or housing so you can leave an unsafe sitution contact Crisis Care Helpline or contact 1800RESPECT:

1800 737 732 - 24 hour 7 days a week, confidential telephone and online support - 1800RESPECT is not only a support service for people affected by sexual assault, domestic and family violence. It is also an information and support service for family, friends, and frontline workers.

Daisy is a phone app that connects women who are experiencing or have experienced sexual assault, domestic and family violence to services in their state and local area. Daisy provides women with an easy way to find a wide range of services.  For instructions on how to download the Daisy app for your phone visit here.