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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Permission given on 27 Nov 2016 by Kris Vallotton for #KVM (Kris Vallotton Ministries).

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Suburbs serviced include Shelley, Rossmoyne, Willetton, Parkwood, Ferndale, Bull Creek, Lynwood, Wilson, Cannington, Canning Vale, Leeming, Salter Point, Waterford, Karawara, Brentwood, Murdoch, Welshpool, Huntingdale, Victoria Park, Gosnells, Martin,  Jandakot, Bibra Lake, Cockburn Central, South Perth, Melville, Samson, North Lake, Myaree, Alfred Cove, Rivervale, Burswood,Orange Grove, Belmont, Ascot, South Guildford, Guildford, Hazelmere, Woodbridge, Midvale, Swan View, Greenmount, Helena Valley, Maida Vale, Gooseberry Hill, Kalamunda, Lesmurdie, Walliston, Carmel, Bickley, Forrestfield, O'Connor,  Piara Waters, Forrestdale, Treeby, Banjup, Seville Grove, Armadale, Camillo, Kelmscott, Mt Nasura, Mount Richon, Brookdale, Wuyong, Hilbert, Darling Downs, Wandi, Aubin Grove,  Atwell, Success, Hamond Park, Oakford, Byford,Individual counselling anger management counselling marriage counselling couple counselling child counselling parenting counselling sexual abuse counselling, self-harma nd suicide counselling trauma counselling relationship counselling stress management Self esteem and personal development adolescent counselling  

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Here are Some Online Self-tests

to Check How Well You are Coping

Kessler 10:

The Kessler 10 is a 10-question self-test that identifies how strong some symptoms of anxiety and depression have been over the past 4 weeks.  It is used in Western Australian mental health services and by many GPs.  It can be completed and scored online at the Beyond Blue site here.

Depression Self-test:

Another test that assesses depression symptoms only can be completed and score by clicking here.  Black Dog Institute which developed this test

is one of Australia’s leading mental health research institutes and is internationally recognised as a pioneer in the identification, prevention and treatment of mental illness and promotion of wellbeing. 

Mood Swings Questionnaire:

Sometimes people who are troubled by depression suffer from mood swings (depressed times interspersed with high-energy/high-motivation/goal-directed mood swings).  People with a mood swing disorder may not be too concerned about their up-swings so may only seek help from a doctor when they feel low.  The Mood Swings Questionnaire is a self-test that identifies how many symptoms of bipolar affective disorder (previously called manic-depression) are being experienced.  It can be completed and scored online at the Black Dog Institute site here.

Post-trauma Checklist - PCL-5:

After traumtic experiences it is possible to develop a condition that is called Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).  An online self-assessment for PTSD is available here.

DASS-21 (Depresion, Anxiety, Stress):

This 21 item test identifies how bad symptoms have become of three things: depression, anxiety and stress.  To complete the DASS-21 click here.

Edinburgh Post-natal Depression Scale:

This checklist is for pregnant women or new mums and it will give you a clearer idea about how you are feeling and what options you have if you are not feelings too good. To complete the checklist click here.

Adverse Childhood Events Questionnaire (Modified)

This questionnaire will help identify how many kinds of traumatic experience you endured growing up but may have overlooked.  This questionnare may trigger strong emotion.  Choose whether this is wise right now before completing the questionnaire.  To go ahead and complete the questionnaire visit here.

Print out your results from these tests and bring them to your first session to show the counsellor.  If you are seeing a doctor in Australia to get a mental-health treatment plan first (to get a Medicare rebate for 6-10 counselling sessions) take your test results to the appointment with your doctor.

What is a 'Nervous Breakdown?'

Nervous breakdown is not actually a medical term, and it does not indicate a specific mental illness.  When people use this term they know they are not coping well with stress and it may indicate an underlying mental health problem that needs attention, such as depression or anxiety.

Signs of a 'nervous breakdown' vary from person to person and depend on the underlying cause but it's understood to mean that a person is no longer able to function normally. For example, he or she may:

• Call in sick to work for days or longer

• Avoid social engagements and miss appointments

• Have trouble following healthy patterns of eating, sleeping and hygiene

A number of other behaviors may be considered signs and symptoms as well.

If you're concerned that you're experiencing a nervous breakdown, get treatment. If you have a primary care doctor (GP), talk to him or her about your signs and symptoms or contact this service.

Stress Vulnerability Model of Mental Ill-Health:

The Stress Vulnerability Model of Mental Ill-Health proposes why some people become mentally unwell.    Several factors that are thought to predict mental ill-health according to this model are shown here.  The model and its use in psychiatry is explained further here.

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