For Online or Face-to-face
Individual, Couple, or Family Counselling, Treatment of Diagnosed Depression/Anxiety, Trauma and
and/or Prayer/Spiritual Support with
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 (including 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,
Western Australia 6155
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
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 )
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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A parent-baby relationship is the template for all of a child’s relationships. Yes it is THAT important. Babies and young children will trust love and connection if they can trust that their parent/s will want to connect with them, find joy in the connection, be consistently responsive, and celebrate them with fun reactions and with play.
So that a baby will keep wanting to connect with you there are some inspiring tips
When a child is old enough to speak, their trust in relationships will keep growing when parents listen, show curiosity about what the child said, and enquire about their feelngs and help then name their emotions. Children can be trained to talk about “BIG emotions” so they have names for their feelings and can speak about them e.g (parent) ‘Do you have a big emotion right now?’ (child) ‘I have a big sadness today and I can't talk about it.‘ Adults can model this type of language so it becomes a child’s normal experience to hear emotions named and described e.g. (parent) ‘I had really big anger feelings today when I saw that little person being yelled at like that at the shops.’
A child just might find it easier to talk to you one day when they need to talk about a ‘BIG fear’ emotion. And be assured the future marriage partners of your children will rise up to bless you if you give both your boys and your girls words to describe their emotions.
Children grow a lot when adults take interest in their thoughts and ideas, the way the child sees things, and the value they place on things. Ask them when they started to believe that something is important to them. Ask them how you can support them with the value they have for that thing e.g. a belief in God. Spot your child’s passions and spend effort and money to support your child’s passions. e.g art and craft supplies and or lessons; computer equipment. Who could forget the day an adult child comes back to thank you for your strategic and obvious support of their hobby that turned into a career?
Learning how to send a genuine message of affirmation (blessing) to a child will pay enormous dividends in your relationship with your child. A whole page is devoted to this important parenting habit on the . Who could forget the day when your daughter asks you to take good care of your health so you can be around to bless the socks off your future hypothetical grandchildren? Who could forget the day when each child spontaneously starts blessing you back? It’s a great feeling when your child ‘catches’ something off you that is really positive.
Children thrive when parents encourage them to make gradually more and more important decisions for themselves too. Then by the time a child is mature enough a parent can safely be able to give the child a ‘release’ from childhood and a formal ‘launch’ into adulthood. The age varies but the writer did this when each child reached their 18th birthday. There were specially selected symbolic gifts for each child (e.g. my daughter’s first engraved ring and her first SLR camera; my son’s first tools and first car). On that day I announced to each of them that “From today all of your decisions will be yours. I will have an opinion but your decisions are yours.” In front of the family I then prayed and spoke a father’s blessing over the newly launched adult. Who could forget the day a son comes back to thank you for not treating him they way his friend’s parents treat them over the phone, shrieking demands about being home? Who could forget the day a son ended weeks of uncertainty about his decision regarding what car to buy when he simply got reminded by his Dad that his decisions are still all his own, that the other adults only have opinions? Within the day the new car was purchased.
Parenting can be so rewarding. Become a fun connector, fun playmate, a deep listener, a skilled emotional intelligence builder, a renowned blesser. It will all be worth it.