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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Owen's Ongoing Professional Development

Whilst annual accreditation requirements place expectations upon Clinical Social Workers to maintain high standards of ongoing professional development Owen exceeds requiremens of his peak professional body annually.  Here is a list of most recent professional development and conference attendance Owen undertook or plans to undertake.  It will also give you a more detailed idea of Owen's special interests:

· MHPN – Managing Problematic Anger – Dr Jane Nursey - Phoenix Australia - Dec 2018

· MHPN - Veteran Focused Network Meeting – Neuropsychology and Neurobiology of PTSD – Dr Jane Nursey - Phoenix Australia - Dec 2018

· MHPN Webinar: Psychological treatments for trichotillomania – Dec 2018

· MHPN Webinar - A snapshot of Australian Veterans' Mental Health Research – Dec 2018

· MHPN - Introducing Changes to the Complex Trauma Landscape in WA -  Jon Laugharne – Nov 2018

· MHPN - Network Meeting: Perth Diabetes – Nov 2018

· MHPN - Perth Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) Network Meeting – Nov 2018

· When Families Divide: Working with Children and Families in Family Law and the Court System – Nov 2018

· AASW (WA) Working with Families Involved with the Family Court – Oct 2018

· 3rd Perth Symposium on Child Sexual Abuse Prevention – Oct 2018

· Christian Counsellor's Association of WA - What Works for Men – Oct 2018

· Protective Behaviours Workshop – Holly-ann Martin (safe4kids) – Oct 2018

· Silent Grief Conference – Oct 2018

· TATRA training - Advanced Principles and Practice For Optimal Results with Your Anxious Clients: Intensive Course on Exposure – Oct 2018

· MHPN - Diabetes WA – the DESMOND programme – Sep 2018

· MHPN Webinar - Self-Care for Mental Health Professionals – Aug 2018

· MHPN - Diagnosing children with mental health difficulties: Benefits, risks and complexities – MHPN webinar - Aug 2018

· MHPN Webinar - Veterans in Pain: Where the body and mind meet – Aug 2018

· Unravelling the myths of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder - Associate Professor Carmela Pestell – July 2018

· Creating safe and inclusive workplaces – White Ribbon – July 2018

· When Grief Gets Complicated - Lisa Bailey & Clare Robbins - August 2017

· Certificate of Attainment in Professional Supervision: The Practice of Clinical & Counselling Supervision (40 hour course) - July 2017

· 'From Mistrust to Trust: Brain based, attachment-focussed treatment for traumatised children and young people'. Dr Dan Hughes and Dr Jon Baylin – Jun 2017

· Webinar: Supporting adults on the autism spectrum - Jun 2017

· SPSW training event - Tori Cooke - The Men’s Behaviour Change Journey - Jun 2017

· Centre for Mental Health Education - Introduction to Somatic Trauma Therapy – May 2017

· Re-Wiring the Brain for Better Mental Health: Neuroscience-Based Techniques that Transform Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, and Addiction into Resilience; Dr Jennifer Sweeton (Stanford University School of Medicine)  - Mar 2017

· Symposium of Child Sexaul Abuse Prevention - Mar 2017

· APS Sexual Abuse Treatment Interest Group - Christabel Chamarette, Clinical Psychologist - Feb 2017

WA Clinicl Oncology Group - The Challenges of Survivorship - Feb 2017

· Compass Training - Brain Based Interventions with Dr John Arden – Nov 2016

· Abortion Grief Australia (AGA) - Abortion Trauma: Impact on Men & Relationships Forum – Nov 2016

· AGA – Clinician and volunteer training – Nov 2016

· Family Foundations International - Culture of Blessing with Craig Hill – Oct 2016

· Christian Counselling Association of Australia (CCAA) WA - Breaking the Cycle: An Introduction to Treatment and Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse - Christabel Chamarette – Oct 2016

· CCAA WA- Introduction to EMDR – Aug 2016

· Purity in a pornified world - Dr Patricia Weerakoon – Aug 2016

· APS Sexual Abuse treatment Interest Group - Understanding and preventing child sexual abuse via a developmental, psychological needs model; By Mercurio Cicchini, Clinical Psychologist – Aug 2016

· MHPN Webinar: Early intervention and support for people who experience workplace bullying – Jul 2016

· National Christian Family Conference - Forgiveness: The Pathway to Healing and Wholeness in Relationships; Presenters - Professor Everett Worthington; Lindy Chamberlain-Creighton – (Sydney 2 days) Jul 2016

· CCAA WA - Dr Clifford and Joyce Penner - Sexual Disorders and Intimacy Challenges in Marriage A Counsellor's Guide to talking about sex – Jun 2016

· Australian Childhood Foundation Child – 2nd International Child Trauma Conference (Melbourne - 5 days) - Jun 2016

· 1800RESPECT Webinar: A trauma informed understanding and responses to children affected by family violence – Jun 2016

· Compass Seminars - Mistrust to Trust with Dr Jonathan Baylin USA; Helping Defensive Children: A Brain-Based Relational Model – Nov 2015

· Australian Childhood Foundation - Safe and secure: Exploring trauma informed practice with children and young people affected by family violence – Nov 2015

· CCAA WA - Negotiating the same-sex attraction minefield "Same sex attraction, Christian Theology & Clinical Practice" – Sep 2015

· WA Clinical Oncology Group (WACOG) Keynote Speaker Series 2015 - Sexuality and Cancer: Why it matters and normalising sexuality in the cancer setting – Sep 2015

· 29th National Christian Family Conference - Raising Emotionally Healthy Teenagers Effective Parents Positive Teens – (Sydney - 2 days) Jul 2015

· AASW (WA)/Centacare – Gambling Help; education & training – Jun 2015

· MHPN - Perth Mental Health Professionals Working Together to Assist Cancer Patients and their Caregivers - Exploring hope and fear - Case presentations - professionals to bring a case study to discuss. Rosemary Watkins. – May 2015

· APS Sexual Abuse Treatment Interest Group - Peter Dunlop presenting - Body Work – May 2015

· The Crucible Project - Second Level Sexuality Weekend – May 2015

· CCAA (WA) - "God and Your Brain" Presented by: Dr Timothy Jennings, Christian psychiatrist – May 2015

· WACOG - Prof Kissane, Professor and head of psychiatry, Monash University and Monash Cancer Centre - Distinguishing distress, demonalisation and depression - April 2015

· Edith Cowan University Psychological Service Centre - Sleeping Better Programme – Apr 2015

· Mental Health Professionals' Network - Perth Mental Health Professionals working together to assist cancer patients and their caregivers network meeting – Rosemary Watkins - A cancer diagnosis and its impact on a couples relationship. What are the issues? How does it work? - Mar 2015

· Australian Childhood Foundation - Supporting staff, transforming trauma – Mar 2015

· Mental Health Professionals' Network - Midland Network Meeting – Self-care for Professionals – Mar 2015

· AASW (WA) SARC presentation - Working with people who have experienced Complex Trauma – Mar 2015

· MHPN Perth Complex Trauma Network Meeting - Complexity and Trauma in Childhood: What are we really talking about?  Dr Nadine Caunt – Mar 2015

· APS Sexual Abuse Treatment Interest Group – Complex Trauma Best Practice Framework - Sue Ward - Feb 2015

· Complex Trauma Mental Health Practitioners Network: Professional Development  - The Developing Brain and the Neuroscience of Memory and Trauma: Implications for effective skills-based interventions - Dec 2014

· Diabetes and Mental Health: Mental Health Practitioners Network Meeting - Diabetes WA - Diabetes and Depression – Nov 2014

· Princess Margaret Hospital Eating Disorders Programme Workshop - Supporting Parents and Carers with Information and Skills – Oct 2014

· Perth Mental Health Professionals working together to assist cancer patients and their caregivers. – Children: Exploring their responses when a family member has cancer - Aug 2014

· Australian Childhood Foundation – 1st International Child Trauma Conference (Melbourne - 5 days) – Aug 2014

· Australian Institute of Family Studies – webinar - "Family violence, separated parents and fathering: Empirical insights and intervention challenges" - Dr Rae Kaspiew and Professor Cathy Humphreys – Jul 2014

· Youthlink Training - Understanding and Assisting Young People with Depression and/or Anxiety – Jul 2014

· TATRA Corporate & Allied Health Training Services - “The Burnout Solution: Professional Endurance and Emotional Intelligence,” presented by Dr. Daniel Fox – Jun 2014

· Australian Institute of Family Studies – webinar - Lasting couple relationships: Recent research findings and implications for practice - Robyn Parker, Senior Manager, Research & Evaluation, Interrelate; Rosalie Pattenden, Counselling psychologist – Jun 2014

· MHPN Midland - Physical, Psychological and Cognitive Trauma - Recovery through Neural feedback (NeurOptimal) – Jun 2014

· MHPN – Cancer Treatment Group - Mental Health Approach to Cancer Patients and their Caregivers  - Bentley - Armadale Medicare Local GP After Hours Service Office – Jun 2014

· CCAA professional development event - Sandra Basham - Hebrew View Of Human Relationships – part 2 – May 2014

· Youthlink Workshop - Working with Complex Trauma – May 2014

· Mental Health Professionals Network – Webinar - Recognising, Screening and Assessing Complex Trauma - facilitated by Dr Mary Emeleus – May 2014

· TATRA training – Corporate and Allied Health Training Services - Patrick McGrath, PhD and BrettDeacon, PhD, - Effective Principles and Practice for Optimal Results with your Anxious Clients - May 2014  

· SPSW training event - David Szczecinski MAASW - Quickly, Immediately, Effectively Manage Challenging Individuals – Mar 2014

· Adult Survivors of Child Abuse - Trauma Informed Training for Workers – Mar 2014

· Mental Health Professionals Network – Midland - Susanna Howlett (OT) - Planning for a Longer Life: The impact of Professional Counselling long term work on the counsellors' physical and emotional health and wellbeing – Mar 2014

· Diabetes WA - Expert Speaker Series - Joe Solowiejczyk – Working with patients who have diabetes for management of symptoms and mood – Nov 2013

· Mental Health Professions Network Webinar - Sleep disorders and mental illness: Insomnia, depression and anxiety – Nov 2013

· Christian Counsellor's Association - Keren Masters – Working With Trauma and Dissociated Clients – Nov 2013

· Compass Seminars - “Distressed, Disadvantaged or Deliberately Defiant” - Dr Judith Howard, Perth - Sept 2013

· Australian Institute of Family Studies - Dr Sally Brinkman - "The Australian Early Development Index (AEDI): Results over time, and the work of the Fraser Mustard Centre" live webinar Sept 2013

· The Crucible Project Conference - Increasing Emotional Intelligence in Men – Aug 2013

· Midland Mental Health Network - Dr Jeffrey Nevid's DSM 5 Updates Webinar Aug 2013

· Family Pathways Network Annual Conference – “Telling it like it is- Using Response Based Practice to Keep Children Safe in the Family Law System” - May 2013

· Sexual Assault Resource Centre (SARC) workshop - Responding to Disclosure – May 2013

· Complex Trauma Symposium – 'Trauma Informed Care and the Treatment of Complex Trauma - SARC/UWA - April 2013

· Working with Adult Survivors of Complex Trauma – Adults Surviving Child Abuse (ASCA) - March 2013

· Covenant Marriage Conference – March 2013

· Workshops: Sexual Addiction/Compulsion; Male Sexual Assault; Working with Men who Report Premature Ejaculation - Impotence Australia - Feb 2013

·'Prepare-Enrich' Accreditation/Training for marriage counselling – Feb 2013

· The Impact of Fly In Fly Out (FIFO) Work in WA – Feb 2013