COTTESLOE COUNSELLING CENTRE
Philippa (Winkie) Sceales
Dr Lindsay McNeil
BA Soc Science
Counsellor & Psychotherapist
Perth, Western Australia
Deborah is a Psychotherapist and accredited Gestalt Therapist, providing short and long term counselling for individuals and couples. She has a degree in Social Science specializing in gender studies and addictions. Her practice is informed by her belief in equality and social justice.
Deborah is a Registered Nurse and has been a practicing midwife for over 30 years. Her interest is in working with and supporting women and their partners to navigate the unique and challenging events that present in their lives. She specialises in:
When working with you as a client Deborah is sincere, caring and non judge mental. She will support and validate you and your experiences and will provide a trusting and safe environment. She will assist you to explore different and effective ways of being with yourself as well as significant people in your life. She uses humour, stories, experiments and demonstrations to assist you to gain the most from your sessions.
Deborah works at a pace that you determine and is respectful of your sensitivities and goals. At the same time she is willing to challenge fixed views and old beliefs that may be keeping you from moving to a position of acceptance, understanding or change.
Deborah is happy to work with clients via SKYPE as she recognises that attending in person is not always possible especially for FIFO clients.
Deborah has published a research paper on issues related to women's health and has an article available on this website about How to Respond When Your Partner Won't Attend Counselling.
Deborah also provides mediation for families and individuals experiencing conflict either in the home or their place of work. Currently Deborah is completing a Grad Dip in Family Dispute Resolution and will then attain accreditation as a Family Dispute Resolution Practitioner with the Attorney General Department.
To contact Deborah:
Telephone: 0458 677 108