Dr Barbara Hewson-Bower
Dr. Barbara Hewson-Bower is a Clinical Psychologist trained in Jungian analysis; hypnosis, Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing: cognitive-behavioural, marital, family and interpersonal therapy; and, brief solution-focussed approaches. The most suitable approach for the presenting problem is discussed with the client at the end of the first assessment interview.
Barbara has worked as a psychologist since 1980 and in private practice in Cottesloe since 1990. For many years, she was responsible for training clinical psychologists in child and adult therapy skills at Murdoch University.
Areas of special interest:
- Stress management (with a particular interest in psychosomatic problems)
- Children and adolescents (both problem focussed and building resilience)
- Anxiety across the lifespan (including panic and post-traumatic stress disorders)
- Marital therapy
- Grief therapy
Barbara has conducted research and either published or presented on stress (child, adolescent, adult and work stress); building resilience in children and adolescents; bullying; the transition from adolescence to adulthood; hypnosis to improve the mucosal immune system; the efficacy of different relaxation techniques; marital satisfaction in long term happy relationships; therapy for complicated grief; treatment for anxious attachment; and, psychotherapy process. In 2003 she was one of 40 international experts invited to present and formulate international guidelines on school based family counselling at Oxford University.