Samantha Clarke

Samantha has a Masters degree in Counselling Psychology. She has worked as a psychologist in Perth since 1997 and has been an endorsed Counselling Psychologist working in private practice for 12 years. Prior to this she worked in government organisations in vocational rehabilitation and Employee Assistant Programmes (EAP).

Experience & Approach

Samantha currently works with older adolescents and adults. She works with a wide range of presenting issues and has experience and strengths in working with grief and loss, self-esteem, relationships, complex trauma, PTSD, chronic pain, life transitions, anxiety, and depression.

More recently, Samantha has taught in the Counselling Psychology Programme at Curtin University with a particular focus on the process of therapy, teaching psychotherapy skills and psychotherapy models, including aspects of CBT, Existential Therapy and Psychodynamic Therapy. In her own practice she takes time to understand her client’s difficulties and works collaboratively with them to develop a suitable plan for making change. Change occurs as new perspectives of personal difficulties are achieved through developing greater self-awareness. Samantha works to assist her clients achieve this at their own pace. Her approach primarily draws upon Humanistic/ Existential approaches and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). Additionally, she is trained in and uses aspects of ACT, DBT, EMDR and Mindfulness based therapies.

Working in interdisciplinary teams is key to assisting with health and pain conditions. Samantha will work with her clients’ treating practitioners where appropriate, and this can be discussed with her.

Samantha treats a range of presentations including:

  • Grief & Loss 
  • Self Esteem
  • Relationships
  • Complex Trauma
  • PTSD
  • Chronic Pain
  • Life Transitions
  • Anxiety and depression

Samantha does not work with children or adolescents under 15 years of age.  She also does not work with families going through Family Court.

Annaliese Chapman

Annaliese has been working as a Clinical Psychologist for over 20 years and has experience in a range of public and private settings. She sees children 10 yrs and older, adolescents and adults.

Experience & Approach

Her collaborative approach with clients is focused on developing a shared understanding of their difficulties and supporting them to achieve their goals and reduce distress.

Her primary model of intervention is cognitive behavioural therapy, which aims to help people make sense of their thoughts, feelings and behaviours in a way that gives them more choice and control over the way they feel.

In addition to her Masters degree in Clinical Psychology, Annaliese has also completed a 4-year Gestalt Therapy training course with the Gestalt Training Institute of WA. She is also trained in EMDR therapy (Eye Movement Desensitisation Therapy), an intervention recognised by the World Health Organisation as one of the frontline treatments for trauma.

In therapy Annaliese aims to combine her expertise in emotional well-being and mental health with the client’s expertise and knowledge of themselves. Together they can make sense of the client’s current difficulties and develop more helpful strategies for managing strong feelings, identifying and addressing their needs more directly and feeling more connected with those around them.

Annaliese treats a range of presentations including:

  • Anxiety and depression 
  • PTSD and complex trauma
  • Eating disorders
  • Adjustment issues
  • Self-esteem issues 
  • Adolescent difficulties

Annaliese does not work with Worker’s Compensation clients or families going through Family Court. She also does not provide assessments/treatment for Learning Difficulties or ADHD.