Breathe Counselling Perth

Our desire and intent is to provide the most suitable and effective counselling solutions possible to individuals, couples and families. Breathe Counselling Perth is easily accessible to city workers and commuters with close access to parking, bus routes and the Perth Underground Train Station.

2/F 618 Hay Street Mall, Perth
hello@breathecounselling.com
0433 923 591

Breathe Counselling Perth is a professional and compassionate counselling service. Our desire and intent is to provide the most suitable and effective counselling solutions possible to individuals, couples and families. We understand from statistical evidence, research and practice, that the counselling relationship itself is the most effective element of therapy. Subsequently, our approach reflects the value we place on this relationship. Breathe Counselling offers a day (9-5pm) and after hours (5-9pm and Saturdays) service in the Perth CBD. Situated on the second floor of the heritage building Moana Chambers (upstairs from Brittons Menswear) in the Hay Street Mall. Breathe Counselling is easily accessible to city workers and commuters with close access to CPP parking, bus routes and the Perth Underground Train Station.

For appointments go to the Bookings page or contact Nick Gwynn directly on 0433 923 591

Our Staff

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Richie Perera
BA Counselling, Dip Theo (Notre Dame)

Richie has worked in private practice, in the community sector with Relationships Australia and in healthcare. He has extensive experience working with children, individuals, couples, and families. Further to his relationship counselling experience, he has a specialty in health services and provided support to those with chronic and terminal illnesses throughout their journey including supporting those who are struggling with grief and bereavement.

Richie walks gently with his clients on their journey towards restoration and/or personal growth. Richie is known for providing a calm and safe environment for his clients to do their work. He ensures he is nonjudgmental, attentive and respectful of each client’s own story. He is an engaging counsellor who applies intentional, proactive modalities of therapy. Richie works from a person-centred integrated approach. He helps his clients to gain personal insights as they work towards self-awareness. Richie uses a mixture of reflective practices, in conjunction with practical measures and tasks to help clients on their healing journey.

In Addition to his counselling, Richie is passionate about philosophy, ethics, organisational culture, team dynamics and leadership, and provides coaching to individuals and groups

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Caroline Flint
MA. Counselling, Grad. Dip Counselling & Integrated Psychotherapy, Adv. Dip Counselling and Family Therapy

Caroline is a compassionate counsellor with extensive experience working with couples, adults, young adults and families. She is a member of CCAA. Her approach is respectful, non-judgemental and empathetic, which ensures her clients experience a safe environment in which to grow and experience positive change. She strongly advocates an integrated, holistic approach that enables her clients to address areas of concern such as relational issues, depression, anxiety, and anger management.

Cal is passionate about providing relationship counselling that empowers clients to make genuine, lasting and positive changes in their lives while ensuring that unhealthy patterns are resolved. She is genuine, insightful and caring and strives to ensure that the counselling experience leads to a positive outcome. Change and growth is realised by understanding reactions, accepting them, and learning to modify them as necessary. Cal is committed to a collaborative therapeutic relationship where clients are encouraged to discover achievable ways forward that improve emotional and psychological wellbeing and improvement in relationships and family life. She believes that each person’s response to a situation is uniquely complex and strongly linked to their own personal experience and life circumstances.

Throughout the counselling journey Cal will draw on a wide range of contemporary counselling modalities chosen specifically in response to the therapeutic needs of the couple or individual. These modalities include Emotion-Focussed Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.

rockingham counsellor Matt Bond

Matthew Bond
Masters of Psychotherapy and Counselling

Matthew offers counselling services in the Perth CBD and Rockingham. Matthew's natural, sensitive approach lends itself to constructing and holding spaces that allow clients to be reflective in a safe environment, carefully moving at the pace the client sets. Matthew integrates Psychodynamic, Inter-personal, Attachment and Emotionally Focussed (EFT) therapies, creating an approach which allows clients to explore their lives and relationships.

Matthew has spent a portion of his counselling history working with youth at Headspace. He has also had experience working in a host of group environments, including  youth programs, schools, families, projects in the disability sector and with prisoners. He is deeply motivated by his clients’ core needs, infinitely interested in their stories and deeply humbled by the personal nature of the work. Matthew draws on his unique working history and applied skills to offer a relational approach that fosters trust and safety.

Counsellor Perth Stephanie Koutsoukos

Stephanie Koutsoukos
MA. Counselling & Psychotherapy, BA (Psychology)

Stephanie offers counselling services in our Perth CBD and Midland suites. Stephanie is passionate about providing a safe, insightful space for others, holding a belief that healthy connections foster growth. Integrating Psychodynamic, Attachment-focussed and Emotion-focussed therapies, Stephanie is attentive and creative in her approach. Stephanie has prior experience supporting individuals, couples, children and families to address diverse needs, including anxiety, depression, grief, relationship struggles, behavioural difficulties and social issues.

Stephanie is both perceptive and sensitive in her work with people. Through the application of research based therapies such as EFT , and an authentic, gentle manner, Steph is able to empathise with her clients and offer proven, evidence informed solutions.

Stephanie Koutsoukos is registered with PACFA.

nick gwynn counsellor perth

Nick Gwynn
Director

Nick offers counselling in the Perth CBD and Rockingham. He is an exceptionally skilled and compassionate counsellor with 20 years’ professional experience. He is also an active member of the Australian Counselling Association. Nick has a substantial background in both private practice and the community health and education sectors. He specialises in supporting young people, individual adults, couples and families. Nick particularly enjoys supporting individulas towards personal wholeness and relationship and marriage counselling, assisting couples overcome relationship barriers to gain greater intimacy.

Nick’s approach is warm, nonjudgmental and respectful: his gentle demeanour and method of counselling creates a safe and trusting environment for his clients to explore their concerns. Even in the most overwhelming of circumstances, Nick’s clients find his calm and insightful support helpful in moving through life’s challenges with a sense of confidence and hope. Counselling with Nick is an opportunity for his clients to resolve issues by exploring and implementing practical solutions to their concerns.

Nick has a client-centred, outcomes-focused approach to counselling. He tailors each session according to his clients’ unique personal needs and situations. Nick integrates several contemporary modalities of counselling into his practice. These include Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy, Gottman Method, Mindfulness-Based Therapy, Transactional Analysis, Solution-Focused Therapy and Emotion-Focused Therapy.

Walking route departing Perth Stn

  1. Start
    Leave William St Perth Uground R11/ B14
  2. Walk
    About 3 mins (198 metres)

  3. End
    Arrive Hay Street Mall

All counsellors and therapists associated with Breathe Counselling Perth are engaged in regular professional development, counselling and psychology supervision. Our counsellors are members of either or both ACA (Australian Counselling Association) and PACFA (Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia).