Breathe Counselling Perth
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
Dip.(HE) Couns, BTheo (Hons)
For Lovina, counselling is a safe place to be heard and understood, to learn more about yourself and find breakthroughs in thinking and behaviour. Lovina’s approach with her clients utilises a range of therapeutic approaches including Gestalt, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic Therapy, Art and Play, Narrative Counselling, Behaviour Management Strategies and Mindfulness.
Lovina’s clinical experience has been extensive. She has assisted people to overcome a range of issues,including depression, anxiety, stress, grief and loss, relationship struggles, suicidal issues and eating- disorders.
Working from an integrative approach and utilising a client-centred focus, Lovina believes in providing a safe, non-judgemental relationship. She is passionate about best practice, training and confidentiality. Lovina nurtures a therapeutic environment where her clients develop towards their full potential.
Lovina Triman is an accredited counsellor with CCAA and PACFA. Lovina was a member of the BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapist) before immigrating to Australia 2 years ago. Breathe Counselling Perth is excited to have Lovina onboard.
Grad. Dip, 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.
Nick offers counselling in the Perth CBD, Rockingham and Mandurah. 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 relationship and marriage counselling, assisting couples overcome relationship barriers to gain greater intimacy.
Nick’s approach is warm, nonjudgmental and respectful: his gentle demeanor 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, Mindfulness-Based Therapy, Transactional Analysis, Solution-Focused Therapy and Emotion-Focused Therapy.
Master of Social Work (UWA),
Ryan offers counselling services from the Perth CBD office and offers best practice, working with individuals, couples and families. He is an encouraging and empathetic counsellor who believes in identifying and enhancing individual, couple and family strengths. He has over 14 years’ experience working in diverse roles in the community sector. His work has included counselling, facilitating overseas community development trips, group workshops, project delivery, family mediation and lecturing. Ryan’s tertiary studies have primarily focused on couples, family and children. He has worked extensively with adults, families and young people. Being a member of the Australian Counselling Association Ryan is passionate about offering individualized support and strategy to clients.
Ryan applies holistic therapy skills to facilitate the cognitive, social, emotional, physical and spiritual wellbeing of his clients. His passion is to empower and assist people in their identity, core strengths and self esteem. Every session with Ryan has a clear focus that takes into consideration his clients unique personal attributes. Ryan uses an ecological strengths perspective to assist his clients to identify and address areas of concern. His approach is warm and non-judgemental. He empowers clients to experience positive change in a safe place. Ryan uses and integrates several contemporary styles of therapy. These include mindfulness, narrative therapy, active problem solving, conflict management, values identification and systems consultation.
Ryan brings a seasoned, wealth of experience to Breathe Counselling Perth and a unique personal approach that models best practice, respect and compassion.
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).