Family Counselling in Applecross

Seek the help you need with an experienced family counsellor at A resolution.

Help your family relationships with family counselling.

Family Counselling can include marriage therapy, adolescent and parenting therapy. Family Counselling assists parents and children with communication problems or other external problems that may affect the family unit and dynamic.

At A resolution in Applecross our family counsellor can work with you to understand your issues and give you the tools to help build a better relationship with your loved ones.

Do I need help with my family relationships?

Families play a pivotal role in your day to day life. When faced with challenges and conflict it can certainly put a strain on your relationships. Conflict between parents, differences in opinions on how to parent and adolescents struggling during their teenage years might be some of the issues you are experiencing.

Ask yourself the following:

  • Have you stopped having fun together as a family?
  • Are there feelings of disrespect or lack of love present?
  • Do your children disregard the rules?
  • Are there unrealistic and unreasonable expectations?

If you and your family are experiencing two or more of these issues, then family counselling with a qualified counsellor may help you to resolve these conflicts. Whether it is an ‘individual’ or ‘family’ issue, everyone close to you is involved. Family counselling can bring everyone together to learn and implement key strategies to grow and evolve as a family.

How will family therapy help me?

There are many issues that a family can deal with and our family counsellor works with both parents and children to help you through some challenging issues.

Family counselling can assist you and your family with the following issues:

  • Communication with teenagers
  • Parenting strategies
  • Relationship Counselling
  • Mental illness
  • Separation
  • Sexual abuse
  • Conflict
  • Grief
  • Sexual Issues

Why choose A resolution Applecross for Family Counselling?

Family is important to your life, health and wellbeing. Our psychologists have learned experience working with children, young people and their families in a range of settings including community-based agencies and the domestic/family violence field. Our specialty includes working with teenagers and parents experiencing conflict, sexual abuse and the divorce/separation process.

Where is A resolution located?

A resolution Applecross can service and treat clients throughout Perth looking for family counselling services and a trusted counsellor. We are conveniently located just off the Kwinana Fwy. Nearby suburbs include South Perth, Manning, Booragoon, Victoria Park, Mount Pleasant, Rossmoyne, Brentwood, Willeton and more.

Our Family Therapy Team

Megan Moosa
Senior Psychologist

Megan is a valued member of our team and a Senior Registered Psychologist. Megan has experience working with children, teens, adults, couples and families in a dynamic way. Megan can assist with parenting, conflict, communication breakdown, managing family members with mental health concerns and more..

Find out more about Megan Moosa

Katherine Shanhun
Senior Psychologist

Katherine is passionate about working with young people, adults and their families. Katherine is highly skilled at working with parents and caregivers around a range of issues including navigating the transition to parenthood, managing their child’s behaviours and emotional concerns, family breakdown, adjusting to life as a step-family, adoption and fostering, and attachment and bonding issues.

Find out more about Katherine Shanhun

Heidi Smith
Senior Psychologist

Heidi can assist with parenting, teen issues, blended families and more.

Find out more about Heidi Smith

Unami Magwenzi
Clinical Psychologist

Unami’s approach to family counselling is to assist with improving communication and understanding of individuals and the family unit. With over 12 years experience as a psychologist and several years at Relationships Australia, Unami can assist with parenting, teen issues, blended families and more.

Find out more about Unami Magwenzi


Our appointments are either 50 mins or 80 minutes of face-to-face time (i.e., time you meet with your psychologist). The remainder of the session is to make notes and prepare for your next session, this ensures that our sessions start on the hour or half hour. Initial individual appointments are 50 mins and couple or family appointments are generally 80 minutes.

Everyone’s journey is different however, it generally takes about 3 sessions to establish your concerns, discuss a bit of the history of the problem and agree on how you and your therapist will work together and what you will work on. On average family therapy involves about 12 sessions however this varies depending on the issue. For families who are learning the transition to teen years therapy may take five or six sessions; if the teenager has behavioural or emotional concerns it could take longer and individual sessions may be involved. If you are dealing with abuse it may take years of therapy. It is common for families to come in for one concern and for other issues to be raised.

In the beginning you will need see your therapist weekly to establish your therapy and build some traction. This takes a minimum of 3 sessions we recommend you book these in on your first appointment. After this, therapy needs to be paced according to your issues, the therapy style your therapist is using and even your financial considerations. Some people come fortnightly, others monthly.
Once you book an appointment its yours. We encourage you to keep your appointments to avoid delays in booking new ones and to speak with our team members about discontinuing therapy. If there is no way you can make it please call reception to reschedule.

If there is no way you can make a skype session and you need to change or cancel an appointment, please provide at least 48 hours notice otherwise there are cancellation fees.

All of our team members are registered psychologists so you are able to claim Medicare or Private Health Fund rebates (you can only claim one or the other per session). Medicare provides a rebate of either $84.80 or $124.50 back per session for up to 10 sessions per calendar year provided you have a Mental Health Plan drafted by your GP and a referral letter to any psychologist. After the initial 6 sessions you need to return to your GP for a review to access the final 4 for the calendar year. Private health rebates are available provided you have cover for psychology.

We offer appointments between the hours of 9 am and 7pm Monday to Friday and 9 am to 2 pm on Saturday. Individual psychologist availability varies, please contact reception for more information.

Our couch, Your private space

Our private and warmly appointed rooms in Applecross provide the perfect space for you to begin your journey of self-development and start taking control of leading a more fulfilling life. We are located near Applecross Village with a private rear entry, upstairs at the back of the building.

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