Contact details: Karrinyup Physio Reception 9245 1011
Annaliese Chapman has been working as a Clinical Psychologist for over 12 years in Perth and in the UK. She is a member of the Australian Psychological Society, and is registered as a Clinical Psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia. She has been involved in a number of research positions in the psychology field, including research in the areas of domestic violence and post natal depression. Annaliese has experience working with a range of ages. She has worked with adults in community mental health settings and continues to see adults for a wide range of issues. She has worked extensively with adolescents on issues related to anxiety and depression, self harm and suicidal ideation, anger issues, peer difficulties and bullying, self-esteem issues and family relationship difficulties. With children, she uses a range of play therapy techniques to engage children from 6 years of age onwards to address issues related to anxiety, depression, social skills, anger, separation difficulties, difficulties in interactions with peers (including bullying), and grief and loss. This can include reactions to parental separations. Annaliese’s research background continues to inform her work as she works with clients using methods that are evidence-based. Her work is most influenced by cognitive behaviour therapy, whilst also informed by Gestalt therapy, interpersonal therapy, attachment theory and family therapy. She places a high value on listening to a client’s current concerns and increasing awareness of the choices available in managing their difficulties. Whilst her approach is informed by an understanding of how past experiences and temperament can shape behavioural and relationship patterns, she works with clients in the here and now, with their current difficulties. With children and adolescents, Annaliese includes parents in the process wherever possible and appropriate. With children, parents are often included in sessions so they can reinforce concepts learned. It’s also important that children do not feel that they are ‘the problem’, but rather that there is a problem for the family to solve together. Including parents in the therapeutic process can help reinforce this message. Adolescents are often less inclined to have their parents in the therapy room. Where possible and practicable, Annaliese works with adolescents towards being more inclusive of their parents in the therapy process. As a Clinical Psychologist registered with Medicare, services provided by Annaliese attract a Medicare rebate for those individuals referred by a GP under the Better Access to Psychological Treatment Program. Private health insurance rebates are also available for those with the applicable private health insurance.