Peter Gasper

I am fully registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency as a Clinical Psychologist.  I have full membership with the Australian Psychological Society & the College of Clinical Psychologists. 

I have primarily worked in the private mental health sector since graduating from university.  I worked at Perth Clinic for 6 years where I coordinated & facilitated the Adolescent & Young Adult Therapy Program as well as the Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Program for adults with mental health problems.  I subsequently worked for The Marian Centre for 4 years as the Director of Therapy Services.  These roles involved the provision of individual & group therapy as well as program development, training & supervision of other professionals.  I have worked in private practice for the past decade.  I currently run my own busy practice from the Hamilton Psychology Practice in Subiaco.

Main areas of practice

I provide psychological assessment & treatment for the following target groups:

  • Adolescents
  • Adults
  • Couples &
  • Families

I work with people presenting with a range of different problems.  These include:

  • Major Depression
  • Major Anxiety Disorders such as:
    • Generalised anxiety & worry
    • Panic
    • Phobias
    • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
    • Stress & adjustment problems
    • Low self-esteem & poor self-concept
  • Family & relationship issues arising from:
    • Separation & divorce
    • Step & blended families
    • Parenting issues
    • Negative communication patterns
    • Poor conflict resolution skills
    • Unrealistic & incompatible relationship expectations
    • Infidelity
  • Problems common to adolescents including:
    • Bullying & teasing
    • Exam stress
    • Low self-esteem & self-identity issues
    • School refusal
    • Deliberate self-harm
    • Poor anger management
    • Parental conflict

Approach to therapy

I incorporate the use of a number of different therapy modalities including:

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy
  • Acceptance & Commitment Therapy
  • Schema Therapy
  • Interpersonal Therapy
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Family Therapy

I take a practical approach to therapy.  This involves conducting a thorough assessment, clearly identifying problem areas & setting goals for treatment that provide a structure & guide for ongoing contact.  In addition I aim to provide clients with an awareness & understanding of the origins of their problems in combination with the acquisition of practical coping tools to create positive, desired & enduring change in the present & for the future.  For me, therapy is akin to education, where the focus is on learning about yourself.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Psychology from UWA in 1995
  • Master of Psychology (Clinical) from UWA in 1997

Hours of Consultation

Weekdays 9.30 to 6.30pm
Saturdays 9.30 to 4.00pm

Contact details

Mob: 0402 093 355
eMail: pgasper@tpg.com.au
Address: 11 Hamilton St, Subiaco Western Australia 6008