Poonam obtained her Psychology qualification through Curtin University of Technology and has worked over several years in government organisations and private practice using an evidenced-based, client-centred approach. She has worked with corrective services as a Registered Psychologist running group programs, assessment, and counselling services.
Poonam is experienced in working with adults and couples in the areas of:
- Complex trauma
- Post-natal depression
- Grief and loss
- Couples counselling
- Sexual abuse
- Substance and/or alcohol abuse
- Stress management
- Anger management
Poonam believes in providing a holistic approach to a client’s well-being. She provides her clients the necessary skills and support until they become self-sufficient. She has been trained in several evidence-based therapeutic techniques including, but not limited to:
- Gottman’s Therapy (for couples)
- Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing Therapy (for anxiety, trauma, PTSD, grief)
- Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
- Narrative Therapy
- Act Commitment Therapy
- Solution Focused Therapy
Poonam believes every client is different and tailors her approach to that which best suits the client’s needs. She believes in providing a safe therapeutic environment where clients can express their concerns without fear of judgement. Poonam helps clients understand their triggers, create self-awareness, and provide them with skills to improve their wellbeing. Poonam is fluent in both English and Gujarati.
Appointment duration: 51 minutes
Individuals: $210.00 per appointment
Couples: $230.00 per appointment
Medicare rebate is available with a Mental Health Care Plan for individual appointments.
Cancellation Policy: Appointments are precious and we appreciate you giving at least 24 hours notice if you cannot attend. For cancellations under 24 hours, 50% of the session rate will apply with no Medicare rebate.
Please Note: Poonam does not accept bookings for clients under the age of 18 years old.