Registered Psychologist
Wakaroa (Waka) is a registered psychologist for over 10 years and has extensive experience in depression, anxiety, and stress related issues, grief and loss, self-esteem, confidence building, and relationship difficulties. His approach is to work collaboratively with clients in order improve their understanding of their own mental health, and from there, develop coping strategies to build mental resilience.

Waka has a wealth of experience and typically applies a multi-modal approach based on the client’s needs. He works with the clients to develop a personalised treatment goal that helps the client reach long lasting change so that they are able to generate and sustain their desired outcomes. His experience includes working with all client groups – families, couples, individuals, adolescents and children (from the age of 6).

Some of the areas that Waka works with include, but are not limited to:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety and Stress
  • Anger Management
  • Work-related issues
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Sleep difficulties
  • Trauma (PTSD)
  • ADHD and ASD Assessments
  • Workers Compensation and MVA
  • Leadership and high performance coaching

Waka utilises empirically validated treatment approaches including:

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT),
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MCBT)
  • Behavioural activation
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Exposure based therapy

Waka’s approach to treatment is to create motivation and willingness to enact change to better yourself.  Waka is an active participant in Brazilian Jujitsu for over 4 years, he believes a holistic approach to mental health is an effective tactic to achieving sustainable outcomes with what you do outside of one to one counselling. Waka believes this is just as important as to what is done inside the therapy room.

Waka runs his own independent practice and engages Clear Health Psychology to provide administrative and other business services to enable him to provide assessment and treatment to his clients.

Appointment duration: 51 minutes

Sessions rates:

Individuals: $210.00 per appointment

Couples: $230.00 per appointment

Telehealth: Yes

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 can not attend. For cancellations under 24 hours, 50% of the session rate will apply with no Medicare rebate.

Please note: Wakaroa does not accept appointments for clients under the age of 6 years old. 

Wakaroa Taki
Unit 4/26 Dugdale St
Warwick WA 6024

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