Psychotherapy & Counselling
Como & Wembley, Perth, WA
Phone 0401 316 977
for enquiries or appointments
About William Macaulay
Perth Psychotherapist & Counsellor
I am a professionally trained and qualified psychotherapist, accredited Gestalt therapist and skilled mental health counsellor. Located in Como south of the river and Wembley north of the river, I offer compassionate and confidential counselling services that address a wide range of mental health, personal and relationship issues. Click here to view the range of Perth counselling services on offer.
My Personal Approach to Counselling
A genuine care for others drives my passion for helping individual adults and young people achieve their goal of living a more fulfilled and enriched life.
My approach is warm, understanding and down-to-earth, and I offer you a safe and non-judgemental environment to explore your struggles and concerns.
I firmly believe that most people are motivated to grow and change and that counselling is a helpful way of obtaining the support and skills needed to achieve long-lasting positive personal growth.
I will encourage and assist you in becoming self-aware and finding your own personalised solutions, as I firmly believe you are the expert in your own life.
Types of Therapy Used
In my Perth counselling practices, I specialise in and draw on a range of evidence-based therapeutic approaches based on the unique personal needs of each individual client. My work is most influenced by cognitive behaviour therapy and also informed by Gestalt therapy, mindfulness-based therapy, person-centred therapy, and solution-focused therapy.
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT):
CBT is an evidence-based and effective psychological treatment that helps clients improve their self-esteem and confidence and diminish adverse mental health issues, including anxiety, depression, anger and substance misuse.
Cognitive behaviour therapy is based on the idea that our deeply held core beliefs about ourselves, others and the world impact how we think. In turn, our thoughts generate how we feel, behave and respond to situations.
CBT involves working with a therapist to identify unhelpful thinking patterns and beliefs, which are then challenged and replaced by more helpful and balanced thoughts. This process brings about a significant overall improvement in how one feels and behaves.
Learn more about how cognitive behaviour therapy can help with a range of mental health issues:
Gestalt therapy is a holistic, client-centred and relational approach to personal development and growth. The approach encourages and assists the client with becoming more self-aware, self-supportive, living more in the present, and assuming more responsibility for taking care of themself. These skills present the client with new possibilities and choices to live a more meaningful life.
Mindfulness from a therapeutic perspective is a state in which the client learns how to increase their conscious awareness of the present moment in an open and non-judgemental manner. The client becomes able to pay attention to various experiences, such as bodily sensations, thoughts, and feelings, and accept them without being influenced or impacted by them.
Person-centred therapy is underpinned by a belief that every human being strives for and has the capacity to fulfil their own potential. The therapist acts as a facilitator, listening without judgement and acknowledging the individual's lived experience. The therapist offers support, guidance, and structure so that the client can discover their own personalised solutions within themselves.
Solution-focused therapy places focus on the client's present and future circumstances and goals rather than past experiences. In this goal-orientated therapy, clients are encouraged to develop a vision of their future and are offered the support, skills, resources and abilities needed to achieve their vision successfully.
Inspirational Mental Health Quotes
These are some of my favourite mental health quotes that may inspire and motivate you to improve your mental health and wellbeing. Click the white arrow on the right side of the picture to browse through them.
Professional Qualifications & Training
B.Com & B. Social Work (with distinction).
Gestalt Training Institute WA:
Gestalt Therapist Accreditation - four year therapist training program.
Mental Health Academy:
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Anger Management, Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Addictions, Indigenous Issues, Cultural Competence, Counselling Adolescents, Gay and Lesbian Issues, Gender Diversity, and Self-Harm.
Drug and Alcohol Counsellors Training Program.
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) Counsellors Training Program.
Suicide Intervention Skills Training.
Domestic and Family Violence.
School of Practical Philosophy:
Philosophy, Mindfulness and Meditation.
Full registration as an accredited mental health social worker with the Australian Association of Social Workers.