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CBT Psychotherapist & Counsellor Perth WA

Phone 0401 316 977

for enquiries or appointments

Highly Skilled Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Therapist in Perth

About William Macaulay

As an accredited mental health therapist and qualified psychotherapist specialising in cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), I provide compassionate and confidential counselling services in Perth, addressing diverse personal, relationship, and mental health concerns. Click here to explore the range of counselling services I offer.

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My Personal Approach to Counselling

A genuine care for others fuels my passion for helping 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 space to explore your challenges and concerns.

I firmly believe that most people are inherently motivated to grow and change and view counselling as a helpful means to acquire the support and skills necessary 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.

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Counselling Approach
Types of Therapy Used

Therapeutic Approaches to Counselling

In my Perth counselling practice, I specialise in and draw on a range of evidence-based therapeutic approaches tailored to the unique needs of each client. My work is primarily influenced by cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) and is also informed by Gestalt therapy, mindfulness-based therapy, person-centred therapy, and solution-focused therapy.

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT):

CBT is an evidence-based, effective psychological treatment that enhances self-esteem and confidence while diminishing various mental health issues like anxiety, depression, anger and substance misuse.

Cognitive behaviour therapy is based on the concept that our deeply ingrained core beliefs about ourselves, others, and the world shape our thought processes. Subsequently, our thinking dictates our emotions, behaviours, and responses to situations.


CBT involves working with a therapist to identify unhelpful thinking patterns and beliefs. These are then challenged and replaced with more helpful and balanced thoughts. This process leads to a significant improvement in how one feels and behaves.

Learn more about how cognitive behavioural therapy can address diverse mental health concerns:

Gestalt Therapy:

Gestalt therapy is a holistic, client-centred and relational approach to personal development and growth. It focuses on fostering self-awareness and self-support, as well as living in the present moment and taking responsibility for oneself. These skills offer new possibilities and choices to live a more meaningful life.

Mindfulness-Based Therapy:

Mindfulness 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. This therapeutic approach involves developing the skill of paying attention to various experiences, such as bodily sensations, thoughts, and feelings and accepting them without being influenced or impacted by them.

Person-Centred Therapy:

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:

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.

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Inspirational Mental Health Quotes​

​These are some of my favourite mental health quotes that might inspire and motivate you to improve your mental health and wellbeing. Click the white arrow on the right side of the image to browse through them.

Qualifications & Training

Professional Qualifications & Training

University Education:

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.


Cyrenian House:

Drug and Alcohol Counsellors Training Program.

Living Proud:

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) Counsellors Training Program.

Living Works:

Suicide Intervention Skills Training.

Lifeline Australia:

Domestic and Family Violence.

School of Practical Philosophy:

Philosophy, Mindfulness and Meditation.

Registration & Quality Standards

 Professional Registration & Quality Standards

William is a fully accredited mental health social worker registered with the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW). Professional registration ensures that members adhere to strict codes of professional conduct and ethical behaviour. Furthermore, ongoing professional development training and attendance at supervision sessions are compulsory accreditation requirements aimed at continually enhancing skills and competencies.

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