Dr Rosie McLaren (Phd)
Level 1: General Psychopathology
BWRT Level 2 - Psychology of Identity and Behaviour
Tel: +61 (0)438874766
To be discussed prior to commencing therapy.
Type of Client
Young People, Adults, Older Adults, Couples
Depression, Fears, Generalised Anxiety Disorder, Habits, Personal Confidence, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Relationship Problems, Social Phobia, Stress and Anxiety, Anger, Other
Type of Sessions
Online, Telephone, Face to Face
Rosie works four days a week and will always endeavour to arrange a time to suit your current situation
Rosie trained in Australia and in 2019 undertook Level 2 training with Terence in the UK and also attended the annual BWRT Congress. She has achieved certification in Level 2.
After completing her PhD in 1997 Rosie pursued extensive training in the area of complex traumas. She has a special interest in how particular negative and painful relationships with oneâ€™s body are shaped and formed throughout the course of a personâ€™s life. Her multi-disciplinary thesis was awarded a high distinction and subsequently published as the book "Menopause Art and the Body". Prior to training as a psychoanalytic therapist Rosie had a distinguished career as an artist and teacher.
Rosie works with emotional and physical concerns linked to childhood traumas, sexual, physical and emotional abuse. These traumas manifest as fears, phobias, depression, migraines, eating disorders, suicide ideation, lack of confidence and an inability to form secure and safe relationships.
Rosie's work also encompasses trauma associated with adverse medical treatments and disabling illness. She brings a depth of compassion and wisdom to her work drawing on her love of learning, teaching, and the creation of trusting relationships.
Rosie is an accredited supervisor and former Principal of The Perth School of Psychotherapy and Counselling (WA). With an established clinical practice of 24 years she is available in person, by phone or Skype.
"I always felt self-hatred towards my body and have suffered many periods of depression. For 25 years I had a secret which caused immense guilt and shame; on almost a daily basis I binged on food and purged. I was also affected by social anxiety and always worried what people might think of me. The therapy has helped me feel positive, strong, happy, optimistic and more able to engage socially. I've developed healthy eating habits and can look in the mirror without self-loathing. Having been to other therapists I was skeptical but this process is amazing. You do incredible work. You have an amazing voice and a kind, gentle manner which is really helpful and supportive. I no longer have suicidal ideation. Its life-saving. GC 48"
NEDLANDS, PERTH WESTERN AUSTRALIA