Debbie Norman

Senior Clinical Psychologist
B.A. Hons (Psych),
M. Psych (Clin), MAPS, FCCLP

I am a Clinical Psychology Registrar, working in both the Falcon and North Perth offices.  I am very gentle in my approach to psychological issues, as I believe that most people are already criticising themselves enough already!  My aim is to understand and support and work collaboratively, to help my clients achieve their mental health goals.  I have recently published a research article on ‘self-compassion’ and am passionate about replacing our negative and judgmental inner voice, with a kinder way of self-relating, to reduce depression and anxiety symptoms and promote resilience and optimism.

I would describe myself as an eclectic Clinician, drawing from a variety of evidence-based therapies, including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Skills Training, Behavioural Psychology (including functional assessments), Imagery Rescripting for trauma, Schema Therapy and Mindfulness. I have worked in private practice, not-for-profit organisations (trauma focused) and community mental health (acute and comorbid mental health).  

I have diverse experience working with a range of psychological issues, and enjoy working across varying ages and developmental stages.  My areas of interest include:  anxiety and depression, trauma, parenting skills / child behaviour, phobias, obsessive compulsive disorder, emotion regulation, grief and loss.  As a Mother myself, I especially enjoy working with children and families and supporting parents with positive parenting techniques, emotion coaching and emotion regulation skills.  My previous experience as a Behavioural Therapist (working with children with Autism and Developmental Delay), has afforded me a unique insight into working with families in a warm and empathic way.  

Locations

  • Perth
    481 Fitzgerald Street
    North Perth WA 6016

  • Peel
    1 Owen Ave
    Falcon WA 6210

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Services

  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Neurodevelopment Assessments
  • Depression
  • Anxiety and Panic
  • Self Esteem
  • Relationship Issues
  • Family Concerns
  • Parenting
  • Adolescent Behaviour
  • Childhood Trauma
  • Posttraumatic Stress

Services

  • IVF & Reproductive Issues
  • Work-Related Stress and Career Issues
  • Substance Misuse and other Dependencies
  • Postnatal Depression
  • Gender Identity
  • Chronic and Terminal Illness
  • Grief and Loss
  • Bereavement
  • Health and Well-Being

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