Bachelor of Psychology (Honours)
Bachelor of Youth Work
Graduate Diploma of Psychology
Masters Degree in Social Science (Human Services)
Certificate IV in Workplace Assessment and Training
About Simone Glasson-Walls
Simone is an experienced counsellor, with a 28-year history in providing counselling services for individuals with a range of concerns. She has been providing psychological services for the past eight years as a Psychologist while working with people of all ages.
Simone has a passion in trauma recovery and in providing therapy for post-traumatic stress, complex trauma, anxiety, depression, addictions, work and relationship problems, grief, and low self-esteem. Simone enjoys working in partnership with clients and creating meaningful change for psychological and emotional health.
Simone has worked in a variety of roles which include mental health triage settings, crises intervention, community mental health, rural and remote mental health, suicide prevention and private practice. Prior to becoming a Psychologist, Simone spent ten years’ working as a youth work practitioner/ counsellor with homeless young people and subsequently, a further five years training and specialising in treating addictions.
With a warm and empathic approach, Simone enjoys helping people to become empowered while tapping into their strengths and helping them overcome many life challenges. Simone will tailor therapy to each person’s unique needs. In the process, she may draw on a variety of modalities, however the therapeutic relationship is key.
Simone utilises a range of therapeutic approaches including:
Dialectical behaviour therapy
Eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy
Solution Focussed Brief Therapy
While Simone has training and experience in the treatment of mental health difficulties, she believes that nobody knows you better than you do. Simone’s approach to therapy is trauma-informed, compassionate, and collaborative. She can share with you her knowledge of evidence-based treatment techniques and strategies, but it is you who sets the goals and pace for sessions.
In her down time Simone enjoys spending time with family and being in nature. She enjoys water skiing, swimming, playing squash and photography.
Simone considers it a privilege to get to know her clients and work together with them in the most meaningful way. She would welcome the opportunity to contribute to assisting you in your journey. If you feel that you are struggling with challenges in your life and don't know where to begin, Simone may be able to help.
Research & Publications:
Masters Thesis: Learning to Belong. The lived experience of homeless students in Western Australia. A Qualitative Study.
Honours Degree Thesis
Self care among Mental Health Professionals working in the Kimberley, Western Australia.
Areas of Passion & Expertise
Emotional wounds from Childhood
Stress and burnout
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