44 Kings Park Road, West Perth, WA 6005

Overview

I am Christopher Semmens, Clinical Psychologist.

There are three core elements to my evidence-informed approach:

(i) A trauma-informed orientation - a consideration of the role that unresolved life issues, if they exist (most of us have them, to a greater or lesser degree), in the maintenance of the actual problems we want fixed.

In essence, the trauma-informed practice orientation approaches the task of assisting a client with the question: “What has happened to you?” as opposed to the conventional medical model characterised by the question: “What is wrong with you?”

(ii) A philosophical change emphasis consistent with working towards a bottom line of “having a good life” while operating with the full realisation of the realities of an imperfect world, populated by fallible human beings, that necessitates the unavoidable and inevitable experiencing of frustration and adversity (to a greater or lesser degree).

(iii) A skills based learning agenda, which includes assisting clients to be optimally equipped with knowledge and understanding about emotional management and the ability to implement strategies consistent with limiting, or eliminating, the interfering effects of the problems we want changed.

The techniques that I routinely utilise are: General CBT (cognitive behaviour therapy); REBT (rational emotive behaviour therapy); ; hypnotherapy; schema therapy; mindfulness meditation; and TFT-Tapping (thought field therapy - tapping) for the usually rapid and efficient release of emotional distress.

 I have been conducting very well received training courses both in REBT (since 1991) and TFT-Tapping (since 1998.)

I have particular intrests in the areas of traumatic stress, anxiety, chronic pain, IBS, and unexplained infertility.

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Qualifications and Experience

Education

  • 1977 - Bachelor of Psychology (BPsych) from University of Western Australia
  • 1975 - Bachelor of Science (BSc) from University of Western Australia
  • 1984 - Master of Applied Psychology ((MAppPsych)) from Murdoch University

Languages spoken

  • English
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