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 Carolyn Spillett

Carolyn Spillett

Mobile 0422929616
Psychotherapist, Counsellor

Counselling Services WA

Mobile 0422929616

I work alongside you to encourage awareness, deeper understanding, growth, resilience and change in a confidential, supportive and safe environment. In our work together I help you tap into your wisdom (both emotional and physical) and build upon your resilience, enabling you to enhance your life and live it more fully in the present. My training and experience in different counselling and psychotherapy approaches enables me to individually tailor the way we work.


  • 64 Mill Point Road, South Perth, WA 6151 0422929616 PHONE 0422929616


  • Counselling, Psychotherapy, Family Therapy, Group Therapy, Coaching / Mentoring, Workshops / Courses, Workplace Training, Professional Training, Clinical Supervision, Phone Consultations, Video / Skype 
  • Counselling, Psychotherapy, Group Therapy, Clinical Supervision, Presentations

    I provide counselling and psychotherapy for adults
    Delivery – Short, Medium and Long term face-to-face counselling/psychotherapy, Online counselling, Telephone counselling.

    Areas of Special Interest

  • Anxiety / Panic Attacks, Assertiveness, Childhood Issues, Communication Issues, Conflict Resolution, Decision Making, Divorce / Separation, Emotional Crisis, Grief / Bereavement, Guilt Feelings, Intimacy Issues, Life Transitions, Pre-marital Counselling, Relationship Issues, Self Development, Stress Management  
  • MODALITIES / Approach

    ACT, Developmental, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Existential, Experiential, Internal Family Systems, Marriage and Family, Mindfulness, Person Centred, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy

    My training and experience is in a variety of counselling approaches which I tailor to suit your individual needs. My primary approaches are Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Client Centred and Emotionally Focused Therapy.


    • Bachelor of Counselling - 2007 - Notre Dame University
    • Cert IV Training & Assessment - 2011 - Training Services Australia
    • Cert IV Group Facilitation - 2008 - Holyoake
    • Emotionally Focused Therapy Externship - 2010 - ICEEF
    • Sensorimotor Psychotherapy for Treatment of Trauma - 2019 - Sensorimotor Psychotherapy Institute

    Professional Associations

    • Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia

    Quality Provision

    I have 4 years formal training in counselling and psychotherapy and over 10 years practical experience. As a clinical member of PACFA I undertake a minimum of 20 hours continuing professional development and a minimum of 10 hours clinical supervision per year. I engage annually in refresher training for my primary therapeutic approach, Emotionally Focused Therapy. PACFA has stringent ethical standards which I adhere to and which informs my practice and my interactions with all clients.


    I have over 10 years’ experience in the public and private sectors and 6 years’ experience in private practice. I have extensive clinical experience working with individuals, couples, and groups. This experience includes short, medium and long term counselling and psychotherapy and the provision of clinical supervision for qualified and trained counsellors or those working in caring professions.


    Tuesday 08.00 – 18.00
    Wednesday 12.30 – 18.00
    Thursday 08.00 – 18.00

    Transport and Parking

    Parking available free on site
    Close to bus routes
    Easy access to Freeway


    Individual 55 minutes $135.00
    Couples 75 minutes $165.00
    Clinical Supervision 55 minutes $135.00

    Payment Options

    Cash & Direct Transfer

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    10 Questions with Carolyn Spillett

    • What led you to choose psychotherapy or counselling as a profession?

    • My childhood experiences and my curiosity about human interactions formed the basis of my decision to become a counsellor/psychotherapist.
    • Which philosophical approaches have influenced your professional/personal development?

    • Three approaches have greatly influenced my professional development. Firstly, underpinning all else is the concept that the client is central to the process and that the relationship between the client and counsellor greatly impacts on the outcome of the work. In addition, the approaches of both Emotionally Focused Therapy and Sensorimotor Psychotherapy work together connecting the worlds of emotion and bodywork, supporting the integration of oneself into the present. My own personal development has also been influenced by Transactional Analysis.

    • Which particular aspects of health or the human journey are you interested in?

    • Building on a person's internal strengths and resilience, in order to live a fuller life in the present moment.
    • What method/s do you use?

    • My training and experience is in a variety of counselling approaches/methods which I tailor to suit individual needs. The tailoring of the therapeutic work is a collaborative process between the client, their circumstances and myself as the counsellor/psychotherapist. How we are working together is reviewed as part of the therapeutic process.
    • When do you think the client will start to feel that progress is being made?

    • There is no onesize fits all answer to this question. For some it may only take a few sessions for others they may start on one aspect and open up to others. Feedback from clients tells me that the experience of really being listened to, even in a first session, can have a profound effect.
    • How has therapy made you a better person?

    • It has taught me the difference between empathy and sympathy and has showed me how to listen, set boundaries, ask for what I need and own what is mine. It has shown me the power of compassion and has taught me that all emotions are important - emotions like fear, sadness and anger are indicators that something is not ok, that it is how I behave as a result of an emotion that is either appropriate or not. Being aware of and owning my own emotional world means I am taking responsibility for myself and doing this contributes to the continual development of my internal resources and resilience.
    • What do you like most about being a therapist?

    • Walking along side as a client arrives at a new level of awareness in the present moment. Watching clients realise their own acts of strength, access their own internal resources and add to their long term resilience from a position of awareness and choice. Seeing clients integrate different parts of themselves.
    • Do you ever have 'bad hair' days?

    • Yes and at the same time I also trust in myself. I trust that I am able to identify and own my 'bad hair' day and that I am also able and confident in raising any concerns appropriately, with the client and then with my supervisor. 'Bad hair' days unpacked, within the boundaries of roles, can be an opportunity for learning.
    • What do you think is the most significant problem we face, in the world today?

    • Loss - Isolation from others, disconnection from oneself, ability to tolerate, the ability to wait (instant need, sense of entitlement).
    • Can you share the name of a book, film, song, event or work of art that inspires you?

    • Hope inspires me. In my first year working as a counsellor - it was the look on a clients face when they came to a place of understanding from a 'feeling' level, what letting go of trying to control another adult would actually mean for them. It was like watching the lights come on, realisation, relief, joy, tears and hope. Being witness to another person experiencing real hope, is truly inspiring.
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     Carolyn Spillett

    Carolyn Spillett

    Psychotherapist, Counsellor

    My 10 years experience has helped me recognise that today's fast moving, social media driven world challenges meaningful connections and contributes to a widening sense of isolation. It directly impacts on individuals, couples, families, friends and workplace relationships. This has led me to my particular interest in the connection between mind, body and emotion and how these connections impact on individuals, relationships, loss and subsequent grief as well as self-development....

    • South Perth
    • ACT, Developmental, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Existential, Experiential, Internal Family Systems, Marriage and Family, Mindfulness, Person Centred, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy