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Ms Maggie Down

Ms Maggie Down

Mobile 0412 558 866
Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist, Counsellor

Maggie Down

Mobile 0412 558 866

Training in the Masterson Approach has greatly enhanced my understanding of the Self and my capacity to provide depth psychotherapy for the development of a solid, healthy, functioning Self. I work with depression, shame, lack of fulfillment, developmental issues, and many associated conditions. I have a particular interest in working with disorders of self.


  • Counselling on Stirling, 10/100 Stirling Highway, North Fremantle, Perth WA 6159 0412 558 866 PHONE 0412 558 866


  • Counselling, Psychotherapy, Workshops / Courses, Professional Training, Clinical Supervision, Online Video Consultations 
  • Therapy is usually mid to long term, depending on the needs of the individual, and is conducted on a weekly basis.

    Areas of Special Interest

  • Anxiety / Panic Attacks, Borderline Personality, Childhood Issues, Depression, Emotional Overwhelm, Grief / Bereavement, Guilt Feelings, Intimacy Issues, Life Transitions, Personality Disorders, Postnatal Depression, PTSD, Relationship Issues, Self Development, Suicidal Feelings, Trauma Recovery  
  • MODALITIES / Approach

    Psychoanalytic, Psychodynamic, Trauma-Informed

    Maggie is trained in the Masterson Approach to Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy and is a teaching member of faculty of the International Masterson Institute (IMI) and an Associate Member of the Association for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy of Western Australia (APPWA).
    Through this therapeutic approach she assists clients to discover a stronger sense of identity, personal responsibility, self-worth, and empowerment.


    • Bachelor of Applied Science (Occupational Therapy) - 1978 - WAIT (Curtin University)
    • Accredited Gestalt Therapist - 1987 - Gestalt Institute of Perth
    • Masterson Approach in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy - 2014 - International Masterson Institute
    • Advanced Certificate in Supervision - 2012 - Centre for Supervision Training

    Professional Associations

    • Association for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy of Western Australia
    • Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia

    Quality Provision

    Maggie is an experienced trainer and supervisor, and has held part-time roles in university and private training sectors teaching counsellors, psychotherapists and supervisors. She conducts clinical study groups for psychotherapists interested in expanding their capacity to work with disorders of the self utilising diagnostic and treatment principles of the Masterson Approach.
    For further details about supervision training see: www.supervisionwa.com.au.


    Clinical experience initially occurred in OT mental health settings prior to commencing private practice in 1985. Working in private practice continues to be stimulating, rewarding and a stimulus to ongoing learning.

    Maggie served as President of the Psychotherapists and Counsellors Association of Western Australia for many years.


    Available for client consultations Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday
    Wait period variable.

    Transport and Parking

    Counselling on Stirling is located within close proximity to bus and train routes and has designated parking bays.


    $190 standard consultation
    Health fund and Medicare rebates apply.
    During the Covid-19 period Medicare and private health funds are offering rebates for online treatment services (telehealth).

    Payment Options

    Payment is requested at the time of service delivery and can be made by advance EFT or cash payment.

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    Ms Maggie Down

    Maggie Down

    Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist, Counsellor

    I have worked as a counsellor and psychotherapist for over 40 years. I am qualified in the Masterson Approach to Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, a highly effective treatment which supports working at a deep transformative level with character structure and disorders of self. ...

    • North Fremantle
    • Psychoanalytic, Psychodynamic, Trauma-Informed