Kim Calnan – Clinical Psychologist






 

Psychology

Background

Hi, I’m Kim Calnan and I have a clinical psychology practice at Centro Health.

Practicing psychology for more than 30 years means I have gained lots of experience over that time. I have attended many of the American Psychological Society conferences in the USA with lectures and work-shops from world renowned psychologists and where I gained access to all the latest books, research and thinking.

I work with people in many different ways depending on their issues. I see a lot of people with depression, anxiety, family issues and panic attacks and I help them to free themselves of these conditions.

If someone decides to come and see me, my main psychology focus is to start would be to establish a safe, caring place where they can express how they feel and how they are coping with the issues they have brought in. Often these are ongoing issues with parents, or siblings, or spouses or children. Some come in with problems with work colleagues or friends. We explore these issues sometimes finding it relates to issues from childhood. For example in the work place they may feel left out. On further enquiry they also left left out of the family growing up. We expose these areas and look for the possible emotional pain and help them express that and get it out.

Asking people to do things for themselves at home is an important psychology technique. This is both empowering for them in that they can make life changes and it helps them to keep motivated to continue therapy. I may suggest they start exercising such with as a 30 minute brisk walk of 120 steps per minute that will raise their metabolism for 12 hours. I may also suggest writing their feelings down each day and express those feelings particularly if they were restricted as a child. If they are open to it I may suggest Mindfulness/Meditation each day to help clear the mind and relax. I also work with dreams and if the person is willing, to write down any dreams then I will help them to interpret them.

Therapy is a part of the journey of life. We all, whether in therapy or not, learn and grow as the challenges of life come up. In my psychology sessions with people I try to help them to help themselves with the tools and skills they have in themselves. Life is a journey and I am their teacher for part of their journey – that’s how I see myself.

I work with people with relationship difficulties, family of origin issues, work problems, gender issues, and loss of family and friends to name a few.

If you have any issues with which you would like me to help, I work on Monday afternoons and Thursday mornings.

Please contact Centro reception and I will call you back to find a time that works for both of us.


Clinic FAQs

Clinic Times
Monday – Saturday

Reception Hours
Monday Reception not normally manned but available by phone
Tuesday 10:00 – 17.00
Wednesday 10:00 – 17.00
Thursday 10:00 – 17.00
Friday 10:00 – 17.00
Saturday 10:00 – 12.00

Private Health Fund rebates may apply. Check with your health fund.
We are a “Medibank Members Choice” Clinic.
HiCaps online payment is available.

Location: 953 Wellington Street, West Perth

Call Centro Health on 08 9226 0561

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