Anna Mills

Counselling Psychologist

BSc Psych, M Psych (Counselling) Counselling

Anna offers counselling, psychotherapy and psychological services for individuals and families.

Anna has worked as a Counselling Psychologist for more than 16 years, in private practice, in the community, and in male and female prisons. Anna previously worked in a national law firm and a daily newspaper as a human resources professional.

Anna is a registered Counselling Psychologist and member of the Australian Psychological Society. She is an accredited Gestalt therapist having completed a further four years of study after her Masters with the Gestalt Institute of WA.

Anna offers services in the following areas:

  • Trauma and complex trauma, including childhood trauma and abuse
  • Post traumatic stress disorder
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Eating disorders
  • Grief and loss
  • Self-harm and suicide, as well as family and friends affected
  • Families and children affected by mental illness
  • Parenting through developmental stages
  • Parenting and adolescent conflict
  • School issues and bullying
  • Workplace stress
  • Relationship stress, including same sex relationships
  • Body image and self esteem
  • Personal development
  • Professional supervision

Medicare and private health fund rebates may apply.

Please see the section on Fees

About half of Anna’s clients are men.

Anna believes that a strong working relationship between the client and the psychologists leads to the best therapy outcomes. This relationship is built on trust and the client being comfortable in talking about what worries them. Anna offers empathy and non-judgemental understanding with a deep respect for personal meaning of experiences that differ for each person.

Anna supports clients to increase awareness of themselves, their relationships with others and how stress, anxiety and relationship difficulties might come about. Sometimes a client may choose to explore this more fully, while at other times a client may seek to find solutions.

Clients are encouraged to actively engage in deciding the direction of the work through enquiry and discussion. She works collaboratively with clients to ensure the counselling goals are mutually understood, and re-assessed over time. Anna uses range of evidence-based techniques in the counselling process to work towards these goals.

Anna’s practice draws strength from her extensive experience working with complex trauma, PTSD, self harm and suicide, substance misuse due to trauma or stress, relationship breakdown, family stress, grief and loss, and mental illness as it affects individuals and those close to them. Anna also has both an interest and experience working with clients experiencing disordered eating.

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