PROFILE - BERNARD STOPLER
Bachelor of Psychology; Master of Psychology (Counselling Psychology)
I am a Registered Counselling Psychologist who completed my undergraduate psychology degree in Western Australia at Murdoch University in 1999 and completed my Masters in Psychology at Curtin University in 2008.
I have now been in private practice at The Henry Street Centre for over 4 years working with adolescent, adult, couples and family clients with a variety of complex life issues and moderate to severe mental health presentations.
My work history prior to embarking into private practice included many years in senior psychology roles within the Department of Justice (WA) and SafeCare (WA) working in the areas of family and domestic violence, childhood trauma, complex trauma and suicide and self-harm. Over the past 4 years I have also worked with Department of Defence veterans referred through the Open Arms support program.
As a therapist I am described as calm and curious. I have a broad spectrum of psychotherapeutic techniques that I can utilise in our therapy including Cognitive Behavioural, Narrative, Psychodynamic and Existential approaches within trauma informed, relational, neurobiological and developmental attachment frameworks. My goal in therapy is to understand your unique experience.
In my spare time -I enjoy creative metal work