Counselling Perth

Experienced & Personalised Counselling Services Perth

Our counselling Perth professionals are empathetic, experienced and qualified mental health Psychotherapists committed to respectful, ethical and professional Counselling and Psychotherapy solutions for our clients in Perth, Western Australia.

Family Run Practice

Professional & Empathetic

For nearly 20 years our family practice has been offering counselling services in Inglewood, Perth, WA. We are Richard and Helena Boyd, a husband and wife team and we are Psychotherapists and Directors of the Energetics Institute.

Body Psychotherapy

Healing Body, Mind and Emotions

Our Body Psychotherapy services goes beyond traditional counselling to heal the root causes of many emotional and physical conditions. We work on mental health wholistically and have extensive experience working to liberate your body and mind, restoring your peace.

Psychotherapy and Counselling
We provide effective Psychotherapy and Counselling services in Perth, Western Australia.
Family Run Practice
Richard and Helena Boyd, a husband and wife team are the Directors of the Energetics Institute and counselling Perth professionals.
Body Psychotherapy
We successfully treat a range of conditions as we work with your body, mind and emotions.

Welcome to Energetics Institute in Perth 

Counselling Perth Conditions

Over 30 Mental Health Conditions Treated

As mental health professionals, our empathetic Psychotherapists use a diverse range of natural remedies and their experience to treat a wide variety of mental health issues & conditions for a fulfilling life.  We have particular success using our Body Mind and cognitive behaviour therapy through our counselling services Perth in our Depression Treatment, Anxiety disorders, and PTSD Treatment. Someone who presents with these conditions generally has restriction in the breath in the upper half of the body. There also tends to be an excess of energy in the head region contributing to worry and stress, and energy depletion in the lower half of the body. In our Counselling appointments, we can show you specific techniques to unlock and move energies, so you have more harmony in your body and you can restore your peace of mind through our mental health services.

All Conditions Treated  Schedule Appointment


Heal your Anxiety using various body mind techniques and thereby put a stop to recurring irrational thoughts and distorted beliefs.


Cure your Depression and feel more energised in both your body and mind so you can authentically live vibrantly in the present moment.

PTSD & Trauma

Turn off the switch on your PTSD so you can start to feel safe again.  We can help you resolve simple and complex trauma.

Anger Management

Express and manage your anger so you feel safe within yourself and with others.  Disarm your anger in a healthy grounded way.

Counselling Services Provided

Wide Range Available

Our mental health professionals are personable and experienced Psychotherapists who offer a large selection of effective Psychotherapy and Counselling for people in Perth for a fulfilling life.

We see a diverse range of people from all walks of life, presenting with different issues. Some are wanting just a couple of Counselling appointments to address a specific concern.  Others are wanting to address long standing conditions and may require deeper and more extended counselling services Perth you came to the right place if you are seeking counselling.

Energetics Institute provides a wide range of Psychotherapy and Counselling approaches including Individual Therapy, Relationship Counselling Perth, Marriage Counselling, Family Therapy, Couples Counselling, Group Therapy and Online Therapy. These services are all structured to improve your mental health or mental illness.

We have the knowledge and broad range of experience to provide you with practical intervention, as well as customised support and information to help your overall mental wellbeing.


All Services Provided

Individual Counselling

Go at your own pace to work through personal problems in a positive way by exploring options, gaining clarity, self esteem,  discuss issues, develop solutions and increase self awareness.


Eliminate or control troubling symptoms or dynamics so you can function better through our gestalt therapy and mental health services, restore your wellbeing and increase your healing.


Experiencing relationship breakdown? domestic violence? With relationship counselling Perth you can gain a deeper understanding of your relationship and explore your relationship difficulties with your partner so there is more intimacy, understanding, trust and equality.


Are you arguing with your loved one? or a victim of domestic violence? In family therapy you will develop intimate respectful relationships towards your family and learn to communicate better and heal the root cause of the relationship breakdown.

Make An Appointment Today!

Our counselling appointments are relaxed, professional and friendly. If you feel like you need practical support so you can discuss issues in your life and create solid interventions, please call us to make an appointment at our private practice.

Richard & Helena Boyd

About Us

We work as Body Psychotherapists from our family practice near the Perth cbd in Inglewood.  We are the Directors of the Energetics Institute and have been seeing clients since 2005.

We each have a strong commitment to our own personal growth and to our relationship with each other.  We have been married to each other for nearly 20 years.

Body Psychotherapy complements our lifelong interest in psychology, healing, spirituality and emerging bodymind sciences.

Your Body and Mind are One

Our counselling approaches include a unique fusion of Counselling, Psychotherapy and Body Psychotherapy where our objective is to wholistically heal your issues, as we consciously work with and incorporate your body, mind and emotions for a fulfilling life if you are looking for a fullfillign life and seeking counselling with a supportive environment contact us now, we’re located in Western Australia make an appointment now.

We feel passionate about the power and benefits of Body Psychotherapy as it allows you to access the root causes of many issues and from there successfully enable deep and long-term positive change through our counselling services Perth.

Questions People Ask

Counselling Perth FAQ

We are experienced psychologists and have extensive experience working with the people of Perth to provide counselling. Below is an outline of the most common counselling services Perth FAQs and answers if you are considering doing Counselling, Psychotherapy or Body Psychotherapy with us we are verified by counselling federation.

You can also check out information related our mental health services in relation to Fees and Appointments, Cancellations and Confidentiality.

Are therapy sessions rebateable by Medicare and Private Health Funds?

The Mental Health Plan that GP’s offer through Medicare is for individuals with mental health issues as diagnosed by a GP, Psychiatrist or Clinical Psychologist. Our services are not covered under the Medicare model and so our session fees are neither covered by Medicare, or rebateable through Medicare.  The various Private Health Cover (health care) operators recognise clinical psychologists but not all recognise counsellors or psychotherapists under their plans. You need to make contact with your Private Health cover provider to ensure you are eligible to claim for our services before booking an appointment.

The use of Medicare rebates or Private Health providers to pay for seeing someone about your mental health opens up ethical questions around privacy. These entities will keep records of the fact that you have requested support for a mental health issue previously.  There have been examples shown in the press where the records kept by these bodies have been disclosed without consent to third parties, and where that disclosure may have a negative impact on employment candidate applications and selections, bank and insurance applications, or claims being made to insurers for personal events.  Energetics Institute will not disclose or share information with any third party health care provider unless under a formal legal court subpoena, as we believe that your privacy and confidentiality is critical to feeling safe in the therapy process.

How is Body Psychotherapy different from Counselling and Psychology?

Counselling can cover a wide scope of practices and typically involves talk based sessions with clients.  A counsellor helps you to find ways to tackle issues, better use your existing resources, find your own solutions to problems and better deal with your situation.  A counsellor may generally not give advice, but help you to make your own choices.

Psychotherapy is both a discussion and then an experiential process shaped around opening up your deep seated and early life dynamics that are now entrenched patterns of unconscious defence or coping, and releasing or adjusting these towards more adjusted and healthy living.  A psychotherapist can separate out the manifesting symptoms from the underlying causes and work to heal you and your dynamics.  It may involve opening up the emotional and trauma reactions and experientially resolving them or bring them to completion.

Body Psychotherapy understands that the body is in fact the unconscious mind that is considered in classical psychology as only a mental factor. We work with releasing blocked and negative trauma and emotions stored at the level of the muscles, organs and cellular memory.  Body Psychotherapy is very effective and many of our clients report a degree of resolution and heightened awareness and hope from their first session so book an appointment now.

Can I start therapy if I’m on medication for depression or anxiety disorders?

As psychotherapists we cannot prescribe any form of drug.  Mainstream medical research shows for numerous conditions that you will normally achieve better health outcomes when you adopt a psychotherapy program in conjunction with a medicated program, versus just solely relying on a medicated program alone.  We liaise with medical professionals with your consent to understand the treatment approach where required.

If you have a goal to reduce and then get off your medication, counselling is the best way to maximise the potential to achieve that long term outcome.  Medication may be required to stabilise and help you to functionally cope with life and so this is prudent that this continue.  However medication may be suppressing or masking the behavioural symptoms of an issue such as depression or anxiety, but does not fix the original cause of your problem.

Working in conjunction, discuss issues with a therapist while you lower your dosage is the best and most effective way to safely go off your medication and at the same time eliminate the underlying mental health issue such as depression or anxiety that made you go on medication in the first place so book an appointment now.

We do an inventory of your current medication mix when we conduct your initial Confidential Client Interview.  We encourage you to advise your GP or medical professional as to when you feel better and stronger within yourself as a consequence of therapy to allow you and them to work out a weaning off program where appropriate.

Should I do Individual Counselling, Couples Therapy or Group Therapy?

Individual Therapy is recommended if you wish to work on personal issues or conditions. The objective is the reduction or cessation of your individual symptoms such as anxiety, depression, trauma, anger management, phobias, victim of domestic violence, and addictions. You will be engaged in a one-on-one therapeutic relationship with the therapist to help resolve certain behaviours and discuss issues in your life that will improve your self esteem overall.

Couples Therapy can help if you want to resolve difficulties in your relationship or you wish to explore ways how you can improve certain aspects such as intimacy, trust and equality with your loved one.  At times in a couples counselling Perth session, the therapist may observe elements from the family of origin of one or both partners impacting the relationship.  The therapist would then recommend that one or both partners consider exploring individual therapy to address those issues separately, to avoid them being projected into and negatively affecting the relationship so book an appointment now for wide variety of cousnselling services we will assist you with all your stress related issue.

Group Therapy involves interaction with people who are generally not known to each other.  Group members can benefit by emotionally supporting each other and gain clarity by receiving feedback from others.  If someone is brand new to therapy, we generally recommend that you consider doing some individual sessions in advance, so you have some level of awareness of the origins and dynamics of your issues. Fore more information reach us now.

What People are Saying

About There Counselling Appointments

Here are some reviews from different people about the counselling service experience they had at our private practice.

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Business confidant, personal champion and life coach...all roles that I trust Richard with. Richard has unique and multifaceted skills and working with him closely over time has been incredibly grounding and empowering. I highly value his support and the partnership he provides in my business and personal life.
Tanya Barretto, Director at The Cheese Maker
Helena Boyd has awareness, knowledge, sensitivity and wisdom coupled with feminine strength that guides you without effort on unknown emotional landscapes.
Anna Wann
I have been a client of Richard's for many years. Richard uses various healing systems depending on the issue which has helped me move forward in my journey. Over the years prior to seeing Richard I was spending money and time on various therapies where I still came away with ...
Nola Kennett
I saw Helena over four years through my mid 20's. She always had time for me and offered a safe and welcoming environment in the home. One session can be very powerful. Cannot recommend enough for anyone seeking to challenge and open themselves to a more joyful existence in adult ...
Phoebe Cristinelli
HIGHLY RECOMMEND this Service - Both Richard & Helena are excellent at what they deliver to help you. Both myself & my son owe them a huge debt of gratitude for the Counseling & Energetics work they have done with us over the years. Our story is hugely personal, but ...
Lynette Gardner
If you are a looking not only for an extremely prepared professional but also for a beautiful and sensitive human being Helena is the right person for you.I have been working with her for 5 months now and the help she has been able to provide me is huge.I highly ...
Federico Chianucci

Online Counselling Session Perth

At the Energetics Institute, as well as offering Individual Therapy in Perth, we also offer Online Counselling to people living in remote and rural areas. This can be convenient if you unable to attend our practice or you have a very busy lifestyle we are verified by counselling federation.

We offer:

Email Counselling

Skype Counselling

Phone Counselling

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