Feeling lost?

New Directions Psychology can get you back on track

It’s OK to stop and ask for help. Sometimes you need to speak with someone who knows the way.

Do you need to move forward, or retrace your steps?

Do you need someone to guide you to get you where you need to go?

Or maybe you just need to know that someone’s walking beside you, so you get there safely.

New Directions Psychology can help you navigate your way back to emotional balance

It’s a brave step to admit that things aren’t working for you or a member of your family. Maybe you’re not sure which way to turn.

Since 2007, our psychologists have been looking after the mental health and well-being of adults, children and families in Ballajura and the surrounding north-eastern suburbs of Perth. We’ve been helping people from all walks of life achieve balance in their lives.

By keeping up to date with the best evidence-based practice delivery and research, we can navigate which therapy and treatment can help you best. Our range of services are available in a friendly and relaxed environment, so you feel comfortable attending your sessions with one of our professional psychologists.

And you can rest assured, knowing that each session will be treated with confidentiality and compassion.

What New Directions can you take?



Children may need support to safely navigate their way to adulthood. We provide a guiding hand to overcome those bumps in the road that can occur.



A teenager’s internal compass swings madly from one direction to another – sometimes in a matter of seconds. Help your teenager overcome some of the key issues that typically occur during this stage of life: peer pressure, depression, isolation and self-image to name a few.



Are you tired of going around and around never feeling like your moving forward? If you’re feeling emotionally exhausted, burdened by life, or need to find harmony and balance, let us explore with you, a new direction.

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Is your relationship not as harmonious as you would like? You can change direction before getting to this destination. Let one of our experienced psychologists guide you to speak your truth and understand each other.



What happens when everyone in the family seems to be going off in a different direction? The good news is it’s never too late – or too early – to repair a problem in your family. Learn tools and skills to get the family life you want.


Older Adults

What happens when the circle of friends and family you’ve grown old with starts to get smaller? When you lose connection to the outside world through pain, grief, isolation or loss of purpose, it’s never too late to find a new direction.


Paediatric Occupational Therapy

Every child develops skills at their own pace. Our Perth paediatric occupational therapist will take the time to complete a thorough occupational therapy assessment and set goals and interventions.

New directions psychology - Tackle your Feelings Facilitator

We’ve also become an accredited “TACKLE YOUR FEELINGS” Facilitator. It is a mental health training program for local footy clubs and coaches and is being run Australia wide. It strives to improve understanding and awareness of mental health as well as build skills within the footy coaches to foster an environment where athletes are supported to effectively manage their emotions.

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How do I start my New Directions journey?

When you first arrive at the clinic, you should make your way to reception and let them know you’ve arrived. At your initial appointment, you’ll be asked to fill out a patient detail form along with some information regarding confidentiality and maintaining your privacy. Once completed and handed back to reception, your psychologist will introduce themselves and take you through for your consultation.


Initial session

During the first session with your psychologist, they’ll want to get to know a little about you and your history. Expect to talk about your current and previous mental health issues, as well as your family, medical and personal history.


Tailor your therapy

After your initial session, your psychologist will take the time to tailor your therapy as we do not use a ‘one size fits all’ approach. Most people will feel the benefits of treatment after a few sessions.



At the conclusion of your session, your psychologist will book your next appointment and provide you with a reminder card. Together you’ll head to reception to organise payment of your account.

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I’ve got some questions about New Directions Psychology

We ask that you provide as much notice as possible (+24 hours) if you need to cancel or reschedule your appointment as this allows us to offer the appointment time to someone else. Cancelling at short notice, or within the 24 hours, may result in you being charged a cancellation fee (notice period excludes weekends and public holidays). If the cancellation is a result of an emergency or illness, you should discuss this with your treating psychologist.
Unlike a visit to your GP, generally an adult session with one of our psychologists will run for 50 minutes. Children’s sessions usually will be 45 minutes.
We welcome discussion on reduced fees for cases of financial hardship for eligible clients.
If you receive a referral and a Mental Health Care Plan (item 2710) from your GP, psychiatrist or paediatrician, you’re entitled to a Medicare rebate per session, for 10 sessions per calendar year. Please call us if you would like more information.
No referral is required unless you wish to claim your session on Medicare. Rebates may be available from most private health funds. Please check with your health insurer to see if you are covered.
Yes. The building and the office are both wheelchair and pram accessible.
Yes, we have onsite FREE parking available. We’re located within the Illawarra Health Services, next door to Illawarra Medical Centre.

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