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Background and Qualifications

I am a Clinical Psychologist with over ten years experience. I previously worked in various community mental health services and several hospitals. In addition to my private practice, I currently consult at a major Perth hospital.

I have completed three degrees in Psychology: a Bachelor of Arts (with first class Honours) from Murdoch University, a Master of Psychology (Clinical) from the University of Western Australia; and a Doctor of Philosophy (Psychology) from Murdoch University. I am registered with the Psychology Board of Australia and a member of the Australian Psychological Society Clinical College and the Australian Pain Society.

I have received several distinguished awards including Murdoch University Vice-Chancellor’s commendation award for academic excellence, the Australian Psychological Society Prize for being the top student at Murdoch University at Honours level, an International Postgraduate Research scholarship funded by the Australian Government and a Special Commendation award for Good Outcomes in Mental Health presented by the Minister for Mental Health.

Psychological Services

My practice involves providing counselling and psychotherapy for adults who are struggling with various personal and interpersonal difficulties.

I have substantial experience working in the following areas:

  1. Anxiety and panic attacks;
  2. Depression;
  3. Life transitions;
  4. Pain management, and adjustment to injury and illness;
  5. Personal growth and development;
  6. Recurrent headaches;
  7. Relationship issues;
  8. Self-esteem and confidence;
  9. Stress management; and
  10. Trauma.

Therapeutic Approach

Everyone is unique and I am well versed at tailoring different approaches to best suit your goals and needs.

My approach is based on a philosophy of people achieving personal growth and development through self-awareness, understanding of strengths and weakness, self-mastery and integration of life experiences.

Within a supportive and respectful environment, I will assist you to explore the nature and meaning of your present challenges and/or difficulties. I will then work with you on re-shaping old limiting patterns that no longer serve you so that your new responses reflect what deep down is important to you, based on your beliefs and goals.

At our first meeting, we can discuss your challenges, difficulties or goals that you wish to work on. I may also ask you about other aspects of your life in order to develop a more complete picture of you as a person and your situation. I like to train clients in strategies that are known to help move people forward for their particular goals.

Session and Fees

Each session will last 50 minutes in duration. The type of treatment provided can range from brief focused treatment for acute symptoms or problems, to longer term therapy for more complex issues. Treatment is tailored based on your needs and circumstances.

Medicare rebates are available if you are referred by a General Practitioner or by a private Psychiatrist, who has prepared a Mental Health Care Plan under the Medicare Better Access to Mental Health Care initiative.

Most private health insurance funds have ancillary cover for Clinical Psychology services. Please contact your health fund for the latest rebate rates.

If a company is paying your fees due to a worker's compensation or motor accident claim, please obtain prior authorisation from the company. You can contact me to discuss session fees and for any information.

Contact Details

To schedule an appointment or for more information, please contact
Dr Su Chan:

Phone: 0488 895 189
Unit 6, 24 McCourt Street
West Leederville WA 6007
Unit 15, 233 Berrigan Drive
Jandakot WA 6164
Fax: 9474 2156
Please note, if you or someone you know needs emergency assistance please see your doctor, phone: 000 or go to the nearest hospital.