About us

Our aim

We want to find the best solution to get you from where you are to wherever you need to be. 

 

Our goal is to restore and encourage better relationships—for children and young people, for parents working through difficulties with children, for couples experiencing challenges in their relationships. For better lives for all. 

Our story

We formed the practice because we know how important it is to receive specialist mental health care. We wanted to make it easier for families, couples and individuals (young and old) to gain access to high quality therapeutic services. We wanted to make life easier for you. So we provide a one-stop mental health service for you and your family. All ages welcome.

A turning point

We are motivated by our knowledge and experience of the difficulties people face accessing services.  So we developed a service where we make it easy for you and your family to get the support you need.

 

We communicate about our shared cases which means you don’t get the run around.  We are a one-stop shop for the assessment and treatment of all mental health, behaviour and relationship problems for the whole family. 

Confidentiality is key 

Patient confidentiality is one of the pillars of our practice.

We are:

  • professional

  • reliable

  • friendly

  • compassionate.

We are passionate about patient care. Our professional staff have experience in a variety of current issues and specialise in the most effective approaches to therapy being used today.

Our Team

Experienced and professional

Our enthusiastic and knowledgeable team of mental health practitioners are here to help you!  We work privately but not alone. Our team work collaboratively and have a real connection with each other. This means we work together to support you.  

 

Our multi-disciplinary approach means we have team members from various professional backgrounds with practical experience in the health and human services sector. All our clinicians are tertiary qualified.

 

Meet some of our team

Orietta Simons

Social Worker/Youth Worker

Orietta Simons believes the young person’s voice should be heard. This is one of the traits that makes her such a strong advocate for the rights of young people.  

 

She is a registered social worker, university-qualified youth worker and has worked extensively in rural and remote locations. She has over 25 years of experience providing youth work, social work and counselling services to children and young people. Her know-how and skills help make the lives of children and young people easier. 

 

Orietta has significant experience working with young people in the area of mental health, drug and alcohol misuse, school refusal, sexual abuse, and chronic illness.  An industry leader in youth work, Orietta has also been a university lecturer undertaking research and lecturing in Youth Work and Social Work.  She has also held the position of Chairperson for the Youth Affairs Council or WA and was the innaugral chair for the WA Youth Work Association.  

She is proud to be part of Head Office Health, the only multi-disciplinary private practice in Australia that provides youth work services.

 

Orietta’s research & publications include:

 

Trudi Cooper, Erin Donovan, Orietta Simons, Judy Kulisa, Andrew Hall (2007), “Research into the effectiveness of mentoring as a crime prevention strategy with homeless young people” Office of Crime Prevention.

 

Cooper, Trudi & Simons, Orietta & Hall, A & Porteus, M & Hacket, A. (2019). Youth Work students mentoring young people at risk of homelessness: A partnership between a youth work degree program and a local youth agency. ECU Publications.

 

Brooke Chapman, Orietta Simons and Trudi Cooper (2014) “The role of Non-Line Management Supervision in the professional transition of first year youth work graduates” Youth Affairs Council of WA Conference, Perth, 10th July 2014

 

Trudi Cooper, Miriam Brooker, Debbie McCabe, Peter Madden & Orietta Simons.  (2019) Transformative Youth Work in Local Government Youth Services. 

Mirek Kanik

Psychotherapist/Counsellor

Mirek Kanik is passionate about combining innovative counselling techniques with the newest scientific discoveries and ancient wisdom to achieve the best for his clients.

 

He is a psychotherapist, hypnotherapist and dynamic life coach. He received his Bachelor and Masters degrees from the University of Notre Dame Australia. He is a full registered member of the Australian Counselling Association.  

 

Mirek has extensive therapy experience with severe drug and alcohol addictions, and torture and trauma counselling, including working with victims of wars. He specialises in working with couples seeking an amicable resolution to their relationship distress. As a personal development coach, his skills and experience drive him to get good results.

 

Mirek is interested in exploring the legitimate and effective role of the human soul.  His research has led to the publication of an Amazon bestselling book,     I am a Modern Mystic: So are you.

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Dr Paul Simons

Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist

Dr Paul Simons has had an extensive career working with children, adolescents and their families, firstly as a GP and, more recently, as a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist.

 

He is a Fellow of the Royal Australian New Zealand College of Psychiatrists and holds a Certificate in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. After achieving his medical degree from UWA, he worked as a GP in remote and metropolitan settings in WA before training as a psychiatrist. He has worked within the public system and is currently working with the Child and Adolescent Health Service as a consultant child and adolescent psychiatrist. 

 

He will be offering (initially) limited consultations at Head Office Health in collaboration with the rest of the team and referrers.

Call us on 08 9438 1976 to find out how we can help.

Opening Hours

Monday - Friday     9:00am - 7:00pm​

Saturday                 9:00am - 1:00pm​

Address

133 Canning Highway

East Fremantle WA  6158

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