Welcome to a space where healing begins.

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Finding a trusted ally on your journey to emotional well-being is an essential step towards a more fulfilling life.

As your ally, I am honoured to walk alongside you as we navigate the complexities of your unique story, uncovering the strength and resilience within you.

I would love to help you find that inner wisdom to overcome obstacles, heal from past wounds, and embrace a brighter future, through a safe and nurturing space where you can openly explore your thoughts, emotions, and experiences.

I understand the courage it takes to make that daunting first step. I will be here to guide you towards a renewed sense of self and purpose.

Reach out today, and together we can embark on a transformative journey towards healing, personal growth, and lasting well-being. I look forward to accompanying you on this path.

Counselling

I provide counselling to adolescents (13+) and adults in these areas of practice:

Trauma (PTSD)

Past event that haunts, flashbacks, nightmares, anxiety.

Family of origin issues

Patterns learned, unresolved conflict, emotional neglect, abuse.

Sexual health

Sexuality, sexual difficulties, compulsive sexual behaviours, paraphilias.

Chronic depression

Long term persistent sadness, emptiness, helplessness.

Anxiety Disorders

Excessive fear, worry, and physical symptoms.

Sleep difficulties

Insomnia, nightmares.

Parenting

Get the support you need to be the parent you want to be.

Supervision

I am a Board-approved supervisor and I supervise clinical psychology registrars and psychologists going through their general registration. I also provide supervision and consultation to my peers and other clinicians who need further support in the areas that I work in.


About Renn Cheah

CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST

B.SC (HONS), MPSYCH (CLINICAL), GRADDIP (SEXOLOGY)


Hi there, I am a Clinical Psychologist, accredited EMDR therapist, and an Advanced Certified Schema Therapist. I have over 10 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and adults in both public and private sectors. In addition to private practice, I am also currently working within a specialised trauma unit where I see clients who had experienced recent/childhood sexual traumas. With a client-centered approach, I tailor interventions to meet my client’s unique needs. My focus extends beyond symptom management, addressing common maintaining factors across various disorders.


I am passionate about supporting my client’s life journey and I assist them through evidence-based approaches such as Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Schema Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and elements of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Additionally, I am also fluent in multiple languages, including Malay, Cantonese, and Mandarin, allowing for therapy sessions to be conducted in these languages if required.


I believe that you are the master of you and I am happy to be the catalyst to the change that you are looking for.


In my spare time, I enjoy watching movies (almost every genre!), cooking, travelling, spending time with friends and family, hitting the gym, playing badminton, and playing the piano ("Golden Hour" is my favourite song to play on the piano at the moment!).

Professional Memberships

Australian Clinical Psychology Association (ACPA)

EMDR Association of Australia (EMDRAA)

International Society of Schema Therapy (ISST)

Society of Australian Sexologists (SAS)

Appointments

I offer flexible appointment options, available on Tuesdays and Wednesdays until 5pm (last appointment).


Your initial appointment is a comprehensive assessment, where we collaboratively evaluate your needs, identify your goals, and determine the best approach to manage and improve your situation. This process ensures a tailored and effective therapy plan.


Throughout our sessions, your needs and progress are paramount. I value your feedback and provide opportunities for you to review the effectiveness of our sessions. Your input allows me to consistently meet your evolving needs and provide the highest level of care.


Schedule an appointment and begin your transformative journey. I'm here to support you every step of the way.


I offer both face to face and telehealth (video conference) appointments.



Fees

Session fees range from $215 (Concession) to $245 per appointment.

(Please note that from 1 July 2024, fees will increase by $5)

See FAQ for information on rebates.


For appointment scheduling or any inquiries, please feel free to text me on 0404883317, or reach me via email at admin@renncheah.com.au. Alternatively, you can use the convenient online form to get in touch.

“Nothing ever goes away until it has taught us what we need to know.”


- Pema Chödrön, 1997


Frequently Asked Questions

Do I require a referral?

A formal referral is not necessary in order to schedule an appointment with a psychologist. However, to access Medicare rebates of $137.05 per session, it is necessary to obtain a Better Access Mental Health Care Plan from a General Practitioner (GP), Psychiatrist, or Paediatrician.


You will initially be eligible for a rebate for up to six sessions. Following a re-referral by a GP, it is possible to receive a maximum of 10 rebated sessions within a calendar year.

How long will each session be?

Each standard session is approximately 50 minutes.

Will I be eligible for Heath Fund Rebates?

It is advised to directly contact your insurance provider as policies can vary. If your insurance does provide coverage, we will furnish you with a receipt that can be submitted to your insurer for rebate purposes.


Please be aware that it is not possible to claim both Medicare and Insurance rebates for the same session.

Cancellation Policy

A late cancellation fee will apply if you provide less than 24 hours' notice (or on Friday for a Monday appointment) for cancellation or rescheduling.


If you fail to attend your appointment without any notice, a missed appointment fee will be charged. We recommend arranging a phone or video session instead of canceling or rescheduling if you are unable to attend in person. It is important to note that non-attended sessions are not eligible for Medicare or health insurance rebates.

Reach out to us

I run my own independent practice. Therefore, I am both practitioner and administration. I endeavour to reply to your messages within two business days, during my business hours. The contact details are for referrals and enquiries only. In case of an emergency, please call 000.

Contact

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Suite 7/209 Warwick Road, Duncraig WA 6023

0404 883 317

admin@renncheah.com.au

Appointment Hours

Tuesdays & Wednesdays

9:00 am to 5:00 pm




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