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West Leederville

We provide assessments, psychology, and counselling support to help you thrive.

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Early Start Australia | WA | West Leederville has been providing psychology services for children, adolescents, and families since we started out as BrainBox in 2014.

We believe that every child has a unique set of abilities and talents that can be discovered and nurtured. With early identification of individual strengths along with any difficulties, we give parents, carers, and families the tools needed to support their child to flourish. We have dedicated rooms for child psychometric assessments which are bright and engaging. Our rooms devoted to therapy are calm and private for individual, family, or group therapy sessions. Our therapy and counselling sessions are evidence-informed and tailored to your personal circumstances.

Our therapists:

  • Have expertise conducting detailed psychological assessment to explore strengths and struggles associated with emotion, behavior, attention and learning to support diagnoses
  • Are skilled and empathic psychologists who provide evidence-based therapies for a broad range of mental health concerns including anxiety, depression, self-esteem and self-harm, ADHD, and stress
  • Enjoy assisting students applying for special examination arrangements through School Curriculum and Standards Authority (SCSA) and for university considerations
  • Our team of psychologists are highly qualified and adopt trauma-informed and neurodiversity-affirming practice models

    Learn more about our team members here.

We offer assessment to determine if an individual meets diagnostic criteria for Specific Learning Disorder (such as dyslexia, dysgraphia, dyscalculia) and/or Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD).

Our psychologists value working together with psychiatrists, paediatricians, general practitioners, educators and allied health professionals to offer collaborative care.

For more information or to book an appointment contact us on 1300 372 439 or submit a service enquiry.

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Early intervention therapies and services

Please note, available services and programs vary between clinics, so please check with your local clinic about their therapy services.

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Early Intervention
Early Intervention Services entails the early detection and effective treatment of young children with any developmental disability.
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Support for learning and development, managing behaviours, emotions and thoughts and maintaining and improving mental health.
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We offer a range of assessments to support a formal diagnosis and identify areas for development to inform intervention strategies.
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Contact our clinic

40 Kimberley Street
West Leederville WA 6014


Clinic Phone
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08 9388 3316

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Let's get started on your therapy journey. If you'd like to book an appointment or simply have a question get in touch today.

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Meet our principal at West Leederville

Tristan West Leederville

Tristan Abba

Practice Principal

Tristan Abba has had a 14-year career practicing as a community mental health worker, substance abuse counsellor, and psychologist in a myriad of agencies working with young people, families and adults. He returned to Perth recently after many years away, having left his busy private practice on the Gold Coast.

Tristan completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Western Australia and Curtin University of Technology. Soon after, he was offered a place in the esteemed Master of Psychology (Counselling) program at Curtin which developed his keen interest in working with people with diverse psychological needs in an adaptive style. He is a Registered Psychologist and an Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency approved supervisor to psychologists developing their skills. Since graduating, Tristan has undertaken formal studies in several modalities of therapy beyond Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) including Mindfulness and trauma-informed modalities, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Motivational Interviewing, and Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing (EMDR) to support his clients to identify and change unhelpful patterns of behaviour.  These approaches are each uniquely recognised to help people improve their quality of life and create lasting change.

The West Leederville ESA team prides itself on offering a space where all members of the family can work together to improve emotional wellbeing and develop a strong sense of self. Tristan enjoys leading a diverse and dedicated team of highly qualified psychologists who work hard to deliver services with integrity and compassion. Practicing alongside Tristan currently are Nina Casella, and Psychologists Hayley Quekett and Kimberley Sandford. For more information regarding each of these clinicians, please visit here.

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Early Start Australia is part of the APM Group, a global human services provider now enabling better lives for more than 1 million people each year. To view all current opportunities to join our team visit the APM Careers website by clicking the button below.

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