Kaye Barr, psychologist Perth, is a registered both as psychologist and psychotherapist. She completed a Bachelor of Psychology (Honours) (1970) and later a Graduate Diploma of Education there in 1973.
Later qualifications included a Graduate Diploma of Psychology (Counselling) at the Western Australian Institute of Technology (now Curtin University) (1984), and an Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapy at the Churchill Clinic (2002). These experiential courses offered opportunities for valuable personal and professional growth.
Kaye worked at various jobs, both casual and professional for several years. She worked in schools as both teacher and school psychologist for over 9 years. She travelled overseas with a partner in a small yacht, returning to Australia after 7 years away.
Life has been rich with experiences. Kaye had her husband have raised a son and daughter, and she has two grandchildren.
Kaye takes a caring, holistic approach to assisting clients with their personal challenges and provides a safe, non-judgemental environment that supports them to reach their full potential.
Through her studies, employment and life experiences, Kaye’s interest deepened in the psychology and psychotherapy of many experiences that can arise in everyday life:
- states of being that cast a shadow upon our lives – depression, anxiety and the experiences of infertility, grief and loss
- present effects of past experiences, such as growing up with an alcoholic or abusive parent; or having made poor educational choices
- situations causing stress in the present – at work or home
- creating and maintaining healthy relationships
Kaye has a long-abiding interest in Nutrition and its relationship to mental performance, mood and outlook, and overall well-being.
Individuals and couples with personal or behavioural issues are encouraged to make an appointment to obtain assistance to move towards healing and understanding.
As a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) Kaye is bound by the Charter for Clients of Psychologists, which outlines standards for confidentiality and ethics. Clinical membership of the Psychotherapy & Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA) further strengthens this.