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We are a respected and trusted provider of psychological services using evidence-based, transformative practices.

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Welcome to HF&A Psychology

Established in 1997, we provide ethical, evidence-based psychological assessment and treatment services, individually tailored to client needs. Services are provided by highly qualified and experienced psychologists to work with children, adolescents and adults in a respectful, compassionate and non-judgmental way.


We are experienced in providing psychological services within a medical setting for a range of mental health issues, forensic psychology and medico-legal assessment.


The team at Helen Fowler & Associates Psychological Services are passionate about Clinical Psychology and Behavioural Medicine.

HELEN FOWLERClinical Psychologist
Helen has been working as a psychologist for well over 30 years and completed her masters in clinical psychology in 2000. She has been the owner and principal psychologist of HF&A since 1995. Helen has undertaken specialist training in various areas including treating trauma, substance use and gambling addictions, mediation and facilitation for executives in corporate organisations. Helen has lectured in the areas of addictions, criminology and risk assessment at universities in Western Australia and the Northern Territory. She has worked in Perth and Canada treating forensic mental health patients. She has a particular interest in assessment and treatment of trauma in a variety of areas including children and adults exposed to interpersonal violence. Helen has extensive experience in providing forensic expert opinion reports for civil, criminal and family Courts and child protection matters. She has provided expert evidence in Court.

Helen has had a particular interest in psychological aspects of business development, improvement and growth. She provides a range of corporate services tailored to the specific needs of the client. More details can be found under Corporate and Consultancy Services.

DR JAMES McCUEClinical Psychologist & Forensic Psychologist (Registrar)
James has been a practicing psychologist since 2008. He holds a Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) Honours and a Doctor of Psychology. He has experience working in a range of settings including, policing, offender treatment, child protection, and employee assistance. James joined HF&A in 2014. He is experienced in treating a range of clinical issues including depression, anxiety, trauma, work-related stress, and substance use and addictive behaviours. He also has experience in forensic assessment and treatment for a range of offending behaviours and has provided expert evidence in the Supreme Court of Western Australia. He is a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS).

In addition to his role at HF&A, James is also employed as a lecturer and researcher in psychology and criminology at Edith Cowan University (ECU). He is a member of the ECU Human Research Ethics Committee, and is a Board Director at the Patricia Giles Centre which provides services to people escaping family and domestic violence.

CHRISTY POWNALLClinical Psychologist (Registrar)
Christy is a Clinical Psychologist Registrar with a Master of Clinical Psychology. She is skilled at working with adults and children across the lifespan, as well as in individual and group settings.

She has experience in treating a variety of issues, including anxiety, depression, trauma, emotion dysregulation, anger management, phobias, sleep issues, addictions, and life transitions. She works collaboratively with clients to support their wellbeing. Christy integrates a range of therapeutic strategies, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR), and Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT). She is trained in the completion of Criminal Injury Compensation assessments, complex Autism Spectrum Disorder assessments, and complex cognitive assessments.


Recommended fees for psychological services in Australia are set and reviewed regularly by the Australian Psychological Society and our fee structure broadly reflects these.



There are many different rebate schemes that may be available to you depending on your situation. These are outlined on our Help Page for your information.



Our clinicians can accept referrals from GP’s, Psychiatrists, Paediatricians and other medical specialists for sessions funded through the Better Access to Mental Health Initiative.


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