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HELEN FOWLERClinical Psychologist
Helen has been working as a psychologist for over 30 years and is the founder of HFA Psychology, which she established in 1995. She completed her masters in clinical psychology in 2000 and has worked in Perth and Canada treating forensic mental health patients. She has undertaken specialist training in various areas including treating trauma, substance use and gambling addictions. She has significant experience working with children, adolescents and adults, including neurodiverse (such as autism spectrum disorder) and gender diverse individuals. She has a particular interest in the treatment of trauma, including children and adults exposed to interpersonal violence, including family and domestic violence. Helen has extensive experience in providing forensic expert opinion reports for criminal, civil, family court and child protection matters. She has provided expert evidence in Criminal, Children’s and Family Courts and the Administrative Appeals Tribunal. Helen has lectured in the areas of addictions, criminology, personality and risk assessment at universities in Western Australia and the Northern Territory.

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. She has also provided mediation and facilitation in corporate organisations. Helen provides executive coaching services to CEO’s and Senior Management. In 2012 Helen was Certified as a Forum Facilitator (CFF) and Young Presidents Organisation (YPO).

DR JAMES McCUEClinical and Forensic Psychologist
James has been a practicing psychologist since 2008 and he holds a Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) Honours and a Doctor of Psychology. He joined HFA in 2014 and is experienced in treating a range of presenting issues including depression, anxiety, substance use, behavioural addictions, problematic pornography use and sexual interests, anger management, capacity building for individuals with autism spectrum disorder and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, trauma, relationship issues, and work-related problems. He also specialises in conducting forensic assessments and preparing psychological reports for Court, child protection, and immigration matters. He provides treatment for offending behaviours including sexual offending, violent offending, and substance-related offending. James has provided expert evidence in Criminal and Children’s Courts of Western Australia, and the Administrative Appeals Tribunal.

James is a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS). He worked in higher education as a university lecturer and researcher for nearly 20 years and has served on a number of committees and boards including the ECU Human Research Ethics Committee, the Patricia Giles Centre for Non-Violence, and most recently, the Australia and New Zealand Association for Psychiatry, Psychology and Law (ANZAPPL).

ROSIE HAABJOERNRegistered Psychologist
Rosie is a Registered Psychologist who joined the HFA team in 2022. She holds a Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) Honours and a Master of Clinical Psychology. She has experience with in-depth assessment and treatment in both the public and private sectors, including mental health and forensic settings.

Rosie has assisted individuals across the lifespan who experienced a broad range of concerns including, depression, anxiety, complex trauma, adjustment difficulties, and addiction problems. She also has experience working with people with psychosis and those who hear voices.

Rosie believes in the importance of providing a safe and non-judgmental environment and forming strong therapeutic relationships with her clients. She places emphasis on working collaboratively with individuals to gain deeper understanding into the impact of significant past experiences in shaping current difficulties. She aims to assist clients in building self-understanding, alleviating symptoms, developing adaptive means of coping, and creating fulfilling relationships. She employs diverse therapy modalities to meets clients’ needs and therapy goals, encompassing cognitive behavioural, psychodynamic, attachment-based, and trauma-focused therapies.


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



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


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