Our Team

Our Team

James Paisley

B.A. (Hons.), M.App.Psych (clinical), Clinical Psychologist

James completed his studies at Murdoch University in Western Australia, where he worked as a sessional academic; teaching developmental psychology, research methodology and adolescent psychology. James completed his Masters dissertation in collaboration with Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, focussing on therapeutic correlates of Obstructive Sleep Apnoea.

After completing his studies James held a variety of clinical positions in the public sector. This work took him across the state, where he conducted assessments and provided therapeutic interventions with people with highly complex needs and personal histories of extensive trauma.

James’s approach intertwines empathy and humour with best-practice interventions. He is particularly interested in helping people to effectively work through distress and psychological difficulties by developing tailored interventions for each client. James has particular interest in recurring or persistent psychological difficulties, complex trauma, anxiety disorders, mood disorders and attachment-focused parenting.

Jamie Stanton

B.Psych., M.Psych. (Counselling Psychology), Counselling Psychologist Registrar

Jamie completed his studies at Curtin University in Western Australia, at the same time working in the public sector, for an after-hours crisis response service. As part of his Masters degree Jamie conducted research into coping and burnout experienced by Child Protection Workers.

Jamie has worked in a range of therapeutic settings that included a focus on addiction and domestic violence. For nearly a decade Jamie worked within the welfare sector, providing support and assistance to vulnerable and at-risk clients.

Existentialism and Ontology inform Jamie’s therapeutic approach. His gentle and empathic style encourages the trust and emotional safety that are vital to all good psycho-therapeutic processes. Jamie is particularly interested in the neurobiological basis of childhood trauma and attachment, and working with adults to manage chronic conditions.

Helen Shield

BSc, BA (Hons.), MPsych (Clin. Neuropsychology), MAPS. Clinical Neuropsychologist (Registrar)

Helen completed her Masters in Clinical Neuropsychology at the University of Western Australia, where she is currently writing a PhD on the relationship between alcohol use and memory in young adults. She has experience providing specialist assessments for Foetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder and other neuropsychological issues, and has provided assessment and consultation to various state government departments.

Helen draws from her experiences at the Neurosciences Unit, the Robin Winkler Clinic, Fremantle Hospital as well as Flinders Medical Centre and Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Adelaide. Helen is interested in child development in the context of lived trauma.