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Clinical Psychology

BCRC-WA Clinical Psychology Service

BCRC-WA provides a bulk-billed clinical psychology service to support people with breast cancer and their families. Our Clinical Psychologists collaborate with you and your Perth Breast Cancer Institute Specialists to assist you to manage the impact of breast cancer and other stressors.  

How can a Psychologist help? 

Most people come because they want to reduce upsetting feelings and improve their sense of well-being. This can happen through reflecting on your experience with a professional, through learning new skills and developing new perspectives.   

Our Clinical Psychologists specialise in the impact of early and advanced breast cancer on all aspects of the personThey understand the range of concerns you may have including: 

  • Physical impact of treatment 
  • Management of uncertainty
  • Feelings of vulnerability
  • The effect on your family and children

For those who have finished hospital-based treatment, we can help with issues including menopause symptoms, fear of cancer recurrence or spreadre-evaluation of priorities, adjusting to the “new normal,” and return to work or changing roles.  

What to expect 

In the first session, we will endeavour to get to know you and to understand your concerns.  We will ask questions such as “how you have coped in the past with difficult things in your life” and/or “what would you like to get out of seeing a psychologist?”.

We work in collaboration with your PBCI Specialist and other members of the team, using an evidence-based approach to provide constructive and supportive strategies.  

Members of your family are welcome to come with you, or they can see a psychologist separately.  

Contact details 

Email [email protected] 

Phone (08) 6550 5676 

Cost 

Under the Medicare Better Access Scheme, your appointments will be bulk billed so there is no cost to you. 

Location 

Perth Breast Cancer Institute 
Hollywood Consulting Centre
Level 4, Suite 404, 91 Monash Avenue, NEDLANDS WA 6009
Enter from Monash Avenue, entrance 5.  Parking is available within the building. 

Download the BCRC-WA Clinical Psychology Brochure

How to get a referral or find out more 

  • Please ask your breast care nurse or PBCI Specialist, to assist with a referral or request our Clinical Psychologist contact you to discuss further.  
  • You can request referral at any stage, including before and after hospital treatment.  
  • In most cases, a referral from your General Practitioner under the Better Access to Mental Health Scheme is required. Click here for more information.
  • The service is by appointment only.  We do not provide crisis or emergency services. 
  • Appointments are 50 minutes long.