Hi, Welcome to my website
My name is Sonia Neale and I am a psychotherapist and couples and relationships counsellor in Aveley whose special interest is working with individuals and couples, especially where there is a diagnosis of Borderline Personality Disorder. I have a recovered lived experience of BPD which I use, along with my professional qualifications, training and experience, to help clients recover. I also work in other modalities as listed below. I have been in private practice for six years and am always updating my skills with professional development.
I offer Zoom sessions for couples and individuals locally in Western Australia, interstate or overseas. I also offer 60 - 120 minutes sessions.
• Borderline Personality Disorder
• CPTSD and PTSD
• Couples, Relationships and Family Counselling
• Drugs and Alcohol
• Depression and Anxiety
• Work/School Bullying Issues
• Lifestyle Issues and Lifestyle Changes
• Mindfulness and Meditation
• Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
• Cognitive Processing Therapy
• Emotionally Focused Therapy
• Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
• Motivational Interviewing
SONIA NEALE B. ARTS (PSYCH/COUNSELLING)
REGISTERED COUNSELLOR PSYCHOTHERAPIST
MEMBER OF AUSTRALIAN COUNSELLING ASSOCIATION (LEVEL 2)
I have an extensive history and experience in community mental health and I have worked with people from a variety of backgrounds. I earned my double major degree in Psychology and Counselling from Edith Cowan University and received my Mental Health Cert IV at Midland TAFE.
BORDERLINE PERSONALITY DISORDER
I was awarded The SANE Hocking Fellowship in 2014 where I studied and researched Borderline Personality Disorder and other mental health conditions overseas, including USA, Canada and the UK. I completed a training course facilitated by Linda Dimeff in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy in 2015.
I also have a special interest in couples counselling and family dynamics and have completed Level 1 and 2 Intensive Training Courses in Relationship and Family Therapy at William Street Therapy Centre. My passion and commitment is to the mental health and well-being of all couples.
AUSTRALIA COUNSELLING INTERVIEW
Back in 2005, I was given a Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) diagnosis. In the below podcast I talk to Clinton Power from Australia Counselling about my experience of diagnosis to recovery and beyond so I could have (as Marsha Linehan so eloquently put it) “A life worth living.”
Not only that, I made BPD my purpose and my passion. Please have a listen.