I am Dr Alea Lösch, a Clinical Psychologist specialising in evidence-based and clinically proven therapies for a range of mental health issues for people of all ages. I completed my studies and Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the University of Western Australia. I have an Honours Degree in Psychology, a Masters Degree in Clinical Psychology, and a Doctor of Philosophy in Psychology. I have also completed several units of a Graduate Diploma of Divinity. I ongoingly have a passion for advancing my knowledge and clinical skills. I maintain a wide range of professional and personal development. I am a member of the Australian Psychological Society College of Clinical Psychologists (MAPS), as well as being a member of the Australian Psychological Society.
I have lived in South Africa, spent time in Canada, travelled to various parts of the globe, and now love living here in Australia. These experiences have given me insight and appreciation of people from all cultural backgrounds and helped me to be a holistic therapist – looking at all aspects that help shape and make a person into the unique individual they are.
I am very passionate about working with people. I have always sought out work experiences that have challenged my growth as a clinician. I have had experience working in areas such as the Department for Child Protective Services and Family Support, the Trauma Unit at Royal Perth Hospital, the Counselling Service at the University of Western Australia, and in the past few years I have been working in private practice. I have worked with individual clients, couples and have run a range of therapy groups. I have extensive experience in assessment, as well as interventions. My work experience has allowed me to interact with people from all walks of life – people of all ages, diverse cultural backgrounds and with a range of presenting issues.
I utilise a variety of evidence-based treatments, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT), Mindfulness Therapy, Schema Therapy and more. I also recently completed my EMDR (Eye movement desensitisation and reprocessing) training for adults and children.
I am very client centred in my therapeutic approach; strongly focusing on every individual’s unique life experiences, their personality, and their needs and desires when formulating treatment approaches.
My desire is to work with individuals, couples, and families to help people on their paths of recovery to wellness. I provide a safe and supportive therapy environment, in which people can explore their presenting issues. I aim to empower clients to work through past or presenting difficulties, and aim to give them the insight, skills and behaviours that will help them to move forward in their life. All sessions are confidential, respectful and non-judgmental.