Philippa Martyr – Counsellor

Philippa Martyr


Perth WA

0417 515 113

Philippa Martyr


BA(Hons)(UWA), PhD (History, UWA), Grad Dip Psych (Monash), Grad Dip Psych Advanced (Monash)

I have been seeing clients as a counsellor since 2019. I have completed psychology qualifications to Honours level, and in 2023 will be pursuing further qualifications in counselling.

I counsel within the Catholic/Christian faith tradition, and also welcome clients from outside this tradition. I provide a safe, non-judgemental, and confidential space to unpack memories, ideas, fears, and feelings that can be overwhelming or confronting, and I can help you to find relief and solutions if you want them. I will respond to your situation based on tested counselling and psychotherapeutic theories and methods of change.

I see adult individual clients only (18+), presenting with issues around:

  • anxiety, stress, and depression
  • relationship, marriage, and family problems
  • unresolved anger, guilt, and shame
  • compulsive behaviours
  • traumatic memories
  • grief and loss (bereavement, marital/divorce, fertility- or job-related)
  • other reproductive health issues
  • midlife changes
  • vocational or career discernment
  • healing from clergy/spiritual abuse

I am an actively practising Catholic and embrace a fully Catholic anthropology of the human person, including St John Paul II’s theology of the body. I value the theological, sacramental, and spiritual riches of the Catholic Church and appreciate the demands of ongoing vocation discernment and commitment.

If you find that you require a different counselling approach, I will refer you to other practitioners and services.

Appointments: Mondays only, 9am-5pm

Fees: $90 per 50-minute appointment, payable before or on day of counselling (cash, funds transfer). Concessions for students/unwaged are available – please ask.

Late cancellations will incur the scheduled fee.

For more information or to make an appointment: or 0417 515 113 (voicemail/text only – please leave a message)