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Perth Voices Clinic

The Perth Voices Clinic

is a psychological treatment, teaching
and research clinic for people who hear
voices or have other unusual
perceptual experiences.

It also provides a facility for advanced training of future clinical
psychologists and other mental health professionals.

What we provide

  • A detailed assessment of your voice hearing experience, advice and options for therapy at the clinic and elsewhere.
  • Individual therapy - usually Imagery-Enhanced Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) for voices, Imagery Rescripting or Schema Therapy (for people who report a trauma history), or Imagery-Focused Therapy for visions, although some individuals may elect to do other approaches, such as Relating Therapy (see the therapies tab for more information).
  • Group therapy - Person-Based Cognitive Therapy (combining mindfulness and CBT). [run 2-3 times per year]
  • Neuropsychological assessments, conducted at the Murdoch Psychology Clinic.
  • The option to participate in research on voice hearing (and related) experiences, including routine evaluation of the effectiveness of therapies provided at the clinic (see the research tab for more information).

All the therapies that we offer are evidence-based. This means that they have been shown to significantly decrease voice-related distress. Our service can only offer short-term therapy - our programs are designed to be 10 sessions in length and have shown to have good outcomes.

Therapy will be provided or supervised by Dr Georgie Paulik-White (registered clinical psychologists) – who has extensive experience delivering and developing psychological therapies for voice hearers.

The Perth Voices Clinic works closely with the Hearing Voices Network and can provide information on hearing voices support groups. With your consent, your therapist will provide feedback to your health care providers at the beginning, middle and end of therapy.

Who is eligible for
our services

The Perth Voice Clinic aims to be highly accessible to everyone. No diagnosis is required, and you do not need to be receiving other services or treatments. We just ask that you be linked in with a GP.

The clinic is currently seeing adults (18 years+ at Murdoch site).

The clinic is not set up to provide crisis or medical management. Therapy sessions take place alongside your usual treatment (if you are receiving any). If you are in mental health or situation crisis, or at risk of hurting yourself or others, you will be redirected to local mental health services, but can be re-referred to the Perth Voices Clinic at a later time.

Our research

The Perth Voices Clinic supports research into voice hearing (and related) experiences, including routine evaluation of the effectiveness of the psychological interventions provided at the clinic. Individuals attending the clinic will have the option to join us in improving our services for all voice hearers.

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How it works

Anyone can refer to the Perth Voices Clinic. We encourage you - the voice hearer - to call to make your first appointment. However, we request that you either provide us with a copy of your NDIS plan (if you have psychology funding) or receive a Mental Health Care Plan (MHCP) from your GP with a referral to the Perth Voices Clinic (clinical psychology) prior to your first appointment. Note. everyone is eligible for 10 individual therapy sessions and 10 group therapy sessions through Medicare MHCP per year.

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Information Flyers:

Find out more about what we do with these PDF flyers. Click on the links for more information.

Latest News

A new therapy stream targeting visions (“visual hallucinations”) has started!

Perth Voices Clinic is now offering an imagery-focused therapy targeting distressing and/or intrusive visions (or “visual hallucinations”), aiming to reduce their occurrence and the distress accompanying them. This treatment approach mostly works with mental imagery,…

Workshop: Working with trauma (using Imagery Rescripting) in people with psychosis or hearing voices

Dr Georgie Paulik-White (clinical psychologist & Clinical Director, Perth Voices Clinic) is running a live and interactive online workshop on treating trauma in people with psychosis and/or voices on Monday 19th Feb 2024. About this…