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Barbara Hewson-Bower

Barbara Hewson-Bower
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📍 Cottesloe

Dr. Barbara Hewson-Bower, a seasoned Clinical Psychologist, brings a wealth of expertise in Jungian analysis, hypnosis, Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing, cognitive-behavioral, marital, family, and interpersonal therapy. Trained since 1980, she has been in private practice in Cottesloe since 1990 and played a significant role in training clinical psychologists in child and adult therapy skills at Murdoch University.

Barbara's approach is comprehensive, and she tailors the most suitable therapeutic method for each client after the initial assessment interview. Her areas of special interest include stress management, with a focus on psychosomatic problems, as well as working with children, adolescents, and adults dealing with anxiety, panic, and post-traumatic stress disorders. She is experienced in marital therapy, grief therapy, and treating depression.

Throughout her career, Barbara has contributed to the field through research and publications on topics such as stress across various life stages, building resilience in children and adolescents, bullying, the transition from adolescence to adulthood, hypnosis to enhance the mucosal immune system, the effectiveness of different relaxation techniques, marital satisfaction in long-term happy relationships, therapy for complicated grief, treatment for anxious attachment, and psychotherapy process.

In 2003, Barbara's expertise earned her recognition as one of 40 international experts invited to present and formulate international guidelines on school-based family counseling at Oxford University. Her dedication to advancing the field and her diverse skill set make her a valuable resource for individuals seeking assistance in navigating life's challenges.