Meet our two perinatal psychologists in Bedford, WA

Location Address

1072A Beaufort Street
Bedford, Perth WA 6052

Kirstin Bouse
Clinical and Forensic Psychologist
BSc, PostGradDip, MPsych

Kirstin Bouse is a Clinical and Forensic Psychologist with 20 years-experience in providing therapy for a variety of psychological and interpersonal difficulties. She works in her private practices in Perth as well as forensic settings such as family court, child protection and foster care. She is a biological mother of 3 and foster mother of 1, with her children aged 8, 10,12 and 16 years.

Kirstin has considerable years of experience and interest in all areas of parenthood including:

The transition to parenthood including the unique transition to motherhood or fatherhood, bonding and attachment, perinatal depression and anxiety and birth trauma, pregnancy and infant loss, the couple and the (new) parental relationship.  Parenting difficulties particularly from infancy to pre-primary years, and parenting foster and adoptive children with disrupted attachment histories and complex developmental trauma are also areas of particular interest.

Kirstin is well-aware of the privileged position she is in, working with mothers and fathers who are experiencing distress. She is entirely convinced that they have an innate wisdom but that at times, need help to access it.

Whilst she possesses the therapeutic “bells and whistles” to help the mothers, fathers and carers she works with in practical evidenced-based ways, Kirstin is very ‘real’, warm and has genuine compassion for others. She is committed to providing a safe place for self-reflection, expression, healing and long-lasting meaningful change.

A big believer in the power of connection and community, Kirstin has created this in her Perth Psychology Collective practice. Kirstin has a wonderful psychology team who are as supportive of each other as they are their clients. Working closely with the universities in Perth, Kirstin offers Masters and Doctoral students internships at her practices and in her innovative program, The Conscious Mother.

Kirstin obtained her qualifications from Edith Cowan and Curtin Universities, completing her Masters in Psychology in 2000. In addition to her university based training, Kirstin has undertaken training in areas that support her work with parents and carers including Gestalt Psychotherapy, attachment based models of intervention such as Circle of Security Parenting and Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy, Trauma Processing and EMDR.

At Baby Steps Health Centre, Kirstin consults and works with GP’s, Obstetricians, Child Health Nurses, Lactation Consultants, Sleep Consultants, Maternal Physiotherapists, Hypnobirthing Specialists/ Midwives and Infant Massage practitioners to best support new and not so new parents.

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Location Address

1072A Beaufort Street
Bedford, Perth WA 6052

Eugenie Pophillat
Clinical Psychologist
BA (Hons), MPsych (Clin)

Eugenie is a registered clinical psychologist and mother of two young children. She has experience in working with families from several cultural backgrounds and has worked with children and their families, adolescents and adults across various inpatient, community and private settings. Eugenie has a special interest in maternal and infant mental health has pursued further postgraduate training in attachment-based therapy. She understands the challenges and pressure encountered by new parents and sees it as a privilege to support them through this tender and often challenging transition to parenthood. Her goal is in supporting parents’ emotional well-being and mental health, and in providing support for difficulties in adjustment to this new role, parental confidence and parent-infant relationship.  Eugenie has a particular interest in assisting parents in establishing secure and resilient relationships with their children, through navigating the inevitable struggles that come with parenting, and in exploring how our past relationships influence current behaviours and relationships.

Eugenie values the need to provide a safe, respectful and non-judgemental space for people to explore their inner world. She brings warmth and compassion in her work to helping individuals and families make sense of their current struggles. Eugenie appreciates that this parenting journey can be raw and lonely at times, but believes that one does not have to go through this ultimately enriching journey, alone.

Eugenie utilises a variety of therapeutic approaches to suit the individual and unique needs of her clients, and incorporates attachment theory, psychodynamic works, and other therapy models (e.g. interpersonal, CBT, Mindfulness).

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