Ros Bowyer: Analytic Psychotherapist

Hello. Apart from some international conferences and training, I have been in Perth working in the fascinating area of mental wellbeing for over 30 years, of more recent times pursuing a lifelong interest in intimacy and sexuality. As well as mainstream university education in mental health, I have explored and studied diverse aspects of the human experience from tantric spirituality to ontology (the nature of being) and much in between. My approach is holistic and tailored to your needs.

You can trust me to be non-judgemental and open to diversity; I have experienced a rich tapestry of the human condition. As well as my private clients, my career has spanned clinical practice in government and private settings, hospital and community;  education, training and project management. I have worked as a qualified psychotherapist specialising in supporting people through the most confronting of life’s events; trauma, life transitions, starting/ ending intimate relationships, moving between life stages, retirement and even death.

I am deeply committed to challenging and reducing the stigma that some feel comes with sexual choices and being different.  I understand the mental distress that can sometimes underly or accompany sex or intimate needs; knowing how to best make a difference and how to most usefully support people is greatly assisted by my involvement in mental health communities both nationally and internationally.  This includes being Education Coordinator for the WA branch of the Australian College of Mental Health Nurses (ACMHN), as well as belonging to the International Society for Psychological and Social Approaches to Psychosis (ISPS) and the International Hearing Voices Network.

My academic qualifications are as follows:

  • Graduate Diploma Analytic Psychotherapy
  • Post Graduate Diploma Mental Health Nursing (Registration)
  • Bachelor of Science (Nursing)
  • Diploma of Applied Science (Nursing)