Dr Rob Schütze

Clinical Psychologist

BA, BJourn, GradDipPsych, BSc(Psych)Hons, MPsych(Clinical), PhD

Registered for Medicare and health fund rebates

Psychology Board of Australia approved Supervisor

Thanks for taking the time to visit our website. I'm a Clinical Psychologist and the founder of Wisdom Health. I'm really passionate about finding ways to help people live happy, meaningful lives. That means empowering you to learn new skills and develop your own wisdom about what works for you.

Because I want to help people become their own therapists and eventually 'sack' me, I use therapeutic approaches that emphasise empowerment, self-management and skills development. I find that most of the time the approach that best fits this mould is Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), which is basically a big umbrella for techniques that help you think and act in more helpful ways. The great thing about CBT is that it's the approach that has the most scientific evidence for its effectiveness in addressing psychological problems, especially when they get bad enough to affect your day-to-day functioning. Other approaches I use a lot, which are related to CBT in many ways, are Metacognitive Therapy (MCT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT). These approaches are really helpful in getting us 'out of our heads', to live more in the moment, which is great for addressing anxiety and depression especially.

I see a wide range of people with all kinds of concerns. Helping people with chronic or persistent pain is my where I spend most of my time. I work closely with physiotherapists, GPs, and pain medicine physicians to help people learn how to manage their pain. Again, the research shows that this multidisciplinary approach is the most effective and empowering. Other types of problems I commonly help people with are various forms of anxiety (e.g. social anxiety, post traumatic stress, obsessive compulsive disorder, generalised anxiety), work stress, depression, eating disorders and relationship problems. Aside from helping out when things aren't going so well, I also enjoy working with people who are already functioning well but would like to enhance their mental wellbeing.

When I am not working directly with clients, I am involved in various research projects the areas of pain science, mindfulness and yoga. I am a research academic in the School of Physiotherapy and Exercise Science at Curtin University and I also teach in the postgraduate psychology program through the School of Psychology, where I am an Adjunct Lecturer. You can access my academic research publications from my ResearchGate profile.

I currently work two days per week in private practice, one in Midland and one in West Perth. If you are referred to me and I can't see you for a while, I can aways discuss who else here might be a good fit for you.

Contact me at: rob@wisdomhealth.com.au

Locations: Midland (Thursday), West Perth (Friday)
Ph: (08) 6161 3848

Contact us

Clinic address:

West Perth: Suite 6, 6 Richardson Street

Midland: 34 Railway Parade

Postal address:

PO Box 1085

West Perth WA 6872

phone: (+61 8) 6161 3848 

mobile: 0469 858 148

fax: (+61 8) 6161 3819

email‬: info@wisdomhealth.com.au

Please Note: Reception is not staffed full-time but messages, SMS's and emails are regularly monitored and responded to.

Public Transport

Free Red CAT bus stops near the corner of Outram Street and Richardson Street (5 minute walk from Wisdom Health).

Parking

Ticketed street parking ($4 per hour) available on Richardson St and surrounding streets. Multistory carpark nearby on Mayfair St. Free 1hr parking on Hay Street.

Access

Please be aware that our office is located on the first floor, up one flight of steps.

Public Transport

9min walk from Midland train station (which is planned to be moved to opposite our rooms)

Parking

Free patient parking is available (enter from Padbury Tce)

Access

'Midland Consulting Rooms' is on the ground floor with disability access.

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