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Our Story

Katie  (Kate) is a lived experienced Registered Psychotherapist & Counsellor and is a fully-certified Counselling Professional, with a Bachelor of Psychological Science and Postgraduate degree in Counselling. Kate has been helping her clients throughout the Port Kennedy and surrounding areas achieve their personal and professional goals. The essence of her work is to facilitate self-growth by helping you identify the core challenges and setbacks in your life, so that you can overcome them with confidence. Kate specialises in creating personalised plans and providing tools to guide you forward and achieve your desired goals. By using an integrated approach to each individual client's needs, Kate strives to work holistically and adapt to suit the needs of her clients. 

Kate's areas of interest are with adults, adolescents, separation anxiety & bullying support, relationships & families and general counselling. Kate works with anxiety & stress, depression, grief & loss, anger management & relationship breakdowns. Kate  works with a diverse range of clients. Kate also has extensive experience working with older clients.


Benjamin (Ben) is also a lived experienced practitioner and has been working as a certified Coaching Professional, Master NLP Practitioner & Hypnotherapist who specialises in helping people cope with their issues. He coaches his clients in a way that utilises both their heads and their hearts. Ben first learned about NLP when he hit a roadblock in his own life and was struggling to move past it. The techniques he developed were so successful that friends and family began asking him for help with their own challenges. This motivated Ben to turn his newfound passion into a full-time career. Ben has experience in working with youth, addictions, life direction, changing habitual behaviours, burnout, stress & anxiety.

Ben & Kate decided to team up and turned their passion of helping others, creating The Hope Centre - Perth, for our clients to feel safe and comfortable knowing that they will always have support with us.

We are proud Western Australian family run business.


Meet The Team


Katie (Kate) Watson BSc(psych) GradD(couns) Dip(couns)

Kate's passion for counselling led her to pursue a diploma in counselling from the Australian College of Applied Psychology (ACAP) after completing her diploma she decided to gain successfully a  bachelor's degree in psychological science from the same institution. Her interest in counselling continued to grow, and she went on to obtain a graduate diploma in counselling from Murdoch University. Kate is a member of the Australian Counselling Association and PACFA.


Benjamin (Ben) Watson

NLP Practitioner, Hypnotherapist & Coach

Ben's passion for human behavior led him to pursue NLP and hypnotherapy studies through Inner Results. He gained a Master Practitioner certification and is now a member of the ABNLP, NLPAA & ABH. Despite his many years in the construction industry, Ben decided to follow his heart and explore his interest in human behavior. 

The Hope Centre pErth



0487 069 941

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