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Our Story

Katie is a lived experienced Psychotherapist & Counsellor and is a fully-certified Counselling Professional, with a Bachelor of Psychological Science and Post Graduate degree in Counselling. She 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. Katie 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, Katie strives to work holistically and adapt to suit the needs of her clients. 

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


Benjamin 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. Benjamin 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 Benjamin to turn his newfound passion into a full-time career. Benjamin has experience in working with youth, addictions, life direction, changing habitual behaviours, burnout, stress & anxiety.

Benjamin & Katie 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.


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Meet The Team


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

I am a qualified and registered psychotherapist and counsellor. I specialise in helping people identify and achieve their personal goals by coping with the issues that are causing them distress, anxiety, and stress. I take great pride in the progress and success of my clients, and look forward to helping you. My aim to to provide a laid back and comfortable environment to make you feel relaxed and safe.


Benjamin (Ben) Watson

NLP Practitioner, Hypnotherapist & Coach

I’ve been helping my clients find their optimal wellness through developing a deeper understanding of their habits and lifestyle choices.

As a certified Master NLP Practitioner, Hypnotherapist, Timeline(r) Therapist & Coach, I aim to create a life balance that prioritises your well-being and celebrates all aspects of your true self. It’s time to start nurturing your body and soul again. I have a laid back approach and provide a confidential and safe space for you to explore your needs.

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Our Hypnotherapy and NLP service aim to provide a solution focused therapy for anyone wanting to change their behaviour including addiction.

Benjamin is an experienced hypnosis practitioner, providing the clinical help and the tools you need to reach your goals. Be it an addiction or trauma you’re struggling with, or a new milestone you want to achieve, you’ll notice a difference after only a few sessions. 

Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) is a psychological approach that involves analysing strategies used by successful individuals and applying them to reach a personal goal. It relates thoughts, language, and patterns of behaviour learned through experience to specific outcomes.

Our Coaching service is a process that aims to improve performance and focuses on the 'here and now' rather than on the distant past or future. Coaching is unlocking a person's or businesses potential to maximise their performance.

Helping You Move Forward

We've helped our clients break through the obstacles that seem to be holding them back in life. Life's too short to be unhappy, unsure, or unfulfilled. We are here to help our clients achieve a more positive outlook on life, and provide them with all the tools necessary to get them there. Let us help you learn and develop better ways to handle the issues that are standing in the way of your goals.

We understand that picking a counsellor or therapist can be hard. Will I like them? Will they like me? What will they say about my issue? Will I be judged? All these questions and so much more go through your mind when deciding to speak with someone and these feelings are valid.

Rest assured as qualified and professional therapists we are not here to judge you or give you advice. We are here to hold space for you and guide you to come up with your own strategies and solutions for your own individual issues, after all YOU are the expert in your life. Not everyone has the same issues and there’s no “one fits all” solution. At The Hope Centre - Perth we aim to provide you with a confidential, professional and comfortable environment and use an integrated approach for your individual needs to achieve your personal goals.  

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0487 069 941

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