About Perth City Psychology

Melanie Honnor BA (Hons) M Psych
Clinical Psychologist

Melanie is a clinical psychologist and one of the principals of Perth City Psychology. She has a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from Murdoch University and a Master of Psychology (Clinical and Health) from Curtin University and has been registered as a psychologist since 1993.

Melanie worked as a research psychologist for the TVW Telethon Institute for Child Health Research and gained clinical experience in a range of WA health department settings. She also worked as a Senior Professional Officer (psychologist) for the Department of Defence and as Principal Clinical Psychologist for the Commonwealth Medical Office. She has worked providing counselling and therapy for clients suffering acute and chronic pain, anxiety, depression and marital problems, as well as a range of other psychological issues, and has conducted numerous psychological and neuropsychological assessments. She has been working in private practice since 1999.

Melanie sees adults and adolescents. Her interests include anxiety and phobias, depression, work stress and work related problems, health-related problems including rehabilitation/injury management, stress management, and psychotherapy for adults abused as children. She uses targeted skills training, such as assertiveness or social skills training, to help clients develop the abilities they want to live more fulfilling lives and provides personal coaching for life and adjustment issues. She also provides legal reports for criminal and personal injury claims.

Melanie's counselling approach to treatment is psychodynamic, interpersonal and cognitive. She is experienced in the use of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, and clinical hypnotherapy. Melanie was a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) for ten years. She is a past Member of the APS College of Clinical Psychologists, and is currently a member of the Australian College of Advanced Postgraduate Psychologists. She is recognized as a provider of specialist psychological services by Medicare Australia, is a board approved supervisor of provisional psychologists and registrars, and is committed to ethical, evidence based practice. 

Dr Michael Kemp BPE, BA (Hons), M.App.Psych (Clinical), PhD
Clinical Psychologist

Michael is one of the principals of Perth City Psychology and he has been registered as a psychologist since 1997. He has a Bachelor of Physical Education, a Bachelor of Arts (with first class Honours), a Masters and PhD in clinical psychology and his doctoral research examined treatments for symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) resulting from single traumatic events (e.g., motor vehicle and other accidents, burns, dog bites, anaphylaxis, physical assault etc.).

Michael has counselling experience in both the public and private sector. He commenced his employment in the corporate world providing training to assist managers to deal more effectively with emotions in the work place. He then worked at the Commonwealth Medical Office where he provided psychological and neuropsychological assessment and treatment for clients with a wide range of presenting issues (e.g. anxiety, depression, complicated medical conditions, chronic pain, work-related injuries, work-related stress, marital problems, abuse, drug and alcohol problems, head injuries and learning difficulties).

Michael sees mostly adults (and some children and adolescents). His interests include trauma and PTSD, anxiety conditions, OCD, depression, work stress and work-related problems, interpersonal difficulties, anger management, health-related problems, and psychological injuries from motor vehicle and workplace accidents. Find out more about Dr Kemp's Profile here.

Michael’s counselling treatment plans are based on each person's unique history, personality and goals. He is well versed in a range of evidence-based and other treatments approaches such as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, Behaviour Therapy, Schema- Focused Therapy and hypnotherapy. He is a member of the APS College of Clinical Psychologists and an associate member of the Institute of Clinical Psychologists. He is also recognised as a provider of specialist psychology services by Medicare Australia.

Janelle Finnigan BBeSc (Hons) MPsych
Clinical Psychologist

Janelle is a clinical psychologist and has a Bachelor of Behavioural Science degree, with Honours in Psychology, from Latrobe University along with a Masters in Clinical Psychology from Curtin University. She has worked in both the public and private sectors including at the Centre for Clinical Interventions, Joondalup Health Campus, and Princess Margaret Hospital where she worked on the inpatient team providing therapeutic assistance to adolescents with eating disorders. 

Janelle specialises in the treatment of eating disorders and anxiety disorders and has a special interest in the counselling and treatment of perfectionism and performance based anxiety. She also works well with clients experiencing depression, low self esteem and personality and relationship issues. 

Janelle's approach is evidence based and her therapeutic style is directed by the cognitive behavioural mode which she enhances with Mindfulness techniques. As well as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy for mood and anxiety disorders , Janelle uses Cognitive Behaviour Therapy Enhanced which is a form of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy developed specifically to treat eating disorders. When working with adolescents and young people with eating disorders Janelle may also use Family Based Therapy in order to help parents and other family members play an active role in recovery. Janelle is a member of the Australian and New Zealand Academy for Eating Disorders.

Dr Keri Andrew BA (Hons), MSc, D.Psych
Counselling Psychologist

Keri welcomes clients from all backgrounds and aims to provide a collaborative, non-judgmental environment in which to explore presenting difficulties. Keri will support you to develop meaning and understanding of your difficulties and work with you to identify a way forward towards meeting your goals. 

Keri is able to draw on a number of therapeutic approaches to provide an intervention that is tailored to suit you. These approaches include; Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Person-Centred Therapy (PCT), Solution Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT). 

Keri is experienced in working with individuals who have significant anxiety, phobias, depression and low self esteem as well as those with other conditions, such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and drug and alcohol dependence.  She is also skilled at helping people experiencing stressful life events such as loss and separation and relationship or work related issues.  She has a special interest in the unique challenges encountered by FIFO workers and has also worked extensively with children. 

Prior to relocating to Australia Keri worked in the NHS (Public National Heath Service in the UK) providing psychological therapy interventions to adults who were experiencing serious and enduring mental health problems. She has also worked in specialist NHS services including Addictions and Adult learning disabilities. 

Lorna de Sancha BPsych, grad.dip.Ed. M.App.Psych
Clinical Psychologist

Lorna has a Bachelor of Psychology and a Graduate Diploma in Education from UWA and a Master of Applied Psychology from Murdoch University. She has been registered as a psychologist since 1988 and is a member of the Australian Psychological Society.

Lorna has a broad experience working with families and individuals as well as children with learning difficulties. She is able to assist in a range of Mental Health issues and she has an interest in anxiety, depression, adjustment difficulties and stress management. She uses an evidence based cognitive behavioural approach including brief-solution based therapy and mindfulness.