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What is an EAP?


Fernandez Psychology is a member of EAPAA (Employee Assistance Professional Association of Australasia). EEAPA is the peak body of for Employee Assistance Programs in Australia.

An Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is a work-based intervention program designed to enhance the emotional, mental and general psychological wellbeing of all employees and includes services for immediate family members. The aim is to provide preventive and proactive interventions for the early detection, identification and/or resolution of both work and personal problems that may adversely affect performance and wellbeing. These problems and issues may include, but are not limited to, relationships, health, trauma, substance abuse, gambling and other addictions, financial problems, depression, anxiety disorders, psychiatric disorders, communication problems, legal and coping with change.

Our contemporary EAP framework provides independent, short-term professional counselling services that are uniquely tailored to produce the best outcomes.  At Fernandez Psychology, all of our EAP and psychology services in Perth are provided in-house and are not subcontracted to external providers. Therefore, you can be assured that all of our clinician’s hold registration with Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and each of our psychologists have extensive experience in the provision of EAP services.


Our team of experienced psychologists and clinical psychologists specialise in best practice therapies including:

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

  • Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing (EMDR)

  • Trauma Focussed Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)

  • Exposure Therapy

  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)

Emergency Services and First Responders


People from many walks of life can be exposed to potentially traumatic incidents but for Emergency Service personnel or first responders this occurs at almost a daily rate. For Police Officers, Firefighters, Ambulance Officers and Paramedics these traumatic experiences often involve confronting threats to life, and witnessing or experiencing serious injury or death. 

The team at Fernandez Psychology have a deep awareness of the challenges police officers face and the psychological consequences associated with the law enforcement work. We provide counselling and treatment services to the Western Australian Police Force and St John Ambulance Paramedics, Ambulance Officers, staff, volunteers and family members.

Relationship Manager


Our practice manager is the consistent first point of contact for agencies and their employees. Our practice manager can answer queries and arrange immediate support for urgent referrals. Support can be arranged in person, online or over the telephone.

Every contact – call, visit or email – is kept strictly confidential.

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