Our Partnership

Beverley Able and Ron Yozzi are the psychologists behind Scarborough Beach Counselling & Psychology. Both hold a current ‘Psychology Board of Australia Certificate of Registration’ and are ‘Associate Members of the Australian Psychological Society’. Beverley and Ron have volunteered their time a combined total of 6 years as Committee Members of the Australian Psychological Society Perth WA Branch. Beverley also holds a ‘Graduate Diploma of Family Dispute Resolution’.

Prior to commencing their practice at Scarborough Beach Counselling & Psychology, they were employed by the Harry Hunter Residential Rehabilitation Centre as the ‘Counselling Coordinator’ and ‘Senior Counsellor’ respectively.

Ron and Beverley are also certified Gestalt Psychotherapists who along with providing a safe, respectful and accepting environment, draw from a range of therapeutic modalities including:

  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Schema Focused Therapy
  • Acceptance & Commitment Therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
  • Interpersonal Therapy

Ron Yozzi

Psychologist/Psychotherapist

I am an AFL enthusiast who enjoys competitive team sports. As a major part of success, team sports require leadership, team work and physical and emotional fitness. Similarly in my role as a counsellor and psychotherapist, I endeavour to bring this ‘team’ construct into the therapeutic relationship with my clients. This creates a team atmosphere conducive to emotional and psychological healing and well-being.

I have enjoyed a diverse career background in banking and business. I provide counselling and psychotherapy for individuals, adolescents, couples and families in the following areas:

  • Addictions (including substance and gambling)
  • Anger Insight
  • Anxiety and Panic
  • Business Coaching
  • Communication Skills
  • Depression
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Grief and Loss
  • Insomnia
  • Life Adjustments
  • Managing Debt
  • Personal Growth and Development
  • Parenting Issues
  • Postnatal Depression
  • Relationship Difficulties
  • School Bullying
  • Self-Esteem/Confidence
  • Separation/Divorce
  • Stress Management
  • Suicide and Self-Harm
  • Trauma
  • Workplace Bullying

Research consistently identifies the therapeutic relationship as the most reliable factor conducive for psychological/emotional healing. In this way I endeavour to create a warm equilateral environment that is respectful and accepting.

Beverley Able

Psychologist/Psychotherapist

In my spare time, I just love engaging with colourful jigsaw puzzles…so much so that I often take one on holidays with me. Like jigsaw puzzles, in my capacity as a counsellor and psychotherapist I see a similar process in my clients as I witness the jigsaw of their life come together as their self-awareness develops. This gives me great joy…

I provide counselling and psychotherapy for individuals, adolescents, couples and families over a range of issues. My special interests include:

  • Anger Insight
  • Anxiety and Panic
  • Communication Skills
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • Eating Disorders
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Grief and Loss
  • Insomnia
  • Life Adjustments
  • Maladaptive Schemas (Core Beliefs)
  • Parenting Issues
  • Personal Growth and Development
  • Postnatal Depression
  • Relationship Difficulties
  • School Bullying
  • Self-Esteem/Confidence
  • Separation/Divorce
  • Stress Management
  • Suicide & Self Harm
  • Trauma
  • Workplace Bullying

I work collaboratively with my clients to help them develop self-awareness into their process for understanding. This understanding can then allow healthier options to emerge for self-support and resilience.

Private Health Fund rebates may apply (no referral required). Medicare rebates are available with a GP Mental Health Care Plan.