Fremantle Counselling Services

Styles of therapy - A focus on mindfulness & somatic psychotherapy.​

Drawing on many years of training in a variety of modalities, Ajay brings a range of tools and skills to support you on your life journey.

Working with mindfulness and somatically can provide very powerful tools for change. This, then, is the backbone of Ajay’s work. However, he also uses a variety of other proven approaches depending on the needs of the situation.

Clients from all backgrounds are welcome.

Therapy approaches

    • Somatic (body) and mindfulness based psychotherapy
    • Psychodynamic psychotherapy
    • Transpersonal psychotherapy
    • Brief Therapy
    • Psychoeducation / Skills training
    • Strengths based counselling
    • Acceptance Commitment Therapy (3rd wave Cognitive Behavioural Therapy / CBT)

Fremantle based counselling room

Uplift Counselling is conveniently based in the heart of Fremantle. Easily accessible from the Fremantle train station and by car. 


Video counselling services available

For those who have busy schedules or accessibility issues video counselling sessions are available. Please call to discuss your situation and how we can best meet your needs.

The stresses of isolation, financial and health concerns can be particularly challenging at this time. So it is important to seek help if you need it, rather than to feel you need to “go it alone”. It is my passion to work with people in challenging times. I am available to support you. 


What is Mindfulness and Somatic Therapy?

See Mindfulness and Psychotherapy pages for more information

At your first appointment, we will have a conversation about what is going on for you. We will also discuss which approaches you would find most useful to address your issues. Of course this may evolve over time. So, we will adapt to your changing needs.

Ajay Hawkes – Somatic psychotherapist in Fremantle

Accredited mental health social workerAjay Hawkes

Medicare rebates available

Fully accredited therapist with extensive experience in personal growth and mindfulness meditation.

Introduction to Somatic Psychotherapy

The importance of embodiment

Areas of specialisation

Ajay has worked with people on a wide range of issues, including:

  • Mindfulness skills
  • Personal growth
  • Finding purpose and direction
  • Self esteem and confidence
  • Change management
  • Trauma
  • Childhood (attachment) issues
  • Anxiety
  • Panic
  • Depression
  • Anger
  • Stress
  • Work stress
  • Relationship issues (1:1 sessions, not couples)
  • Grief
  • Drug and alcohol problems
  • Many other issues
  • All minority groups are welcome


Ajay has worked with people from all walks of life and with a wide variety of issues. So if you have any questions about his experience in a particular area, please don’t hesitate to give him a call and see if he feels happy to work with you.

If for some reason your issue does not seem to be a good match, he will likely be able to recommend another therapist with experience in that area.


  • Medicare rebates available
  • Self-referred
  • GP / Medicare
  • Specialist
  • Other Professionals