Clinical Psychologist
08 9227 8038

Clinical Psychologist Aldo Gurgone is a well-known Australian relationships therapist. He has been practising family therapy since 1972. His experience and background in family therapy spans work in Australia, the UK, Italy, Malaysia, Singapore & Peru. Aldo continues to provide individual, couple and family therapy as well as Clinical Training & Supervision of Mental Health Professionals & Agencies. Aldo provides therapy for individuals, couples & families who attend for a wide range of health-related reasons. Contact Reception to arrange an appointment (08 9227 8038).

Aldo established the William Street Family Therapy Centre in 1987 as a Centre of Excellence in Family and Relationship Therapy and Professional Training. William Street Family Therapy Centre has built a strong reputation for both therapy and training excellence. This is due in no small part to our team of experienced and qualified family therapists and trainers.

Aldo’s vision involves providing the best family and relationship therapy training and client services available. As part of this he has recruited experienced training staff (see below) who together with Aldo provide training and assistance to a wide range of family therapy professionals annually. Click on the above link to find out more about the training staff.

Summary of Qualifications:
– 1981: Master of Psychology (University of W.A.)
– 1976: Bachelor of Psychology (University of W.A.)
– 1973: Bachelor of Arts (University of W.A.)



William Street Family Therapy Centre is pleased to have Professor Maurizio Andolfi from Italy as our Professor-in-Residence.  Maurizio will be providing a range of workshops and training opportunities at the Centre.

Maurizio is a Family Therapist, who started as a Child Psychiatrist. He lived in New York City in the early 1970’s where he worked extensively in the South Bronx, and later in South Philadelphia with disadvantaged families of different ethnic groups. During his time in the USA, Andolfi studied in a number of prestigious Family Therapy Institutes, including the Family Studies Section of Bronx State Hospital, the Ackerman Institute for Family Therapy and the Philadelphia Child Guidance Clinic with Salvador Minuchin and Jay Haley, as well as with Carl Whitaker in the following years.

He spent many years as Professor of Psychology at La Sapienza-University of Rome. He is Director of the Accademia di Psicoterapia Familiare in Rome and Editor-in-Chief of the Italian Family Therapy Journal: Terapia Familiare. In 1999 he was the winner of an American Association of Marital & Family Therapy award for Special Contribution to Marital and Family Therapy. He was the founder and President of the Silvano Andolfi Foundation and he was the Co-Founder of the European Family Therapy Association and the past-President of the Italian Family Therapy Society.

We look forward to you taking advantage of one of the world’s finest Master Family Therapists and Family Therapy Supervisors whilst he is in Australia!


Training Staff
0401 903 208

Rosemary Watkins is an experienced therapist, trainer, supervisor and group facilitator; she holds a Master’s Degree in Human Services, a Graduate Diploma in counselling and has extensive training in Couple and Family Therapy. Loss and grief is a main focus of the service she offers in addition to couples counselling. Rosemary believes that loss underpins much of why people seek support. People believe that they might become a burden to family and friends, or that friends may not like them or want to spend time with them when they are not their usual happy selves. Grief is an inevitable and understandable response to the sense of loss. Some of the losses people experience as they move through life include: loss of health, loss of mobility, loss of loved ones through death or divorce, loss of the enjoyable relationship they once had with someone, loss of the vision of family they once held, or even a sense of a loss of self and loss of real joy in living.

To contact Rosemary please phone 0401 903 208 or see

Sue Kerrigan

Sue Kerrigan

Training Staff

Sue Kerrigan B.A. (Counselling); Cert IV in Workplace Training and Assessment; Graduate Diploma of Relationship Counselling; Graduate Diploma in Family & Relationship Therapy; Clinical Member of AAFT. Sue has been working with individuals, couples and families in private practice for 10 years.  She has been working as a School Counsellor in Northam (pre-school to Year 12) since 2011. She has many years’ experience working with offenders in WA prisons facilitating the ‘Cognitive Skills Program’ & ‘Criminal Conduct & Substance Abuse Treatment Program’. She has worked with Domestic Violence for Relationships Australia in Northam and as a Counsellor/Facilitator at Cyrenian House Residential Drug Rehabilitation Centre Perth (Therapeutic Community & out-patient). Sue has trained in Family Therapy in Australia and overseas.  Sue uses an interactive approach with particular emphasis on the family system. Sue’s therapy is dynamic, direct and authentic with a keen eye for accessing resources within the individual, family and wider community.


Training Staff
0403 029 387

Steve Lionello (M.Soc.Sc. [counselling]). Steve provides training and supervision in couples and family therapy and maintains a private practice at William St Family Therapy Centre. Over nearly thirty years practicing in Perth, Steve has worked extensively with couples and families, addiction, domestic violence and trauma. Steve has taught and trained couple and family therapists in Perth, regional Western Australia, and internationally in Singapore, and Fiji, and has successfully presented at local and national conferences on couple therapy.
Theoretically, Steve has been most influenced by internationally renowned couple therapists/researchers Susan Johnson and John Gottman. Steve did initial training with Sue Johnson in the late 1990s in Emotionally Focused Couple Therapy, and in 2008/9 trained with Drs. John and Julie Gottman in the Gottman Method. Both approaches have a foundation in strong research and practice over many years. Steve is renowned for his warm and clear approach to working with people, and has developed a reputation as an effective trainer – combining practice and theory to great effect. Steve can be contacted on 0403 029 387 or