Wilhelm Hurtz

B.Psych., B.A., M. Psych., Grad. Dip. (O.T.), M.A.P.S.

Principle Owner & Director

Clinical Psychologist, Gestalt Therapist, Existential Psychotherapist, Clinical Occupational Therapist In Perth, Fremantle

Professional Biography

Wilhelm Hurtz - Clinical Psychologist, Gestalt Therapist, Clinical Occupational Therapist at Fremantle Counselling

I am a Clinical Psychologist, Psychotherapist, and Occupational Therapist with over 35 years experience. Previously, I have worked in different therapeutic settings ranging from Psychiatric Hospitals, Youth Counselling Services, and Relationship and Sexual Health Clinics in Australia and Germany.

I have trained in a number of therapeutic modalities which includes Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy, Gestalt Therapy, Emotion-Focused Couple Therapy, EMDR, Neuroscience Approaches, Existential Psychotherapy, Couple Therapy, Hypnotherapy, Mindfulness, Psychodrama & Family Therapy.

I have integrated these trainings into my therapeutic approach which upon meeting we will discuss which treatment modality best meets your needs.

My professional and personal background has provided me with a vast amount of experience that has equipped me to work with clients across a wide age range presenting with a variety of difficulties such as:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety, Panic and Phobias
  • Trauma (Sexual, Physical, Emotional and Mental)
  • Grief/Loss
  • Sexual Health and Sexual Difficulties
  • Gender related issues
  • Relationship Difficulties
  • Stress/Traumatic Stress
  • Workplace Bullying and Harassment
  • Work Stress
  • Family of Origin Issues
  • Addictions
  • Self-Esteem, Confidence and Self-Worth Problems
  • Adjustment to Change, Migration
  • Unplanned Pregnancy, Fertility Issues and Pregnancy Loss
  • Burnout
  • Attachment Processes
  • Intergeneral Patters
  • Loss of Purpose, Vision, Directions
  • Men’s Concerns
  • Chronic and terminal Illness
  • Self-identity issues


I also have teaching experience as a lecturer, trainer and presenter in Germany and Australia with the School of Occupational Therapy in Dusseldorf, the Gestalt Therapy Institute of Perth and the School of Psychology Murdoch University Western Australia.


  • Registered Clinical Psychologist
  • Accredited Psychotherapist
  • Clinical Hypnotherapist
  • Clinical Member of the Australian Psychological Society (M.A.P.S.)
  • Registered Occupational Therapist



Member of Australian Psychological Society


  • Hurtz, W., & Durkin, K. (1997). Gender role stereotyping in Australian radio commercials. Sex Roles, 36, 103-114.
  • Hurtz, W., & Durkin, K. (2004). The effects of gender-stereotyped radio commercials. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 34, 1974 – 1992.

General Information

  • Private Health Fund may apply
  • Medicare rebates may apply
  • Self referrals are welcomed
  • Confidentiality is assured

Contact Details

Existential, Transpersonal, & Gestalt Therapy Centre
Telephone: 0414 851 165
E-mail: wahurtz@westnet.com.au