Psychology and Counselling

We use evidence-based mind-body techniques alongside talk therapy to empower you to make choices to live a meaningful and connected life.

Our Psychologists and Counsellors are experienced yoga and meditation practitioners and teachers. Therapy at Yoga Space occurs in the context of encouraging you to use the tools of yoga and meditation to support your physical and emotional health. Sometimes yoga or meditation is not enough and we need additional support and guidance to move forward in life. This is a supportive space to connect with your own wisdom.

The evidence base for mindfulness and yoga is flourishing. Each of our sessions includes a 10-minute guided practice to complement your talk therapy.

Availability and costs of session vary. Please see our Therapists below alongside their availability. Sessions are 50 minutes long. Please see our terms and conditions for bookings here. By booking an appointment you agree that you have read and agreed to these terms and conditions. 

View our Upcoming Yoga for Anxiety course dates here.

Meet our Therapists

Rob Schütze

BA, BJourn, BSc(Psych)Hons, MPsych(Clinical), Ph.D.

Dr Rob Schütze is a Senior Yoga Australia Teacher, Yoga Therapist and Clinical Psychologist and Psychology Board approved supervisor. Rob is a researcher at Curtin University, exploring the intersection of pain, psychology, physiotherapy, and mindfulness. Rob is involved in clinical trials on the efficacy of Yoga for mental health (Murdoch). 

Rob is currently the chief investigator on a clinical trial exploring the efficacy of psychedelics for persistent pain (Curtin). He was also recently awarded a Raine Medical Research Fellowship investigating blended care, a novel hybrid service model for chronic pain and mental health support. 

Rob presents classes and talks for Yoga Space Members, runs silent retreats, and offers preparation & integration therapy sessions to retreat attendees. Rob oversees all mental health projects at Yoga Space including providing guidance to our therapists and co-designing our Yoga for Anxiety course. You can find his talks and meditations in our video library.

Rosie Ryan

B. Psych Hons., GradCertCouns, MPsychClin (in progress)

Counselling with Rosie is available on Fridays between 8.30am and 5.00pm. View current availability here.

Rosie is a Provisional Psychologist undertaking a Master of Clinical Psychology, on track to graduate in 2023. She brings warmth and compassion to her client work, prioritising the therapeutic relationship and evidence-based practice. She understands healing through a systemic lens and believes everyone has the capacity to flourish with the right support. 
Rosie’s clinical experience spans community, NDIS, and telehealth settings, in which she has worked with a diverse range of clients across the lifespan. She takes a person-centered perspective, drawing on her training in cognitive-behavioural, mindfulness-based, and somatic approaches. Rosie is also a Registered Yoga Teacher, underscoring her passion for mind-body practices.
Rosie’s research interests have led her to publish on the mental health impacts of climate change. She is also currently involved in a resilience-building intervention for adolescents dealing with eco-anxiety. Ultimately, Rosie is interested in how we can find meaning and connection in a turbulent world.

Jean Byrne

B.A.Hons, Grad Dip Ed, Dip Childbirth Education, Grad Dip Psychology, BSc Hons (current), PhD

Mentoring and counseling with Jean is available on Thursdays, ONLINE only. View current availability here.

Jean is an experienced Yoga Therapist with undergraduate degrees in psychology and religion, a postgraduate degree in education, and a Ph.D. in philosophy. Her personal and professional passion for over two decades has been bringing third-wave psychological interventions involving embodied mindfulness to a wide range of people in both community and clinical settings. 

Jean has been trained in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) by Professor Jon Kabat Zinn and developed, run, and published research on mindfulness interventions for perinatal mental health and other clinical indications. 

Jean is currently a co-investigator on three clinical trials of yoga for various mental health conditions. She is also a Research Fellow at Curtin University as a chief investigator on the world’s first clinical trial of psychedelic-assisted psychotherapy for chronic primary pain. 

Jean oversees all programs at Yoga Space and is available from November 1st for Yoga Therapy appointments. Jean works with adults, teens, and children using evidence-based strategies to support wellbeing. Currently only available for online appointments. Email us for more info.