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Contact Name: Margaret van Keppel
Contact Number: 0410 655 845
Emergency Contact: 0410 655 845


I have had 35 years’ experience as a clinical psychologist, which includes having worked in the government, university, health and non-government sectors, as an employee and also as a consultant.
I have been in private practice, as a sole practitioner for the past 20 years.

My special interests include:

  • The psychology of women
  • Health and reproductive/fertility issues
  • Post adoption issues, including the experiences of women who relinquished children for adoption
  • Grief and bereavement

Qualifications, memberships and associations include:

  • Bachelor of Psychology (UWA), Master of Psychology (clinical) (UWA)
  • Registration with Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Authority; Psychologists Board of Australia; endorsement of “clinical” specialisation.
  • Approved Counsellor, WA Reproductive Technology Council, as per the requirements of the Human Reproductive Technology Act 1991
  • Registered provider, Medicare Australia & all private health insurance funds.
  • “Working with Children Check” , Department for Child Protection and Family Support
  • Member of Australian Clinical Psychology Association
  • Member of Fertility Society of Australia
  • Member of Australian and New Zealand Infertility Counsellors Association

Awards and Publications

  • I was awarded a WA Women’s Fellowship in 1986 (to study post adoption services, including services to birth parents, in UK, USA and Victoria)
  • My work in the adoption area has been published in a number of formats, including:
    * Winkler R.C. and van Keppel M. (1984), Relinquishing mothers in adoption- their long term adjustment. Melbourne, Australian Institute of Family Studies, Monograph No 3.
    * Winkler R.C., Brown D., van Keppel M. and Blanchard A. (1988), Clinical   Practice in Adoption. Oxford, Pergamon Press Inc.
  • I have also presented at a large number of conferences and workshops, on a wide variety of topics. More information is available on request.

Suite 4/544 William Street, Mount Lawley 6050
North Perth