About Angela

Angela has extensive experience working with complex emotional, behavioural and social difficulties. Developmentally appropriate and culturally sensitive therapeutic approaches are used. Angela’s migration experience has given her first- hand experience and awareness of the ongoing complexities of migration and resettlement for children young people and families. Angela speaks fluent Italian and English.

Angela’s grandchildren are the greatest passion in her life. They have given her the opportunity to fall in love many times over, and provide her opportunities to enter their world and reflect on many aspects of living with fresh eyes, greater appreciation and different mindset.

Angela’s professional experience spans over many years working extensively in diverse settings with individuals, couples, families, children and adolescents. She specialises in Children & Young People Counselling; Interpersonal Relationships and Couples Counselling; Parenting & Families social and emotional health through the lifespan; Family Therapy; Adult Mental Health; Trauma Therapy and Clinical Supervision and Professional Training.

Angela Ranallo is an Accredited Mental Health Clinician with the Australian Association of Social Work (AASW) and Clinical member of the Australian Association of Family Therapy (AAFT).

Angela is committed to ongoing professional development and has undertaken specialist training nationally and internationally in Systemic Family Therapy and Relationships Counselling in Australia, Cognitive and Behvioural Therapies in Australia, Family Psychotherapy training in Italy and Narrative Therapy with renowned Australian, American and New Zealand masters in the field. Please see other functions, publications for an overview of Angela’s commitment to professional development and high quality service delivery.

Academic Honours & Awards

  • Honours programme
  • Member of Golden Key Honours society
  • WA Association of Mental Health in recognition of the service and achievement in the field of mental health studies

National and International Specialist Training

  • Clinical Hypnosis training – Perth WA
  • The Neurophysiology of Trauma – Melbourne
  • Social Communication Challenges for Children and Adults with Autism – Perth WA
  • Appreciative Inquiry –Dunedin, New Zealand
  • Family Therapy and Relationship training in Perth , Western Australia
  • Family Psychotherapy training with Dr Maurizio Andolfi, MD at the Accademia di Psycoterapia della Famiglia in Rome , Italy
  • Narrative Therapy training with Michael White levels one and two, at the Dulwich Centre in Adelaide , South Australia
  • Narrative Therapy training with American teachers Jill Freedman and Gene Combs
  • Relational Externalising conversational model with Johnella Bird , New Zealand
  • Circle of Security Parenting Training with Kent Hoffman, Perth WA
  • Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy – Advanced training 1 & 2 with Dr Dan Hughes, Perth WA

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Angela Ranallo B. SW MAASW (Acc) Clinical Social Worker Reg. & Acc. Mental Health SW Child & Family Therapist

Child & Family Therapy Counselling Service is an independent counselling and family therapy centre operated by Angela Ranallo, a qualified Clinical Social Worker, Child & Family Therapist and accredited Mental Health Social Worker specialising in Children and Young People Counselling - Parenting Support and Family Counselling - Relationships & Couples Counselling - Adult Mental Health - Trauma Therapy and Clinical Supervision and Training.