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Dr Pauline Cole


  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Mood Disorders
  • Personality Disorders

Dr Pauline Cole is a Consultant Psychiatrist specialising in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) informed psychotherapy. She is passionate about exploring psychotherapy alternatives for complex patients.

Dr Cole trained in London then migrated to Australia. She worked as a General Practitioner prior to undertaking psychiatry studies in Western Australia. She has attended workshop training provided by the developers of DBT including Dr Marsha Linehan, Dr Linda Dimeff and Dr Kelly Koerner.

Prior to joining the Marian Centre, Dr Cole worked as a public sector community psychiatrist and in a DBT program as an individual therapist and skills group facilitator for almost a decade to acquire her experience in DBT informed treatments. She possesses a strong psychotherapy focused approach to recovery, and encourages patients to take an active involvement in the direction and assessment of their treatment.

DBT as a treatment assists patients patients who are stuck and suffering and helps them gain behavioural skills to move towards ordinary lives with ordinary emotional pain and the possibility of moving forward with their life. Pauline provides further opinion to existing treating practitioners and teams for patients diagnosed with borderline personality disorder (BPD) as well as other conditions that appear treatment resistant.

Appointments and referrals

Please contact the Marian Centre’s consulting suites

Phone: 08 9486 7399
Fax: 08 9381 2612