Seeking Help

Help Is Available

The AIPR has a history of providing community support in matters to do with alleged or actual experiences of a paranormal nature that may require relief of suffering, distress, or helplessness. The organisation has several members who can provide help and information in such areas as psychic phenomena, hauntings, poltergeists, or UFO experiences.

Who Seeks Help?

Some people have strange or disturbing psychic events as a consequence of prolonged meditation or energetic forms of yoga practice leading to spiritual emergence or emergencies.

Uninformed experimentation with séances or Ouija boards can lead to unwanted psychic disturbances. People who have had a close encounter with a UFO or what is experienced as communication with alien beings or extra-terrestrials (ETs) are usually deeply disturbed by their experience.



  1. Clinical parapsychology is rarely (if at all) practised in Australia.
  2. Most psychologists are professionally guided by the ideology of the western medical model of the mind/brain and its function.
  3. Any advice given to a contact in relation to an alleged paranormal incident will depend on the training and belief system of the professional and therefore such advice does not necessarily reflect the beliefs of the AIPR.
  4. If advice or an opinion is not appreciated or accepted in the professional context in which it is given, the inquirer should approach another professional on the list.
Clinical Help

In Australia: Psychologists and psychiatrists who are affiliated with AIPR can help you in strict confidence. For access to this service, please call Robb Tilley (02) 9816 4279

In Western Australia, Joyce Bok is an experienced Transpersonal Psychologist and a Clinical Hypnotherapist with a private practice in Bunbury and Perth, WA. She also runs events with parapsychology and paranormal themes and has a Youtube channel featuring numerous speakers on these subjects. She can lend a sympathetic ear for those experiencing paranormal experiences.

In Queensland, Dr. Terry Olesen is an experienced Registered Psychologist in Brisbane, QLD. He offers psychology-based coaching and counselling, and this might include experiences which could be considered beyond the ‘normal’. This could include supernatural experiences (e.g., apparitions, telepathy, near-death experiences, dream-based visions).

In the USA: Spiritual Emergence Network:

Non-Clinical Help

In NSW (Sydney), Robb Tilley; (02) 9816 4279. Robb has decades of experience “clearing” homes and people of psychic distress.

In Victoria (Melbourne), Dr. Vladimir Dubaj (Monash University); Email:
Vlad is interested in investigating haunting and poltergeist activity.

In South Australia (Adelaide), Colin Mitchell; 0409 615 924 or Email:
Colin is particularly interested in conducting investigations into poltergeist activity and hauntings.

In South Australia (Adelaide), Dr. Lance Storm (University of Adelaide); Email:
Lance is interested in the academic (theoretical and research) aspects of parapsychological issues.