Joanna Psychologist

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Joanna Psychologist Perth

  • Joanna

    Registered Psychologist Perth

    B.Psych; PsyBA App Sup; MAPS

    Hart Centre Certified

    LOCATIONS
    • Applecross WA
    Specialised Training
    • Relationship Therapy Methodologies Program by The Hart Centre

    I am a Psychology Board of Australia Approved Supervisor. I provide clinical supervision to Provisional Psychologists who are undertaking their internship to complete full registration status. I also provide clinical supervision to Registered Psychologist’s.

    Areas of Interest

    My special interest is in trauma and Post-traumatic Stress Disorder. I have considerable research and training in this area, and have also presented twice and the International Mental Health Conference. I have also been a guest lecturer at Curtin University. I also have a special interest in bi-polar disorder and how to help people adjust and adapt to this diagnosis as well as to assist in the lifestyle aspect of managing this condition.

    Joanna is a highly qualified registered psychologist in Perth who provides therapy for people of all ages, including families and couples. She provides a confidential and professional service and is committed to ensuring that all clients receive the highest standard of care and a positive experience of counselling. She understands that many people feel nervous about attending counselling, so makes sure to spend time in the first session discussing goals and motivations for attending therapy and what to expect from the sessions. Joanna works from a client centred approach, which means that therapy is guided by the client’s goals and at their own pace.

     

    Joanna sees a range of issues that can impact on the connection between people, including communication difficulties, differences in expectations, cultural differences, trust difficulties, blended families, life changes, and adjusting to a first child. By assisting couples to understand how previous experiences can have a flow on effect in current relationships, and how to effectively communicate and support each person’s needs,  she helps them develop a deeper understanding of each other and a deeper connection within the relationship.

    Read our interview with Joanna about the relationship counselling and marriage counselling she offers here.

    How many years counselling experience do you have?

    9 years

    What are three strengths you have as a Psychologist/Counsellor?
    1. Rapport building
    2. An interest in a wide range of presentations and conditions
    3. Being open to diversity, including philosophies, religions and cultures
    What is the most satisfying and fulfilling part of the work you do?

    Seeing people be really engaged in the process and be on board with being open – that way you know even when they’ve finished therapy, they can continue this way if they wish to.

    What’s an example of a couple you have helped the most?

    A couple who had been so committed to attending regularly, and who were totally open to hearing how their approaches towards each other would need to be different. Whilst of course, there was sometimes defensiveness, their trust in my goal (which is their goal) really allowed them to make some amazing changes.

    Parking & Accessibility

    There is free parking out the front of the building, and all up the street.

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