What I offer
- Weekly individual gestalt psychotherapy sessions for adults, adolescents and school-aged children
- Play-based gestalt therapy as required for younger children
- Group therapy programs
- Experience working with trauma, addiction, self-harm, family violence, anxiety, depression, gender and culturally diverse groups, relationship issues, BPD, plus more
- Consultancy and training around trauma informed practice
- In-school support for challenging students
Who am I
Joanne is a gestalt counsellor and psychotherapist who has practiced in a variety of settings both in Melbourne and more recently in Northern NSW. Joanne completed her Gestalt Psychotherapy training at Gestalt Therapy Australia in Melbourne, followed by her Masters of Gestalt at Gestalt Therapy Brisbane. Joanne is a clinical member of PACFA, has a current working with children's check and police check.
Joanne has spent many years working with people effected by complex, relational and intergenerational trauma in the out-of-home-care sector. This included working with children, adolescents, parents, families, schools and other professionals within a stressed and traumatised system providing support, training and direct therapeutic services. More recently, Joanne worked as a Primary Therapist at Byron Private Rehab and Mental Health Retreat where she ran therapeutic groups and provided individual therapy to people struggling with addictions, PTSD, anxiety, depression and other mental health difficulties. Joanne has also lived and worked in remote aboriginal communities, as well as other minority groups including the GLBTIQ community.
Joanne brings with her a passion for authentic, respectful relationships along with a present-centred, experiential and holistic approach. The result is a therapeutic exchange in which new and needed experiences can actually be experienced in the moment rather than simply talked about, and real, long lasting and choiceful change becomes possible.
“It is a privilege and with deep respect that I walk alongside each person that comes to me. Together we find ways to rediscover the beauty, strength, resilience and knowing that sits inside us all and allows us to reclaim a life and relationships that are deeply satisfying, connected and strong.”Joanne Walker
For appointments or enquiries please email Joanne at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Or call 0428 635 112
Fee structure - $130 for individual sessions, $250 per hour for consultancy.
Joanne would like to acknowledge the Arakwal people of the Bundjalung nation as the traditional owners of the land on which she lives and works and pay respect to elders past, present and emerging.
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