PROFILE - JOANNE SKIPWORTH
Master of Psychology (Counselling Psychology)
Post Graduate Diploma (Psychology)
Bachelor of Arts (Psychology & Addiction)
I am an endorsed Counselling Psychologist who is experienced in the assessment and treatment of a range of moderate to severe mental health presentations including (but not limited to):
Anxiety and panic
Depression and mood disorders
Trauma (acute and PTSD)
Relationship and family conflict
Stress and coping
Grief and loss
I believe the relationship with my client is an essential component of effective therapy and I provide a genuine and confidential space for the client to explore what is currently going on for them in their life. I work collaboratively to develop individual goals for therapy and provide support for clients to make their own choices and initiate desired change. I also assist clients to develop insight into the ways they interpret difficult life events, engage positive coping strategies, and enhance emotional wellbeing.
I use an integrative approach influenced by a range of evidence-based therapies including Interpersonal Therapy, Solution Focussed Brief Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Schema Therapy, Compassion Focussed Therapy, and Existential Therapy. I am also trained in Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR).