Joan Shotade

Joan is a Counselling Psychologist, fully registered with The Psychology Board of Australia (APHRA) and holds specialist endorsement in the area of counselling psychology.

She has extensive experience in community health, university and TAFE counselling services, medical and mental health services and in private practice. She has specialist training in the treatment of trauma, student counselling, Carer support and same sex issues.

Joan takes a personalized approach to your unique circumstances when assisting you to manage change related to emotional stresses and difficult or sensitive personal problems. She uses a humanistic approach in counselling to provide a safe, genuine and caring environment in which to explore meaningful issues.

Therapy will focus on using your strengths to achieve personal development and an increased sense of well being. The aim is for you to cope better with current difficulties, build resilience to new stresses and develop your potential for happiness.