Hi, I'm Ioanna
When meeting my clients, I love hearing their story of their journey where they realise their strengths through their successes and being able to see that their goals are achievable. It is also about realising areas of weaknesses where with assistance, one’s perspective can alter so as to move forward with a sense of purpose and control.
Being listened to, being open and honest and working together at a pace that’s determined by the client and the therapist makes for a therapeutic relationship which is what I aim for with all my clients.
I am humbled and rewarded when my clients see improvements in their lives because of the work we are doing and come back ‘on a needs basis’ or for a ‘check-in’ once skills have been acquired for maintaining ones positive mental health and well being.
Ioanna's ready to help you improve your mental health.
Ioanna has over 30 years of experience in psychology and counselling in both the rural and urban settings and within the private and public sectors of education (K-12) and the health sector (mental health) working with children, adolescents, adults and seniors.
She is registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and has a Working with Children Card. Ioanna is trained in several evidence based approaches , including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused Therapy, and Youth Mental Health First Aid.
Ioanna's approach is of a holistic nature, working with the client in determining how to work together and/or with significant others, towards established goals.
Ioanna has over 30 years of experience working with a diverse range of clients including children, adolescents, adults and seniors over a wide range of settings being schools, both private and public, and working in health sector (mental health) in clinic and when needed, in the hospital wards or home settings.
Ioanna has also worked with students with learning disabilities and with Autism (ASD).
Ioanna is keen to work with clients who experience anxiety and depression, low self esteem, family and/or relationship conflicts, amongst other areas or simply to be a sounding board.
Areas of experience
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