Joel is a fully registered Psychologist who works with teenagers aged 15 and older and adults. He brings a calm and gentle presence and creates a space where his clients feel safe, understood, and heard while collaborating with them to explore new possibilities. Joel can help clients with issues such as stress and anxiety, depression, mood disorders, sleep issues, grief and loss, sexual issues, adjustment issues (including issues of life and career transitions), Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), low self-confidence, and chronic conditions.
He uses an integrative therapeutic approach, drawing upon cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), interpersonal therapy (IPT), narrative therapy, and schema therapy. Joel is currently undertaking training in Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR) and is able to take on selected clients who are suitable for this treatment approach and appropriate for his current level of training. He also has a keen interest and training in psychodynamic approaches.
Joel is a curious psychologist who loves to help people dig a little deeper and understand themselves better. He believes it is a privilege to create and hold space for others and to have authentic conversations about things which truly matter, like connection, values, love, meaning, belonging, relationships, and purpose.
Joel recently attained his Masters in Clinical Psychology and is on the way towards endorsement as a Clinical Psychologist. In addition to working in private practices, Joel has experience working as a psychologist in schools, as well as hospital settings running out-patient programs. He also has experience facilitating leadership development programs which aim to help high school students reach their potential.
During his studies, Joel’s Masters research focussed on the wide range of emotions that men and women experience following sex and the impact this can have on people and their partners. This research has been published in the Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy and on numerous well-respected online platforms.
When he isn’t seeing clients, Joel enjoys running, reading, gardening, and cooking for his friends and family. To learn even more about Joel, read our Meet The Psychologists interview with Joel.