Ms Joanne McNamara
|Position||Counsellor, Specialist Sexual Violence|
|Org Unit||Student Life|
|Telephone||+61 8 8313 5663|
I have a background in Social Work and Psychology and have worked as a counsellor in both government and non-government settings, such as Women’s Health and Sexual Health, for over 20 years.
I have particular expertise in working with diverse young people on trauma and sexual violence, sexuality and gender identity, relationships, and grief and loss. My work is client-centred and trauma informed and draws on a wide range of tools and approaches in my work with clients.
Approaches include ACT (Mindfulness), Narrative Therapy and relational as well as body-inclusive approaches. I find it important to bring attention to dynamics involving gender, power and the impact of broader culture and society in how we experience or think about issues. I also enjoy empowering clients, bringing their own knowledge and expertise forward in sessions.
B.A (Hons. Psych.), B. Soc. Admin.
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Entry last updated: Wednesday, 10 Feb 2021
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