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DR. CLAIRE JOSEPH

Dr Claire Joseph has experience in the assessment and treatment of a range of presentations. Her areas of interest include depressive disorders, anxiety disorders, adjustment disorders, autism, substance use disorders, somatic symptom disorders, chronic pain and emotional dysregulation (i.e. anger issues). She enjoys social skill development and communication/assertiveness training and works with clients who are experiencing bullying, peer relationship difficulties or low self esteem.

 

Claire has extensive experience in providing parent training for mild to severe emotional and behavioural dysregulation in children. Being a mother of four and having a passion for children, Claire is passionate about equipping parents with the skills and strategies to confidently emotionally connect with their children whilst also managing challenging behaviours.

 

Priding herself on her approach, Claire takes on a collaborative, client-centred, relaxed though goal focused approach in working with her clients to assist them with addressing their areas of concern. She does this through a range of evidence-based therapies, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Interventions, Solution Focused Therapy, Strength Focused Therapy and Motivational Interviewing.

 

Claire’s therapeutic approach is attachment and trauma informed, evidence-based though flexible and always tailored to the client’s needs. She loves her job and works to always create fun and engaging environments to assist clients to address their areas of difficulties whilst still enjoying themselves.

TARA DOWN

Tara has experience in the assessment and treatment of a number of presentations. Tara's interests include Anxiety, Depression, Neurodiversity (including ADHD and Autism), as well as providing support for LGBTIQA+ clients. She provides neurodiversity, disability and LGBTQIA+ affirming therapy and assessments, ensuring personalised and tailored care that recognises individual strengths and lived experiences. 

Tara is trained in a number of evidence-based therapies including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Interventions, Solution Focused Therapy, Strength Focused Therapy and Motivational Interviewing.  

Tara has extensive experience in conducting the following assessments across the lifespan; psychology functional capacity assessments, cognitive assessments, ADHD assessments, and Autism assessments. She is also currently upskilling in WPATH assessments for individuals seeking Gender Affirming Medical and/or Surgical Treatment (GAMST). 

Tara has a relaxed, client focused approach wherein she empowers her clients to explore their challenges and strengths with confidence in order to foster meaningful growth and resilience.

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