Joan Hamilton-RobertsCounselling Psychologist & Psychodramatist

    (03) 9820 5577

    For bookings, please use the “book now” button above. We are providing face-to-face and video/phone consultations as needed.  

    We have arrangements in place to maintain social distancing and cleaning standards during COVID-19.


    Personal Details and Interests

    I have worked with individuals and couples for over 20 years.

    Change, triggered from within or by circumstance, challenges us. I help people rediscover forgotten perspectives and create new visions.


    Experience (Areas of Expertise)

    Areas of specialty include Anxiety; Depression; Loss & Grief, Illness, Life Transition, Identity, Relationship Issues, Sexuality, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD); Childhood Trauma including Sexual Abuse for both Men and Women. I also offer consultation and supervision and run groups.

    I am experienced in using Psychodrama, Emotion Focused Therapy (PEEFT), Self-Adoption, Interpersonal Neurobiology (IPNB), Psychodynamic Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), Mindfulness Therapy, Schema Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, Humanistic Therapy and Person-Centred Therapy.


    Professional Interests

    I am a registered Counselling Psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA), a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and an accredited Psychodramatist with the Australian Aotearoa and New Zealand Psychodrama Association (AANZPA).

    I attend monthly peer groups in Interpersonal Neurobiology and Psychodrama as well as various peer groups under the auspice of the Mental Health Professionals Network (MHPN) and the APS.



    • Specialised Registration as a Counselling Psychologist with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)
    • Member of Australian Psychological Society
    • Member of Counselling College, Australian Psychological Society
    • Member of Australian Aotearoa and New Zealand Psychodrama Association (AANZPA)
    • Member of Mental Health Professionals Network (MHPN)



    • Bachelor of Arts – Monash University
    • Bachelor of Education (Counselling) – La Trobe University
    • Master of Business Administration – RMIT University


    Contact Details

    Phone: (03) 9820 5577

    ** Medicare rebates available through the ‘Better Access to Mental Health Care’ Initiative. Apply for a referral under the Mental Health Care Plan with your GP.

    Relationships – Grief – Loss – Transitions What’s Emotion Focused Practice?

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    Joan Hamilton-Roberts talks about emotion focused practice and how that can be used in dealing with trauma.

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