Joseph McKeddieChild, Adolescent and Adult Psychologist

    (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 believe that effective counselling starts with the client’s personal story, their unique circumstances, and their specific needs for positive mental health and wellbeing. I believe that each person experiences mental health, illness and wellbeing differently, and I pride myself on understanding the whole person (psychological, social, emotional, physical) in order to tailor a specific treatment approach that is not only effective but meaningful and sustainable. Compassion and collaboration is at the heart of my work, and I see my role as empowering the client with insight, knowledge and specific tools to both overcome their immediate mental health concerns, and maintain their wellbeing over time.

    I am a registered psychologist and APS Board-approved supervisor with specialist training in counselling psychology. I am also a lecturer in the postgraduate Master of Counselling (MoC) program at Monash University. In addition to my private work at the Centre for Emotion-Focused Practice, I fulfill a role as a Senior Clinician at the Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS) where I provide therapeutic services to children, adolescents and adults in rural and remote communities.

     

    EXPERIENCE (AREAS OF EXPERTISE) 

    Over the past 10 years I have worked with children, adolescents and adults in a variety of government, non-government and community healthcare settings. Some of these previous locations have included headspace Hawthorn, RMIT University and the Royal Children’s Hospital. I have extensive experience in supporting clients across the lifespan, from early childhood (5-12 years), adolescence (13-17 years) and adulthood (18+ years) using a variety of evidence-based therapeutic approaches, including person-centered therapy, interpersonal therapy (IPT), cognitive-behaviour therapy (CBT), solution-focused brief therapy (SFBT), acceptance and commitment therapy and mindfulness (ACT-m), and family-based therapy (FBT). My specific areas of expertise are:

    Children and adolescents:

    • Gaming and online behaviour
    • Depression
    • Anxiety and phobias
    • Self-esteem and identity formation
    • Development of positive body image

     

    Adults:

    • Trauma
    • Depression
    • Anxiety
    • Relationship difficulties and separation
    • Grief and loss/life transitions

     

    QUALIFICATIONS

    Bachelor of Applied Science (Psychology) (Honours) – Deakin University

    Master of Psychology (Counselling Psychology) – Swinburne University

    Graduate Diploma Arts (History and Philosophy of Science) – University of Melbourne

     

    ASSOCIATIONS

    Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA)

    Australian Psychological Society (APS)

    Australian Counselling Association (ACA)

    Availability

    Saturdays

    Outside work

    When I’m not a psychologist, I’m a Collingwood supporter (don’t hold that against me!) and devoted husband and parent of a beautiful 2 year-old, with a keen interest in interior design and gardening.

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