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from $ 60 / session

Joanne Mujic
Counsellor

Available to take clients
Does online sessions
Frankston, VIC
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Specialties

Dementia

Depression

Chronic disease management

Anxiety / Phobias

Aged Care / Geriatric

Therapeutic style
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
Emotion Focused Therapy
Humanistic Theory
Person-Centred
Mindfulness-Based (MBCT)
from $ 60 / session
Hi, my name is Joanne one of my passions is supporting older clients. I offer support to clients themselves or families with an aging relative or loved one. While my primary focus of support is counselling, I am also very knowledgeable regarding admission processes, government support options and all the red tape associated with nursing care. I know the system well and can offer advice and guidance on the overall process.

I have lived personal experience to complement my professional training. My mother has significant dementia and is in care and my partner has Huntington’s disease and lives at home supported by an aged care package.

In my experience changes in, and the need for, additional care can be a big stressor for the individuals and supporting families alike. Once in care there are also stressors of adjusting to changes in living arrangements, social and family networks and changes to physical and mental capabilities. The statistics tell us that over 40% of those in care are clinically depressed with most homes offering only pastoral care.

My approach includes evidence based talk therapy like CBT, EFT and MCBT. I have a master’s degree in counselling together with formal training in Dementia and Aged Care support. I also use guided autobiography as an effective tool for small groups which I offer directly in age care facilities as a weekly activity over 8 weeks (please reach out and I’d be happy to provide more information on this program). This program assists in building relationships, eases loneliness and provides purpose.

I’m based in Frankston (Victoria), however am very comfortable offering support online or via telephone and have plenty of experience tailoring my approach in this way.
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Hi, my name is Joanne one of my passions is supporting older clients. I offer support to clients themselves or families with an aging relative or loved one. While my primary focus of support is counselling, I am also very knowledgeable regarding admission processes, government support options and all the red tape associated with nursing care. I know the system well and can offer advice and guidance on the overall process.

I have lived personal experience to complement my professional training. My mother has significant dementia and is in care and my partner has Huntington’s disease and lives at home supported by an aged care package.

In my experience changes in, and the need for, additional care can be a big stressor for the individuals and supporting families alike. Once in care there are also stressors of adjusting to changes in living arrangements, social and family networks and changes to physical and mental capabilities. The statistics tell us that over 40% of those in care are clinically depressed with most homes offering only pastoral care.

My approach includes evidence based talk therapy like CBT, EFT and MCBT. I have a master’s degree in counselling together with formal training in Dementia and Aged Care support. I also use guided autobiography as an effective tool for small groups which I offer directly in age care facilities as a weekly activity over 8 weeks (please reach out and I’d be happy to provide more information on this program). This program assists in building relationships, eases loneliness and provides purpose.

I’m based in Frankston (Victoria), however am very comfortable offering support online or via telephone and have plenty of experience tailoring my approach in this way.
Languages spoken
English
Gender
Female
Credentials
Profession
Counsellor
Experience
1 years
Education
Monash University  •  Masters  •  2021
Masters in counselling
Monash University  •  Grad diploma  •  2020
Graduate Diploma of Psychology
LaTrobe University  •  Honours  •  2004
Bachelor of Arts Sociology, Hons.
Memberships
ACA (2021)
PACFA (2021)
Further training
Guided Autobiograpy, Birren Center for Autobiographical Studies (2021)
Applied Mental Health in Residential Aged Care: Practical Program for Clinicians, APS  (2021)
Dementia Discovery, Dementia Training Australia (2021)
Locations
3199 Frankston, Victoria
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