©2019 by Joanne Regina Counselling and Psychotherapy

My Approach

"It’s the relationship that heals." -Irvin Yalom

Bearing witness to another’s lived experience is extremely powerful. My objective is to provide

an emotionally safe, transparent, and non-judgmental environment where you may explore your

issues. I am committed to working alongside my clients and guiding them towards understanding,

integration, and wholeness, while creating a strong therapeutic relationship that is grounded in

compassion, honesty, and trust that is essential to the healing process.

Integrative psychotherapy goes beyond foundational skills to empower you to move past awareness and symptom management to true healing. As a one-size-fits-all approach does not apply to the complexity of human behaviour, I draw from a wide range of theories and modalities based on the needs of the individual and the nature of the presenting problem including Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR), Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Schema Therapy, and somatic psychology.

The foundation of my approach is grounded within the following principles:

  • Respect for each person's inner wisdom and innate healing capacities.

  • Working within the present moment and experience.

  • Developing  awareness and understanding of how our experiences influence our thoughts, beliefs, emotions, and behaviours.

  • Understanding how trauma impacts the body, mind, and behaviour.

  • Learning to tolerate difficult emotions and develop self-regulation (ability to be calm and grounded).

  • Processing experiences to strengthen positive and new experiences of the self and others.

  • Utilising the therapeutic relationship as a means of developing secure attachment experience.

  • Developing resilience and empowerment to promote positive change in one's life.


I am invested in each individual's journey toward authenticity and wholeness, offering the guidance and support needed to move in this direction.