Acknowledgement of Country
I would like to acknowledge and pay my respects to the traditional custodians of our meeting places in Macarthur - the people of the Dharawal, Gundungurra and Dharug nations. May we recognise their ancient and enduring connection to land and water. May we learn from their wisdom and find our own nurturing connection to our environment. To the elders past, present and emerging, I offer respect and the opportunity to embrace continued connection and understanding between all peoples.
Joanne Rogan: Counsellor
PACFA Registered Clinical Counsellor (No. 22559)
Grad. Dip. Counselling
Bach. Education (Primary)
Cert. IV Training & Assessment
Welcome and thanks for stopping by.
A little about me, Jo...
I have over 25 years experience working in educational settings, supporting children, families and school staff. I have a particular interest in the field of grief, loss and renewal and facilitating strong, healthy parent-child and teacher-child connections.
I began my career as a primary school teacher followed by 10 years teaching a variety of units in the Children's Education and Care faculty at TAFE. I then re-trained as a professional counsellor completing a study major in family therapy. I have been trained in and facilitated the parent support programs "Keeping Kids in Mind (KKIM)" and "Bringing Up Great Kids". For 10 years, I was employed by an NGO in a school counselling team, providing school counselling to primary school children.
I believe a good 'fit' between client and counsellor plays a big part in clients achieving their therapeutic goals. I also believe therapeutic success is enhanced by using the power of nature, play, movement and me being present and listening to clients.
I am a clinically registered member of the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA) and maintain this registration through continued professional development and clinical supervision.
I am up to date with Covid-19 vaccinations.
For my own wellbeing, I enjoy nature walking, coastal walks, gardening, walking in water (beaches, rivers, pools, puddles!), taking photos of plants and animals and exploring new places.