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Ms Joan Caelli

Ms Joan Caelli

Mobile 0404 861 216

Perspective Psychology Services

Mobile 0404 861 216

I am passionate about delivering quality, safe and compassionate care to children, adolescents and families. Our understanding of the world begins from our earliest experiences in life. I am focussed on helping people of all ages work through their current difficulties to experience new ways of being that lead to a fulfilling life. My personal vision is for a world where no child or adult is left to wonder "Am I loved? Am I good enough?", a world of self-compassion and outward care.


  • 658 Kessels Rd, Upper Mt Gravatt, Brisbane QLD 4122 (07) 3158 8810 PHONE (07) 3158 8810


  • Counselling, Psychotherapy, Coaching / Mentoring, Workshops / Courses, Home Visits, Phone Consultations, Video / Skype 
  • I provide sessions to children, adolescents, adults and parents (or carers). Sessions may involve a combination of child/parent/carer work as well as one-on-one work. Services are tailored to fit the needs of the individual and may change as needs or goals change. As therapy is a process, service duration may need to be extended based on need.

    Areas of Special Interest

  • Adoption / Foster Care, Anger Related Issues, Anxiety / Panic Attacks, Autism / Aspergers, Behavioural Issues, Career Counselling, Childhood Issues, Depression, Disability, Divorce / Separation, Emotional Crisis, Family / Parenting, Grief / Bereavement, Learning Disabilities, PTSD, Sexual Abuse  
  • MODALITIES / Approach

    ACT, CBT, Emotional Release, Experiential, Interpersonal, Mindfulness, Narrative Therapy, Play Therapy, Sand Tray, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy

    I work broadly from an attachment-based heart-centred methodology, meaning that I meaningfully and deeply connect to my clients in order to walk beside them on their journey. I offer strategies and knowledge when the time is right, but prefer for those I work with to let me join with their own inner wisdom to help them acknowledge the best way forward for them. As a professional, I have many years of training and education, but you as the client are the expert on your own life. It is my pleasure and privilege to assist you as a helper, but not take over your power or push my ideas onto you.


    • Bachelor of Psychology with Honours - 2004 - Griffith University
    • Master of Child Play Therapy - 2016 - Deakin University

    Professional Associations

    • Australian Psychological Society

    Quality Provision

    As a fully registered Psychologist I adhere to evidence-based practice guidelines and operate in a safe and ethical manner at all times. I am bound by the provisions of the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Authority (AHPRA) and have completed advanced training in my Master of Child Play Therapy.


    I have a wide variety of experience over 8 years of work with children, adolescents and adults. I have worked in government, non-government, not-for-profit and private health provision delivering individual, small group and large group interventions. This extensive experience has given me insight into the needs of individuals and families from a wide variety of backgrounds, and I enjoy working with people to achieve their individual goals.


    Appointments are available Tuesdays to Fridays, with after hours appointments available on Thursdays and most Saturday mornings. Intake meetings may take up to 1.5 hours, with regular sessions being 50 minutes. Phone, e-mail, Skype on request.

    Transport and Parking

    Parking is available on site. Easy access from public transport from the busy Garden City Bus Terminal, just 5 minutes walk to the office.


    I have a sliding scale of fees derived from a Social Fairness Policy. There are a limited number of bulk-bill and reduced fee sessions, which have either no or very low out-of-pocket fees (with a GP Mental Health Care Plan).

    Payment Options

    We have on-the-spot payment processing with HiCaps which processes rebates and payments using Medicare or Private Health Funds. Alternatively clients may pay in cash or by direct bank transfer.

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    Hi, I'm Joan. I specialise in child therapy and parent-child relationship support, along with other aspects of mental health care for children, adolescents, adults, and families. I love to work with people who are interested in the 'why' of this world, in understanding themselves and their family members, and in working toward more compassionate and healthy ways of being in the world. ...

    • Upper Mt Gravatt
    • ACT, CBT, Emotional Release, Experiential, Interpersonal, Mindfulness, Narrative Therapy, Play Therapy, Sand Tray, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy