Qualifications: Masters in Social Work, PG Diploma Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, PG Diploma Clinical Supervision, PG Diploma in Public Health and Psychodrama Training to date.

Johanna Bannister has an extensive and varied background of working as a mental health clinician and a clinical supervisor in both public and private settings.  Johanna is interested in working with the effects that depression/anxiety/trauma and loss can have on client’s mental health and relationships.  Johanna uses CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) and Mindfulness to assist clients to address these difficulties.

Johanna has worked for many years in Maternal Mental Health specializing in working with parents who are adjusting to parenting and managing strong emotions related to birth trauma and parenting.  Johanna is an experienced COS-P Parenting (attached parenting) facilitator. 

Areas of specific knowledge and expertise:

  • Adult mental health
  • Trauma
  • Family therapy, Parenting/Separation
  • Conflicted relationship dynamics
  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Addiction issues and effects

Registered Social Worker, Registered Dapaanz clinician, Member of CBT Australasia