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• Anxiety, fear, phobias
• Depression
• Grief and loss
• Love and intimacy

• Parenting skills

• Low self-esteem or feelings of worthlessness

• Relationship/trust restoration & repair/mediation

• Marriage problems

​​• Separation or pre-divorce problems

• Divorce recovery and rebuilding

I help adults, children, teens, couples or singles, or whole families.


This counseling model provides a scaffold for psychological and emotional healing through a blended approach. Similar to Reality Therapy, the model is underpinned by a focus on healing through truth that explores the divergent intertwine between historic events, mental reasoning and habitual behaviours. The chief researcher, developer and Living Wisdom Dean, David J Riddell, has been counselling for over 35 years and in 2019 has achieved the milestone of reaching 60,000 counselling hours.


My counselling is mutually vulnerable and respectful. It is a coaching style neither being too 'client centred' or too 'directive'. I am led by you while I am working hard to give you real answers that hit the mark. The word 'Counselling' can be a loaded term for many people. In other words, it can have either a positive connotation or a negative one, depending on your experience. 


Supervision empowers you to carry a sustainable load with enthusiasm through ownership, rather than because of obligation or duty.  Regardless of your people-helping ministry or professional role, we discover the areas that need to be looked at, discussed and understood.  I myself need to have professional supervision, so I understand the many facets and angles good supervision needs.

Book an Appointment

  • Available Online

    Insights & Solutions - Online, by Phone or In-Person with Joan Koskela

    1 hr

    120 Australian dollars
  • Available Online

    For Chaplains, Counsellors, and Ministry Workers with Joan Koskela

    1 hr

    100 Australian dollars

Monday - Thursday: 9am - 5pm, 7pm - 8pm
Friday: 9am - 4pm
Saturday and Sunday: Closed


My appointment calendar is set to display in in your time zone. When your appointment is booked you'll receive a confirmation email of the appointment date and time for your records. You will be able to choose between Face to Face, Zoom, Phone or What's App Counselling. 


$120 per counselling session and $100 for ministry supervision session. You will receive personal notes from each appointment within 24 hours. Payments are accepted by credit card or direct debit. Cash is accepted at face-to-face consultations. Unfortunately, these services are not eligible for the Medicare rebate and some private health care providers. 


Your reminder email or text will have a cancellation link if you find you no longer need your appointment. Alternately, you can email or call to cancel your appointment. Cancellations will incur a fee of $60 if less than 24 hours notice is given.  


To promote client safety I encourage participants to be comfortable, undistracted and focussed. I may terminate a session if a client is not in an optimum environment for the duration of the session (including but not limited to) operating machinery, doing noisy housework, driving a vehicle or being in a public place. If the session is cancelled for some reason you will need to re-book at another appointment time.

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