Joanne Murray Counselling and Psychotherapy
Joanne Murray receiving her Master of Applied Social Science (Counselling) 2010-2014

About Jo

Joanne is a Clinical Psychotherapist with a Master of Social Science Counselling with over 20 years extensive clinical experience. Her experience includes providing clinical supervision, employee assistance programs, counselling and psychotherapy services to children, teenagers, women, men and couples for a broad range of issues such as depression, anxiety, trauma, PTSD, grief & loss, addictions, eating disorders, self harming behaviours, relationship difficulties, divorce and family breakdown.

She is a highly educated and clinically experienced therapist in the field of trauma who utilises safe, best practice interventions in accordance with national best practice and Blue Knot Foundation guidelines. Joanne specialises in working with children and adults who have historical or current trauma; such as sexual, physical & emotional abuse and neglect. Working with children and teenagers who have been removed from home into out of home care (OOHC) such as foster care and assisting with the ongoing trauma associated with this is also a speciality. She is:

  • An Accredited NDIS provider
  • On the Blue Knot (ASCA) counselling referral data base.
  • A Clinical Registrant Accredited Supervisor PACFA.
  • A Clinical Registrant PACFA.
  • A SIRA Approved Counselling Provider – providing assessment, treatment and management to people who are on workers compensation.

Joanne is a consultant counsellor in Lithgow & Bathurst for NSW Carers Australia. Carers are people who look after a family member or friend with a disability, mental illness, drug or alcohol dependency, chronic condition, terminal illness or is frail. Talking to a professional counsellor can make a difference to your carer role and to you. All you need to do is ring 1800 242 636 for a referral to a counsellor.

Joanne is an experienced trainer and facilitator. She was a teacher and coordinator at TAFE Western Institute for 9 years. Joanne writes and facilitates many specialised educational programs; particularly in the area of complex trauma, the effects of trauma on children, domestic and family violence and adult survivors of child abuse.

Her educational qualifications include:

  • Master of Applied Social Science (Counselling)
  • Registered Clinical Psychotherapist
  • Cert IV in Training and Assessment
  • Diploma of Community Services (Alcohol and Other Drugs Work)
  • Advanced Certificate in Community Welfare


This course was one of the best designed and executed courses I have attended in over 15 years. I say this because its design and execution was to build on material in a scaffolding sequence, building from basic concepts to complex, which gave the participant a good sense of this construct, and an ability to recognise the aetiology and pathology of trauma. There was confronting and challenging material, that was dealt with in a professional manner and left us all wondering about what our next training will be with Joanne. I think I'll be enrolling in her Grief & Loss training."

David Moles

David Moles, B.So.Sci. (Psychology), Grad Cert DA&MH, Dip Comms Serv.

Joanne has offices in Lithgow and Bathurst