Clinical and Counselling Psychologist
Doctor of Philosophy, Major in Clinical Psychology
Master of Arts, Major in Counselling Psychology
Master of Science, Major in Applied Forensic Psychology
Master of Public Health
Postgraduate Diploma in Psychological Neuro-assessment (Clinical Neuropsychology)
Postgraduate Certificate in Health Science (Forensic Psychiatry)
Bachelor of Science, Major in Psychology
Dr Joseph Sakdalan is a Registered Psychologist with an endorsement in clinical and counselling psychology with the Psychology Board of Australia and the NZ Psychologists Board. He is also a member of the Australian Psychological Society. He has more than 20 years of clinical experience working within primary care, school settings, community and inpatient mental health, and forensic settings in New Zealand, Australia and the Philippines. Joseph has extensive experience working with clients with complex presentations such as mental health issues, intellectual/cognitive problems, developmental disabilities, personality issues, trauma, problematic behaviours, sexual abuse, and drug and alcohol issues. Joseph can work with clients who have issues with depression, anxiety and other mental health issues, adjustment problems/life stresses, self-esteem/self-confidence issues, interpersonal and relationship issues, grief, problem/offending behaviours, anger and mood/emotional regulation issues.
Joseph tends to be eclectic in his therapeutic approach and makes use of his clinical skills in evidence-based therapies and approaches such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Contemporary Psychodynamic Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Solution Focussed Therapy. Joseph has worked with clients coming from diverse cultural backgrounds and he approaches clients with empathy, compassion, and validation. He values developing a good therapeutic relationship with the clients and to help them develop skills and their strengths to manage their psychological difficulties in order to live more meaningful lives. Joseph works mostly but not exclusively with adults and adolescents.
Dr Sakdalan also has extensive experience carrying out cognitive/neuropsychological, psychological, forensic and risk assessments.
Joseph is available at the Little Collins Street city office
Please call reception on 1300224665 to book an appointment with Joseph.