About Psychology Practitioner Anu Johnson
Therapist Anu Johnson Sunshine Coast Practitioner is registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency and Medicare(AHPRA) She completed her Masters of Psychology degree in her home country of Finland in 2010 and practised there as a registered psychologist for over seven years prior to moving to Australia. She has extensive experience in working with children, adolescents and adults.
Anu offers Psychology Service at Integrated Wellness Clinic Mooloolaba.
Anu started her career in a Family Counselling Clinic in Finland, where she offered assessment, therapy and support to children and families with a range of different concerns. In Australia Anu has worked in early intervention and private practice with clients of all ages. She enjoys working in a multidisciplinary team setting and believes this to be a very effective approach.
Anu has a warm and empathetic approach and she works to find the best goals and solutions together with the client in a collaborative and equal relationship. Anu strives for a deep and holistic understanding of the client’s situation to promote positive and lasting changes. Anu emphasises the importance of strengths, resources and interests and utilises them in treatment. When working with children the sessions are made fun by using creative and playful methods for learning new skills. Anu can help the client find balance and a foundation of holistic wellbeing to build a meaningful and productive life on.
As a Psychologist Anu Johnson uses a range of evidence-based approaches, including Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, EMDR, Ego State therapy, Cognitive-Behavioural therapy, Mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing and Interpersonal therapy. With children she uses elements of play therapy. She has a client-centered and family therapy influenced approach.
Anu provides expert psychological services to adults, children and adolescents with conditions such as:
– Anxiety, depression and other mood disorders
– Trauma, grief and loss
– Behavioural and emotional regulation issues
– Social difficulties and social skills
– Adjustment difficulties to events such as life changes and family issues, general stress management
– Therapeutic support for clients diagnosed with ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder and other developmental disorders
– Psychological assessments for children aged 6-16: cognitive assessments (WISC) and ADHD diagnostic assessments
– Parent and carer support and psychoeducation in the many challenges family life can bring.
Please note that when working with children it is essential to include the primary carer in the treatment process. Parent or carer involvement is also encouraged with adolescents, to a developmentally appropriate degree.
Having first-hand experience of relocating to another country, Anu has a special interest in any issues with adjusting to a foreign culture. She can provide therapy in English, Finnish and Swedish languages and she also speaks some German and Spanish.
Anu has a personal interest in mindfulness, yoga and meditation. She completed a yoga teacher training course (RYT 200) in 2021 and welcomed the year 2023 on a 10 day silent meditation retreat. She finds it important to continuously work on personal and professional development to best be able to support others.
Anu offers psychology services from our Sunshine Coast Mooloolaba Psychology clinic and online.
If you would like to know more about Anu Johnson or discover if she can support you please contact our friendly team