Jozay Longden is a registered clinical psychologist with many years of experience providing psychological and psychotherapeutic services within Perth, working with individuals, adolescents, couples and groups in clinical, not-for-profit and private practice settings. Having graduated from Oxford University, she went on to obtain a Masters degree in Counselling from Notre Dame University and a Masters degree in Clinical Psychology from Murdoch University.
Her clinical expertise and experience includes lecturing, training/workshop facilitation, consultation, supervision, and therapeutic program development, evaluation and implementation. Jozay’s areas of interest include working with clients diagnosed with severe anxiety and/or depression, ADHD, addiction co-occurring with mental health disorder, emotional dysregulation, chronic pain, relationship issues, developmental trauma and PTSD. She is available to give presentations on mindfulness to mental health professionals as well as in the corporate environment.
Jozay firmly believes that it is the quality of the therapeutic relationship that really makes a difference, and embraces the work of renowned psychiatrist and existential therapist Irvin Yalom who writes “It’s the relationship that heals”. Jozay provides a warm, empathic approach to therapy emphasising the therapeutic relationship between the therapist and client. A recurring theme in her work is the need for mental resources such as mindfulness, self-compassion, and positive emotions and focuses on helping clients to acquire these essential inner skills of personal well-being, psychological growth, and contemplative practice.
With an emphasis on how attachment experiences influence emotions, behaviour, autobiographical memory and narrative, Jozay applies an interpersonal neurobiology approach to help clients develop a healthy mind, an integrated brain, and empathic relationships.
Jozay embodies an integrative approach that is uniquely tailored to the expressed needs of her clients, incorporating various psychotherapeutic and theoretical orientations based on traditional best practice, neuroscience and neuropsychotherapeutic approaches. She tailors therapy to meet the specific needs of her clients drawing on a range of therapeutic techniques including:
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
- Brief Solution-Focused Therapy
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
- Comprehensive Resource Model (CRM) Therapy
- Dialectical Behavioural Therapy
- Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT)
- Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
- Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT)
- Schema Therapy
- Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy
- Mindfulness Based Self Compassion
- Motivational Interviewing (MI)
- Narrative Therapy
- Psychoanalytic and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy.
Her areas of interest include (but are not limited to):
- Complex trauma/ PTSD
- Anxiety disorders (panic, GAD, OCD and specific)
- Mood disorders
- Substance dependence
- Low self-esteem and assertiveness issues
- Relationship difficulties
- Workplace performance
- Chronic pain
Meditation and Mindfulness
Jozay believes in the transformative practice of mindful awareness and has adopted mindfulness as a healing modality after experiencing the positive changes mindfulness has made in her own life both professionally and personally. Mindfulness helps Jozay to be present and attuned to both her own internal world as well as the world of her clients. She engages daily in both formal and informal practice and encourages her clients to do the same.
Jozay was born and raised in Hong Kong, and her previous life saw her work in the highly pressured and often frenetic world of international banking. Her business background has placed her in a unique position of truly understanding the personal and professional demands of complex working environments. This knowledge has allowed her to effectively apply the tools of mindfulness to the workplace to optimise performance, time management and stress reduction.
To access Jozay’s mindfulness website, visit www.mindfulnessnow.com.au.
Phone: 0403 865 419
Fax: (08) 9467 2852
Hours of Operation
Monday-Thursday 8.00am – 5.00pm