The Practice

Core Therapy Psychology Services is situated on the peaceful Toby Inlet, in a purpose built cottage providing a therapeutic and naturalistic setting for your counselling experience.


Positive Psychology is the framework of the practice, it is the scientific study of what makes life worth living. The goal of Positive Psychology is to make normal life more fulfilling and ask’s questions such as what is going right? and the goal is for individual’s to move forward, it builds on the best things in life and increases wellbeing.


Our Practitioners are highly trained and aim to equip people with the skills needed to flourish in life.

Our Services

Assessments- a range of psychometric and diagnostic assessments including: Cognitive (WISC-IV); Autism Assessment ASD; Child and Adolescent Assessments

  • Individualised therapy
  • Family therapy
  • Positive life coaching
  • Early Intervention programs
  • Home and school consultations
  • Mindfulness training
  • Social skills training groups
  • Training workshops

We help children, adolescents and adults with:

  • Anxiety, fears, phobias
  • Anger
  • Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Oppositional behaviour
  • Depression
  • Self-esteem
  • Sleep difficulties
  • Relationships
  • Bullying
  • Stress management
  • Attention problems
  • Behavioural difficulties
  • Body Image issues and eating disorders
  • Grief and loss
  • Family break down
  • Study skills and exam stress
  • Parenting support
  • Provide mindfulness training

Our History

In 2014 Joanne Edmond, a Registered Psychologist established a private practice.


In Quindalup South West Region. It was her experience in government and not-for-profit health services that made her realise the lack of psychological services available to children and families in particular in the South West Region. Her vision was to establish a therapy service and so began her journey towards establishing Core Therapy Psychology Services (CTPS). It is envisioned that Core Therapy Psychology Services will be recognised as a leading provider of child, adolescent, adult and family psychology services. Joanne is fortunate to have a professional office manager and in the future a team of dedicated Psychologists working at the service to offer a diverse range of skills and specialist services.

  • Our Mission Statement

To provide high quality evidenced based child, adolescent, family and adult psychology services delivered with integrity.

  • Our Values

Our key values include honesty, fairness, respect, responsibility, integrity, equality and trust. Every member of staff and every client shall be offered respect, privacy and confidentiality.

  • Our Goals

To provide the highest level of psychological services and to be recognised as the best practice of its kind in the South West. We will constantly evaluate the quality of our services and operations to ensure we consistently provide a high quality evidenced based psychological service.