John Conaghan

Master of Couple and Family Therapy

Master of Social Work

Bachelor of Arts

Bachelor of Social Work

Bachelor of Laws

Diploma of Genetic Counselling 

John is an experienced therapist having worked with a broad range of people and developmental issues across different stages of life. John has a background in social work and is qualified in individual, couple and family therapy. He is registered with AASW and enjoys using his experience and knowledge to help people achieve their goals. 

John is patient and listens intently to what people are trying to convey both verbally and non-verbally. John is interested in people’s life history and what people perceive as pivotal points in their journey. His focus is upon the therapeutic relationship and what is being conveyed between the individual and John. The material that emerges in the relationship is worked through and enables the person to better understand not only themselves but how they respond to others and situations in their life.  In the process the individual comes to better know themselves enabling them to put their life back on track. John believes the centrality of the therapeutic relationship is one based on trust and mutual respect.

John’s focus is upon the dignity and uniqueness of each individual and understanding the self.  The focus is upon the whole person and what the individual wishes to achieve in undertaking the therapeutic journey. His work is principally informed by psychodynamic thinking, which is supported by person-centred, family systems and strengths-based modes of working. 

John Conaghan has appointments available in the following location: Lambton