About Us | Joanna Barlas

Dr Joanna Barlas

BA (Hons) Experimental Psychology, MSc Forensic Psychology, Doctor of Clinical Psychology

image of Joanna BarlasJoanna trained as a clinical psychologist at University College London (UCL) and has more than 10 years of experience working with adults with emotional and mental health problems. She works with a range of problems such as stress, bereavement, self-harm, relationship and adjustment issues. Also disorders such as depression (including post-natal depression), anxiety, addiction, psychosis, bipolar disorder and personality disorder. She has extensive experience working with anger, violence and other offending behaviours.

Joanna provides psychological assessment and therapeutic interventions. Her therapeutic approach is primarily Cognitive-Behaviour therapy but she draws on a number of other approaches including Motivational Interviewing, Person-Centred and Schema Therapy.

In London Joanna spent seven years working for the National Health Service, and working with secondary and specialist mental health care services in both community and inpatient settings. Since moving to Singapore in 2013, Joanna has been a Lecturer in Clinical Psychology at James Cook University Singapore. In addition to teaching psychological assessment and methods of intervention, she provides supervision to clinical psychologists in training on placements in private and public health care settings.

Joanna is a UK Registered Psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and a Chartered Clinical Psychologist with the British Psychological Society (BPS). She is also a Registered Psychologist with the Singapore Psychological Society.