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Joe Tighe

Location: Mona Vale Telehealth - Video Consultation

Joe is a registered psychologist originally from Ireland but almost Australian now. He has experience from the Kimberley, Western Australia where he co-founded the award-winning Alive & Kicking Goals! Suicide prevention project in 2008. After moving to NSW Joe has worked on the Central Coast and Sydney in both the not-for-profit and private hospital settings in many areas including trauma, addiction, mood disorders and as a suicide prevention trainer (ASIST). He completed his PhD at UNSW/Black Dog Institute based on the trial of the world’s first app for suicide prevention (ibobbly) and is a member of the Clinical Advisory Group.

He has a respectful and trauma-informed approach to working with client’s that is centred on their immediate needs and priorities. Joe views a lot of his work as simply education. He takes a practical, solution-focused approach to help people learn about what is most important to them (values) and how to deal with the challenges that life brings for us all. He utilises a range of therapeutic techniques depending on the client’s needs however does enjoy the value-based work and mindfulness teachings within Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.


How to set boundaries and rules with teens | ReachOut Parents Live

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Boundary setting is an important part of helping your teen gain independence, remain safe and learn how to make good decisions. But setting consequences that stick, building trust and making sure you’ve covered all the bases can get pretty complicated. Join our host, Melissa Hoyer, as we explore rules and boundaries with two special guests – dad of 5 Matt Green and psychologist Joe Tighe.We'll be asking our experts your questions, so join the discussion in the comments below.This panel is part 2 of 5 of ReachOut's Facebook Live video panels for parents. Tune in over the next few months as we explore Mental Health, Body Image and Drugs and Alcohol with experts from ReachOut and beyond. ~ReachOut doesn't offer one-on-one support. If you're looking for info, tools or tips, head to or chat in our forums at this convo brings up any difficult emotions for you, or you're keen to chat to someone about what you're going through, try:Lifeline 13 11 14 available 24/7Or SANE Australia can help you find support in your local area.

Posted by Australia on Monday, 21 October 2019


Adults and Teenagers
Gambling Addictions
Trauma (PTSD and Complex PTSD)
Relationship Issues
Mood Disorders
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander experience
Covid stress
Sexual abuse (including adult male survivors of childhood sexual abuse)


  • Bachelor In Psychology


Registered with the Psychologist Board of Australia (AHPRA)