Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less

— Marie Curie

Who I Am


Ms Joelle Compton

Hi, I'm Joelle Compton. I believe in each person’s capacity to change, grow and rise to the challenges life puts ahead of them. I believe that every person has a story that deserves to be heard, no matter how big or small. I feel strongly connected to this world; I have travelled for many years, worked hard, cooked, loved, studied, danced and everything in between. I have also suffered, struggled, been heartbroken, and put in the hard yards to build a more fulfilling life. My passion is understanding people, and helping people find new pathways to reach their deepest aspirations. 

I have studied with Queensland University of Technology and the Australian Institute of Professional Counsellors. I am a member of the Australian Counselling Association and I have worked as a Nationally Accredited Mediator. I have a background in relationship counselling and mediation, having helped a variety of people resolve issues in their personal lives and work lives to find a pathway toward fulfilment. I also have a strong understanding of abusive backgrounds and I have worked in advocacy roles for survivors of domestic violence.

I work as a coach and trainer for the National Institute of Dramatic Arts (NIDA) and train people in various skills including confidence, self-expression, self awareness, vocal skills, voice and body connection, and emotional strength. I coach professionals, beginner actors and community members to learn new skills and hone existing skills.

I take a holistic approach to coaching and counselling, and can use, depending on your personal needs/requests, the following therapeutic and training methodologies:

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Person Centred Therapy
  • Gestalt Therapy
  • Solution Focused Therapy
  • Narrative Learning Techniques
  • Relationship Therapy
  • Meditation Techniques
  • Yoga and Exercise Techniques
  • Vocal Training
  • Movement Training
  • Life planning and goal setting frameworks
  • Time management and organisation skills

Free group sessions for adult survivors of childhood physical and sexual abuse

I facilitate free group sessions for empowering adult survivors of childhood physical and sexual abuse. Sessions are conducted with discretion, there is no requirement to speak beyond your personal degree of comfort, and all discussions are strictly confidential. These sessions are run periodically and numbers are limited, please email me for further information and upcoming session dates/times. Sessions are conducted in Brisbane. Please email: MessageTransformational [at]