Accredited Mental Health Social Worker (AASW)

"Jono practices in a warm, welcoming and non-clinical space. He is kind and understanding and uses a well rounded approach to therapy. I would highly recommend his services to anyone who is seeking an experienced therapist."


Jono Derkenne is an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker who has experience supporting young people, adults and families through Community Mental Health Services, Acute Care, Child Protection / Housing Support, Adolescent Drug & Alcohol Support in Sydney and London.


Working collaboratively, clients gain insight into how their past can impact their present. Drawing from and being made aware of clients strengths, the therapeutic process will empower the client to take greater control of their life and help improve awareness and coping strategies. 


Jono works from a strengths, trauma informed approach with Acceptance Commitment Therapy and Schema Therapy underpinning his therapeutic work.

Jono is also trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Dialectical Behavioural Therapy.


St Vincent's & Prince of Wales Hospital Acute Care Service

St Vincent's Hospital After-hours Crisis Social Work On-call

Headspace, Bondi Junction

Peaceful Kids, School Mindfulness program, Kindergarten-yr 6.


areas of interest

Adolescence / Young Adult

Suicide prevention

Personality Disorders and Mood Disorders

Drug & Alcohol 


Bachelor of Social Work, UNSW 2007-2010

Accredited Mental Health Social Worker: August 2016



Wednesday 9am-5pm

Thursday 9am-5pm

Friday 9am-5pm

Some availabilities outside these hours

416 Abercrombie Street



Mon   8am - 6pm

Tues   8am - 8pm
Wed   8am - 6pm

Thurs  8am - 6pm

Fri       8am - 6pm

Sat      8am - 1pm

Sun    closed

Open Dialogue acknowledges the Gadigal people of the Eora nation, who are the traditional owners of the land we work on.

Always was, always will be Aboriginal land.