Jo is an accomplished counsellor with two decades of experience. She is a member of the Association of Child and Family Development and Psychodynamic Counselling and also holds full membership with AASW. Jo has worked in a range of diverse settings with families, couples, adults, adolescents, and children.
Jo’s genuine, empathetic and professional approach encourages her clients to relax, as she creates an environment for exploring any life challenges. She is committed to supporting her client’s progress by working with them collaboratively and assisting them to develop effective ways to manage their concerns, both short-term and long-term. Jo’s clients can make changes or improvements by building on their own strengths and can create unique outcomes specifically to suit their personal experiences and life situation. Each counselling session is an opportunity to build a positive and healthy outlook. She is committed to guiding her clients to find new ways to manage life’s challenges, with an overall focus on health and wellbeing.
Jo knows well that during life various experiences can interrupt development, goals, and dreams, and learning to work through situations can be challenging, as well as rewarding. Each session with Jo is specifically concentrated on the clients’ personal therapeutic needs to help reframe those interruptions in a satisfying and more positive way for clients. Jo uses an integrated, client-centered approach, drawing on many contemporary models of counselling, including Interpersonal Therapy, such as Narrative Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Skills Training, Solution Focused Therapy, and Positive Psychology Intervention strategies for relaxation.
Jo believes counselling is a positive step that demonstrates strength towards improved health and happiness and encourages clients to achieve a satisfying experience.