These days our world is flooded with good advice on how to live our 'best life'.
Yet despite the best advice from an information rich and image obsessed culture, we sometimes find ourselves struggling either in our relationships, our circumstances or our thinking.
If you feel like this, you are not alone.
When life gets challenging, we are taught that we should stand strong, fight harder and tough it out. Yet when the real storms of life come, I have learnt that it is much wiser to
stand with someone to dig deep, heal gently and walk bravely.
We want our life to be ‘better’ but often we don’t know where or how to start. You can start now.
I look forward to seeing you soon.
(PG Dip Couns., B.Couns.)
a bit about me
A combination of formal academic training and life experience has taught me to
regularly consult my mind and to trust my heart.
My approach to therapy is based on practical real life experience and a pragmatic caring style of listening without judgment. With Post Graduate qualifications in Counselling and continual Professional Development and Supervision, I am committed to ethical best practice.
I am passionate about enabling people to walk through their own challenges with courage, knowledge and support. My hope is for you to thrive in your own life again.
PG Dip. Counselling Theory (Auckland University)
Bachelor of Counselling (PCT & Narrative Therapy)
Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy – Externship & Core Skills 1 & 2
Gottman Institute - Emotion Coaching
Advanced Sex Therapy
Interactive Drawing Therapy
Meditation & Mindfulness
Strengths Coach (Clifton) - Top 5 & Partnership
"We can't thank you enough for helping us through our differences. We have the tools now to communicate better together".
Married couple (6 yrs)
"Jo has helped me though a painful period in my life; helping unravel the knots of pain and equipping me to live with greater clarity, joy and peace."
"I was really worried about coming to counselling but you made it feel like a really easy conversation. It felt like you really understood but with no judgement".
0800 543354 (lifeline)
0508 828865 (suicide help)