B.A., Grad Dip Psychology, M.A. Critical Psychology, M.A. Human Services, (Rehabilitation Counselling)
Specialising in counselling and coaching for individual & couples
Jo-Anne has worked as a counsellor for over 30 years both in a private and corporate practice. She has had specialist training in anxiety, depression, relationships, sexuality, grief and loss, trauma, Mediation, conflict resolution as well as health and well-being. Jo-Anne has also worked in aged care to provide support to the elderly and families.
Jo-Anne has been interested in health and well-being since an early age, studying Eastern life style, including macrobiotics and Japanese medicine, Ayurveda, meditation, hypnotherapy and spirituality. Over the past few year she has also researched the influence of neuroplasticity on changing psychological patterns and areas of well-being, healthy ageing and longevity.
Jo-Anne has had a varied career including a period in retail, introducing Futons (Japanese mattresses) to Australia in 1980-1988 and several years as a stylist and wardrobe mistress on numerous TV shows and commercials. In addition she has also taught cooking, astrology and colour therapy.
She set up The Pleasure Spot in 1993 -2013. It was the first company in Australia to focus on women and couples sexuality from an educational perspective. Jo-Anne also ran numerous workshops to support individuals and couples in connection with their bodies and improving their sex life.
In Jo-Anne’s sessions she uses a combination of therapeutic tools drawn from Short Term Solution Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness, Relaxation, Meditation, Hypnotherapy, Narrative and Gestalt.