Hi and welcome to the Counselling and Integrated Therapies web page.
A little about my background. I have worked in the field of integrative health for many years and am passionate about the work I do with people of all ages who are experiencing challenges in their lives and want to make changes that make a difference to their wellbeing and happiness.
I have accreditation as a Mental Health Social Worker and a Bachelors degree in Social Science (counselling), have attained a Diploma in Modern psychology and clinical hypnotherapy. I utilise a range of evidence based therapies and focussed strategies such as CBT, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and positive psychology when working with clients. Sessions are tailored to support positive change and lasting results.
I have worked both locally and internationally and have spent a number of years as Clinical psychotherapist and Director of Therapies for a residential mental health clinic specialising in trauma, addictions, anxiety and depression. I enjoy and teach yoga and mindfulness and regularly collaborate with GP's, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, naturopaths, nutritionists and personal trainers to get the best outcomes for long term health for clients.
From the viewpoint that all things are in a state of change, my belief is that given the right environment challenges can be overcome and transformation can happen. While all sessions are different depending on the needs of the individuals I see, my aim is also to teach accessible and easy-to-remember techniques to reduce anxiety and stress and to build on self reliance and confidence. You are given strategies and resources to support lasting change.
I invite you to take the step in moving toward the life you want and look forward to meeting and working with you in achieving that.
Jo is a valuable resource to have, I recommend her to anyone wanting to move forward free from the past and into a more empowered now. She is extremely intuitive, skilled in managing trauma and uses processes that have a transformational and empowering effect. Thanks Jo, you are a stand-out and I'm so grateful to have been able to work with you. M. Williams
It was a life changing experience. I use the wonderful effective strategies that Josephine gave me all the time and they work a treat. I can't thank you enough Jo. I'll be back for a 'top up' very soon. L. Goodwin
Jo helped me get clear on my goals and also helped with achieving the steps to get there.
She is very professional and makes you feel very relaxed and puts you in a very safe environment. C. Crean
I have had a few sessions with Counselling and Integrated Therapies and they were both incredibly beneficial. I thoroughly recommend Jo - Go for it! D. Carlyon
Helped with anxiety and sleep. I enjoyed working with Jo when I was in Noosa. K. McCreton
After a few sessions I was able to stop smoking. I'm many weeks clear now. Feeling pretty damn good. T. Anderson
Josephine is a member of the Australian Association of Social Workers and the Australian Hypnotherapy Association and is a registered provider for Medicare health rebates