Registered Clinical Counsellor
A Brief Introduction
- Relationship Therapist
- M.Ed. in Counselling Psychology 2003 at the University of Victoria, BC, Canada.
- Registered Clinical Counsellor with BCACC
Joanna was a registered teacher in both Canada and New Zealand. She has an extensive background in counselling youth and adults on both an individual and a family therapy basis. Joanna has also worked as a youth-care worker within the school setting and as a behavioural consultant in New Zealand. Following this, Joanna completed a two year program in Integrated Body Psychotherapy (2001-2003) in Cowichan Bay, Vancouver Island.
She became a certified sex therapist Qualified in Auckland with STNZ in 2012 and in 2013 finished her training with Dr. Marty Klein, who is a well-known sex therapist in the USA, with Robyn Salisbury of Staying in Love, The Top Secrets of Great Relationships (2012) was her clinical supervisor.
She completed an EMDR training in 2017 in Victoria, B.C. Joanna now works as a therapist in the specialty area of sexual trauma.
- Family Therapy facilitated by Dr Rick Whiteside of The Family Therapy Association of NZ.
- Joanna attended a Workshop Summit presented by Julie and John Gottman and Dan Siegel.
- She is trained in biofeedback, anxiety and other trauma related symptoms, and uses tools with her clients.
If you are considering individual therapy or relationship support, Joanna invites you to contact her, where you can confidentially discuss setting a up an introductory consult in person, via phone or Skype consultation.
Joanna holds dual citizenship in her birthplace, New Zealand and in Canada where her two children were born.
“For relaxation and self care, I have expanded my love of the outdoors to include photography and in particular birds but also landscapes and objects from nature. I exhibited some of my work in art shows and galleries here in Canada and in New Zealand. Opera and movies provide additional diversions from my day to day work as a Therapist. I look forward to hearing from you.”
Registered Clinical Counsellor with BCACC