Jo has an incredibly relaxed, warm and engaging style. Her creative communication and quick wit make her a very versatile, practical and holistic practitioner. Jo has a particular interest in working alongside individuals struggling with challenging mental health conditions, learning and social difficulties, trauma, self-harm, grief and loss. Jo is committed to supporting individuals and families in a meaningful way. She works equally well with little people as well as teenagers, and has had considerable experience running workshops for parents. Jo has previously worked with both government and non-government organisations with children in out of home care, families who have experienced trauma and grief and loss. She has also worked as a trainer and group educator for parents and teenagers as well as within schools, mental health and correctional services. Joanna is experienced in conducting a wide range of psychological, behavioural and learning assessments for young people.
MORE ABOUT Jo
What are 3 words that best describe me?
Genuine, Compassionate, Fun
If you weren’t working with youth what would you do?
Working in Neuropsychology
What is the best advice you have ever been given?
A calm sea never made a skilled sailor.
Who has had the biggest impact on your life to date?
My family, who are as free flowing with their support as they are their honest opinions.
What do you enjoy doing when you aren’t at work?
Golf, boxing, reading, knitting or spend time with friends and family.
What motivates you to work with young people?
I love having the opportunity to help young people establish strong foundations in their lives as they transition into adulthood. I really enjoy finding fun and interesting ways of helping young people see the best in themselves as they move through the of challenges of adolescence.
What would be impossible for you to give up?
Southern Fried chicken wings
What is your best childhood memory?
Any that involve spending time with my family, rollerblades or terrible pop music.