Jo is a Generalist Psychologist who has completed an extra three year clinical training from the Department. of Psychiatry, Westmead Hospital, and is a Level 2 AEDP therapist. Jo provides a trauma informed therapy for adults over 18 years of age providing support for panic, anxiety, depression, complex grief and trauma.

Jo began working in private practice 23 years ago collaborating with General Practice using the skills from CBT, mindful body work, Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT), and Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy. Jo also uses attachment and mentalisation therapy, and trauma informed experiential psychotherapy.

Jo describes herself as a relational psychotherapist who believes that our style of attachment and patterns in relationships create both personal empowerment and troubling conditions such as depression and anxiety. 

She provided psychology treatment programs for Functional Neurological Disorder (FND)

Jo has some after hours appointments available for her clients.


For Professionals

Jo has experience in medical practitioner selfcare and support, including a psychodynamic experience for practitioners needing personal therapy.




  • 6 years working as Senior Psychologist at Westbourne Park Psychology.

  • 18 months with Allied Neuro Therapy (ANT) a British neurological rehabilitation Clinic. Jo was a chartered psychologist in London UK, receiving employment and supervision for acquired brain injury treatment and support. Training and supervision for FND through her British Supervisor is ongoing, and now included in her work at Westbourne Park Psychology.

  • Eight years in full time private practice, Canberra

  • 12 years as an online therapist in an independent practice.

  • Psychologist with Department Of Paediatric Medicine, acute care and in-patient follow-up, The Canberra Hospital

  • Independent Practice out of Blackwood Hospital

  • Early Childhood Psychologist, Department. Education and Children’s Services, S.A.

  • School Psychologist with New South Wales Department of Education and Training. Dubbo, Lake Macquarie, Queanbeyan.


Areas of Expertise


  • Trauma.

  • Major Depression, including Bipolar Disorder (BPD)

  • Anxiety disorders – Panic Disorder, PTSD, Generalised Anxiety Disorder, Social Phobia, OCD

  • Stress and Adjustment problems

  • Issues arising from childhood, complex trauma

  • Grief and loss

  • Anger management

  • Chronic health conditions

  • FND


Qualifications and Memberships

  • B.A (Psych) Finders University of South Australia

  • Masters of Educational Psychology, Charles Sturt University, NSW. (Distinction grade for research thesis from School of Psychology)

  • Psychology in Health and Medicine and Therapy with Children taken from the APS accredited Clinical Psychology Masters course

  • Graduate Diploma of Counselling (4th year Australian Psychological Society accredited Psychology Qualification). Charles Sturt University. NSW

  • Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy. British Psychoanalytic Council.

  • AEDP Level 2. AEDP Institute.

Treatment approaches

  • Interpersonal psychotherapy (ITP)

  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

  • Mentalisation Therapy

  • Accredited Dynamic Interpersonal Therapist (DIT)

  • Trauma informed Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP) Level 2

  • Mindfulness

  • Psychodynamic therapy