Josephine (Jo) is a Clinical Psychologist who specialises in seeing adults and young people. She currently works in private practice and has over fifteen years’ experience working extensively in child and family community health and adult mental health services, including running regular anxiety, depression, and DBT groups.
It was through her work with multidisciplinary child and family teams that Josephine developed a passion for supporting families adjust during the perinatal period. She also completed her research dissertation on the relationship between perinatal anxiety, infant/toddler development and early parenting stress.
Josephine offers a warm, compassionate, and down-to-earth therapeutic approach, which is informed by attachment theory and the impact of relational trauma. She enjoys working collaboratively with clients to develop individualised treatment goals and draws on a range of evidence-based treatments including CBT, DBT, ACT, compassion-focused therapy, and schema therapy.
Josephine’s special interests include perinatal anxiety and depression, perinatal adjustment, pregnancy-specific anxiety, parent-infant attachment or bonding difficulties, birth trauma and/or intergenerational trauma, grief, and relationship changes such as intimacy, communication and conflict, grief, and parenting.