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Into Blue

Jo Ablett

Melbourne VIC 3000

Servicing area: Phillip Island, Victoria

Jo specialises in providing a range of professional Counselling, Psychotherapy, Meditation and Expressive Therapy Sessions, to people living in the Phillip Island area.

Into Blue - Expressive Therapies

Services On Offer

  • Counselling & Psychotherapy for Children, Adolescents & Adults
  • Supervision for Counsellors
  • Professional Training in Expressive Therapies
  • Meditation Classes

Consultation Information

Consultation fees:

Children & Adolescents $130 1 hour session Parent interview $130
Adults $130 hour session / $195 90min
Counselling Supervision $130 1 hour session

What Are Expressive Therapies?

Expressive therapies is based on the belief that YOU are the expert of yourself. With skilled support you can access solutions, clearing the way for a brighter more hopeful future. Intense emotions and traumatic situations are imprinted in the body and memory and can affect behaviour, attitude and happiness until resolved. This can include birth trauma, early childhood traumas and recent trauma.

This experiential and holistic approach empowers you by supporting self-discovery using a wide range of methods. It involves more than just talking about the problem, and provides the opportunity for real and lasting change.

Counselling can help to resolve current dilemmas and psychotherapy has a healing, transpersonal and life path focus.

Modalities We Use

Sandplay Therapy: Representing an issue symbolically provides a new perspective and potential solutions.

Symbol Work: Objects from nature, figurines, ornaments etc. are arranged in the sandtray to communicate andprocess feelings, explore issues, and assist with decisions.
Sandplay Therapy allows access to the deeper aspects of the psyche to be worked with naturally and in safety often providing insights and information for healing.

Body Focus: Body symptoms or psychosomatic signals such as headaches, stomach cramps, backache and body pain, offer clues and vital information for identifying and working with emotional issues. Somatic focus can be a starting point for therapy by tuning in to your body, and becoming aware of physical sensations, emotions and images using the process of visualisation to identify and explore emotional and physical blocks.

Voice Dialogue: A process, which gives voice to the different aspects of your personality and identifiesMandala inner voices that suppress self- esteem and self-confidence.

Expressive Drawing and Writing: Used as a means for recording, expressing, reflecting, processing, releasing and integrating emotions.

Emotional Release Processing: A safe way of working with and releasing strong emotion that is often at the core of negative behaviour patterns.

Meditation and Relaxation Techniques: There are many forms of meditation and visualisation is just one of them. For people of all ages learn meditation and / or simple but efficient ways to relax, reduce and manage stress.

Benefits of an Expressive Therapy Session

Expressive Therapies can support your personal growth:

  • Spiritual awareness/enrichment
  • Make decisions/solve problems
  • Develop organisational skills
  • Understand your emotions and behaviour
  • Learn to be assertive
  • Discover your potential
  • Find purpose/direction
  • Develop motivation and drive
  • Enhance self- esteem/self-confidence
  • Change destructive patterns

Expressive Therapies can support your personal growth:

  • Anxiety
  • Behavioural issues / Anger
  • Depression
  • Eating disorders
  • Emotional / sexual / physical abuse
  • Family separation
  • Grief and loss
  • Relationship issues
  • Self-harm
  • Sleeping difficulties
  • Social issues
  • Stress
  • Substance abuse
  • Trauma

For more information about the best services for your needs or to organise an appointment - just give us a call!


Qualification Details

Master in Counselling
Bachelor of Education
Diploma and Advanced Diploma in Expressive Therapies
Vocational Graduate Diploma in Counselling Supervision
CERT IV in Counselling Supervision
Trainer for Victoria Expressive Therapies Institute of Australia
Meditation Teacher (40 years)
Reiki Master
Massage in Schools Instructor

Professional Memberships

SCAPE- Society of Counselling and Psychotherapy Educators Australia Inc.
ACA- Certified Practising Counsellor of the Australian Counselling Association
PACFA- Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia
ACA, PACFA, AAOS, ACSA Clinical Supervisor
MISP- Massage in Schools Program Instructor
VIT- Victorian Institute of Teaching: registered teacher

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