"My practice is founded on a life long passion to set the scene for children, teenagers and adults to tap into their potential; take charge of their lives and establish belief in themselves. Through my work with young people and adults I am constantly reminded of the innate ability that everyone has for healing."
- Jo Ablett
I do not presume to give advice or to provide answers for you but I do have the experience, knowledge and skills to assist you to access your own wisdom and solutions. My prime objective is to utilise my skills to help you to enrich and enhance your quality of life. I conduct a private practice from my Studio on Phillip Island specialising in counselling and psychotherapy for children, teenagers and adults. The foundation of my work is Expressive Therapies - a blend of personal growth, counselling and psychotherapy methods - which support emotional healing, personal wellbeing and skill development.
I have been privileged to teach in primary and secondary schools for 30 years. After retraining as a counsellor, I have been counselling in schools since 2003 and in private practice since 2005.
I have taught aerobics, art, meditation and Reiki to adults. I am currently the trainer for Victoria, for the Expressive Therapies Institute of Australia and enjoy sharing my passion for this approach to counselling with my trainees.
With 30 years experience in facilitating personal development and meditation for people of all ages I continue to work with individuals, and groups. The foundation of my work is Expressive Therapies - a blend of personal growth, counselling and psychotherapy methods - which support emotional healing, personal wellbeing and skill development.
It is my sincere intention to treat you with care, respect, kindness and acceptance whilst maintaining absolute confidentiality.
The Into Blue Studio is situated close to the beach and provides a relaxing and nurturing setting for healing and personal development. The purpose built self-contained studio with water views helps to set the scene for clients and trainees.
Overnight stays are an option for clients.
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)
Massage in Schools Instructor
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