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Jo WallACT Counselling

Support for living a valued life.

When experiencing stress, burnout, anxiety and depression, or dealing with life changing events such as physical conditions or caring for someone we love, it's easy to lose sight of the things that are uniquely important to us.

Jo Wall is an occupational therapist and counsellor, with 18 years of experience working in the mental health field, chronic pain, physical injuries and conditions. She offers a practical, professional and friendly counselling, group facilitation and supervision service.

Her main therapy approach is Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), a mindfulness-based cognitive behavioural therapy.

The goal of ACT is to live a rich, full and meaningful life, whilst accepting the pain that inevitably goes with it. One of its emphases is to improve quality of life, via a process of first clarifying, and then living by, your values.

As it is usually unpleasant private experiences (thoughts, feelings, memories, urges) that get in the way of us living according to our values, the other aspect of ACT is to learn mindfulness skills that can be applied in everyday life.

Mindfulness is paying full attention to the present moment, with an open, non-judgmental, and compassionate stance. When we are in a state of mindfulness, we are far more likely to cope with difficult emotions and situations, and may even learn new things about these experiences. It is a skill to be learned through practice, as it is a simple concept that can be difficult to apply. In ACT therapy, mindfulness is used in every session, and practice in between sessions is encouraged.

It is a very active therapy; one in which learning new coping skills and strategies for progressing in life is given prominence.

Jo provides counselling in Hamilton East. She has appointments available in office hours and after hours. Contact Jo for details of location. Please see website for more information.

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Address: Hamilton East, Hamilton
Phone: (021) 266 5657
Hours: By appointment
Email: Send a message[email protected]
Entry criteria
Open entry
Cost applies
$80.00 - $100.00
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