Trainer & Assessor
Jo Crothers has been working within the field of counselling for the past 15 years. What started with a goal to assist in rehabilitating offenders led her to spend over a decade working in case management, individual, group and family counselling and leadership roles within the corrective services industry. During this time, Jo provided ongoing training and support to new employees as they developed their skills and strategies working in this field. Jo went on to study Clinical Hypnotherapy and Strategic Psychotherapy and and operates her private practice where she works
Over time, Jo’s career has evolved to include training and mentoring in counselling, hypnotherapy and assessment skills. On occasion, she has attended high school educational institutions to engage students with career training and progression. Jo is a trained trauma informed Counsellor and Clinical Hypnotherapist with a Diploma of Clinical Hypnotherapy and Strategic Psychotherapy, Graduate Diploma in Health Counselling and Master of Counselling and has completed further training in the fields of trauma, depression and anxiety, Perinatal Loss and Bereavement, Hypnobirthing, Fertility, Hormones and Weight Management, grief and loss, addictions, relationships counselling, and family and domestic violence.
Jo has a strong commitment to personal and professional development and encourages others within the mental health field to participate in training to ensure that their services are of a high standard. She is very passionate about working with people to build strong assessment skills and providing ongoing education, training and support, particularly in the mental health areas surrounding suicide, self-harm and risk of harm to others. She believes that with a solid foundation and ongoing support that students can build their confidence and skills to deliver an excellent service.