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Somatic mindful psychotherapy / Psychodynamic psychotherapy - Christchurch - Joanna
Somatic Mindful Psychotherapy Christchurch
Heathcote Valley 30 Laing Crescent
8022 Christchurch
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Somatic Mindful Psychotherapy Christchurch

Hi, I am Joanna. For over 16 years, I have been working as a holistic health practitioner in Europe, South East Asia and New Zealand, offering private sessions, group workshops and volunteering. Currently, I offer short and long-term psychotherapy (somatic and psychodynamic talking therapy) in my cosy clinic, located in beautiful Heathcote Valley, Christchurch.


I specialise in psycho-somatic diseases and working with trauma, focusing on body-mind integration, finding balance, a sense of wholeness, and answering the question "Who am I?". Thanks to my medical and somatic training (see below), I understand and include the body talk in the psychotherapeutic process. Letting the body talk allows to deepen the process and access unconscious narration and core beliefs.


* Somatic Mindful Psychotherapy is a client-led therapy based on the client-therapist relationship, with principles of mindfulness, loving presence, unity, organicity and wholeness. It is designed for those who deal with stress, anxiety, anger, depression, grief, pain, and psycho-somatic symptoms, want to build confidence and self-esteem, change negative habits and beliefs, and get more clarity and understanding. 

* The Conversational Model of psychodynamic psychotherapy is a relational, flexible, jargon-free model of talking therapy. Clients can experience a positive and supportive relationship, which assists them to develop a full expression of themselves. It is dedicated to clients with a wide range of difficulties, including relationship issues, developmental trauma and personality disorders.

I am a registered therapist, and my work is supervised. As a lifelong learner, I regularly attend workshops and webinars and love reading books.


Please get in touch with me if you want to know more or make an appointment.


"There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you." Maya Angelou

Qualifications and registrations

  • Diploma in Nursing (PL)
  • Somatic Mindful Psychotherapy Hakomi Institute (graduate) (NZ)
  • The Conversational Model of Psychodynamic Interpersonal Psychotherapy ANZAP (3rd year student) (AU)

  • Diploma in Body Neurotherapy (PL)
  • Diploma in Face Neuroreflexology (EU)
  • Diploma in Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy (NZ)
  • Somato-emotional release / cranio-sacral work Upledger Institute (PL, NZ)
  • Visceral Osteopathy Barral Institute (NZ, AU)
  • TRE Trauma and Stress Release therapy (USA)
  • Somatic Approaches to Trauma (NZ)
  • Healing From The Core (USA)
  • Continuum Movement (USA)
  • Right Use of Power, Hakomi Institute, postgraduate training (USA)
  • Navigating Psychedelics For Clinicians and Therapists (USA)
  • Working with Couples, Introduction, Psychodrama (NZ)
  • Internal Family System (IFS) as a part of Hakomi training (NZ)


I offer therapy in


Session 1 hour -  $120



Availability (Opening hours)

Monday 15.00 - 18.00
Tuesday -
Wednesday 9.00 - 18.00
Thursday 9.00 - 18.00
Friday -
Saturday -
Sunday -



Reviews Somatic Mindful Psychotherapy Christchurch

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I highly recommend Joanna as a therapist

I highly recommend Joanna as a therapist. She is very skilled and professional and treated me with great kindness and empathy. I gained a lot of insights and growth from our sessions.

| Christchurch | 4 Sep 2023
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I can’t recommend Joanna more highly

I can’t recommend Joanna more highly.

Whilst I have done counselling previously, I was looking for someone who would have a more holistic approach. Joanna’s somatic mindful psychotherapy helped me identify how my anxiety was also having physical effects and assisted me to develop ways to counter this. We also developed strategies to acknowledge past experiences and move forward.

Joanna is kind, professional and caring. I always felt safe and supported during my sessions.

| Christchurch | 31 Jul 2023
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