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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

I am a holistic health practitioner. For over 15 years I have been working in Europe, South East Asia and New Zealand, offering private sessions, group workshops and volunteering. Curently I offer short and long term psychotherapy (somatic and psychodynamic talking therapy) in my cosy clinic, located in beautiful Heathcote Valley, Christchurch.


I specialize in psycho-somatic diseases and working with trauma, focusing on body-mind integration, finding balance and a sense of wholeness. Thanks to my somatic trainings (diplomas in nursing, biodynamic cranio-sacral therapy, body neurotherapy, visceral osteopathy, ayurveda) I understand and include the body (body talk) into psychotherapeutic process. It allows to deepen the process and access unconscious narration and core beliefs.


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

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

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


Would you like to know more or make an appointment, feel free to contact me.


Qualifications and registrations

  • Diploma in Nursing
  • Diploma in Body Neurotherapy
  • Diploma in Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy
  • Somatic Mindful Psychotherapy Hakomi Institute (graduate)
  • The Conversational Model of Psychodynamic Interpersonal Psychotherapy ANZAP (student)
  • Somato-emotional release / cranio-sacral work Upledger Institute
  • Visceral Osteopathy Barral Institute
  • TRE Trauma and Stress Release therapy
  • Somatic Approaches to Trauma
  • Continuum Movement


  • IICT
  • Australia and New Zealand Association of Psychotherapists ANZAP
  • New Zealand Association of Psychotherapists NZAP



Somatic psychotherapy $120 / 1 hour


I also offer psychodynamic psychotherapy - conversational model with reduced price ($80) for limited number of clients, throught my postgrad training with ANZAP (2022-2024). Contact me for more details if interested.

Availability (Opening hours)

Monday 15.00 - 19.00
Tuesday 9.00 - 14.00
Wednesday 15.00 - 19.00
Thursday 9.00 - 13.00
Friday -
Saturday -
Sunday -



Reviews Somatic Mindful Psychotherapy Christchurch

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Rating of 5 out of 5
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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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