Jo is educated to postgraduate level in Psychotherapy and Counselling and holds a PGDip Professional Integrative Psychotherapy.
Jo qualified as a registered nurse initially, before graduating from Hertfordshire University as a registered midwife.
She left England in 2000 to relocate to Malaysia and following further postgraduate studies, worked as a specialist community midwife in Sydney, Australia for eight years.
It was this specialist role that exposed Jo to the profound emotional turmoil surrounding unexpected and tragic outcomes in pregnancy, including miscarriage, stillbirth, and neonatal death. Jo worked closely in the community with families following life changing outcomes, feeling a natural inclination to attend to the emotional needs of these families.