Somatic Experiencing



I help people just like you, resolve stress and trauma so they can get on with the business of enjoying their life and maximising their potential.


Do you struggle with any of the following symptoms?


  • Anxiety

  • Constant worry

  • Indecisiveness, procrastination and self-sabotage

  • Fatigue, tiredness that isn’t resolved by sleep

  • Constant health issues

  • Foggy thinking

  • Relationship breakdown, poor communication

  • Constant irritability and frustration

  • Depression and low motivation

  • Recurring injuries or old injuries that won’t resolve

  • Chronic pain

  • Weight problems

  • Fears and phobias

  • Unresolved grief

  • Coping mechanisms like food or alcohol that are getting out of control…

  • Difficulty setting boundaries and saying no


Or maybe you have past trauma that keeps showing up in your life in a variety of ways and you know you really need to look at it but it feels too hard!


Or you simply have big dreams and goals and need some help taking things to the next level!


Well, you’re in the right place :-).


I am a Therapeutic Coach and Somatic Experiencing® Practitioner.


Somatic Experiencing® is a body-oriented approach to the healing of trauma and other stress disorders. It offers a framework to assess where a person is “stuck” in the fight, flight or freeze responses and provides clinical tools to resolve these fixated physiological states.  This is approached by gently guiding clients to develop increasing tolerance for difficult bodily sensations and suppressed emotions.

Trauma may begin as acute stress from a perceived life-threat or as the end product of cumulative stress. Both types of stress can seriously impair a person’s ability to function with resilience and ease.

Qualifications & Professional Development

  • Certified Somatic ExperiencingⓇ Practitioner (SEP), Somatic Experiencing Australia, 2015-2018

  • Studied to Masters level in Counselling

  • B.SocSci(Hons) 1st Class in Psychology

  • Completed Getting to the Core Of Sexuality Trauma Workshop with Somatic Experiencing Australia, 2016

  • Completed the Empath Mastery Program with Sweigh Spilkin, PhD., 2018

  • Completed Attachment & Trauma Mastery Program with Diane Poole Heller, 2018


I also have plenty of lived experience.  If you want to learn more about my personal journey, please click here

In terms of my personal life, I am loving living back on a farm again with my partner and our children, immersed in nature, growing our own veges, entertaining all sorts of native birds in our garden and being only a few minutes from the sea and beach life.

I used to compete in bodybuilding and powerlifting before learning some tough lessons on over training, and am just getting back into more exercise now.  I’m taking it more gently this time around though and have a morning practice of Qi Gong in our beautiful garden.

I offer complimentary 15 min consultations to see if we'll be a good fit, so please don’t hesitate to get in touch for a chat.  I’d love to hear from you.

Contact Joanna

HQ Downtown - 67 Willow Street, Tauranga 3110                                                                                           we@healthquarters.co.nz  Te Puna - 17b Minden Road, 3172