JoAnn Hill – Registered Clinical Counsellor (Candidate)

My journey has been deeply intertwined with a person-centered approach. In my world, I firmly believe that the client holds the keys to their own expertise. Having spent 18 years as a massage therapist, I’ve witnessed the profound impact of stress and emotions on the body. It’s fascinating how our nervous system, when ignored, can lead to a myriad of issues. 

A mantra close to my heart is, “the relationship with yourself is the most important one you will ever have.” Embracing this philosophy, I relish guiding individuals in unlearning outdated patterns and replacing them with new, empowering ideas. My own transformative experience in learning to regulate the nervous system and reconnect with the body has been life-changing, and I’m eager to share this journey with others. 

I aspire to equip people with a personalized toolbox, tailored to their unique needs. Together, we explore facets like the inner critic and inner coach, fostering self-compassion, nurturing a kinder inner voice, cultivating self-awareness, and scrutinizing thought patterns and narratives. Employing somatic experiencing tools allows us to decode the language of the body and understand the nuances of nervous system responses. 

Beyond my professional identity, I wear the hats of a parent and step-parent. Life has blessed me with a diverse array of experiences, offering invaluable lessons that I strive to embody in my daily life—though, like everyone, I am only human. Let’s embark on a journey of self-discovery and growth, working on boundaries, communication, and various other aspects of personal development. 

Specialities- Issues:

  • Self-esteem and identity
  • Stress management
  • Anxiety
  • Grief/loss
  • Life transition
  • Divorce
  • Boundaries and self-care

Specialities- Modalities:

  • Somatic Experiencing
  • Internal Family Systems
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Solution Focused Brief Therapy
  • Existentialism

Client Focus- Women and men looking to change patterns that no longer work and those wanting
to work on themselves in order to cope with life challenges. Couples with communication issues
or intimacy issues.