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meet josie

Josie Coco practises as a Gestalt Psychotherapist and Group Facilitator for anyone wishing to live well. 


How your life is impacted now, in the aftermath of life's challenges and adverse experiences repeated over time in childhood or adulthood, is the focus of your work with Josie. Her work is trauma informed. 


Josie first qualified and practised as a clinical midwife. She progressed to hold a number of positions in team management, and HR in the health services. Her interest then turned to the commercial world where she founded and successfully operated 2 x SMEs; an importing and distribution business for office automation, and a childcare franchise.


Following 20 years in the business world, Josie returned to her first passion, health. She qualified in The BodyTalk System, and as a Gestalt Psychotherapist, fulfilling her interest in providing effective therapy to those wanting change.


"We want to feel that we belong in our families, our workplaces and our communities.


We want to be engaged and supported in meaningful activities which may include our work and our recreational time. 

Too often we find ourselves disconnected and isolated. Yet we know we are wired for good relationships.

We can become whole and joyfully alive. 


Our work together is a life-changing, life-affirming experience."


- Josie Coco


Josie has a deep understanding of how our mind, body, the body's energies and emotions influence each other. Gleaned through study, curious enquiry, investigation of meditative practices and personal experiences, this knowledge enables Josie to practice with wisdom in an wholistic manner.

For those who are committed to thriving in their work and in life, Josie offers a a facilitated programme called Radically Real Conversations. Applicable to all areas of life where relationships matter.

Josie's life experiences, her career and business endeavours inform her work. She is acutely aware of the demands of business and career, and the personal challenges of meeting your aspirations, your goals and your needs. Josie brings the wisdom of experience to her work.


Masters - Gestalt Psychotherapy  PACFA Reg. Clinical #27254

TIST (Trauma Informed Stabilisation Treatment - Janina Fisher): Level 01, 02

Deep Brain Reorienting - Trauma Psychotherapy: Advanced Level  (read more...)

Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT) for Couples 

Graduate Certificate HR Management & HR Development

Certified BodyTalk Practitioner - The BodyTalk System

Nurse, Midwife


Coco, J. (2020). Managing fear in difficult times. Thrive Global online magazine.

Coco, J. (2020). Your happy place is a great launch pad for building resilience. Thrive Global online magazine.

Coco, J. (2020). Harness the power of imagination to build family resilience. Medium online magazine.

Coco, J. (2019). Women starting over in midlife. Thrive Global online magazine 

Coco, J. (2012). Commit to feel good; Your health, wealth and happiness depend on it. Bloomington, USA. Balboa Press. 

Professional Membership


Ms Josephine Coco. MGestTherapy, PACFA Reg. Clinical #27254

GANZ - Gestalt Australia and New Zealand

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