Peakgrove Facilitators

Joanne Byrnes

Psychotherapist and Supervisor



Joanne Byrnes - BSc (Psych) and Master of Gestalt Therapy has considerable experience as a  Gestalt therapist. Joanne works with gentle awareness and sensitivity. She embraces with warmth and curiosity an exploration of who you are in your field and in relationships. Joanne has worked at length with trauma and provides a safe place to explore this. She is passionate about supports both internally and within the community. Joanne is a clinical registrant with PACFA and supervisor.


Joanne has also trained extensively in Family and Systemic Constellations. With Constellations, the emphasis shifts to your whole system and the inter-relatedness of all the parts. She runs one-day workshops at Peakgrove and a yearly training course in Constellation facilitation.

Joanne is also a trained teacher of mindfulness meditation and runs courses on mindfulness in Canberra and the workshop Mindfulness and the Wise Horse.

Joanne has trained in advanced group facilitation and is very experienced at working with groups as a teacher, a coach, a facilitator and a therapist. During 25 years as an Air Traffic Controller at Sydney and Melbourne, Joanne developed skills in clear communication, working under pressure, spatial planning and implementation, multi-tasking and complex systems processes. She is also skilled at dealing with crisis, traumas and emergencies. Joanne has many years of experience in Adult education, teaching both the practical and emotional skills required to be an air traffic controller.

Joanne works in private practice as a Gestalt therapist and a Supervisor  
(PACFA supervision hours)
Joanne supports counselling students by offering low prices for both
therapy and supervision.
Zoom and phone sessions available.

"The work both of you do is incredibly important and amazing. This workshop was one of the best things I have ever had the opportunity to do. I can’t wait to tell everyone about the incredible work you do and the beautiful horses you work with."