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Jo Gniel · Relationship Counsellor · certified Emotionally Focused Therapist and Supervisor

Jo Gniel (she/her) is a relationship counsellor, ICEEFT certified Emotionally Focused Therapist and Supervisor in training, a trained teacher of Mindful Self Compassion (UCSD) and the founder of landscape of life a consultancy dedicated to building human connection; helping people create healthy relationships and wellbeing in all aspects of life.

Jo is committed to supporting excellence in the practice of Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) to ensure individuals, couples and families get the support they need to develop stronger, healthier relationships.

As a certified Emotionally Focused Therapist and Supervisor in training, Jo is a member of the International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT) and was a founding member of the organising group for the Melbourne Community for Emotionally Focused Therapy (MCEFT).

Jo has designed, developed and delivered EFT training for allied health professionals and therapists for MCEFT and other organisations. She has contributed to research integrating EFT principals to support couples after cancer treatment with the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and resources for couples following a breast cancer diagnosis with Breast Cancer Network Australia. 

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Not so long ago, Jo could be found walking the boards of a global giant as an innovation and change leader. Since leaving the theatre of corporate life Jo has been driven by a desire to have a positive impact on the lives of others, contributing her business knowledge, evidence based approaches to relationships and wellbeing and a passion to collaborate more widely to create a safer, more inclusive world.

In organisational contexts Jo works with leaders interested in creating social impact through ethical and inclusive policies, processes and culture to humanise workplaces. Jo supervises and coaches leaders with a desire to develop more compassionate leadership, to better understand themselves, others, and their relationships while navigating the challenges of life and the world of work.

"I believe happiness is an attitude towards life itself. Who we really are, in the deepest sense is waiting to shine through and be present in our life everyday."
- Anonymous

Beyond her academic qualifications in Bio-Medical Science, Counselling and Psychology, Jo’s professional toolkit includes extensive professional development in the field of couples and family relationships, from the Bouverie Centre, Williams Road Family Therapy, Stepfamilies Australia, Relationships Australia and the Australian Psychological Society. Jo also trained in Mindful Self Compassion with the University of California San Diego.


Jo’s clients have included public and private sector organisations and not for profits. She has delivered executive and leadership coaching, professional supervision, facilitated workshops and key note presentations.

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