Jo Vallance

ACC therapy, Adult ADHD, Adult ASD, Adults, Eating, EMDR, Mental Injury Assessor, Rainbow, Therapist

PGDipClinPsych, MA (Distinction), BA (Hons), MNZCCP



Jo is a Senior Clinical Psychologist who has worked at the South Island Eating Disorders Service for the past 10 years. Prior to this, she worked for the University of Otago on a clinical research trial comparing Meta Cognitive Therapy to Cognitive Behaviour therapy for depression.


Jo’s main therapeutic approaches are Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Meta Cognitive Therapy and Schema Therapy. She treats a range of issues such as anxiety, depression, eating disorders, body image concerns, perfectionism, and rumination. Furthermore, Jo is an ACC approved provider for Sensitive Claims. Her values include full self-expression, wellbeing, persistence and courage.  She has three children and continues to work at the CDHB as well as private practice.


Jo is not currently accepting new clients.