John O’Connor has worked as a counsellor and psychotherapist for over 30 years, and has a wide range of clinical experience, particularly in working with patients with severe trauma histories, in providing group psychotherapy, and in working cross culturally. He is a former Director of Youthline Counselling Service (Auckland) and the Human Development and Training Institute. He also formerly worked at Segar House (which is part of ADHB Mental Health Services), and was a founding member of the therapeutic team at Segar which developed a residential treatment service (currently operating as a day programme) for patients with personality disorder diagnoses. He worked as a lecturer at the Auckland University of Technology within the Psychotherapy Discipline from 1999 to 2019 and was formerly Programme Leader of the Master of Psychotherapy (adult programme) at AUT. He is co-editor of Ata: Journal of Psychotherapy Aotearoa New Zealand. John also conducts a private practice in Mangere Bridge. John is currently a candidate in training as a Jungian Analyst with the Australia New Zealand Society of Jungian Analysts and is also undertaking his PhD exploring the discourses underpinning bicultural clinical encounters in Aotearoa New Zealand.