Sunshine Coast’s Leading Relationship Counsellor

Get your relationship back on track, find your voices and create a deeper connection with each other for a longer, more loving relationship.

Transforming Relationships

Getting You Back On Track

There are a few common areas of relationships that can cause the most stress. From feeling like you are unheard, to  having poor conflict management skills, Evolving Connections Counselling are specialists in relationship counselling.

Our focus is to build a strong client-therapist relationship to make sure we are a great fit for you and your needs. With years of experience in relationship counselling, marriage counselling same-sex relationship counselling and consensual non-monogamy, you can trust that we are well prepared to provide the support and guidance you need.

Our Services

The Evolving Connections Methods

Individual Counselling

Couples Counselling

Trauma Counselling

Internal Family Systems

Emotion-Focused Therapy

Family Counselling 

Professional Supervision

Our Lead Counsellor

About Jo Distefano

Jo is the founder and lead counsellor at Evolving Connections. She has spent thousands of hours helping people as individuals and couples rediscover meaning and connection.

With a background in psychotherapy, Jo has a number of techniques that she applies to different situations to suit her clients. She is also at the forefront of working with diversity in her clinic, which is a growing field with a severe lack of support.

By connecting with Evolving Connections, you are making a decision for a better and bright relationship and future.

Our Reviews

Why The Sunshine Coast Trust Us

Alice Batista
Alice Batista
Not your average counselor - Jo is fantastic and does amazing, significant work.
Gemma Davies
Gemma Davies
My sessions with Jo are transformative. It’s been quite a journey, one I highly recommend. My self awareness and compassion continues to increase. Jo has been a great support for me while navigating challenging times and now having moved through them, she continues to be a great support to help me thrive.
Ben Morris
Ben Morris
If you're looking for a fantastic counsellor who genuinely cares about helping you improve your relationship, Jo is the person to go to. My wife and I were really struggling to communicate efficiently and Jo taught us so many different techniques and helped us to better understand each other's perspective. This has helped my wife and I communicate much more efficiently, and it's really strengthened our marriage. Were the happiest we've ever been and we couldn't have gotten here without Jo's support.
Terri Morris
Terri Morris
My husband and I started couples counselling after realising that we needed to do some work to improve our marriage and communicate more effectively. Jo helped us through the worst time in our relationship to allow us both to be able to communicate our problems while learning strategies to help us have more understanding. Unlike other counsellors, Jo doesn't offer quick fix solutions that are only temporary, she works at length with you to get to the root of the problem to help educate you on long-term solutions. Fast forward to today, my marriage is stronger, more fulfilling and balanced.
Jodie Toft
Jodie Toft
Jo is fabulous! She is insightful and so patient. Jo has helped us to communicate effectively and to understand each others way of thinking. We had a very positive experience. I highly recommend Jo.
I would like to thank Jo Distefano for providing a calm environment in which I could grow and heal. She is very knowledgeable, intuitive and she listens. I am recommending her to friends. Thanks Jo.
Leah Harris
Leah Harris
When my partner and I first came to see Jo our relationship was not in a good place and although we both had the desire to make our relationship better, we were at a loss as to how to fix it. Now, a year and a half down the track, with Jo's help, we are in a much better place. Not only as a couple but as individuals, parents and as a family unit. I'm so thankful to Jo for the difference she has been able to make in our lives. I can't recommend her enough!
Ellen Kenman
Ellen Kenman
Jo has helped our relationship enormously. Rather than ‘marriage counselling’ we like to think of these appointments as ‘maintenance’. Every appointment is a reminder of who we’d like to be as a couple and how we can communicate more effectively. Jo is extremely professional, but also very warm and understanding. Every couple could benefit in some way from seeing Jo, and we recommend her very highly.