About Joy Brisbane

Photo by Lauren Dean

At about the age of seven, Joy became aware that she was able to see beings that her parents called her ‘imaginary friends’. She quickly learnt that it was best to keep her friends to herself. Back in the 1950s psychic ability was not as accepted as it is now.

Throughout her life she continued to hide her ability to communicate with ‘unseen beings’, fearing the ridicule that came when she dared to try and share her experiences. In 2002 she became a widow and it was then she decided to step into doing what she felt she had come into this lifetime to do….use the gift of psychic ability with which she had been born.

Stepping into her new life had many challenges: the loss of friends who thought she had lost all sensibility, facing her fears of ridicule, and facing up to a complete change in life style. But what Joy has gained in return is great satisfaction and joyfulness in being able to help others face their challenges; a sense of peace in knowing she is now being true to self, and the excitement of watching others discover their own beautiful selves.

Joy has solid training behind her in nursing and Lifeline counselling. She has also completed other courses such as Theta Energy Healing and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. She now combines all her training and psychic skills to help others to come into self-awareness and healing through her work as a medium and counsellor. In addition to her intensive one-on-one two-day workshops and mediumship sessions, Joy also facilitates workshops for groups. For details on her workshops, please subscribe to her monthly newsletter at the bottom of the Home Page. Her intent is to help people work through their issues, self-heal, explore who they truly are, and find their path in life.

Joy has written poetry since 1971 and published in newspapers, literary magazines and anthologies in England, United States of America, India and Australia. Joy has self-published four volumes of poetry. In 2003 she launched her CD, Words and Rhythm – thirty poems backed with music and sound effects by her son Robert Bell PhD. In 2004 Joy began a poetry competition called The Reason-Brisbane Poetry Prize in memory of two men – her husband, Jeff Brisbane, and a friend, Len Reason. After Jeff died in 2002, Joy wrote When Do The Tears Stop? Since then she has written Spirit Alliance and Spirit Speaks (Foreword by Steven Farmer PhD). She is currently working on three other books. Joy has published three packs of cards, Inspiration cards, Oracle cards and The Seeker cards.  All three packs are based on her photography with channelled texts and words.