Jo Hilton has pursued a lifelong interest in learning and facilitation of learning. She has worked in this field for more than 40 years, initially within theatre and the performing arts before moving into the field of counselling and psychotherapy, latterly as a clinical fellow at the University of Edinburgh. Inspired by the work of Paulo Freire and Carl Rogers, she has worked to facilitate dialogue with many counsellors-in-training from Europe, the Americas, Asia, Africa and Australasia. She has hugely appreciated the different cultural experiences and personal developmental processes that she has witnessed in students and in her client work. She recently retired from the University of Edinburgh but her research interests in person-centred and psychodynamic counselling and psychotherapy continue.