Senior Counsellor and Trainer

Location: Hawthorn East Clinic
Availability: Wednesday and Thursday


  • Advance Diploma of Nursing
  • Diploma of Counselling  

About Jeanette: 

Jeanette’s works with a warm, engaging and supportive approach, to ensure you feel relaxed and safe in the therapeutic environment. Jeanette seeks an authentic connection with her clients embracing the approach that everyone has the capacity for change and can find the balance between meeting a client where they are at whilst exploring issues with sensitivity, kindness and compassion. Jeanette encourages insight and awareness with her clients to gain positive outcomes facilitating change that empowers her clients to develop Mindfulness theories to build strengths, strategies and tools to enable better health and wellbeing.

Jeanette’s approach to treatment is collaborative and tailored to each clients’ individual and couple’s needs. Jeanette uses a holistic and multi-disciplinary approach to treatment and works closely with relevant health professionals to ensure the best possible care for her clients. Jeanette is experienced in both face-to-face and online therapy approaches, and is also committed to her ongoing professional development, welcoming new opportunities to learn.


Jeanette has a particular interest working with couples and individuals pertaining to marriage and partners, supporting growth and maturity, enriching and enhancing relationships. Strengthening connection, communication, trust and commitment, building love maps and managing conflict; Early childhood and adolescence Trauma; Affairs; Collaborative Separation; Life Transition and Adjustment Difficulties; Navigating life changes and challenges including: Anxiety, Grief and Loss; Personal Growth, Wellness and Managing stress; Self-esteem and Confidence Issues. 

Jeanette is also passionate about trauma and evidence based impact on the body, brain and emotions, including understanding trauma and moving forward to achieve peaceful, enriched, respectful and loving relationships. 

Background and experience:

Jeanette is an experienced counsellor who has worked in private practice, healthcare, community sectors, public and private education systems for over 30 years. After attaining her formal training, Jeanette undertook further professional development in the areas of Couples and Family Therapy, Family Violence and is a qualified as a Trauma informed Practioner. Jeanette has also had 20 years’ experience in both the Family court and Magistrate court systems, and is a full member of the Australian Counselling Association (ACA). 

Jeanette has also worked within multi-disciplinary teams of allied health professionals, public and private educational system to support adolescents and adults across a broad range of mental health challenges; assisting client’s to achieve optimal well-being outcomes.


Jeanette uses specialized counselling interventions such as:

  • Gestalt Therapy,
  • Person Centered Therapy,
  • Narrative Therapy,
  • Solution Focused Therapy,
  • Dialectical Behaviour Theory,
  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, and
  • The Gottman method - exploring strategies that accommodates to the person's needs and compliments their lifestyle values and beliefs.

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