I would like to acknowledge the traditional custodians of this land. I pay my respect to elders past, present and future.
Jeanette is a social worker with extensive clinical experience in drug and alcohol, mental health, child protection and trauma.Read more
Jeanette provides counselling in drug and alcohol, depression, anxiety, self harm, trauma, relationships and much more.Read more
People who use alcohol and drugs such as methamphetamine may also be experiencing other complex life issues. Counselling opens up a safe and respectful space for people to examine their relationship with alcohol and drugs and to explore issues such as trauma, identity, self worth and intimacy. My practice is guided by harm minimisation principles.
Whilst it is not unusual for everyone to experience some short periods of depression, depression can develop into a concern when it is significantly impacting relationships, sleeping and eating patterns and day to day activities such as work and parenting. Counselling can support people with depression by exploring the triggers for depression and strategies for managing the depression.
Beyond Blue 2015 reports that anxiety is the most common mental health issue in Australia and that on average 1 in 4 people will experience anxiety. People with anxiety may experience physical symptoms such as racing heart, sweating as well as symptoms such as constant worrying and irritability. Counselling is a safe space to speak about anxiety, the effects of anxiety and how to control and manage it.
People who self harm do so as a way to release intense overwhelming emotion. Self harm may be an expression of internal pain and a way of seeking control when things feel out of control. There are a number of treatment options for people who self harm and counselling is one of these. A gentle, respectful and non judgmental space is created so that the multi layers and complexities of self harm are explored and made sense of. Themes of hope, empowerment and strengths are a part of these counselling conversations.
Trauma includes domestic violence, sexual assault, childhood abuse including sexual, physical and human trafficking. Trauma has significant impacts on a person’s life and these can be lack of self worth, alcohol and drug use, difficult forming relationships, mental health and physical health issues and parenting. Trauma counselling is focused on safety and stability and supports people to work towards recovery and healing.