Jenny is a very experienced psychologist in Melbourne, registered in 1983. She has worked as an adult educator, training a range of community welfare staff in counselling techniques, and tutoring medical practitioners in the use of hypnotherapy. This educative orientation translates to a focus on empowering individuals and partners in making the positive changes they want to see, in their lives and in their relationships.
As part of the requirements for her Master’s degree, Jenny’s thesis focused on the way in which a person’s experience in their family of origin affects their partnerships (Imago theory). Jenny uses methodologies based on this orientation in the course of her work with individuals and couples, including helping partners to clarify their vision of relationship, and to improve their communication skills so that distortions in understanding are reduced.
As well as being a psychologist, Jenny has a pharmacy degree, and is skilled in identifying those ways in which a person’s use of medication can affect how they function in relationships. She is experienced in collaboration with medical practitioners, in order to assist clients with clinical depression and/or anxiety.
In approach, Jenny is supportive, inclusive and egalitarian, and assists clients from diverse backgrounds and a full range of gender orientations and nominations.
As well as her expertise and experience in general couples counselling for same and different gendered couples, Jenny has specific interests in:
- Pre-Marriage sessions
- Fertility, pregnancy, parenting (young children/teenagers), same sex couples, anxiety, depression
- Anger Management
- Depression and anxiety
- Psychoharmacotherapy (in liaison with your medical practitioner)
She is able to provide facilities for onsite Eftpos and Medicare claiming.