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Relationship Counselling Melbourne

  • Jenny
    Jenny

    Registered Psychologist Melbourne

    BA (Hons) (Psych); B. Pharm; M.Soc Sci; Dip Clin Hyp;  Grad Dip Ed

    Hart Centre Certified

    LOCATIONS
    • Preston, VIC
    • Hurstbridge, VIC
    • Doreen, VIC
    Specialised Training
    • Diploma of Clinical Hypnosis (a course presented by Melbourne University Dept. of Psychiatry, in liaison with the Austin Hospital
    • Psychopharmacotherapy (La Trobe Univerity Pharmacy Department)
    • Relationship Therapy Methodologies Program by The Hart Centre
    • Relational Life Institute Level 1 training by Terry Real
    • Couples and Asperger’s Syndrome Counselling Skills and Strategies, Tony Attwood
    Areas of Interest

    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
    • Hypnotherapy
    • Psychopharmacotherapy (in liaison with your medical practitioner)

    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.

    She is able to provide facilities for onsite Eftpos and Medicare claiming.

    Jenny was married for 26 years, but is now widowed, with two young adult children.

    How many years counselling experience do you have?

    36 years

    What are three strengths you have as a Psychologist/Counsellor?

    Ability to empathise with a wide range of people, highly advanced analytical ability and I have skills in psychopharmaceuticals meaning that I can recommend that people go to their GPs and obtain any indicated medication for anxiety or depression.

    What is the most satisfying and fulfilling part of the work you do?

    Helping people reconnect and again enjoy a fulfilling relationship or move on with their lives independently if that is in the partnership’s best interest.

    What’s an example of a couple you have helped the most?

    Helping a couple improve their communication skills to the extent that they could find joy again in their partnership.

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