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About

Hi, I'm Jane

Most of my career was spent working in the International Aid and Development sector. I loved making connections across cultures and having my perspective challenged. It was a privilege and was personally transformative. I wasn’t prepared though, for the impact working in such a frenetic sector would have on my physical and mental health.

The urgent nature of the work and experiencing vicarious trauma I wasn’t initially equipped to handle, often left me feeling overwhelmed. It was a steep learning curve to acknowledge my limitations and address burnout and saviourism. I couldn’t fix it all and my role should always have been to accompany people on their own journey towards a meaningful life, rather than trying to.

So the transition to counselling and psychotherapy felt seamless in this way. To offer the tools for nervous system regulation that have healed me. My role is to guide, come alongside and support you in your unique path to healing and wholeness.

I’ve navigated a challenging childhood, lived decades within a fundamentalist religious worldview, found peace outside of this and settled into myself as someone innately deserving of love and belonging. I’m so interested in people’s stories, what forms and shapes us. I’d love to hear yours and reflect back to you your resilience, courage and calm. There is a part of us that is un-disturb-able. 

Counselling sessions are online (Zoom) and in-person in Marrickville. You can book in here.

Aid & Dev Sector – I work with NGO teams on wellbeing sessions, including pre/post trip debriefing, one-on-one counselling and introducing the collective care model. I also run workshops based on the content in my online course, Grounded. Trauma-informed Aid & Development.

Qualifications

Approaches to Therapy & Areas Of Interest

Download 'Melancholy': an excerpt from "The Sentimental Non-Believer."

Melancholy is a reflection on the way Easter used to feel and how it feels now.