Care and support through life's invariable challenges
Christian counsellor Sydney
Jess completed a Masters of Counselling with a focus in Relationship Counselling at Morling College in Sydney. She is a registered Counsellor with PACFA (Clinical) specializing in face-to-face and online adult counselling. Her areas of particular interests are complex trauma, grief and loss, relationship issues and faith-based Christian counselling.
Her style of counselling and psychotherapy involves an integrative and holistic approach, with a primary focus on emotions and how we create meaning from our lived experiences. From a place of empathy and non-judgement, she incorporates a mix of creative, experiential, and traditional therapies and interventions in her work. Many clients value this integrative approach as it acknowledges the mind-body connection and the multi-faceted layers in which we communicate.
Taken from her personal and professional journey of grief and loss, depression, anxiety, and shame, she understands the importance of our emotional experience in self-awareness, healing and the ability to be our authentic selves and live our best lives. She is committed to working with clients to empower them towards rediscovering their strong, whole, and authentic selves from a place of curiosity and self-compassion.
Jess is also a committed Christian whose experience of corporate work and pastoral care complements the way she cares for all her clients. She is able to utilize a faith-based approach for Christian clients if that is what they desire.
And the time came when the risk to remain tight in a bud
was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.
Almost anyone can benefit from counselling. People seek counselling for many valid and varied reasons. Life's crossings, or challenges, can be wrought with emotions that can become too tangled to separate. Sometimes the ways we usually try to cope are not working. We can feel low, lost, and confused when we find ourselves at crossroads. We may need extra support to cross the path towards positive change in ourselves or in our relationships. We may need help healing our emotional wounds.
People often find that talking with a counsellor who aims to be empathic, objective, and non-judgemental can help them gain relief, clarity, hope, and confidence to face life's inevitable crossings and explore possible ways of moving forward.
I believe that lasting change starts with knowledge and is sustained through relational support within communities and social networks. In addition to counselling services, I also provide small group information seminars and workshops for communities, workplaces, and general public. The topics are aimed at increasing awareness and promoting the mental health and wellbeing of individuals, families, and communities. Depending on the topic, I am able to provide a Christian perspective for members of faith-based communities.
I am currently not taking any new clients for couples counselling. I am still offering pre-marriage counselling (Prepare-Enrich).
Wondering if counselling is for you?
Contact me for a confidential conversation or to book an appointment.
After-hour appointments & online video sessions are available.
If you require immediate help, please contact Lifeline Crisis Support on 13 11 14.