Care and support through life's invariable challenges
Christian counsellor Sydney
Jess established The Crossing Counselling as a place where people can experience genuine care. Jess meets people where they are at by offering care and support through life's invariable challenges.
I have a Masters of Counselling specialising in Relationship Counselling, Couple Counselling/Marriage Counselling. I am a member of the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA), the national peak body for counsellors and psychotherapists. I work as part of the team of practitioners in North Parramatta.
My journey started with a fascination with human functioning and biology and a desire to see people experience emotional and psychological healing. I see counselling as a way to marry the two by bringing an integrative and holistic approach in the way I see people. Through creating a safe, non-judgmental and caring space for people, I have provided hundreds of hours of individual counselling, couples counselling/marriage counselling. I help people with a broad range of issues, being present for them in their struggles and sharing the joys of their successes and achievements.
I incorporate a mix of creative and traditional therapies and interventions in my work. Many clients value this integrative approach as it recognises the different facets of our lived experience and the ways we communicate. I take the time to understand you and your needs and work in partnership with you to create positive change in your life.
I am a committed Christian whose experience of corporate work and involvement in pastoral care complements the way I care for my clients. I am able to utilise a faith-based approach for Christian clients.
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 help individuals and also specialise in relationship counselling and marriage counselling. I provide counselling to adult individuals and couples by offering a caring and safe space to be heard and understood. Clients come from different ages, cultures, backgrounds, and stages of life.
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.
It is my hope that as people feel more equipped to care for those around them, those who are struggling can find someone within their circles to reach out to in need.
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.