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Getting Started


1. Initial phone call

 Free, no-obligation 15-minute phone conversation to discuss your needs, ask questions & discuss availability.

2. Terms of Practice

Please ensure you have read & understood the terms in full. 

You will be asked to sign consent before your first session.

3. Make first appointment

After we've chatted and you're ready to get started on our first counselling session.

6 ways therapy can help you


  1. ​Develop self-awareness and knowledge
    Knowledge is power and I empower you through psychoeducation to help you understand more of who you are, the coping mechanisms you have developed from past experiences and how they develop into patterns of feeling, thinking and functioning. The brain is highly  and new information can be integrated to give you more choice on how to react, and increase your capacity to grow and transform.


  2. Discover your unique strengths and resources
    I work from a strength-based approach to discover and honour the strengths and resources you already possess, as well as develop new skills.


  3. Strengthen the connection between heart, mind and body
    Research shows that healing, especially from traumatic experiences, doesn't just occur through changing our thinking (top-down), but through learning how to mindfully tune into our body and emotions (bottom-up). I create a safe holding space to help you tune into the wisdom of the body to increase your capacity for self-regulation and healing. 


  4. Heal from old attachment wounds
    We develop our own unique styles of relating from our past experiences with our early caregivers or those who were meant to provide us with unconditional love. Therapy can help you understand and work through the unique challenges you faced in those formative years and the ways you learnt to adapt and cope that might be causing some difficulties in the present. We work to strengthen your adult self to give your inner child the nurture and care that you deserve.


  5. Communicate your feelings, emotions, needs and boundaries
    Through past experiences of not having our attachment needs met, many of us have learnt that it unsafe to feel our emotions and communicate our needs. Creative therapy approaches can help undo shame and discover how to honour and assertively communicate your needs and boundaries in your relationships.


  6. Work through grief and loss
    Almost every issue, including complex trauma, can be seen through the lens of grief and loss. Therapy is a safe space for you to mourn not only the things that have happened, but also the things that should have happened and didn't. 

What clients say

I’ve suffered from depression and alcohol addiction since I was a child, and hadn’t been able to move forward because I kept reliving the trauma. Jess tapped into my visual way of thinking and used methods that helped me see things clearly and put words to what I was feeling. She educated me on how the mind works and how it reacts to trauma. I’ve seen many counsellors, and Jess has probably had the biggest impact on my recovery. I might still look back with sadness, but I no longer need to relive things and feel lost. I’m a better functioning wife and mum, I find so much more joy in my family life, I have reconnected with friends, and can even enjoy closeness and intimacy again with my husband without the panic. Thank you so much, Jess!
~ KH
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