“I will help you navigate the complexities of your inner world. I create a safe and supportive environment where you can learn to observe your thoughts and feelings without judgement. My aim is to help you foster acceptance rather than avoidance, while moving towards a rich and meaningful life.”
Jane is a warm and empathic psychologist who works with adolescents, adults and families. She is especially skilled in substance dependence, anxiety, depression, personality disorders, neurodiversity-affirming treatment, gender-affirming treatment, trauma recovery and relationship issues. She also provides interventions for family and parenting issues, domestic violence, anger management, body image issues, work stress, LGBTQ+ issues and more.
Jane entered the mental health field a decade ago, after leaving her career in banking. She has worked in different clinical settings, including a private psychiatric hospital, a residential rehabilitation centre and an NGO outpatient counselling centre. She has also had the privilege of presenting her research and intervention at two conferences, contributing to the family violence and alcohol and other drugs (AOD) sectors. Her professional background reflects a deep-seated commitment to psychology, diverse practical experience, and a drive to create a positive change within the field and the communities she serves.
Jane’s approach to therapy is characterised by warmth and curiosity, as she works to build meaningful connections with her clients. She walks alongside her clients without judgment while developing an understanding of what is happening for them, before collaborating to explore the way forward together. She focuses on fostering a strong therapeutic alliance based on trust and empathy, as she believes that genuine connection is the foundation for transformative change in therapy.
Jane’s practice is distinguished by its holistic and socially conscious approach. By combining several modalities and perspectives including acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT), motivational interviewing, narrative therapy, a feminist-informed perspective and social justice principles, she provides a multi-faceted framework that addresses the emotional, cognitive, relational and societal dimensions of her clients’ lives. This unique blend allows her to help individuals navigate their internal struggles but also understand how these issues intersect with broader social and cultural contexts.
Jane prioritises creating a safe and affirming space for all clients, particularly those who identify as neurodivergent and those within the LGBTQI community. By tailoring her therapeutic approach to accommodate diverse needs and experiences, she empowers all her clients to embrace their uniqueness and find strength in their identities. Through this integrative approach, she supports her clients in exploring their inner worlds, understanding their narratives and fostering acceptance. She also encourages them to draw upon their strengths to advocate for themselves and for social change where necessary. Her practice seeks not only to heal but also to celebrate and amplify the voices and experiences of all individuals, promoting personal growth and societal progress.
Jane finds it deeply rewarding to witness her clients’ transformations as they reflect on what they no longer need to avoid and embrace the concept of acceptance, leading to a reduction in symptoms and distress. She shares this quote by Jon Kabat-Zinn, “You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.”
When she isn’t working, Jane enjoys exploring all the delicious food Sydney has to offer, spending time in nature, travelling, reading fiction and walking her dogs.
All online bookings require full upfront payment. This payment is non-refundable but is transferrable if your appointment is rescheduled with at least 24 hours notice. New Vision Psychology has a 24 hours cancellation policy which applies to all initial and follow up appointments. This is because we value the time of our psychologists. If you need to reschedule or cancel your appointment please call us on 1300 001 778 between 8:30am – 5:30pm between Monday and Friday with at least 24 hours notice (and by Saturday if our appointment is on a Monday) otherwise the full fee will be charged. We do not accept cancellations via text or email. Please cancel by calling 1300 001 778.
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