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Above the Waves 
Counselling 

Do you feel like you’re treading water, sinking, or even drowning under the daily pressures of life?  Are you tired of being bogged down by your problems and looking for someone to come along side you for support?  If this is how you're feeling, you have come to the right place.  At Above the Waves Counselling we provide a safe, compassionate, non-judgemental space for individuals and couples to explore their concerns with a warm, empathetic, and client centred therapist.  

 

When you are struggling it can be really difficult to reach out for help.  Today is a good day to take the first step.  You don't have to struggle alone and we would be honoured to provide you with support.  Please be encouraged that change is possible and you can lift your head above the waves to start living a fulfilling, joyful, and purpose-filled life today.   

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Integrative Counselling

Above the Waves Counselling provides integrative counselling for a variety of general counselling issues including:

  • Addictions

  • Anxiety​

  • Coping skills

  • Depression

  • Emotional disturbance

  • Family issues

  • Grief and loss 

  • Infertility

  • Infidelity

  • Insomnia 

  • Life coaching 

  • Life transitions

  • Midlife concerns

  • Parenting

  • Pregnancy, pre/post natal issues

  • Relationship issues

  • Self esteem

  • Spiritual issues

  • Separation and divorce

  • Stress management

  • Trauma

  • Women’s issues

Counselling for Individuals

You might wonder how counselling can help you with the issues you are facing.  You might feel afraid to seek help or think others will judge you if you tell them about your problems. 

 

At Above the Waves Counselling we accept you as you are and invite you to relax, be yourself, and open up in a safe space. There is no shame in seeking help and we are here for you as you make the choice to heal and recover from issues that have been holding you back.  

We work from a strengths based, person centred approach which empowers the individual and fosters self-confidence.  Counselling will help you develop greater self-awareness, better understand your thoughts, emotions, and behaviours, learn new skills and strategies, make positive changes, improve relationships, and move towards your goals.

 

At Above the Waves Counselling we incorporate a variety of evidence based interventions including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy, the Gottman Method for couples, and other approaches to tailor therapy to your personal needs and preferences.  With this individualised approach, you will feel heard and validated, understand underlying issues that are contributing to your current problems, and also move towards finding practical solutions to help you work through troubling issues.    

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Couples Counselling 

Couples counselling can help you address common relationship issues including communication issues, infidelity, financial issues, sexual issues, division of responsibilities, parenting concerns, blended families, extended family involvement, work related stress, addictions, or other concerns. 

 

At Above the Waves Counselling we believe in the importance of relationships and are here to help you improve communication, work through your differences, reconnect, develop strong attachments, and find joy and satisfaction in your relationship once more.  

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About the Counsellor

Hello and welcome.  I'm Jen, the founder and counsellor at Above the Waves Counselling.  As a Master of Counselling trained therapist and Registered Counsellor with the Australian Counselling Association I provide clients with a high quality, professional service.  

My background in teaching, school chaplaincy, and wellbeing counselling along with life experience as a mother of five, wife of 29 years, and expat have given me the ability to understand and empathise with common issues individuals, couples, and families encounter and meet my clients right where they are in life.  

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