Above the Waves 

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?

I provide a safe, compassionate, non-judgemental space for you to explore your concerns with a warm, empathetic, and client focused therapist. I believe the foundation of all successful therapy begins with a strong professional relationship between counsellor and client and strive to help you feel welcomed, accepted, and respected.


As an integrative counsellor I approach therapy from a holistic approach and also incorporate a variety of evidence-based interventions to tailor therapy to the individual client and their unique needs and preferences.  In our sessions you will feel heard and supported whilst also moving towards finding practical solutions to help you gain victory over troubling issues.


I know how difficult it can be to reach out for help.  Today is a good day to take the first step.  Please be encouraged that there is hope and you can lift your head above the waves to start living a fulfilling, joyful, and purpose-filled life today. 

About the Counsellor


Hello and welcome!  I’m Jen and I am the founder and counsellor at Above the Waves Counselling.  

I am a Master of Counselling trained therapist who will be completing my degree in 2022.  I also hold qualifications in Counselling and in Child Development. As a Registered Counsellor with the Australian Counselling Association I am committed to bringing you high quality, professional counselling service.  


Prior to becoming a counsellor, I worked as a teacher in both primary and high school settings, as a primary school chaplain, and as a homeschool educator. I am originally from America and relocated to Perth, Western Australia with my husband of 29 years and our five children in 2014 and am now a dual citizen. 

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Counselling for Women & Adolescents

General counselling services for women and adolescents both in person and online are available.  I have experience working with women and young people with a variety of issues and specialise in supporting people with anxiety, depression, life adjustments, relationship issues, self-esteem concerns, stress, and parenting support.

  • Anxiety​

  • Behavioural issues

  • Coping skills

  • Depression

  • Emotional disturbance

  • Family issues

  • Grief and loss 

  • Infertility

  • Insomnia 

  • Irrational fears

  • Life coaching 

  • ​Life adjustments

  • Midlife concerns

  • Parenting

  • Peer relationships

  • Postnatal depression

  • Relationship issues

  • School issues

  • Self esteem

  • Separation and divorce

  • Stress management

  • Women’s issues

Therapeutic Approaches 

Psychology Patient

At Above the Waves Counselling we believe in the uniqueness of each individual.  You will be an active participant in your therapy and we will work together collaboratively to choose treatment approaches that suit your personality, values, beliefs, and needs. Intervention options include:

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy 

  • Christian Counselling

  • Coaching

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy 

  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy 

  • Integrative Approaches

  • Narrative Therapy

  • Person-Centred Approaches

  • Positive Psychology

  • Solution Focused Therapy 

  • Strength-Based Approaches