Founder & Director
Accredited Mental Health Social Worker
Now also offering Couples Coaching with Jani & Don
WE KNOW RELATIONSHIPS
We will soon be adding an additional Accredited Mental Health Social Worker. Watch out for a wonderful announcement!
Jani's Passions are:
Face to Face Counselling in Redcliffe, Queensland Zoom Counselling Couples Coaching with Don Wyatt
Relationships Marriage Counselling Couples Counselling Pre Marital Counselling
We use Gottman Therapy https://www.gottman.com/
We are committed to working with couples whose relationship has not turned out as they had dreamed. We show you new ways to communicate, manage conflict, become more connected and overcome crises. We want you to achieve the happiest and most connected relationship possible. Think of this process as resolving current problems and weather proofing for the future.
Our definition of couples is inclusive of all combinations of unions. From pre marital to established, heterosexual, gender diverse, gay & lesbian, polyamorous, open & couples separated by distance we guarantee respect, equality and empathy.
Level 3 Trained in Gottman Therapy with 90 minute and marathon sessions available.
We offer face to face with Jani or with Jani and Don together. Jani offers online counselling using Zoom with couples who cannot come to us at Brilliance Counselling and Consultancy in Redcliffe Qld. https://www.gottman.com/
Jani and Don also learned how to have a joyful marriage after previous marriages that didn’t work. We needed to learn how to handle conflict and differences of perspective. And we still have to work on our marriage. Marriages aren’t perfect and need work and attention to thrive and be sustainable. If we had a perfect marriage we wouldn’t be doing this together. it’s the imperfections that allow us to keep learning to be better together.
Because we’ve been lucky enough to learn the power of connection we decided that we could offer an improved service by working as a couple with our couples. We added this option of working with both of us in joint sessions. The change of dynamic has received positive feedback from many of our Relationship Coaching clients.
Diversity Positive Counselling Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Intersex LGBTI Sexuality Concerns
We are open, caring and experienced with clients of all genders and have a special interest in sexuality. We work with gender, sexuality and identity concerns. We will help you and support you as your life changes for the better. We can offer support and information to your family, friends, schools and other areas off your life. We’ve worked with individuals, couples and families. We’re here to support transitioning and questioning, showing respect and honour for who you are and all that you can be. Medicare and BrisbaneMIND.
Young People Adjusting to Diverse Identity
We appreciate the challenges that may face young people. We know that for some people “coming out” isn’t as smooth and doesn’t involve the level of acceptance that you might crave. We’re here to offer understanding, a sounding board, negotiation skills and supports,
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Domestic Violence Single Incident Trauma
Everyone experiences trauma. Some trauma can have a long standing impact. Trauma work is challenging and can be quite daunting but we will be with you for as long as it takes to feel safe and comfortable with the past or a single distressing event in your life.
PTSD, Complex PTSD, Domestic Violence and Single Incident Trauma all have the potential to make you second guess yourself and doubt your sanity. Your life has changed and it may feel like it will never be the same. We want you to have hope and confidence that some day it will be better than ever.
Psychotherapy and counselling involve strategies that may hep you to feel that things can and will improve. We have experience working through the genesis of your feelings and expectations and supporting you to feel in control more often.
We accept Mental Health Care Plans, Workcover clients, DVA and we will work with other authorities as required. We are happy to liaise with your employer about EAP provision.
Mental Wellness Depression Anxiety Sleep Problems Anger Management
Depression is more than sadness and feeling disheartened. Sometimes it’s quite reactive, for example after a sudden job loss or relationship break up. Sometimes it seems as if this is part of a pattern throughout one’s life. If your mood is impacting on your ability to be happy let me provide skills, support and encouragement to make changes that help. Let me show you some new ways to begin the path to recovery. No one needs to walk this journey without someone on their team.
Anxiety can include specific fears or be a very general fearfulness. Not wanting to “people” is common. Sometimes you don’t even know how you got so worried about things that don’t seem to bother others. Inaction and avoidance don’t make it better but it seems so hard to do anything. Second guessing yourself constantly, worrying that you are making mistakes or that you’re viewed negatively by others can make going forward seem so difficult. We teach you skills that you can use to control your anxiety.
Many clients have described days when having to see or speak with people and be social is just too exhausting. However these same people have to work, study, form friendships and relationships. Our work focuses on how to be both comfortable to be in the world and balance that with times to recharge and enjoy solitude.
We all need to sleep well. We can help with sleep hygiene and sleep routines as well as helping you to self soothe and learn to relax. There are a lot of useful tips, patterns and routines that can really help to soothe you into changing a sleep style that isn't providing refreshing and rejuvenating sleep.
Anger alienates the people you love and makes you doubt yourself. It’s common that a partner or employer insists you see someone. Anger and rage are different and neither helps you or other people to feel safe. There are reasons for getting so angry and we work to help you find a way to manage feelings and move towards being able to have mastery over anger. There’ll be changes to make but we’ll be there to listen and talk you through. Medicare allows you to gain a Mental Health Care Plan and that allows a partial rebate.
We’re passionate about using meditation. We offer a weekly session on Mondays at 6pm. Please call and reserve your place. We use lots of different styles and explore what the practice of meditation means and how it changes our lives.
Qualifications & Memberships or Lots of Details that some people want to know…
Accredited Mental Health Social Worker (AMHSW) and active AASW Member
Australian and New Zealand Professional Association for Transgender Health INC (ANZPATH) Full Member
Gottman Level 3, Treating Affairs and Trauma, Gottman Referral Network, Relationship Institute of Australasia Gottman Therapists Support Group
International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS), Ethical Entrepreneurs and social justice groups.
The North Brisbane Private Practice Network and Private Practice Social Workers Interest Group
Skype/Zoom Videotherapy, counselling, supervision & clinical consultation Australia and Internationally
Dr Don Wyatt PhD
Doctor of Philosophy in Anthropology and Sociology and Adjunct Professor Research and Training
Lecturer, trainer, teacher and coach more than 40 years
Research Projects in Human Behaviour, Gender, Culture, Education
About to complete Degree in Health Science Naturopathy
Jani & Don have extensive lived experience including:
Rural, Remote, FIFO, Internationally across cultures, including Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Communities and CALD communities
Working with all genders with gender diversity positive approach
Experiences of our large extended family including our children, children’s children, step children and adults and children who have adopted us and our fur children
Passionate about counselling, coaching, sharing adventures and working together.
Brilliance Counselling & Consultancy in Redcliffe 0424855581