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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.

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

I am open, caring and experienced with clients of all genders and I have a special interest in sexuality. I work with gender, sexuality and identity concerns. I will help you and support you as your life changes for the better. I can offer support and information to your family, friends, schools and other areas off your life.  I've worked with individuals, couples and families.  I’m here to support transitioning and questioning, showing respect and honour for who you are and all that you can be. Medicare and BrisbaneMIND.

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 I 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. I want you to have hope and confidence that some day it will be better than ever.

I accept Mental Health Care Plans, Workcover clients, DVA and I will work with other authorities as required. I am 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.  I 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.  I talk about 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. There are reasons for getting so angry and I 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 I’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.

Young People and Children

I have to be serious sometimes but I use creative approaches with young people because I realise that talking isn’t always what they want to do with adults. I use play therapy, art, imagination and dramatic play with any age. I offer a non judgemental ear, no matter how low or anxious you feel. Bullying, family changes, complex family relationships, relationship concerns, trauma and gender questioning are all concerns of mine and I want to help you feel better.


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…

Jani Forest-Wyatt

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

With all genders with gender diversity positive approach

With a large extended family including our children, children’s children, step children and adults and children who have adopted us and fur children

Passionate about counselling, coaching, sharing adventures and working together.

Brilliance Counselling & Consultancy in Redcliffe 0424855581