Founder & Director
Accredited Mental Health Social Worker
Jani's Passions are:
Face to Face Counselling in Redcliffe, Queensland Zoom Counselling
Relationships Marriage Counselling Couples Counselling Pre Marital Counselling
I use Gottman Therapy https://www.gottman.com/
I am committed to working with couples whose relationship has not turned out as they had dreamed. I show you new ways to communicate, manage conflict, become more connected and overcome crises. I 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.
I offer face to face and online counselling and am comfortable with using Zoom with couples who cannot come to us at Brilliance Counselling and Consultancy in Redcliffe Qld. https://www.gottman.com/
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, like after a sudden job loss or relationship break up, or sometimes it’s part of a pattern throughout one’s life. If your mood is impacting on your ability to be happy let me provide support and encouragement to make changes that help. Let me show you some ways to begin the path to recovery.
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.
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.
Our work and work places can be challenging. I provide a safe, supportive place to vent, develop clear and sound strategies and help you to be the best allied health professional that you can be. I can debrief your really confronting experiences or help you to deal with transference and counter transference. I know that counselling is a complex area of work and we need to have someone with whom one can explore ways of practice, micro and macro skills and complex client work. I have cross cultural experience, remote and rural experience. I love watch my Supervisees grow in practice confidence. Flexible hours and Zoom appointments available.
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
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
Private Practice Social Workers Interest Group
Skype/Zoom Videotherapy, counselling, supervision & clinical consultation Australia and Internationally
Brilliance Counselling & Consultancy in Redcliffe 0424855581