Jennifer McGarry

Counsellor & Psychotherapist

 

I use a holistic approach to therapy that enables perceived problems to become indicators for change. This can bring a more fulfilling and richer experience of life.

 

I work with people who have issues related to:

  • depression
  • anxiety
  • self esteem issues
  • sexuality issues
  • spiritual crises
  • making meaning of illness
  • postnatal distress
  • dissociative disorders,
  • trauma recovery
  • loss of direction
  • relationship problems

 

Counselling/Therapy Services

Therapy is a room where you can explore your life issues more deeply. When insights come and emotions are released, we can live more fully in the present. This happens when we increase our awareness and become more conscious.

 

Counselling/Therapy Approach

My counselling and psychotherapy background is in Psychosynthesis and Jungian Psychology. This is a psycho-spiritual approach combing both Western and Eastern depth psychology resulting in a gentle integrative process. By reflecting on issues arising in our daily lives and exploring our behaviours, feelings and thoughts we find out why we do what we do.

 

Background and Experience

I have been working in private practice for 16 years. During this time I have run Post Natal Distress Groups for Maternal Mental Health. I mostly work with one on one clients and couples.

I began my journey working in Papua New Guinea researching the Fertility Habits of the Huli tribe. Whilst raising my family I was involved in Health Education and Post Natal Care. I became a Psychotherapist having discovered my true passion was in supporting the potential to heal oneself.

 

FAQs

Q Registrations and Memberships

- Registered Psychotherapist (PBANZ)
- Certified Imago Couple Therapist
- Registered General and Obstetric Nurse

Q Qualifications

- Diploma in Psychosynthesis Counselling
- Diploma in Psychosynthesis Psychotherapy
- Post Graduate Certificate in Health Science (Transformational and Jungian Psychology)

Q Testimonials

"…therapy helped me to ground and become less overwhelmed. I am able to understand old patterns that no longer serve me and reframe them. Therapy helped me to grow and become the adult that I knew I wanted to be, but could not access because of how I cocooned myself in my out dated perception"

"therapy helped me to understand and deal with my unresolved issues around adoption and how this was severely affecting my relationship with money, work and a deep unresolved anger issue. I now have control over my life and the tools to manage situations I previously found over whelming."

Q Appointments

- Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 9am to 5pm
- Wednesdays 12pm to 5pm
- Appointments outside of these times can be negotiated

Q Fees

- Individuals $115 per hour
- Couples $130 per one and a half hours.
- Sliding scale for clients on benefits

Q Payment Options

- Online banking, cheque, cash.
- I am open to negotiation on time scale for payment, eg. you can pay weekly installments for an agreed time.