A safe space to find reason and hope to thrive within yourself and relationships through connection to your own worth and emotional pain
Hi, I’m Jackson, I am a passionate and innovative therapist that prides myself in helping individuals to find reason to connect, to grow and to understand their own self-worth and relationships.
I work with clients from the time when trauma first happens to vulnerable, at-risk young people, through to when maladaptive coping mechanisms for dealing with life’s adversities develop into addiction, complex mental health, relationship issues and suicide.
I am a registered member with the Psychotherapy and Counsellor Federation of Australia. I have a Bachelor in Psychology and a Masters in Counselling and Psychotherapy. I work mostly in relational, emotion-based psychotherapy and explore the body through somatic psychotherapy, positoning all my work back to understanding and healing trauma.
Self-worth is how we value ourselves. When an individual has self-worth they internally believe that they are good enough, are inherently worthy of love from themselves and others.
Not being able to be open, willing, or honest. Feeling distant, not being in touch with our own emotions, or not prioritising what is important
When we set internal boundaries, we are choosing our own reality, our own thinking, feeling and behaviour instead of the contrary, which is just having automatic reactions.
Trust allows an experience of emotional and commitment safety as it opens us up to having more depth in our relationships and also allows us the ability to endure the conflicts and difficulties that come with relationships.
“We can’t change where we come from, but we can change where we go from here”
I will help you understand you and thrive in your connection with others. I will hold the space to help you find the whole unique you with worth, values, and needs, guiding you to connect to stuck emotional pain to heal and live a life with purpose and meaning.
We all have a concern or problem that we find challenging or difficult that we present with, working together with me will not only address and connect to what you present with but unpack what happened, what lies beneath the surface of the identified issue.
Spending a long time searching for my worth outside myself, I slowly realised that helping everyone else and not myself would only lead me down a darker and lonelier path. I could not be healthy or functional in relationships as the relationship with myself was filled with pain and shame. I didn’t know what I needed, what my boundaries were, how to love and support myself.
I tried to change and control everything around me, each presenting concern, difficult conflict, unhealthy relationship. When really, I needed to find myself, connect and heal on a much deeper level so I could then thrive and feel love in relationship. This meant exploring my past experiences of emotional pain, seeing how they influenced who I became and where I go from here.
Therapy in self and relationship means a look in the mirror to start to identify who you are; through looking at worth, boundaries and how to meet your own needs. Increasing self-awareness and understanding yourself allows for healthier relationships, an increase in self-esteem and a decrease in mental health symptoms
I pride myself on my passion to connect with others and my ability to form relationships that are built on connection, support, and compassion. My lived experience in finding my reasons to connect and understand gives me the power of strengthing my clients to gain a better life with long-lasting change and ongoing motivation and goals.
I support individuals with a variety of challenges and concerns that can stem from relationship issues ranging from communication, trust, intimacy, past trauma, repeated patterns, grief and loss to suicidality, addiction, mental health concerns.
I use the relationship with the individual to drive the therapy, using a variety of specialised therapeutic techniques and modalities to meet the individual’s needs.
I create a safe space to find reason and hope to thrive within yourself and relationships through connection to your own worth and emotional pain.
I have my masters and am a qualified Clinical Counsellor and Psychotherapist with PACFA (Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia). With 5+ years of working with complex trauma, codependency, and relationship issues, I value working from a trauma lens and focussing on the relationship in the space to support and help others with a strong emphasis on evidence-based emotional, relational, cognitive, and somatic approaches.
I write, I talk and I learn so that you can do the same. I am always studying and expanding my professional and personal experience. I write blogs on various topics and enjoy talking, be that presentations, videos, webinars, or my own podcast.
Jackson is one of the best counsellors I have seen over many years. Great rapport with him. Very knowledgeable, practical. I feel very well supported by him.
Jackson takes the time to hear others with compassion and a deep emphatic understanding that leads to lasting change and healing. Great Therapist!!
It's great having someone to talk to about important issues, knowing there is no judgement and only good intentions