Jeannette works with a Family Systems therapy model supporting you to resolve emotionally charged immediate and
long term relationship conflicts, communication breakdowns and unwanted behaviours and patterns within your family.
Family Counselling sessions can help you make sense of yourself, your relationships and your pervasive narratives within the bigger picture context of your family system. It encompasses relationship patterns and dynamics between 2 or more members of the group, parenting and changing / managing unwanted and harmful behaviours.
Our focus also considers your broader life experiences, significant cultural influences and any significant mental or physical health considerations for individual members that impact the whole family.
Family Counselling helps you raise awareness about the part each person plays – including you – in your group dynamics, power plays, exclusive alliances, triangulation, withdrawals, rejections and more.
Jeannette supports you to develop
Practical strategies to change unwanted family dynamics
Conflict resolution skills
Understanding, awareness and appreciation about you others & your situation
Connection and togetherness
Equality, unity and respect
Group love, joy and harmony
"When Jeannette entered our home for the first time she carried a light, unimposing energy that every member of my family felt comfortable with. Jeannette was able to quickly build rapport with each of us naturally, without the usual awkwardness that accompanies these meetings. I found this very valuable as our 3 children (2 teenagers) immediately felt at ease and relaxed in her presence. Her assistance in supporting our family dynamics was imparted in a very sensitive and loving way. I, as a parent, never for one moment felt judged or as if I had done something wrong, her advice was very real, practical and doable and I loved the way her all inclusive approach supported each member equally. Jeannette possesses a maturity and wisdom that is hard to find. I would highly recommend her services to any family looking for more connection and harmony in their family home." - Kate, Sydney
Our deepest hurts and our most challenging relationships often occur within our family ...
WHAT TO EXPECT
Jeannette has a wealth of personal and professional experience about navigating and resolving a multitude of family issues and her dynamic 'family systems' approach provides the space for each family member to express their thoughts, feelings, concerns and insights, to feel heard, acknowledged and valued.
The process will consist of both group or individual sessions with various combinations of 1 or more family members, immediate and extended, sometimes with the whole family and at relevant times teachers or clergy are called inSometimes there it will be in your best interest to incorporate a home-visit into your program as wellJeannette will also assign practical 'homework' to give you the opportunity to test the results of the realisations and ideas you glean from your sessions by applying them in your day to day life. This ensures the integration of the therapy into your daily lives.
"We have two children with ASD, and every moment is a balancing act that creates a lot of strain on my self esteem and confidence, my marriage and all my other family relationships. My world had turned upside down and I was on the brink of a personal breakdown and a marriage breakup when someone introduced me to Jeannette. It was a journey, to say the least but her strategies, suggestions and patient support have helped us accept and settle into a our 'particular family' and manage our 'particular life.' We wholeheartedly recommend Jeannette's Family Counselling." M.D and K.D - Sydney