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Jahne Coutts-Smith

Provisional Psychologist
Reduced-fee


Master of Clinical Psychology (in training),CSU
Bachelor of Psychology with Honours, UNE
Graduate Diploma in Psychology, UNE
Bachelor of Applied Psychology, UC

I believe in the importance of a strong therapeutic relationship where my clients feel safe to be open and vulnerable. I aim to provide a warm, non-judgemental, and empathetic space for you to share your thoughts, emotions, experiences, and struggles.

 

I take a collaborative approach to help you to identify your own priorities and goals and I aim to assist you to implement changes and build skills that will continue to help you beyond our time together. Importantly, I hope to help you to both reduce distress and improve your well-being and life enjoyment.

 

To assist in supporting you to reach your goals, I bring maturity, broad life and professional experience, along with kindness, lightness, and humour.

Clinical approach

  • Utilises aspects of CBT, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Family Systems, Relational and Attachment-Based approaches.

  • Uses evidence-based interventions with a transdiagnostic approach, individualised to address unique client difficulties.

  • Collaborates with clients using a strength-based approach to achieve personal goals and improved well-being.

  • Works with adults and adolescents

  • PROVISIONAL STATUS: Jahne is in her final semester of her Master of Clinical Psychology degree. She is due to complete her studies at the end of 2024 and will be eligible for general psychology registration at the start of 2025.

 

Experience:

  • Provided individualised psychological therapy for adolescents and young adults in a university student counselling service working with presentations including anxiety, depression, insomnia, relationship difficulties, perfectionism, procrastination, emotional dysregulation, and ADHD.

  • Supported adolescents with anorexia and their families in a multi-disciplinary outpatient hospital service including facilitating group therapy sessions, individual client support for adolescents and parents, meal supervision and coaching.

  • Worked in the community mental health sector supporting clients with mental health-difficulties including assisting with daily tasks, emotional regulation, life and social skills, goal setting, and community participation.

  • Trained and volunteered with lifeline to support individuals in crisis, including providing an empathetic and non-judgmental space for individuals to share their distress, validation of difficulties, safety assessment and planning.

  • Undertook triage and administration support for families, children and adolescents utilising the psychology clinic at The Kidman Centre, including validating client difficulties, provision of information, and appropriate external referrals when relevant.

  • Diverse life and professional experience, with past work in sectors including public service, research, government policy, university administration, fitness and health, sales, creative arts, and performing. This breadth of experience has helped Jahne to develop a unique and creative perspective that facilitates connection, understanding and strong relationships with a broad range of clients.

Presentations

  • Anxiety, panic, phobias, stress, OCD, and worry

  • Mood disorders, depression, bipolar

  • Body image issues

  • Eating issues and disorders

  • Confidence issues

  • Trauma and processing difficult experiences

  • Unhelpful and catastrophic thinking

  • Insomnia and sleep difficulties

  • Grief & loss

  • Emotion regulation difficulties

  • Relationship difficulties

  • Sexual and intimacy difficulties

  • Friendship, social issues, and bullying

  • Work and academic difficulties

  • Perfectionism, motivation, and time-management

  • ADHD management

  • LGBTQIA+

  • Gender and sexuality

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