Jane Anastasios

Jane Anastasios

Counselling Psychologist and Family Therapist

Qualifications

B.A. (Hons.)
M.A. (Counselling Psychology)
Graduate Diploma Family Therapy
Specialist Course Relationships Counselling

Memberships
Registered Psychologist (Counselling endorsement) PsyBA, AHPRA
Registered Supervisor PsyPBA, AHPRA
Member of Australian Psychological Society (MAPS)
Member of College of Counselling Psychologists (MAPS CCOUN)
Clinical Member of Australian Association of Family Therapy (AAFT)

Key Areas of Focus in Practice
Adolescents, Adults, Couples, Families, Parents

• Anxiety
• Depression
• Grief and Loss
• Stress and Coping
• Emotional difficulties (eg. excessive worrying/overthinking, overwhelmed, anger)
• Coping with Traumatic experiences
• Adjusting to change
• Changes & transitions across the lifespan (eg. parenthood, mid-life, aging)
• Couple & Relationship difficulties
• Family concerns and problems
• Parenting children and adolescents
• Work/Life Balance
• Work and Career concerns (eg. stress & burnout; conflict; change; career decisions)
• School problems (eg. behavioural, social, school refusal, choices, VCE stress)
• Living with chronic medical conditions
• Supporting carers
• Sexuality and identity
• Personal development, assertiveness and self-worth
• Supervision and training for psychologists and other allied health professionals

Approach to Psychological Counselling

I believe that psychological counselling & therapy can help people to find ways to cope with the many parts of our lives and experiences that impact our psychological and emotional wellbeing. It can also help us to take steps towards living our lives in more intentional, meaningful and thoughtful ways, help us to confront, accept and solve problems and difficulties, and enhance the ways we relate to important people in our lives. With this in mind, when I work with individuals, couples and families I draw from a number of evidence based approaches from both the counselling psychology and family therapy traditions aimed at self-understanding, developing coping and communication skills, helping you to find ways to tackle problems and find solutions from a position of greater self-awareness and intentionality, and assisting you to enhance your relationships with self and others.

Background and Experience
Jane has worked in private practice at MovingMindsets for over ten years and prior to this she worked as a school psychologist for 10 years in primary and secondary schools. She also currently works at Swinburne University providing professional supervision and training to Masters/PHD level psychology students and teaching and lecturing in Family Therapy and counselling skills courses.

Days/Hours of Work
Monday 10am-3pm
Friday 10am -3pm
Saturday (fortnightly) 8am-2pm