A standard consultation lasts 50 minutes, beginning with an initial assessment session during which your individual needs and goals for therapy will be discussed.

Therapeutic Approach

Jessica offers a warm and empathic approach to the therapeutic process, working collaboratively with clients to develop an individualised treatment plan.

A range of evidence-based treatment approaches are utilised, including cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT), interpersonal therapy (IPT), neuropsychotherapy and mindfulness-based techniques, as well as drawing on evidence-based attachment and psychodynamic theories. Jessica is also a registered facilitator of the Circle of Security® Parenting™ Program. Parents are welcome to bring their baby to therapy sessions.

Areas of Treatment

  • Women’s mental health across the lifespan
  • Mood disorders
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Adjustment disorders
  • Depression, anxiety and stress that may be impacting on pregnancy planning and conception
  • Depression and anxiety associated with pregnancy
  • Coping with unplanned pregnancy or perinatal loss
  • Preparing for parenthood
  • Depression and anxiety experienced during the postpartum period
  • Trauma associated with birth
  • Adjustment and trauma associated with premature birth
  • Stress associated with parenting in the early years
  • Bonding with your baby and fostering emotional development in the early years
  • Understanding baby and toddler development and learning skills to manage parenting
    challenges