Quality counselling for individuals, couples or families supporting you in life's challenges to find understanding, healing and lasting change. I am a highly equipped and empathic counsellor with over 14 years of experience and training. Offering proven, meaningful counselling for a wide range of issues, and specialising in complex trauma, PTSD, relationships and life-controlling issues (including addictions, eating disorders and self-harm).
I also offer individual or group Clinical Supervision for therapists. I am accredited with the college of Clinical Supervisors through the Australian Counselling Association.
Janine Epere is a Hunter Valley-based therapist and clinical supervisor with more than 14 years of experience in individual and couples therapy. Offering a wealth of knowledge and in-depth experience of the troubles people face, Janine is also co-founder and CEO of not-for-profit women's rehabilitation program, Destiny Haven, whose mission it is to see the lives of broken women restored. Janine has received significant recognition for her achievements.
Master of counselling (2018)
Accredited Clinical Supervisor of Therapists (2019)
Diploma in Community Services Mental Health and co-morbidity (AOD) (2013)
Diploma in Community Services Alcohol and other Drug Work (2011)
Post Graduate Advanced Diploma in Counselling and Family Therapy (2007)
Bachelor of Intercultural Studies (Dux, 2003).
Australian Counselling Association (Clinical member -Level 4)
Christian Counselling Association of Australia (Clinical member)
ISAAC (International Substance and Addiction Abuse Coalition)
Janine uses a range of proven approaches in her practice, and offers unique expertise in recovery from life controlling issues including addictions, eating disorders, self-harm, childhood abuse, attachment trauma and complex trauma resulting from long-term childhood abuse. She has also worked extensively with PTSD. Janine has trained extensively under renowned American clinician and trauma expert, Dr Janina Fisher, having completed 5 years and over 100 hours (5 levels of training) and has attended various intensives with her. Dr. Janina Fisher, one of the world's most recognised trauma experts, has worked with Dr. Bessel Van Der Kolk and Dr. Pat Ogden (developer of Sensorimotor Psychotherapy) to refine treatment approaches working with trauma and dissociation. A sensorimotor approach to therapy recognises that effective treatment for those who have suffered long term trauma in childhood must use an approach that incorporates the physical organism that has experienced the abuse. A person must be taught to feel safe in their physical organism when helping them overcome the legacy of their past. Janine is also a clinical member of the Australian Counselling Association and the Christian Counselling Association of Australia.
Known for her informed and tailored approach to counselling, as well as warm and engaging personality, Janine's capacity to support people working through a wide range of key issues that face individuals and couples has had a significant and transformative effect on the lives of numerous clients. Specialising in trauma recovery and overcoming life-controlling issues, Janine has helped hundreds of individuals gain understanding into their struggles and experiences, heal from the core issues that drive unwanted and negative behaviour, and resolve inner conflict.
Through private counselling sessions (individually or as a couple), Janine helps individuals to promote healing, healthy change and engage in personal growth as they move towards wholeness.
As an accredited supervisor Janine also offers a unique approach to therapists requiring clinical supervision, with a specialty in complex trauma. Therapists who are working with this client base can receive the appropriate support and training that will help them in developing their skills set in this area.
Located in the Hunter Valley, Janine helps those locally as well as those out of area via Skype.
You can become your own true, unique and best self!
My personal approach is open, relaxed, interactive and approachable which sets the tone for our sessions together. Overall, my goal is to put myself out of work! We will aim toward getting the things accomplished that you want to change in a time frame that is as soon as is practical. Just as each of us is unique, so too is your therapy. As a result, the specific approach we adopt will depend on your requirements. Often, I will utilize a few different techniques to explore your situation as therapy unfolds.
Please contact me for a consultation or if you have any further questions. I am based in my cozy Hunter Valley practice Brookfield, NSW. I also offer therapy via Skype for those out of area.
3931 Clarence Town Rd
Brookfield NSW 2420
Tel: 0438 516 511