About jb Consulting and Psychology JB Consulting and Psychology provides an integrative holistic approach. We have been helping clients improve their mental health through counselling, educational and consulting services since 2009. We have also been committed to helping adults, children and young people self-regulate their behaviour, social skills building, manage social anxiety, improve depressive symptoms, heal from trauma, cope with caring role and more. Over the years we have worked with families, schools and the workplace to support client's strengths, improve their social context, help others understand the cause of behaviour, and become trauma-informed. We understand trauma related issues such as impaired regulation of emotions, thoughts and behaviour; attachment issues; fears; sensitivities; somatic symptoms; dissociation; self-harm; as well as loss and grief. We support clients to regain their strength, talk about their experiences, acknowledge their pain and rebuild the self in a safe and non-judgemental environment. We teach others to provide trauma-informed care to people who have been through traumatic experiences by helping them understand the link between behaviour and trauma and what trauma is about and can present as, while creating a physical, psychological and emotional safety for both staff and clients. Josephine established jb Consulting and Psychology in 2009 with a vision to create a platform that will encourage growth, potential and good mental health, especially for those who have been through traumatic experiences. Our mission is to help children and young people have the best start in life as well as build a life of competence and best mental health; for parents and those who care for them such as staff to improve their caring role and relationship; to help clients cope with life challenges; to create a safe environment and relationship with those who have been through trauma, and build a healthier society. Services include developing programs, clinical supervision, running workshops, and sharing her expert knowledge.
Overall, Josephine is a trauma informed counsellor for children and young people as well as carers including parents. She is also a trauma informed consultant for services that support children and young people, and strives to inspire possibilities in her clients, while helping to build healthy family and social structures.
Josephine looks forward to working with you towards a journey of self-discovery and change.
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Summary of Previous and Current Professional History of Josephine Josephine is a contract counsellor for Carer's Victoria and Family Relationship Support for Carers, where she provides her skills, knowledge and support to manage the carer's stress, depression and relationship challenges that comes from being a carer. She also helps them understand the diagnosis of the person they are caring for. Over the years, Josephine has also been helping clients including children and young people improve their interpersonal behaviour, improve mental health such as depression, manage anxiety and stress, manage ADHD symptoms and autism, improve assertive skills, anger management, and how to make and keep friends. She has run presentations about dementia.
Previously Josephine has run audits, consultation, workshops and one-to-one sessions in the workplace including Caroline Springs Fire Brigade, Body Mechanix Personal Training and MacKillop Family Services to improve workplace relationships, team work, assertive skills and customer contact. Josephine has also updated educational programs for organisations and run workshops at childcare centres to educate staff about safe sleep and rest for infants and toddlers as well as social and emotional development in infants and toddlers.
Credentials Josephine, principal from jb Consulting and Psychology credentials include a Graduate Diploma of Psychology, Bachelor of Communications, a Certificate IV and Diploma in Training and Assessment and Diploma of Professional Counselling with advanced studies in Relationship Counselling and Conflict Management, Workplace Counselling and Career Counselling. She has completed training for behaviour management for young people with autism, understanding challenging behaviour, Family Focus Intervention, trauma focused cognitive behaviour therapy for children and adolescents, as well as PECS (Picture Exchange Communication System). Josephine has also completed a short course in Understanding dementia and preventing dementia. Josephine has successfully completed the Emotional Freedom Technique and Process Experiential Emotion-focused Therapy workshop and a Diploma in Professional, Writing and Editing. Josephine has a current Police and Working with Children check.
Continuous Professional Development Josephine is an active member of the Australian Counselling Association Inc., (ACA), and the Mental Health Professionals Network. She engages in their community to keep updated, because she understands that the mental health industry and society is not static but always evolving.
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