Family Therapy

The modern family has many definitions. ‘Family’ can be anyone you have an important bond with including biological relatives and other extended ‘family’ members, partners, people you live with, friends, carers and donors. The term ‘family’ can also refer equally to single-parent families, same-sex partners, same-sex-parented families and step-families. Jocelyn welcomes all members of the ‘family’.

Jocelyn is accredited Family & Couple Therapist and a clinical member of the Australian Association of Family Therapy (AAFT) with over 30 years experience. She offers support across the family life cycle. Jocelyn maintains neutrality and provides a safe place for families and others in close relationships to resolve challenges within the family and with building a family

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CHALLENGES WITHIN THE FAMILY

CHALLENGES WITHIN THE FAMILY may include:

  • Parenting toddlers, young children, adolescents & young adults
  • Eating disorders and/or complex trauma and/or psychosis and/or OCD and/or Bipolar Disorder and/or addictions in family members
  • Older adolescents anxious about moving into adulthood
  • Managing boundaries between family of origin and children’s marriages
  • Building connectedness and resiliency in step-families
  • Managing the needs of elderly parents
  • Changing problematic transgenerational patterns including the impact of child sexual abuse and domestic violence

CHALLENGES WITH BUILDING THE FAMILY

CHALLENGES WITH BUILDING THE FAMILY may include:

  • Loss & miscarriage
  • Infertility issues
  • Birth trauma
  • Post Natal Depression
  • Building confidence in the transition to becoming parents including creating routines and attuning to children
  • Reconnecting as a couple after childbirth and the challenges of chronic illness or developmental difficulties
  • Parenting support and education
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Jocelyn is an experienced grief therapist who can support you through the emotional pain of miscarriage, other pregnancy loss and infertility. She can also help you explore IVF including the possibility of embracing donors to resolve conception problems.

Additionally, Jocelyn has advanced clinical skills and understanding of attachment to assist you to resolve birth trauma, fear of birth and post natal depression. She is also an expert in attachment and can build your parenting confidence and enhance emotional connection through the challenges of young children with chronic illness or developmental difficulties.

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JOCELYN PROVIDES SUPPORT ACROSS THE FAMILY LIFE CYCLE

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