“The greatest hazard of all, losing one’s self, can occur very quietly in the world, as if it were nothing at all.” Soren Kierkegaard

A self is not something static, tied up in a…parcel and handed to the child, finished and complete. A self is always becoming.”

Madeleine L’Engle

“This above all: to thine own self be true.”

Shakespeare in Hamlet

About Jane Rylance.

Jane has had twenty years of clinical counselling experience since completing her Social Work Degree and PhD. She has also lectured at the University of Queensland in their clinical programme. Her vast counselling experience extends across a range of professional organisations specialising in different areas. This has provided her with extensive knowledge and expertise in psychological interventions for individuals and groups. She is a member of the AASW and is also an Accredited Mental Health Worker through this organisation.

What Can Jane Offer You?

Jane offers you vast experience with a professional, supportive, individualised and ethical therapeutic approach to improve well-being. Throughout her years of clinical practice, she has received, (and continues to receive) ongoing, evidence-based and well-respected training in different approaches to counselling. Her practice integrates these various approaches in supporting each person to make the changes they are wanting. Her depth and breadth of experience has provided her with the capacity to develop therapeutic approaches specifically catering to the needs of each individual.

Her twenty years of experience has involved working with individuals, couples and families with children of all ages. She provides a professional and supportive approach for people requiring assistance with the following:

  • Anxiety, depression (including Post Natal Depression);Jane in situ (3)
  • Critical incidents;
  • Relationship difficulties (including affairs and same sex couples);
  • Parenting difficulties (including all ages of children);
  • Past childhood abuse and poor attachment issues;
  • Workplace difficulties (including workplace bullying);
  • Post-trauma symptoms (including PTSD, combat trauma and sexual abuse/assault);
  • Bereavement;
  • Self-awareness and personal development.

She also offers professional supervision to other Social Workers.

What Happens During a Session?

Jane provides support for people in the development of insights regarding their own behaviours and emotional and cognitive processes and in the development of strategies to make the changes they are wanting. Jane’s approach is one that works together with each person, couple or family to work out the changes that they are needing, what processes are helpful and unhelpful and the strategies that can be implemented to ensure that the problems do not re-occur.

For couples, she works so that couples can develop an understanding of their complementary relationship patterns and the impact of their behaviours on each other. She works with them to improve communication so that each can develop an understanding of themselves and their partner in relation to the ways they behave and feel in the relationship. They can then also deal with the inevitable difficulties and conflicts within relationships in more constructive ways.Jane at Desk

Each session is between 50 to 60 minutes duration. The first session will usually gather relevant information about you, your relationships, previous counselling and what is happening at the moment that has brought you to counselling. If seeing a family, there will usually be separate sessions with the parents and children to assess the different perspectives on the family situation. Children’s sessions are usually play-based.

The first couple of sessions then assist in developing a tailor-made approach integrating different evidence-based therapies to suit the needs of each person, couple or family. Depending on the complexity of the situation, the work may be short, medium or longer term. Jane is able to provide regular sessions for the time required.

The approaches she uses aim to ensure that there is not a re-occurrence of the same difficulties in the future. The final sessions are therefore spent predicting early indicators of relapse and identifying strategies to implement at an early stage to ensure the situation does not revert back to when the person, couple or family first attended counselling.

How long are sessions?

Sessions are between 50-60 minutes.

Can I claim on my Health Fund?

Jane is an Accredited Mental Health Worker with the AASW. This means you can claim a Medicare rebate if your GP refers you through the Better Access to Mental Health Care Scheme.

How can I find out more?

Jane works at our centre Mondays and Thursdays and Fridays.  Find out more by phoning the centre on 3368 1300.