Holly Jade | Counselling in Melbourne

How to find a psychologist that's right for you

Holly

Jade

Social Worker / Counsellor

Treats age groups:

8 – 11
12 – 17
18 – 25
25 – 59
70 +
Parenting
Couples | Marriage
CBD Location

Narcissistic and Emotional abuse - l will show you how to accept, surrender and let go of these emotionally challenging dynamics

One size does not fit all. This simple statement can also apply to locating a mental health professional, with whom you can connect and have a positive working relationship.

Hi, I am Holly and I adopt a holistic approach to support clients in enhancing self-understanding, self-awareness, and personal growth. By reading this, you’ve taken an important step towards rediscovering the life you’re seeking. Reaching out is proactive and inspiring and is an occasion you should feel deeply proud of.

I work with adults, adolescents, and couples to uncover patterns, habits, obstacles, and blind spots that may hinder personal development, with a focus on identifying core issues and facilitating lasting change.

I have a passion for assisting clients navigating emotionally challenging relationships, focusing on recovery from dynamics involving Narcissistic, Emotional, and Psychological abuse.

Together we shall unpack and teach you the techniques for “letting go” of these negative emotions, carefully and with compassion.

As an empathetic therapist with firsthand experience of what emotional abuse is about, I will enable you to feel understood, regain control, rebuild trust, and rediscover the beauty of meaningful connections. I can offer valuable insight into your personal experiences, empowering you to grasp the reality of your relationships with an outcome that you will be able to make informed choices for the future.

Therapeutic interventions for these forms of abuse aid in discovering one’s inner voice, nurturing self-awareness, addressing past trauma, and managing relationships.  Counselling supports the process of addressing past pain, breaking free from unhealthy or narcissistic bonds, and reconnecting with one’s authentic self.

These are some of the critical services I provide:

Please refer below for all the other mental health areas I service.

Other Areas Of Interest:

  • Adjustment disorders
  • Anger management
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Assertiveness training
  • Behavioural management
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Careers | Study | Life Direction
  • Carer Relationships | Illness | Disability
  • Compulsive acquiring | hoarding
  • Conflict resolution
  • Domestic violence
  • Emotional eating disorder (Binge-Comfort)
  • Family separation | Adoption
  • Gambling addiction
  • Grief | Loss & bereavement
  • Health & Lifestyle issues
  • Marriage| Couples counselling
  • Mood disorders | Bi-polar
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Parenting
  • Phobias
  • Relationship issues – INDIVIDUAL
  • Sexual assault | Abuse
  • Sexual intimacy | Relaxation
  • Shyness & Social skills
  • PTSD
  • Victims of Crime
  • Weightloss | Body image
  • Workplace issues

 

With a background in social work, counselling, holistic therapies, group therapy, mindfulness, and meditation training, I will focus on you so you can find the support and guidance you need.

Being proud of yourself for getting this far will give you the energy and purpose to keep moving forward.

When ready, schedule an appointment, and let’s talk about how you can realign your negative thoughts and emotions from where you currently are, to where you wish to be… through collaboration, empowerment, and validation

CBD Location

Begin your healing process in three easy steps

Step 1

Book an appointment online or over the phone.

Step 2

Speak with a qualified psychologist or counsellor.

Step 3

Work with me to rediscover the real you!

Holly's areas of specialty

Most of us know what it’s like to have our emotions affect our mental and physical state.  When we’re feeling sad, angry, fearful, or anxious, it can impact our behaviour and actions. When we’re happy, we tend to feel more energetic and vibrant. Our emotions are derived from our thoughts. What thoughts we have consciously or subconsciously determine how we feel. Our emotions tell us a lot about our current state of mind and perceptions.

We can experience emotional overwhelm when we have not taken the time to process our thoughts and feelings.  We may have unconsciously suppressed our uncomfortable feelings via numbing out, self-medicating, distracting ourselves, or masking our pain beneath unhealthy addictions and coping strategies.

Our emotional state is firmly tied to our mental, physical and spiritual wellness.

The key is to stop judging ourselves for feeling the way we feel and move towards a place of acceptance. A foundational piece of self-love is accepting how we feel + allowing ourselves time and space to process our emotions when they arise. This is how we change our emotional and energetic state.

Our sessions will be tailored to your unique needs and can be applied to benefit all areas of a person’s life, such as;  emotional and mental well-being, career, relationships, grief and loss, eating disorders, addictions, as well as emotionally induced physical health issues.

I take a holistic approach, drawing on a range of therapeutic techniques,  to help you understand and resolve your challenges and release the unprocessed emotions that are weighing you down,  in a safe and supportive space.

When we understand the emotional root cause for our problems and our perceived limitations.. we can move closer to reaching our fullest potential.

Feeling anxious or depressed is a common experience as we traverse through the ups and downs of life. Sometimes we just need a safe and neutral space to share our feelings and circumstances to gain new perspectives to see our way through.

There are however more intense levels of Anxiety and Depression that can manifest in many different forms, depending on our unique life experiences. If you are feeling hopeless, unmotivated, lost, unsettled, worthless, or stuck in a holding pattern, then it’s a good time to reach out for professional support so that you can gain a deeper understanding of how to move forward from where you are currently standing.

In a session, we will explore your current experience, associated thoughts, traumas, triggers and behaviours that may be keeping you in an undesirable state. I always take a client-centred approach and want to make you feel as comfortable as possible in sharing your personal experiences with me. We will incorporate a range of techniques, such as Systemic Therapy, CBT, Mindfulness, Somatics, Relaxation Techniques and Narrative Therapy to develop strategies and tools to help you find your way through, in a supportive and collaborative way.

Trauma is more common than we tend to realise. When our nervous system is overwhelmed by a stressful event (whether it be perceived as big or small) and the stress was never discharged, the effect is what we call trauma. Trauma is not just what happened to us, it is the dysregulated state that is the result of what has happened to us.

Trauma can very easily become our identity. When we unknowingly attach ourselves to it, we keep repeating cycles, until we begin to question why we have become so exhausted, fearful, overwhelmed, burnt out, or physically ill.

In a session, we will explore your unique experience of trauma in a safe space.

Utilising Holistic and mainstream psychology approaches, we will work towards reframing your experience, so that you can begin the healing process, apply new knowledge to make positive changes and embody a healthier way of being.

Whether you have experienced childhood trauma, generational trauma, abuse, PTSD, repeated exposures to trauma, you are trying to manage a current trauma, or confronting a situation, we will work together in a supportive and collaborative way towards your recovery.

Some of us struggle more than others to believe in ourselves, make more empowered choices in our lives and feel confident. This is often due to a limiting belief we hold about ourselves. We all have our own unique gifts to share with the world and we must be able to recognise our strengths and know how worthy we are of reaching our goals and living a life of purpose.

In our session, we will explore your circumstances and help you identify what limiting beliefs and negative thoughts are holding you back from stepping into the person you wish to be. We will help you process + release your past. Using a strength-based approach and drawing on various therapeutic techniques, we will help you remember how truly capable you are of overcoming your current obstacles in a safe, non-judgmental and supportive space.

Maintaining balance in life can be easier said than done.  Life can feel overwhelming at times, but when we find ourselves in a constant state of stress, feel burnt out, or are depressed, it can be very beneficial to seek support.

In an era where we are often asked to do more, give more & be more, we are in desperate need of staying connected to ourselves and aligned with what is important to us.

In a session, we will conduct a lifestyle analysis and bring awareness to any imbalances, so that you can make positive changes and restore yourself to a state of homeostasis. Using a client-centred approach and drawing on various modalities, such as mindfulness,  relaxation and breathing techniques, together we will help you develop suitable strategies to better cope with stress, feel more confident and be in alignment with yourself again.

You may have heard the term: HSP, or Sensory Processing Sensitivity and wondered if it applies to you, or someone you know. Around 20% of the population are said to be Highly Sensitive People, so it’s highly likely that you know someone… even if they don’t know it themselves yet.

You may be an HSP if you; tend to process information more deeply, you are emotionally, mentally and physically sensitive to the highs + lows of life, very perceptive, empathic and deeply feel the emotional energy of others, and sensitive to high-stimulation environments – like crowds, busy roads, noisy places, as well as rough fabrics and you feel you always need time-out to replenish yourself.

If you feel this could be you or someone you know – as an HSP myself, I will help you see your sensitivity as a strength + define what you need to sustain your energy. We will work together so that you better understand this trait, to help you advocate for yourself, navigate your relationships more effectively, and better support others who may be HSPs.

 

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903 – 530 Little Collins St Melbourne CBD, VIC 3000

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861B Waverley Road, Glen Waverley, VIC 3150 (second level)

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