Jakkie is a compassionate, warm and dedicated Provisional Psychologist and registered Counsellor. She has extensive experience in working with individuals experiencing depression, anxiety, grief and loss, stress, emotion regulation issues, substance abuse, autism and developmental disorders, across the lifespan.
Jakkie has a passion for working with and supporting children, adolescents and their families with communication, relationships, and functioning. She is also enthusiastic about working with couples to assist them in improving their relationship well-being.
Jakkie makes use of a number of therapeutic modalities and often uses them in combination to support each client’s unique needs. These modalities include Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT), Psychodynamic Therapy and Art & Play Therapy. For couples, she uses Gottman’s 7 Principles for Making Marriage Work.
She completed her Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) at the University of Wollongong in 2013, Graduate Diploma of Psychology Advance at Monash University and a Master of Counselling and Psychotherapy at the Australian College of Applied Psychology.