Thrive Psychology

Jane Mathew

Diploma of Counselling Australian Institute of Professional Counselling

Jane Mathew is a qualified Counsellor, having completed a Diploma in Counselling, majoring in Career Counselling and Grief and Loss Counselling. Jane is a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Professional Counsellors, and a registered member of the Australian Counselling Association.

Jane has worked in the private and public sector since 1997 providing employment advice, client advocacy and counselling services to a cross-section of the community. Jane is able to work with clients and assist them to:

  • develop a better appreciation of their unique characteristics and how those characteristics relate to career choices
  • identify their interests, values, beliefs, lifestyle preferences, aptitudes and abilities, and relate them to the world of work
  • identify educational requirements and develop training plans
  • deal with barriers to achieving their career plans
  • plan career laddering within organisations, cope successfully with job dissatisfaction, or make occupational or job changes
  • make realistic occupational or employment decisions based on labour market information
  • find job or work experience placements through reverse marketing and client advocacy
  • implement effective employment search strategies, writing résumés, and developing career portfolios and interview skills
  • plan and implement career and employment-related programs
  • obtain appropriate services to address their particular needs

Based at our Nowra Office, Jane's particular specialisations include coping with sudden unemployment, coping with transitions in life, and grief and loss counselling. All counselling sessions are conducted in a confidential, strengths-based, non-judgemental frame where goals for counselling are clearly defined and pursued in collaboration - working toward the best possible outcome in a time and cost effective process. Jane is particularly interested in working with people affected by health and mental health issues, people seeking help with training and employment through the impact of injury, or social disadvantage, and people with generalist issues.

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