Jodie Arnot Counselling
 

 

Discover the freedom of no longer being your own worst critic

 

Welcome!  I'm Jodie, a Masters level counsellor in Melbourne. 
I'm passionate about helping women to feel good about themselves so they can live a life they adore.

Maybe you feel like you're constantly getting in your own way, holding yourself back, or wasting valuable moments at war with yourself? 

 

I can help.

 
 
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Why counselling?

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Counselling provides you with a confidential and supportive space to discover solutions to your problems (we all have those!), reduce the struggle with your emotions, or explore repeated patterns in your life.  You may be seeking a deeper sense of meaning and purpose, positive change, or personal growth.

A counsellor is a trained empathic listener, skilled at listening for key things and asking pertinent questions that will help you to discover more about yourself and what you want from life.  Unlike your friends or family, I see your story entirely from your perspective, without judgement, and with complete confidentiality.  I won't ever tell you what to do; I will empower you to recognise and achieve what you want and need to do.

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You Might Be Experiencing...

Self-criticism | Concerns about not being "enough"
Body image | Low self-worth | Perfectionism
Problematic relationship with exercise
Comparison pressures | Burnout

We can work on any of these and more

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My Approach

Person-centred: I see you as the expert of your own life, I am there to help you to gain a new perspective, and share tools that have helped for others, but you are the one who knows what is best for you.
I draw on Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Self-compassion work, Mindfulness, and Solution Focused techniques, depending on the client and problem.

 

About Jodie

I have always adored helping people to see their own strengths, celebrate their wins, and feel good about themselves.  It can be tough to feel 'enough' in this culture where we feel pressure to perform our worth via appearance, busy-ness, and doing it all.  As the co-founder of The Moderation Movement, I've been part of the growing army of professionals standing up for ALL bodies, a non-diet approach, intuitive movement, and values based living. Known for my warmth, I value kindness, connection, empowerment, and care; this will form the basis of our work together.

Qualification & Registration

I have a Masters in Counselling from Monash University, and I am registered with the Australian Counselling Association (ACA) and Psychotherapy and Counselling Association of Australia (PACFA). 

I have completed Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT) Training Level 1 with Russ Harris, and am Mental Health First Aid certified.  

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I feel incredibly fortunate and honoured to be trusted with clients' stories, and witness their growth. 

Some things about me

I'm a big fan of dogs, dresses with pockets, the first blossom in spring, chai tea, and I've never met a cheese I didn't like.  My self-care includes time with my dog Franky, chats with friends, bad singing in my car, space in my week to do nothing, and a sleep in or two.  Practicing self-compassion completely transformed my life.

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Locations

Hawthorn

minona ave

Mondays 12:30pm-2:30pm
Wednesdays 10:30am-2:30pm

 

Malvern

Cnr High st & Tooronga Rd

Thursdays 10:30am-8:00pm

 
 

Skype | Phone

in the comfort of your own home

Monday to Thursday by appointment

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I marvel every day at how amazing humans are.

 

Fees

$120  per 45 minute session

$79    per 45 minute session for Health Care Card holders

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Instagram

Social media can be a challenging place for feeling good about ourselves.  My Instagram account is focused on sharing images and information that will support you in letting go of the battle to perform your worth.  Social media for empowerment, inspiration, connection and learning.  See you there!

 
 
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