Janine Prowse


I am passionate about helping others heal and grow.  I enjoy creating a space to allow a person to talk, feel and be. I completed my Graduate Diploma in Counselling in 2023.  I am offering general counselling for personal and mental health issues.  I am experienced with adolescents and adults.  With a background in OT, I am highly skilled working with disability.  I also have a lived experience of disability.  I am a creative practitioner with an ever expanding tool box of counselling skills. These include ACT and DBT.

I plan to complete further studies in trauma and somatic therapies.  I also plan to complete my Masters in Counselling.

  • Experience with broad range of clients with mental illness: depression, anxiety, panic disorder, agoraphobia, OCD, schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, bipolar, complex PTSD, substance use, adjustment disorder, bereavement disorders, dissociative identity disorder, eating disorders, personality disorder.
  • Experience with neurodiversity and physical presentations: autism, ADHD, fibromyalgia, functional neurological disorder, chronic fatigue syndrome, ABI.
  • Assessment experience: MSE, Case conceptualisation, Genograms, K10, DASS, WHODAS, Vineland, RAS-DS, CANSAS, FIM, CANs, Modified Barthel, MOCA, MMSE, GPD, PCL-C, AUDIT questionnaire, occupational search inventory, values card sort (MI), HEADSSS assessment, pain self-efficacy questionnaire, and various specialty CBT/ACT assessments such as thought records and scaling questions.
  • SMART GOAL setting – support to engage in meaningful activities
  • Motivational Interviewing and Solution Focussed Brief Therapy
  • Activity scheduling
  • Exposure techniques
  • Cognitive interventions
  • Psychoeducation
  • Stress management and relaxation strategies
  • Skills training – e.g. stabilise energy levels, improve cognitive performance, develop organisational skills, strengthen relationships and communication skills, manage and improve mood, strengthen identity and self-worth
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavioural Therapy
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Janine Prowse Occupational Therapist