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Jodie Perkins

SOCIAL WORKER

Bachelor of Social Work & Bachelor of Behavioural Science (Psychology).

About Me

I love making coffee (and drinking it), spending time with my pug, nurturing my plants, baking banana bread, making essential oil candles and room sprays and going out for breakfast. I also love chasing sunsets and nice views and reading a good book!

Skills

  • Building authentic and genuine therapeutic relationships
  • Introducing positive coping strategies to manage a variety of mental health concerns
  • Relaxation and stress relief techniques
  • Tools for managing moods and depression
  • Tools for reducing or ceasing substance use.
  • CBT and ACT.
  • Solution-focussed, strengths-based and person-centred counselling.

Areas of Speciality and Interest

  • Managing anxiety and depression
  • Improving self-esteem and self confidence
  • Managing OCD, checking behaviours and intrusive thoughts.
  • Alcohol and other drug use
  • Reducing stress and encouraging individuals to live a fulfilling and meaningful life.
  • Supporting individuals facing a range of complex challenges in several domains of their life.

Experience

  • AOD counselling for substance users and significant others impacted by one’s substance use.
  • Youth mental health to support young people in managing their mental health and finding their place in the world.
  • Disability sector to support individuals with intellectual disabilities and mental health concerns to encourage their integration into the community.