Jennie Fitzhardinge

Counsellor, PACFA

She/Her/Hers

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Jennie Fitzhardinge

Counsellor, PACFA

She/Her/Hers

Verified by Psychology Today

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Jennie Fitzhardinge is not currently accepting new clients.

About

I work with highly sensitive people who struggle with intense emotions and their aftermath. Sometimes they may feel like they are feeling everything, all at once, at other times nothing at all. They may have experienced a big trauma, or lots of little ones. My clients come to learn how to navigate the emotional highs and lows, be a better friend and partner (and find better friends and partners) and overcome their difficulties to build a life that is meaningful and rich to them. I work with adolescents and their families and adults of all ages. I also work with carers (family and friends) of people with mental health challenges.
I primarily use Dialectical Behaviour Therapy which was developed for highly suicidal people. It is a thoroughly researched and tested therapy which has proven to be effective with personality disorders, anxiety, depression, ADHD, eating disorders and addictions. It focuses teaching on acceptance and change skills to help clients reach their life goals.
One of the most important factors in successful therapy is the relationship between the client and therapist. You need to feel heard, accepted and understood. If you don't like or trust your therapist, then therapy - no matter whether it is DBT, CBT, or psychodynamic - just isn't going to work. Give me a call and see if you think you could work with me.
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Jennie Fitzhardinge
“I work with highly sensitive people who struggle with big emotions and the interpersonal challenges that come with that. ”

Finances

  • Cost per Session: Up to $130
  • Sliding Scale: Yes
Pay By: Bank transfer, Cash, Electronic Funds Transfer, Paypal
Accepted Insurance Plans
  • AHM Health
  • Bupa
  • CUA Health
  • Medibank Private
  • NDIS
  • Police Health
  • Teachers Health
  • Any/Out-of-network Insurance
Verify your health insurance coverage when you arrange your first visit.

Qualifications

  • Years in Practice: 10 Years
  • Membership: Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia / Clinical Member
  • Training: I have a Masters in Counselling from Murdoch University and further qualifications in DBT. / 2011
I work with clients and family impacted by BPD, emotional dysregulation and suicidality. I have focused on becoming a skilled DBT therapist.

Jennie Fitzhardinge's Groups

DBTeen

Lifeline WA runs the DBTeen program in metropolitan Perth. It is a free 12-week Dialectical Behaviour Therapy group for adolescents and their parents who have emotional dysregulation, suicidality and other behavioural difficulties. Contact Lifeline WA for more information. Jennie is one of the facilitators.

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Specialties
  • Personality Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbance
  • Trauma and PTSD
Issues
  • ADHD
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Behavioural Issues
  • Borderline Personality (BPD)
  • Chronic Impulsivity
  • Coping Skills
  • Divorce
  • Life Coaching
  • Life Transitions
  • Mental health carer support (family and friends)
  • Peer Relationships
  • Relationship Issues
  • School Issues
  • Self Esteem
  • Self-Harming
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation
Mental Health
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Mood Disorders
  • Thinking Disorders
Sexuality
  • Bisexual
  • LGBTQ+
  • Lesbian

Client Focus

Ethnicity: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and Asian
I also speak: Japanese and My Japanese is not as fluent as it was.
Age
  • Adults
  • Teen
  • Preteen
Communities
  • Bisexual Allied
  • Gay Allied
  • Intersex Allied
  • Lesbian Allied
  • Non-Binary Allied
  • Queer Allied
  • Racial Justice Allied
  • Sex Worker Allied
  • Single Mother
  • Transgender Allied
  • Vegan Allied

Treatment Approach

Types of Therapy
  • Acceptance and Commitment (ACT)
  • Adlerian
  • Coaching
  • Dialectical Behaviour (DBT)
  • Emotionally Focused
  • Existential
  • Family Systems
  • Feminist
  • Gottman Method
  • Humanistic
  • Integrative
  • Internal Family Systems (IFS)
  • Interpersonal
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Multicultural
  • Narrative
  • Neuro-Linguistic (NLP)
  • Person-Centred
  • Psychodynamic
  • Relational
  • Somatic
  • Strength-Based
  • Tapping
  • Trauma Focused
Modality
  • Individuals
  • Family
  • Group

Links

My Website
Last Modified: 1 Dec 2022
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Jennie Fitzhardinge

Counsellor, PACFA