DR. BRIAN JACKA
Ph.D., M.Ed., B.Com.
Graduate Diploma in Rehabilitation Studies
Diploma of Clinical Hypnosis, MAPsS.
ABN 45 058 060 082
41A Fernhurst Grove Kew 3101
Phone: 03 9853 1916 Fax: 03 9855 1747
MAIN AREAS OF PRACTICE
Adult counselling and therapy
Anxiety problems including excessive worry, panic attacks, agoraphobia, other fears and phobias, social anxieties like blushing, sweating and stammering, obsessional thoughts and compulsive behaviours, posttraumatic stress. Stress reduction and management strategies.
Depression and mood disorders, and related problems.
Sexual and relationship problems, including separation and divorce stresses.
Habits, including smoking, eating problems, gambling and drug addiction.
Confidence, self esteem, assertiveness and social skills training.
Assessment of personal capabilities, clarification of goals and strategies for achievement of goals.
Pain management; rehabilitation management and counselling, and return-to-work support.
Emotional problems associated with loss and grief.
Adolescent and young adult assessment and counselling
Assessment for giftedness, specific capabilities and learning difficulties.
Career aptitudes and interests - assessment and planning.
Study motivation and study skills development.
Behaviour problems including anger.
Anxiety and depression.
Habits such as smoking, eating problems and drug use.
Relationships problems and sexual issues.
Counselling and assessment for children’s issues
Assessment for giftedness, school readiness, learning delay and other learning difficulties e.g. ADHD.
Behaviour and control problems, and their management by parents.
Developmental problems relating to eating, sleeping, elimination (bed wetting, soiling), fears and phobias, and habits such as nail biting, thumb sucking and hair pulling (trichotillomania).
Social and emotional problems, e.g. child trauma, separation and divorce stresses, anxiety and depression.