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Jenny’s private practice runs on Tuesdays out of the consultant suites at Caloundra Private Clinic.
She uses a variety of counselling/therapy models and skills to help her work with her clients. She uses a person centred approach and adjusts what she does to meet the needs of each different client.
Jemeco Psychology provides training on a large number of topics. In addition to pre-developed workshops, all subjects and workshops can be customised based on need and time frame. Costs are negotiable based on the amount of work offered, the amount of preparation required and depending on travel needs.
Taking the first step is half the journey
Jenny is trained in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), a type of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and uses ACT and CBT with many of her clients. She has also had training in Solution Focused Brief Therapy, EMDR, Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) and Functional Analytic Psychotherapy (FAP).
Jenny uses a variety of counselling/therapy models and skills to help her work with her clients. She uses a person centred approach and adjusts what she does to meet the needs of each different client. Jenny works with adults and adolescents.
Jenny has significant experience with clients with anxiety, stress, phobias and/or trauma; depression; grief and loss; substance misuse; work and school difficulties; relationship difficulties; parenting difficulties; life transition problems; self esteem and confidence issues or issues related to pregnancy and/or miscarriage.
“The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change.”
About Jenny Melrose
Jenny Melrose is a psychologist, clinical supervisor, trainer and educator based on the Sunshine Coast. She runs her counselling business, JEMECO Psychology on Tuesdays in Caloundra.
Jenny is the author of the Mental Health Reference Resource for Drug & Alcohol Workers for NSW Health; Trimming the Grass, a self-help resource for reducing cannabis use and co-author of the chapter “Alcohol and Young People” in Practical Interventions for Young People at Risk; The Do-It-Yourself Guide to Peer Education with Parents and the APS’s substance use position and discussion papers.
Jenny has authored a variety of books, discussion papers, conference papers and pamphlets. Also see her full bibliography.
In 2009 a book on working with young people was released that includes a chapter co-authored by Jenny. Titled “Alcohol and Young People”, the chapter provides practical suggestions on interventions to use with young drinkers.
In 2006–2007 Jenny consulted to the Network of Alcohol and Drug Agencies (NADA) with funding from NSW Health to write a resource that contains basic information on mental illness, including an overview of the causes, symptoms and treatments for most common conditions. It is designed for drug and alcohol workers who have not been trained in mental health.
While working at the Manly Drug Education and Counselling Centre (MDECC) in Sydney Jenny was involved in the writing and publication of two booklets: Trimming the Grass, a self-help guide to quitting cannabis and in conjunctions with K Lawrence, The Do-It-Yourself Guide to Peer Education with Parents.