Jacki Elphinstone
Jacki has a Bachelor of Behavioural Science (Honours 1) degree in Psychology from Latrobe University, Victoria; and a Masters degree in Clinical Psychology from Australian National University, Canberra, ACT in 1988. Jacki is a Full Member of the Australian Psychological Society, registered with the Australian Psychology Board (PSY0001139395), accredited as Clinical Psychologist specialist services provider with Medicare, a NSW Workcover Health Care Provider (No: 7971) and NSW Victims of Crime Counsellor.
Jacki works with adults, individuals, couples and families across a broad range of issues including trauma, depression, anxiety, grief, pain, health crises, relationship conflict and adjustment to change. Jacki believes that times of emotional pain and crisis can present us with the opportunity and motivation for growth and deeper self-discovery as we discover strengths and resources, develop new skills, achieve more helpful views and perspectives on life experiences and gain a deeper appreciation of meaning and purpose
Jacki has over 30 years of experience in counselling and psychological treatment and utilises a client centred integrative approach drawing on Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Interpersonal skills, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy skills, Mindfulness skills, Sandplay and Symbol Work, Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR), Sensorimotor Psychotherapy for Trauma, Hakomi Professional Skills, clinical applications of Attachment and Polyvagal Theory, experiential and action methods. Jacki draws on therapeutic skills grounded in mindfulness, compassion and emotional intelligence. Jacki has also developed and conducted workshops in areas such as stress management, communication and interpersonal skills, and conflict resolution skills. As well as providing services to clients with mental health and wellness issues Jacki has many years of experience in the corporate sector.