Your counsellor: Jane Oakley-Lohm
I hold an Australian accredited Diploma in Counselling which includes training in five therapeutic approaches:
• case work
• case management
• stress management
• working with a difference
• ethics, abuse and group counselling.
Additionally, I hold three advances study majors:
• grief and loss
• relationships and conflict resolution
• abuse counselling.
I have also completed the following training:
• Australian accredited Lifeline telephone counsellor
• Registered Mediator through Leader
• ASIST - Applied Suicide Intervention Skills
• Aboriginal & Family Wellbeing
I am a listener and make no judgements. I ascertain where you will need support, and what you want in your life, by guiding, supporting and building self-esteem. It is my belief that you can reach anything you desire. I treat each person as an individual and tailor sessions to suit personal needs. The direction and speed of the sessions is steered by you; no session needs to be so scary that you feel you can't cope.
I have worked in case management, business management, team supervision, corporate, Government, non Government, and private sectors with experience in all areas specialising in abuse, relationship and conflict resolution and grief and loss.
I am a qualified member of the Australian Counselling Association which requires me to undergo continuous training and supervision.
My counselling services
Although I now work and reside in Launceston, Tasmania, my counselling service is available Australia-wide including all remote locations that can be accessed via a phone or internet connection.
For more information, please telephone me on
03 6340 2928 or mobile 0438 681 390, or fill out the Enquiry Form on my Contacts & Payments page.
Remote health care: my story
I lived in rural and remote areas of Australia for 26 years and have a solid understanding of some of the difficulties associated with, for example, limited access and continuality of services, isolation, and raising children in these areas.
Although I now reside in regional Tasmania, I lived in Central Australia from 1980 and moved to Alice Springs in 1991.
Prior to that, for 11 years, I was based in a remote part of the top end of South Australia at a hotel/roadhouse complex in what was later to become the town of Marla.
In its early days Marla had no communication services - no radio, no phone, no TV, no internet - only the much needed Royal Flying Doctor Radio which helped with the emergency evacuation of sick people living in or visiting remote locations.
On two occasions the Royal Flying Doctor Service evacuated me by air to receive medical care. My two children were bought up in this remote location and I well remember being a new mother living without access to any medical assistance except a monthly visit from the Royal Flying Doctor Service.
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