Toni Jackson | Counselling & Psychotherapy
Hello! Following is some information about who I am.
In addition to being a mother, community arts worker and traveler, I have worked over the past 20 years in the areas of women and adolescent mental health and wellbeing. I am a Psychotherapist and Counsellor based in Fremantle, Perth Western Australia. I also provide online counselling across Australia, and have a particular interest in rural and remote clients.
I specialise in working with all genders, around the issues of self-worth, anxiety, trauma and body image. I am a certified Gestalt Therapist, with a BA Psychology and a Grad. Dip. Women’s Studies; and I am a Health At Every Size® (HAES®) practitioner. I am also trained in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy for Trauma. I have a strong interest in trauma therapy and use both body awareness and, at times, art therapy in my work.
I have a deep compassion for these particular struggles and have dedicated most of my career to supporting young womxn in particular, in empowering themselves.
Since April 2016, I have also been involved in a community healing project in the East Kimberley, called ARTHEAL. This is a project initiated by the Miriwoong community, run out of the Waringarri Aboriginal Arts centre in Kununurra, Western Australia. We hold art healing workshops, using a combination of art therapy, trauma psycho-education and cultural activities. The purpose of the workshops is to address the incredibly high rates of suicide, suicide grief and trauma within the indigenous community.
In the past, I have worked in a Women’s Refuge with women and children escaping domestic violence; in a dynamic and creative Youth Centre in remote Australia; as a Senior Drug & Alcohol Counsellor in the East Kimberley; in a specialist position created from the Gordon Inquiry, working with young, Indigenous people and their families; and as a therapist for women and adolescents. I have also worked on numerous community arts and therapeutic arts projects.
When I’m not working, I love to hike, kayak, float, read and be creative.
Memberships and Endorsements
• PACFA Verified Member (Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia)
• Verified HAES (Health at Every Size) Practitioner
• NEDC (National Eating Disorders Collaboration) Member
• Recommended therapist for current Gestalt Training Institute WA trainees.
• Recommended therapist in the Eating Disorders Resource Directory (Body Esteem Program).
• Presenter at the Rural & Remote Mental Health Conference 2017 – Broome.
Toni Jackson BA Psychology, Grad Dip Women’s Studies, Accredited Gestalt Psychotherapist