Bachelor of Arts (Honours)
Master of Psychology (Clinical)
Jonathan is a clinical psychologist with more than a decade of experience working in both private practice and the public sector. He is a member of the Australian Psychological Society and a fellow of its College of Clinical Psychologists. In his career, he has experience working with adolescents, adults, couples and families, and he also supervises colleagues and teaches psychotherapy.
Jonathan is an experienced, approachable psychologist who provides a supportive space in which clients can discuss their concerns. His approach is to understand what clients are experiencing, and what they are seeking, in order to plan with them how best to assist them. He views counselling as an opportunity to be able to change and shift things in clients’ lives that previously they have not been able to on their own. He approaches counselling by helping clients to deal with difficult experiences or feelings, and also by opening up new possibilities in clients’ lives. In this way, he incorporates a focus of growth and development in his counselling with clients, as they come to improve their relationships with partners, family or friends, their work, or the enjoyment they gain from life. Jonathan works with people for the duration of time that they need, which is different for each client that sees him. He is conscious that when people first seek counselling they are often quite upset, worried, or even uncertain about what the process might hold for them. He approaches sessions in an open-minded, non-judgmental way to assist clients to feel comfortable to talk with him.
Jonathan tailors his approach so that it suits each client that comes to see him. He draws upon several models in his counselling: Psychodynamic Therapy, Trauma-Informed Therapy, and Psychoanalytic Therapy.
Jonathan Kettle has appointments available in the following location: Hawthorn
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