Janine is a relationship counsellor, nationally accredited mediator & family dispute resolution practitioner who specialises in helping couples and individuals with all aspects of conflict and relationship wellbeing.


Janine is level 3 trained and Internationally Certified in Sue Johnson’s Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples. (Canada) Janine is level 3 trained by John and Julie Gottman (USA) in the Gottman Method of Relationship Counselling. She is also trained in Bill Doherty’s Discernment Counselling (USA) for couples who are on the brink of separation or divorce.


She is an experienced and creative adult teacher and trainer, and is a trained facilitator for PREPARE ENRICH – Australia’s leading pre-marriage and better relationship training.


She has post-graduate training in grief and trauma issues and has a special interest in how they impact on relationships. She holds an ongoing professional interest in trauma and its impact on relationships, and also in mindfulness, in which she has practiced for over 12 years. She is also trained by Stepfamilies Australia in the complex issues surrounding blended families.


She combines all of this with practice experience – working for many years with Australia’s leading relationship agency and more recently in private practice – she has helped hundreds of couples work through conflict and painful emotions.


Janine is down to earth, has a sense of humour, and is also profoundly sensitive, warm and empathic and has an unwavering aim to help improve the life of each and every one of her clients.


  • B Comm UNSW
  • Master Arts (Soc) UNSW
  • Dip Counselling Grad Cert Mediation
  • Grad Cert Grief Loss Trauma
  • Counselling Flinders University
  • Accredited FDRP with Australian Attorney General
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples International Certification

Specialist Training

  • Level 3 training in Sue Johnson’s Emotionally Focused Therapy for Couples.
  • Level 3 training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy.
  • Discernment Counselling Training
  • Prepare/Enrich Facilitator
  • Step families Australia Training
  • Trauma and Grief Training
  • Child Inclusive Mediation Training

Affiliations & Memberships

  • Member Australian Counselling Association (Level 3)
  • Member Australian Mediation Association
  • Member International Centre for Excellence in Emotion Focused Therapy
  • Affiliate Australian Centre for Emotional Focused Therapy
  • Member Gottman Referral Network
  • Member The Marriage and Relationship Educators Association of Australia