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To make an appointment for adult counselling, please contact Jeff by phone 0437 524 802 or email jeff@embleyhouse.com.au

Jeff Bedells Ethos when working with Adults

I believe everyone is an individual and thus should be treated as such. Every person that comes to see me comes with a different mind, perspective, can come from different backgrounds, have different values and have experienced different things that have shaped them into who they are.

I strongly believe that therapy hinges on good client and therapist rapport. Everyone deserves to be respected, listened to, empathised with and supported no matter what!

I don't believe any one strategy or intervention can help everybody. Thus, I find it important to work with the individual to find the best intervention or interventions for them. These could range from person centred therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, narrative therapy, mindfulness, mindsight (interpersonal neural biology), solution-based therapy, attachment therapy, family therapy and many more.

I don't have a magic wand that can take away an individual's issues straight away, but I am able to help people interpret their issues more deeply and see these issues from a more objective perspectives.

When we are dealing with difficult emotions and situations in our lives, we are trying to solve them from within them. This can be like trying to pull someone out of quicksand when you are standing in it yourself. You can get stuck because you can only see things from where you are. You need help from that person who is on solid ground and maybe able to see things that you are unable to see.

I believe a therapist's job is to be the objective, stable and understanding person that can help an individual work through their feelings and issues whilst supporting them the whole way. A therapist should respect the views of their clients and offer different ways of tackling their issues. A therapist needs to offer clients skills and strategies for dealing with problems, whilst consistently receiving and acknowledging feedback from their client.

I don't see a therapist as all-knowing and I don't believe people like to be 'analysed'. I see therapy as two people going on a journey together to identify healthy and unhealthy patterns within their life. With an attuned mindful therapist, an individual will begin to gain mindsight and see patterns of thoughts and behaviours that are unhelpful in their life. They will then be able to use this skill to integrate more healthy positive ways of living.


Bachelor of Education (Edith Cowan University)
Diploma of Counselling (ACA registration No: 5208)
Three year curriculum of Interpersonal Neurobiology - The Mindsight Institute - by Dr Daniel J. Siegel, M.D
Psychological Approaches for Obesity - The Australian Centre for Eating Disorders (Bronze Level)
Currently completing my GDip 'Speciality' in Counselling

About Jeff

I was a school teacher for 6 years and in that time I noticed a propensity to be able to engage and help troubled children. This ignited my passion for helping people. I then went back and studied counselling at the Australian Institute of Professional Counsellors. During this time of study I made a concerted effort to attend many conferences, seminars and workshops on a myriad of different therapy techniques. This gave me a solid understanding of interventions that I agree with and feel comfortable with.

I then started child and adolescent counselling and am the co-director of Embley House Counselling for children. Whilst I have a passion for helping children and families I also find individual counselling for adults very engaging and rewarding.

I have finished my studies of Interpersonal Neural Biology at the Mindsight Institute being trained by Dr Dan Siegel and find it to be an exceptional tool in helping children, adolescents and adults alike for all types of issues.

Issues I can help with

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Anger
  • Stress
  • Dealing with past abuse
  • Relationship support
  • Grief and loss
  • Mindfulness and mindsight
  • Obesity

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