Jeanine Busch | Clinical Psychologist

BA Psychology, BSoc.Sci. (Hons) Psychology, MA Clin Psych

As a Clinical Psychologist I believe that how we perceive ourselves; mind, body and soul; and, how we manage these aspects of being, impacts our day-to-day functioning.  I believe therapy can allow us to get to know ourselves, the self that guides all we want to be and the self that guides our intuition and aligns with our values; rather than unconsciously perpetuate a life of who the world wants us to be or execute what the world has turned us into. By understanding many aspects of self and by considering a person as a whole; therapy can help us learn how to better negotiate life, move beyond things that hinder us, and live in a manner which is more conscious of all that is meaningful to us as individuals. In this way a person can live in a manner that is true to oneself and leaves one feeling fulfilled and constantly growing.

I work with adolescents (14+) and adults in the following areas:

  • Depression
  • Postnatal/perinatal depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Eating disorders
  • Bipolar mood disorder
  • History of abuse
  • Trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Complex trauma
  • Childhood emotional neglect
  • Struggling with a chronic illness
  • Loss and Bereavement
  • Relationship/marriage difficulties
  • Spiritual emergence
  • Feeling like you need to work through some things to be a better you

I work with both adolescents and adults, and love ongoing learning about other cultures, religions and orientations. My approach is holistic and aimed at helping individuals embrace life to the fullest. I draw on a variety of therapeutic approaches and techniques to tailor the therapy according to the client’s individual needs and values, in working towards ongoing growth. I love forging warm, compassionate and therapeutic relationships with my clients as we do the journey of weaving more joy and strength into life.

I completed my Masters in Clinical Psychology with Cum Laude in South Africa, and have worked in both private and state psychiatric clinics. I ran my own practice for 10 years before moving to Australia. In this time I worked with individuals, couples, families and have run many workshops in parenting, the mind-body relationship and mindfulness.

I use evidence-based therapies such as Dialectical Behavioural Therapy and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy; and draw a lot on the insights of Ego State Therapy and Internal Family Systems approaches. I have trained in somatic trauma approaches like the polyvagal theory orientated frameworks of the Community Resilience Model (as taught by the TRI, CA, USA) and Interpersonal Neurobiology as taught by Dan Siegel, as well as other trauma courses taught by Bessel v.d Kolk and Peter Levigne (Somatic Experiencing). I also trained in hypnotherapy and past-life regression, and I am a certified 200-hour Mindfulness and Meditation Teacher, certified 220-hour Yoga Teacher, and Ishaya Meditation Teacher. I have also done courses in integrative medicine and complementary alternative therapies for mental health practitioners which creates room for all of the above to be held in holistic framework and orientation.