Jill Wiltshire is a caring, compassionate Psychologist who has spent over a decade working in private practice following several years within the public health system. Jill brings to her role her professional skills, training, and experience, her passion for assisting her Clients, and her life experience as a partner and a parent herself. Jill has a wide range of experience in working with adults, children, adolescents, couples and families.
Jill encourages her clients to take an active role in their therapy and sees her role as “to walk alongside” clients as they work towards making changes to improve their lives. Jill believes that every person is an individual and brings to their therapy a range of experiences and skills that are unique and important to recognise and utilise in therapy. She works flexibly, thoughtfully, and creatively alongside her clients and enjoys connecting and engaging with each person to help them towards their goals.
Approach to Therapy
Jill has extensive experience in working with clients on a wide range of issues and uses a variety of different approaches to assist her in tailoring a treatment that will be a good fit for each person. Jill has trained in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), supportive counselling techniques, narrative therapy, solution-focused therapy, motivational interviewing, the Maudsley Approach for the treatment of anorexia nervosa, Emotion-Focused Therapy for couples and the Gottman approach to couples counselling. In addition to working individually with adult clients, Jill provides therapy in the following areas:
Jill has experience and training in working with a diverse range of couples and families. Over her years in private practice she has worked extensively with couples to improve communication, intimacy, conflict resolution and family functioning. Jill is trained in both emotion-focused couples counselling and the Gottman Method for couples counselling. She thoroughly enjoys the privilege of getting to know couples and being able to share their stories and experiences and is passionate about the value of counselling in building more successful and satisfying relationships.
Children and Adolescents
Jill has a patient and gentle approach that allows even the youngest and shyest of clients to feel comfortable and relaxed. She understands that children and adolescents enjoy a sense of humour and fun in their sessions and loves to embrace the creativity and organised chaos that can often be part of good therapy with young people. Jill has experience helping families and children to manage:
- Anxiety/stress/worry problems
- Depression and mood problems
- Unhelpful thinking and behaviours
- Difficult family relationships or situations
- Sleeping difficulties
- Eating issues
- Social/friendship challenges
Qualifications and Memberships
- Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)(Honours)
- Bachelor of Arts (English Literature)
- Registered Psychologist with the Psychology Board of Australia
- Associate Member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS)