My name is Ghizala Jafri and I am a Registered Psychologist and an associate member of Australian Psychological Society.
I currently provide counseling/psychological intervention as a private practitioner in Canberra with a special interest in mental health, adolescence, relationships and cross cultural issues.
I am from a Pakistani background and have been in Australia for over 40 years. In addition to English, I speak Urdu, Hindi and Fiji Indian and have an in-depth knowledge of collectivist cultures.
I completed my training in Australia. I am trained (to name a few) in Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Dialectic Behavior Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, Schema Focus Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, CALD and Indigenous Specific Therapy, Couple and Family Therapy.
I have extensive experience in mental health, and specific interest in PTSD, Trauma, Anxiety, Depression, Chronic Pain, Drug and Alcohol Issues, Borderline Structures, and Relationship/Family Issues.
I take a holistic approach and focus on psycho-education, symptoms management, re-framing perspectives, sleep hygiene, skills development, breathing exercises, mindfulness, self care and nurturing connections.
I accept Worker Compensation Clients, LGBT Clients, VVCS, DVA, and NDIS
I would like the opportunity to work with you to understand aspects of your mental well-being and identify the elements that influences or impact you. I would like to help you take control of your life and find a happier and healthier YOU.
Ms. Ghizala Jafri
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