Janine Rod

About Janine Rod

As a psychologist and hypnotherapist I hope to create the highest quality of care for you in a supportive and nurturing environment. I work psycho dynamically which means that you and I will look at how your conscious and unconscious minds interact and influence your thoughts, behaviours and attitudes. I am not rigid in the kind of therapy I use with you; each person is an individual and I tailor your sessions to suit your specific needs. My therapy tends to be more varied than others, and I incorporate techniques from a variety of evidence -based sources, rather than relying on a single system of intervention. I offer you a safe, supportive environment in which you can communicate, gain insight, and develop new skills. I listen to what you say, what you feel and what you need in order to help you to clarify your inner conflicts, confront the barriers to your success and well-being, and reach your goals.

Eating well positively affects mood and brain function

As the school year starts to gather momentum, and the pressure starts to build up, our relaxed holiday mood is definitely beginning to get lost in the business of our daily grind. But did you know that you have two “brains”? It’s true. (And no - this doesn’t explain why you’re twice as smart as [...]

By | 2018-03-05T13:52:22+00:00 March 3rd, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

Your phone might be why you’re not getting a good nights sleep

Have you woken from a bad nights sleep grumpy and irritable? It can ruin your entire day not to mention the effect on your co-workers, friends and family. You can find yourself being triggered by the most trivial of things. That’s because waking up irritated starts our day in a stress response. Sleep disturbances can have [...]

By | 2018-02-26T16:00:21+00:00 February 26th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

Back To School : Are Your Kids Psychologically Equipped?

Parents spend hundreds of dollars on new school uniforms, school shoes, stationary and other essentials for their children at the beginning of the school year.   All this emphasis on the physical needs of your children, yet what about their psychological and emotional needs?  What can be done to provide our children with the emotional stamina, [...]

By | 2018-02-15T21:47:11+00:00 January 29th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Back To School : Are Your Kids Psychologically Equipped?

Is HSC Stress And Anxiety Around The Corner? Your Mindset Helps

HSC is around the corner and it is important to take a moment and consider your mindset in the lead up to these final weeks.  Your mindset can be the difference between success and failure.  Henry Ford once said “whether you think you can, or think you can’t – you’re right”, and it’s a sentiment [...]

By | 2018-02-15T21:26:17+00:00 September 19th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

Is your adolescent stressed?

It has been widely reported in the media that adolescent stress is on the increase.  This is backed by statistics reflected by Beyond Blue who quotes figures like: one in six young Australians aged between 16 – 24 years, has experienced an anxiety disorder in the last 12 months.  This is approximately 440 000 young [...]

By | 2018-02-15T21:18:02+00:00 August 25th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Is your adolescent stressed?

Exam anxiety – Secrets You Wish You Knew One Year Ago

Many students in both primary and secondary school have recently sat the annual NAPLAN tests.  And whilst in theory, this testing process is of benefit academically, one wonders how the anxiety and stress associated with these tests, is impacting on students.  It seems that many parents are noticing that their children are showing overt signs [...]

By | 2018-02-15T21:18:48+00:00 May 14th, 2015|Blog|0 Comments

The HSC Cycle

It is that time of the year again when one group of HSC students feel relieved that it is all over and behind them, whilst the new HSC group begins the roller coaster of stress and anxiety associated with this final year of school.  Isn’t it a shame that this pinnacle year of school can [...]

By | 2018-02-15T21:19:46+00:00 November 13th, 2014|Blog|0 Comments