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.

Corona’s Roses

How funny, if I would have started this blog in February, I would have said: So much to do. My To-do list is so long. How will you get everything done? You don’t have enough time in your day. Everyone expects too much from you. So many obligations. Too many commitments. You're rushing around so [...]

By |2020-07-04T16:47:04+00:00May 4th, 2020|Blog|Comments Off on Corona’s Roses

COVID-19 and HSC

Covid-19 and its restrictions is having a huge impact on young people. The closure of schools, and regular places where teens like to hangout, has meant a loss of routine, connection and independence. It has brought with it isolation, loneliness, anxiety, fear, overwhelm and many unknowns and unanswered questions. For teenagers on the verge of [...]

By |2020-07-04T16:47:06+00:00April 28th, 2020|Blog|Comments Off on COVID-19 and HSC

Telehealth now available – online consultations and therapy sessions

In response to the coronavirus crisis, telehealth, or video/phone consultation, is now available for our clients. This will help reduce the risk of community transmission of COVID-19 and provide protection for clients and health care providers. We offer services over Zoom, Skype and phone. Contact me today on 0421 990 990 to organise a consultation.

By |2020-07-04T16:44:03+00:00April 17th, 2020|Blog|Comments Off on Telehealth now available – online consultations and therapy sessions

In these times of the Big C you can still steer yourself in the direction you want to go

This weekend marked the end of daylight saving, a transition into shorter days and cooler temperatures. For many, it is also the week leading to Easter and Passover, but in a very different format. Instead of large gatherings of family and friends, picnics or outings, religious rituals, this year will be different. Unusual. For many, [...]

By |2020-07-04T16:44:18+00:00April 7th, 2020|Blog|Comments Off on In these times of the Big C you can still steer yourself in the direction you want to go

Loneliness, Social Isolation And A Surge In Disordered Coping Responses

It feels almost surreal today, sitting at home writing this blog post. I would usually be sitting in my office typing this up, waiting for my next client to walk into my office, but today, I’m waiting for the sound of Skype. And in this world of change, uncertainty and the new buzz word of [...]

By |2020-03-24T20:17:43+00:00March 24th, 2020|Blog|0 Comments

An Urge is Just and Urge

Today, there is so much information and so many courses offered on how to stop binge eating. Everyone is selling their story, their fix, their solution. And it’s like diets. You know, if you go on this diet, eat this food this way, then you will lose this amount of weight, in this amount of [...]

By |2020-07-04T16:47:43+00:00March 13th, 2020|Blog|Comments Off on An Urge is Just and Urge

Come as You Are: National Eating Disorder Awareness Week

Did you know that this week is National Eating Disorder Awareness Week (EDAW)? How much coverage has there been on TV? In the newspaper? On social media? I haven’t seen any. Quite sad and rather disappointing I would say. According to the National Eating Disorders Collaboration, an initiative of the Australian Government Department of Health, [...]

By |2020-07-04T16:47:45+00:00February 27th, 2020|Blog|Comments Off on Come as You Are: National Eating Disorder Awareness Week

Alarming Effects of Children’s Exposure to Domestic Violence

This is a timely article from Psychology Today. Here's an excerpt. "Domestic violence (DV) takes many forms, including chronic arguing and yelling, controlling behaviors, intimidation, threats of suicide or murder, threats involving weapons, and serious injuries. There is always, however, a destructive undercurrent of power and control, with offenders commonly and compulsively grasping for in [...]

By |2020-07-04T16:47:46+00:00February 24th, 2020|Blog|Comments Off on Alarming Effects of Children’s Exposure to Domestic Violence

Staple My Lips Together? There has to be another way!

Never mind fillers, botox, pills and potions. I found the answer, it’s so easy. If we want to wear the exercise gear promoted by those international brands we all love, and some of fashion labels we all love- it seems that we have to be the size of a toothpick, with gaps between our thighs [...]

By |2020-02-11T09:58:13+00:00February 10th, 2020|Blog|Comments Off on Staple My Lips Together? There has to be another way!

Divorce! Break up! It’s over!

My soulmate, my best friend. My despised enemy. My judge. My tormentor. That’s right…. It’s complicated. Is it love? Is it hate? Is it indifference? We have been in a relationship since the age of 13, 14, 15. Really. Every single day, very few days skipped. And in very bleak times, twice a day. That’s [...]

By |2020-07-04T16:47:47+00:00January 30th, 2020|Blog|Comments Off on Divorce! Break up! It’s over!