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About Me

I live on the beautiful South Coast with my husband, and cheeky little cat! I absolutely love indoor plants, and constantly have a tea in hand. 

If you reach out and book a session with me I will most likely have a big mug of tea and will be excited to connect with you. 

I have had a long term passion for mental health and have always been enthusiastic about approaching it in a holistic way.

After finishing high school, I chose to pursue an Advanced Diploma in Counselling through the Australian Institute of Family Counselling. 

I am passionate about building strong connections with others, and being able to provide a listening ear in a safe and non-judgemental environment. 

In my private practice I have had the opportunity to journey with women as they learn to set boundaries, practice assertiveness, overcome barriers with self-esteem, and overall enhance their self-worth. 

I continuously work on furthering my knowledge through research and study to ensure I am providing my clients with the best possible support and care. 

I chose to enter the field of Disability Support Work to gain experience working with people with varying degrees of challenges.

I thoroughly enjoyed working in this role as it enabled me to build rapport with individuals, and to help people feel heard and valued for who they are.

I am a qualified and registered Counsellor with the Australian Counselling Association (ACA). Having registration though ACA means that I am bound by their Code of Ethics. This creates accountability for Counsellors and ensures ethical practice. I also hold current Professional and Public Liability Insurance. Maintaining membership and insurance means I am required to meet their annual Supervision and Professional Development standards. I also hold clearance on Working with Vulnerable people, and have obtained a Police check. 

With the onset of Coronavirus, it occurred to me that we are all learning to adapt and connect in this new environment. I want to create a space for people to process their emotions in a safe and accessible environment. If you find yourself struggling in this time, please don’t hesitate to reach out! I am here to journey with you. 

Qualifications: 

Advanced Diploma of Counselling and Family Therapy (10487NAT)

Australian Institute of Family Counselling

 

Diploma of Counselling (CHC51015)

Australian Institute of Family Counselling

 

Diploma of Counselling (Christian) (10486NAT)

Australian Institute of Family Counselling 

 

Professional Membership & Certification:

 

Australian Counselling Association 

https://www.theaca.net.au/counsellor/jessikah-huard 

 

Working with Vulnerable People 

NSW Government 

 

NSW Police Check