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Ms Janelle Wright

Ms Janelle Wright

Mobile 0413 594 472
Psychodynamic Psychotherapist, Relationship Therapist

Janelle Wright Counselling & Psychotherapy

Mobile 0413 594 472

Janelle believes that counselling and psychotherapy can be a positive experience of being deeply listened to. Taking time for self reflection can lead to a stronger sense of self and improved functioning in life and relationships.


  • 1/78 Livingstone Rd, Marrickville, Sydney NSW 2204 0413 594 472 PHONE 0413 594 472


  • Counselling, Psychotherapy, Online Video Consultations 
  • Areas of Special Interest

  • Anxiety / Panic Attacks, Bullying, Burnout, Cancer Support, Carer Support, Cultural Issues, Depression, Divorce / Separation, Emotional Overwhelm, Existential Issues, Family / Parenting, Gay and Lesbian Issues, Gender and Sexuality, Grief / Bereavement, Life Threatening Illness, Life Transitions, Relationship Issues, Stress Management, Trauma Recovery, Women's Issues  
  • MODALITIES / Approach

    Attachment Theory, Existential, Gestalt, Marriage and Family, Mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Person Centred, Psychodynamic, Short-term Psychodynamic, Somatic Psychotherapy, Systems Theory, Transactional Analysis, Trauma-Informed


    • Graduate Diploma Relationship Counselling - 2019 - Institute for Social Relations /RA
    • Graduate Diploma in Psychotherapy - 2000 - Somatic Psychotherapy Institute Australia
    • Graduate Certificate Child & Family Health Nursing - 2013 - University Technology Sydney

    Professional Associations

    • Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia

    Quality Provision

    High quality supervision with accredited supervisors who specialise in Somatic Psychodynamic Psychotherapy and Systems Theory.


    In addition to 5 years in private psychotherapy practice, Janelle has worked as a Community Mental Health Nurse and more recently as a Child & Family Health Nurse. These roles bring a broad knowledge and body of experience to her work as a psychotherapist. She has worked with diverse cultures and families and has a strong interest in assisting parents to adjust to parenthood.
    She is also passionate about collaborating with people in defining their own recovery from mental health issues. .


    Weekdays 0830 to 5pm with some flexibility.

    Transport and Parking

    Plenty of street parking near the practice.


    $120.00 to $150.00 sliding scale for individual sessions of 50 minutes.
    $160.00 for couples and families for 1 hour sessions.

    Payment Options

    Card or cash at time of appointment.

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    10 Questions with Janelle Wright

    • What led you to choose psychotherapy or counselling as a profession?

    • I became interested in counselling and psychotherapy as a young adult when I realised that the skills and coping strategies I had learned in childhood needed refining. Learning self reflective skills has been valuable in assisting me to become aware of when I'm repeating patterns of behaviour which no longer serve me well. Learning to reflect on my thoughts, emotions and behaviour gives me more freedom and choice in how I live my life and relate to others.
      These realisations led me to want to continue learning about the many theories of human development and models of psychotherapy.
    • Which philosophical approaches have influenced your professional/personal development?

    • I'm strongly influenced by attachment therapy, self psychology, intersubjective approaches, somatic integration and systems theory.
    • Which particular aspects of health or the human journey are you interested in?

    • Single individuals.
      Relationships and preparation for parenthood.
      Parent and infant attachment and the adjustment to parenthood.
      Separation adjustment.
      Developmental trauma.
      I'm also interested in the role addiction plays in our attempts to soothe wounds and how it sabotages self care.
    • What method/s do you use?

    • Psychodynamic therapy (working with you to understand relational patterns that occur in the room with me as well as in your other relationships).

      Exploring how feelings are often expressed through bodily symptoms.

      Mostly by deeply listening and supporting you to understand and explore the many different facets to your story.

      When working with a couple or family I want to bring the many different perspectives into the room to assist you to understand yourselves and the other in a compassionate way that assists you to make positive changes.
    • When do you think the client will start to feel that progress is being made?

    • The client will feel that progress is made when they begin to understand themselves and others better and begin to feel kinder towards themselves. They may become aware of patterned responses they make and start to consider other possible responses they can choose from. They will start to notice how they impact on others and are also impacted on by others.
    • How has therapy made you a better person?

    • It has helped me to develop resilience, self compassion and compassion toward others. I have developed a broader perspective on the complexities and strengths we have as humans.
    • What do you like most about being a therapist?

    • Being a privileged witness to another persons narrative and to have a small part in how they make sense of this narrative.
    • Do you ever have 'bad hair' days?

    • I definitely do!
      In those bad hair moments it is important to become aware of managing my shame and providing myself with self soothing and kindness. I'm then in a better position to repair any disruptions I may have caused to others and to reflect on how the disruption came about. Humour and self acceptance helps me a lot here.
    • What do you think is the most significant problem we face, in the world today?

    • Isolation and disconnection with other individuals, groups and cultures. This also leads us to isolation from our environment and the harm that we are causing to our planet.
    • Can you share the name of a book, film, song, event or work of art that inspires you?

    • I'm currently reading Look What You Made Me Do by Jess Hill. It is challenging me to think about the many dimensions of power that exist in all relationships and explore in my own mind how it can be addressed.

      I also really enjoyed the Australian film Lantana.
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    Ms Janelle Wright

    Janelle Wright

    Psychodynamic Psychotherapist, Relationship Therapist

    Janelle has a supportive, conversational style. She sees individuals, couples and families and is interested in how relationship patterns from early life continue into adulthood. She is also interested in how difficulties can present as bodily symptoms. ...

    • Marrickville
    • Attachment Theory, Existential, Gestalt, Marriage and Family, Mindfulness, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Person Centred, Psychodynamic, Short-term Psychodynamic, Somatic Psychotherapy, Systems Theory, Transactional Analysis, Trauma-Informed