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 Jeannene Eastaway

Jeannene Eastaway

Mobile 0421 012 042
Relationship Therapist, Clinical Supervisor

Gearchange Counselling & Consulting

Mobile 0421 012 042

My private practice is a calm reflective space where you can be and feel safe to resolve, recover and heal. Through experience, both professionally and personally and with an emotionally focussed edge, you will find a compassionate space where you will experience a warm, skilfull therapist.



  • Counselling, Psychotherapy, Couples Therapy, Family Therapy, Group Therapy, Workshops / Courses, Workplace Training, Professional Training, Clinical Supervision, Phone Consultations, Online Video Consultations 
  • Areas of Special Interest

  • Addiction, Adolescent Issues, Alcohol / Drug Dependency, Anger Related Issues, Anxiety / Panic Attacks, Assertiveness, Bullying, Cancer Support, Childhood Issues, Communication Issues, Conflict Resolution, Cultural Issues, Depression, Divorce / Separation, Eating Disorders, Emotional Overwhelm, Family / Parenting, Gender and Sexuality, Grief / Bereavement, Guilt Feelings, Intimacy Issues, Men's Issues, PTSD, Relationship Issues, Self Development, Sexual Abuse, Spirituality / Religion, Stress Management, Trauma Recovery, Violence, Women's Issues, Workplace Issues  
  • MODALITIES / Approach

    Attachment Theory, CBT, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Experiential, Gestalt, Inner Child, Mindfulness, Narrative Therapy, Person Centred, Psychodrama, Psychodynamic, Somatic Psychotherapy, Systems Theory, Transactional Analysis, Trauma-Informed

    As the client, I believe that you are the expert on you. This means that with the right support you can grow to be the best you can be. In counselling it is my aim to support you to find your way to emotional change, healing and confidence to reflect the person, couple or family you want to be.


    • Masters in Couple & Reationship Counselling - 2011 - La Trobe Uni, Victoria.
    • Grad.Cert in Social Science (Male Family Violence) - 2011 - Swinburne Uni of Tech., Victoria.
    • Bachelor in Counselling Degree - 2001 - University of New England, NSW
    • Clinical Marriage & Family Training - 1997 - Lifecare Counselling & Family Services, NSW
    • Welfare Advanced Cert. - 1987 - Sydney Tech. College of TAFE, NSW

    Professional Associations

    • Australian Counselling Association
    • Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia

    Quality Provision

    As a member of the PACFA & ACA I am dedicated and familiar with quality assurance and best practice policies.


    I have over 30 years of experience in counselling and work in varied welfare fields, and have extensive experience in group facilitation. This includes facilitation of the Men's Behaviour Change Programs and Parenting After Separation groups, my own 'Build A Better Self' communication program & other groupwork programs. I have specialised training in body focussed therapy and couples therapy.


    Day and evening appoinments are available.

    Transport and Parking

    There is residential parking available, train and bus are options also. Groups are held at a suitable location to suit the clientele and their geographic location.


    My fees are from $120 - $150 per session.

    Payment Options

    Payment is required at the time of consultation. Master card, visa or bank card, or cash is acceptable.

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    10 Questions with Jeannene Eastaway

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

    • Possibly the main thing that has caused me to choose this field of work is that I find people interesting and wonderful. The more I have learnt about people, their patterns and ways of survival, the more fascinated I became.
      The other main reason why I have chosen to be a counsellor is to understand myself. This has been an on-going and enlightening process.
    • Which philosophical approaches have influenced your professional/personal development?

    • I have been trained to understand and I strongly believe that: You are the expert on You.
      I find this statement underpins the way I work, how I respond, the ways I listen and understand others and myself.
      Of all the theories I have studied and practiced it's the wrapping it all up in the metaphorical 'blanket of compassion' that works best.
    • Which particular aspects of health or the human journey are you interested in?

    • Primarily I am interested in equality, healing and self empowerment. That possibly all sounds fluffy but my emphasis is a practical application of these.
    • What method/s do you use?

    • My training originated in Emotionally Focussed Therapy and Family Systems Theory, and since then I keep adding to my toolkit. I could name many theories I am influenced by since then but over the years what works best is to be always Client Focussed & Research Informed!
    • When do you think the client will start to feel that progress is being made?

    • Some people move quickly but for others this may take a lot longer. Sometimes progress may feel like things have gotten worse, particularly if feelings or situations have been avoided for so long. It is weird but the 'worse ' is actually a kind of progress. Most people move slowly and this is good because slow is conscious, careful and will consolidate change.
    • How has therapy made you a better person?

    • The things I encourage or support in counselling I do myself. I have certainly had my own therapy to work on areas in my life needing recovery or healing. My journey has continued in growing in awareness and is not complete yet. As I have built compassion for myself I have learned to be compassionate towards others. Without the first I could not do the latter.
    • What do you like most about being a therapist?

    • People are fascinating and very resourceful with often never having realised their strengths. It is nice to be close to people and support them to feel safe being close in relationships to others.
    • Do you ever have 'bad hair' days?

    • Oh yeah. Thing is, I am human in all aspects of that word.
    • What do you think is the most significant problem we face, in the world today?

    • Life without equality. We all deserve the same rights to speak, share, learn, love, express, dream and hope regardless of our gender, sexuality, age, colour, size or shape, whatever we look like or speak like or whatever religion we follow or any difference we may have to the majority of others.
    • Can you share the name of a book, film, song, event or work of art that inspires you?

    • The book would be: The Dance of Anger, by Harriet Lerner
      The film would be: The Mighty
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    Jeannene Eastaway

    Relationship Therapist, Clinical Supervisor

    My journey as a counsellor started at the age of 19, and now over 30 years later I have thousands of hours of counselling and many varied qualifications to suit. I like working with people; I like people, and thought I could help and still do. What began was a journey of self and ‘other’ discovery, learning and teaching emotional intelligence and attempting to put this into practice as I went until it became part of my everyday life and I am doing what I love.

    • Greensborough
    • Attachment Theory, CBT, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Experiential, Gestalt, Inner Child, Mindfulness, Narrative Therapy, Person Centred, Psychodrama, Psychodynamic, Somatic Psychotherapy, Systems Theory, Transactional Analysis, Trauma-Informed