About Us

Our Approach

At Jarawyn we provide counselling, coaching and training for people who want to make changes in their lives.

We don’t believe counselling has to be painful. We focus on problems in the here and now. We are practical and about helping you make changes in the shortest possible time.

You don’t have to talk about bad memories or difficult feelings if you don’t want to. Counselling doesn’t have to be about telling your darkest secrets. We can help you even if you don’t want to talk about what happened to you.

On the other hand, if you choose talk about difficult things, and if you feel you have never been listened to before, we are here to listen.

Who we are

Jack DALBY (Counsellor):

Jack has over fifteen years' experience as a counsellor and project manager in the community and government sectors. Jack’s main areas of interest are trauma, child abuse, violence, masculinity and gender. His practice is in working with survivors of child abuse and neglect, complex PTSD, and men and women impacted by or using family violence. He has worked closely with the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse, and established the Royal Commission Support Service to support survivors of institutional abuse in Canberra in 2013. He specialises in working with long-term, complex PTSD, borderline personality disorder and dissociative disorders. Jack provides relationship coaching to couples experiencing conflict or struggling with family violence. He has particular expertise in helping men develop tools to manage anger and strong feelings, and providing behaviour change training for men who have used violence or controlling behaviours in relationships. Jack helped develop and wrote the manual for the Relationships Australia Tasmania men's behaviour change programme.

Jack also has expertise in programme development, strategic planning for small organisations, outcome measurement, policy and procedure development and integration, and the design of therapeutic and psychoeducational groups. He is an experienced researcher in the fields of gender based and family violence and trauma.

Jack holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and is trained in trauma-informed therapy, EMDR, clinical supervision and men's behaviour change (family violence).

Jack is an Affiliate Member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS).

Australian Psychological Society

Rachel HART (Senior Counsellor and Clinical Supervisor):

Rachel is a very experienced trauma counsellor with over fifteen years’ experience in the community, government and private sectors. She specialises in working with complex PTSD, adult survivors of child abuse, and family and domestic violence. She has a lot of experience working with male survivors of sexual assault, and managed SAMSSA (Service Assisting Male Survivors of Sexual Assault) in Canberra from 2012 to 2016. She has created and run therapeutic and psychoeducational groups for survivors of trauma and torture and worked with refugees fleeing torture and persecution. She uses a trauma- and equality-informed framework, including best-practice modalities such as EMDR, trauma-informed CBT and somatic therapy.

Rachel holds a Master of Social Work (Q), Bachelor of Counselling, and Diploma of Professional Counselling, is trained in trauma-informed therapy, EMDR, ACT, and DBT, and has a Certificate IV in Training and Assessment.

Rachel is a member (level 4) of the Australian Counselling Association (ACA), a member of the College of Clinical Counsellors (CCC), a member of the Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW), and an Associate Member of the EMDR Association of Australia (EMDRAA).

Rachel is an ACA registered supervisor.

Member of Australian Counselling Association AASW Social Worker Australian Register of Counsellors & Psychotherapists

Wynne RUSSELL (Consultant and Researcher):

Wynne has over fifteen years’ experience as a researcher into sexual violence against men and boys – particularly in conflict and post-conflict settings – and the male experience of domestic and gender-based violence and trauma. She has collaborated with Doctors Without Borders (MSF) and the South Africa-based Sexual Violence Research Initiative, and her work has been published in peer-reviewed and practitioner journals. She has a particular interest in how male and female survivors of sexual and domestic violence can work together to:

Wynne also has extensive experience in community consultation and experience in co-design of community-based projects.

Wynne holds a PhD from the Australian National University’s Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies.