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It takes courage to reach out for help when you’re struggling. Maybe now is the time to discover how counselling can help you find a way forward. I can work with you to navigate a path through the struggles and obstacles in your life, towards a happier and more fulfilling future.


My counselling style is calm, understanding, and accepting. I adjust my approach and techniques to suit each individual based on their preferences and feedback.

Whether your aim is to take swift action, or whether you want to go on a deep dive into your thoughts and feelings to gain personal insight, I can work with you to achieve your goals.

I often work with women and men living with anxiety, depression, and loneliness. Together we can focus on techniques that reduce negative impacts, lessen your distress and enhance your ability to take control of your own life. There is hope for a happier, more connected tomorrow.

If you have recently received a serious medical diagnosis it can feel like being swept up in a whirlwind of worry. Counselling can help you make sense of your experience and find a way for you to weather the storm.

Living with ongoing chronic illness can really take a toll on your mental health too. I can help you identify your strengths and supports, and we can work on strategies for resilience and hope in the midst it all.

I also have a special interest in working with men at points of change in their life. Becoming a dad for the first time, dealing with stress at work, coping with loss, parenting solo, or shifting towards retirement are just some of the life events that bring people to counselling.

No matter what issues you are facing, I can help you to identify what is important to you. Together we can work to build meaning and purpose in your life.


Jon Nielsen

I am an experienced, qualified, and ACA registered counsellor.

When not in my private practice, you can find me teaching in the Master of Counselling course at the University of Canberra or facilitating information and education groups for community sector organisations.

Prior to becoming a counsellor I spent decades working in science and engineering, which gives me a broad range of experience to draw on.

I work in a person-centred style, which means that I believe that clients are experts in their own lives and, given the right kind of supportive environment, can grow and change to reach their full potential.

I also have skills in working in a solutions-focused way, which can be great if your time is limited and you want to get cracking on finding solutions to the things that are holding you back.

ACA Level 2 member


You can get in touch with me via email, text message, or phone. If I’m with a client I won’t answer my phone but I’ll get back to you as soon as I can.


 0404 456 779

Or you are welcome to book a session online (details below).


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Ready to make an appointment? A great place to start is with an introductory phone call.

Introductory call (15 minutes)

A 15 minute introductory call to answer your questions and to help us decide on the best way to work together.

Standard counselling session (50 minutes)

I am available for online or phone sessions to anybody aged 18+, anywhere in Australia. Face-to-face sessions are available on level 2 of the Health Point building, 16 Wilbow Street, Phillip ACT 2606.


Counselling sessions are available on Wednesdays and Thursdays. I also have some limited availability for after-hours and weekend sessions. Email, text, or call if the available times in the online booking system don’t suit you.


15 minute introductory call - no cost

Standard 50 minute counselling session - $140

Online booking

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