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Counselling with deep listening

For Grief, Trauma, Anxiety, Fear and Anger.  All of Life's Challenging Journeys.

  • Feeling stuck? Feeling sad, angry, hurt or fearful?  Not sure why and what your feelings are telling you? Is fear, anger or sadness showing up every day? Have you been down other pathways to healing but your mind hasn't figured it out yet?Are you overwhelmed by feelings that we have all been taught to judge as negative and told to "control"? As a certified counsellor using Breathwork, Jen  can help you find your way to your inner self with feelings as your guide.​
  • Counselling from a person - centred model from trauma informed practice.



What is Feeling-Focused Counselling with Breathwork?  

Be guided by Jen O'Bryan

  •  Deep down we all know we have the ability to self heal.  You might be reading this now because you are trying to understand yourself.

  • Maybe you want to understand something deeper in your self but can't access it with your intellect. 

  •  We know deep in our soul when something isn't right.

  •  Issues we encounter from our human experience such as birth trauma, school trauma, parental abandonment, grief and loss may be held in our body. 

  •  Some feelings such as anger and hatred, we are told are not acceptable and must be avoided or transformed. 

  • Talk therapy only takes us so far in the journey to self understanding and experiencing these feelings and emotions.

  •  In Feeling-Centred-Counselling with Breathwork all feelings and emotions are accepted. They are viewed as important messages to us.

  • Feelings have energy and this connects us to our internal guidance system in our body.

  • -  Breathwork can take us there, into our body and these messages. 

  •  Feeling-Focused-Counselling using Breathwork is a dynamic process engaging conscious connected breathing to focus in the body where feelings, trauma, and memories are held.  

  •  As a Feeling-Focused-Counsellor Jen offers deep listening and acceptance of these feelings, which is the beginning of the healing.

  • ~ This power lies within us all. The journey is to go inward with breath and listen. ~

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Grief, Loss and Life Transitions 

Sitting with you in grief, loss and major transitions or life crisis.  Providing deep listening and holding a space for you

Support, acceptance and listening to all feelings

Embracing and understanding feelings and emotions

to accept them into your life

Who Am I in relationships

Understanding how we relate to others and how to be with their feelings

 What Happens in a Session?

  • A Feeling-Focused Counselling session lasts up to 90 minutes with a check in at the beginning to understand what is “up” or activated in you right now in your life.

  •  What feelings and emotions are overwhelming you right now?

  • Jen will ask you to lie down in a warm safe space and begin conscious connected breathing.  You may also stay seated to breathe if preferred. 

  • Jen will guide you all the way and coach you to stay connected to your breathing.  I will ask you what you sense in yourself and in your body.  

  • This process will last up to 45 minutes sometimes more. 

  • Then there is a chance to integrate what happened in the Breathe with discussion and observation.  We will review what arose for you in the breathe and how it relates to your currents issues.


Our breath connects us from outside to inside.


Feeling-Focused Counselling with Breathwork is a journey into yourself.

To navigate your emotional, spiritual and physical healing.

About Jen O'Bryan

All feelings are a guide

 I feel passionate about working deeply and honestly with feelings.  My own life experience has shown me that this is the way to healing and self understanding. My life journey through trauma, deep grief and an ongoing desire to really face myself has lead me through many modalities of healing and spirituality, including anthroposophy. Trying to understand myself and change my habits and relationship patterns through thinking only lead my so far.  It wasn't until I worked  with Cindy Aulby as a therapist and also my Breathwork trainer, that I truly faced my patterns, my long held grief and myself that I could really transition and heal.  My journey took me through deep soul and spiritual listening.  

I combine my life experience, my 30 years working as a Palliative care nurse, an Anthroposophical nurse and my understanding, so far of what it is to be human, with my current training as a Breathwork Counsellor to sit with you on what ever life journey you face. 

I love connecting with people, listening  and understanding their life journey.

I love being a mother of teenagers who teach me so much every single day!

Nature and water are healing forces for me and I try to connect with the sea every day.


Registered Nurse 1985-2019, including 30 years work in Palliative care, Victoria.

Cancer Nursing Certificate 1990, London.

Diploma of Holistic Health Care 2012, New Zealand.

Breathwork and Body Centred counselling training 2018- 2019, Hobart.

Introductory 10 hour course in Internal Family Systems October 2018, Hobart.


What I can offer:

Face to face counselling with Breathwork however this works for you. 

My room is in Moorabbin, Melbourne.

Or I can help you online.

Get in touch soon.

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