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Personal profile


Janette is an adjunct senior lecturer. She is a clinical and counselling psychologist with specialist qualifications and extensive experience in individual, relationship and group psychotherapies, psychoanalytic psychotherapy and group analysis.


Clinical activities

AHPRA Registered Psychologist with endorsements in Clinical Psychology and Counselling Psychology (and member of both APS Colleges)

AHPRA Endorsement as Registered Supervisor

AHPRA Endorsement as Supervisor for Counselling Psychology endorsement

Group Analyst

Research interests

Spirituality, meaning making, mindfulness, meditation, coping, growth

Spiritualities and psychotherapy

Extraordinary/exceptional experiences (peak, mystical and so on)

Companion animals and wellbeing, animal assisted psychotherapy, animal assisted interventions

Psychotherapeutic space, psychotherapeutic practice

Creative and performing arts and psychological wellbeing, nature and wellbeing

Transitions, older adult development, resilient ageing

Depth psychotherapy, psychoanalysis and psychoanalytic psychotherapy (individual, relationship and group)

 Diversity sensitive psychotherapy


Qualitative (including thematic analysis and narrative approaches) and mixed methods

Research area keywords

  • Animal Assisted Therapy
  • Creative Arts and Psychotherapies
  • Depth Psychologies
  • Meaning Making
  • *Spirituality and Wellbeing
  • *Extraordinary/Exceptional Experiences
  • Mystical/Peak Experiences
  • Mindfulness
  • Meditation
  • Secular Spiritualities
  • Resilience
  • Psychological Growth Through the Lifespan
  • Relationship and Group Psychology
  • Psychoanalytic Approaches
  • Older Adult Development
  • Nature and Wellbeing
  • Diversity sensitive therapy

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Research Output

Anti-obesity public health messages and risk factors for disordered eating: a systematic review

Bristow, C., Meurer, C., Simmonds, J. & Snell, T., 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Health Promotion International. 19 p., daaa018.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleResearchpeer-review

Equine-assisted interventions for psychosocial functioning in children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder: a literature review

Tan, V. X. L. & Simmonds, J. G., 15 Sep 2019, In : Review Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. 6, 3, p. 325-337 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview ArticleResearchpeer-review

2 Citations (Scopus)

First-time mothers' experiences of preparing for childbirth at advanced maternal age

Nottingham-Jones, J., Simmonds, J. G. & Snell, T. L., 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Midwifery. 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Motivations for multiple tattoo acquisition: an interpretative phenomenological analysis

Mizzi, S. A. K., Snell, T. L. & Simmonds, J. G., 2019, In : Advances in Mental Health. 17, 2, p. 196-213 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

1 Citation (Scopus)

Workplace responses and psychologists’ needs following client suicide

Finlayson, M. & Simmonds, J., May 2019, In : Omega: Journal of Death and Dying. 79, 1, p. 18-33 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review