Jannette Sakkouri

My Story

"Hello I am Jannette Sakkouri"

"The founder of Jannette Sakkouri Holistic Counselling"

Jannette Sakkouri - JS Holistic Counselling

My name is Jannette. I am a counsellor that works with individuals, couples and families. I take a person-centred, strength-based approach to meet the needs of individual clients. I use various modalities including Sandplay in a creative way.

My experience in human services work began in my early 20s. I took on many different roles from volunteering to advocacy.


My professional career and my first paid job began at a women’s refuge where I worked with women & children escaping domestic violence. I advocated on behalf of clients and helped them to feel safe in the refuge. Later I helped clients find accommodation, supporting them in court and helping them recover their self-esteem. Ultimately my role was to help them overcome their challenges, fears and sense of helplessness and to move into a state of empowerment.

I have also worked extensively in the field of disability support services. In this work I had a person-centred approach and assisted clients in meeting their goals. I also support them with medical issues and in their personal and social lives.

These work positions required me to be empathic, understanding, adaptable, open-minded and able to meet people ‘where they are at’ in their lives. I did this through building rapport, communication skills and using a creative approach realising there are always possibilities. This was very rewarding as I saw people achieving their goals.

As my passion for helping people and giving them hope grew I continued to further develop my career by acquiring many skills & qualifications. I started with a Diploma in Community Welfare, a Certificate IV in Drug and Alcohol and Certificate IV in Disability Work. Later I undertook various courses in trauma- informed practices and Mental Health First Aid Certificates.  I graduated with a Diploma of Counselling in 2014 & later a Graduate Diploma in Relationship Counselling in 2017. In addition, I undertook Sandplay Therapy Practitioner and Sandplay Master Practitioner to add to my collection of skills.


I am registered as a clinical counsellor with PACFA Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia.

I acknowledge the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander people as the first inheritance of the Nation and the traditional and custodians of the land were I live, learn and work.

What I Do

Jannette Sakkouri Holistic Counselling Services is a locally owned and supportive service that provides down to earth counselling for Couples, Individuals and Families who seek to improve their lives and relationships from a holistic all encompassing view point using many different approaches and modalities best suited to each individual.


Jannette Sakkouri Holistic Counselling also offers Sand play Therapy for individuals, couples and children.

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Phone Counselling Services

“Now offering” all counselling services via phone and video conference.