Jenni Avidon Clinical Psychologist Canberra

Jenni Avidon

Lead Clinical Supervisor / Clinical Psychologist

BA (Psych) (Hons), MA (Clin Psych), MAPS, MACPA


Key Areas of Interest

  • Bipolar Mood Disorder
  • Depression and Anxiety
  • Phobias
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Grief and Loss
  • Alcohol Addiction
  • Eating Disorders
  • Family Therapy
  • Relationship Therapy
  • Marital Therapy
  • Group Work
  • Play Therapy
  • Parenting Skills
  • Parent Child Therapy

Therapeutic Framework/Strategies

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy which includes Mindfulness Based Practices (DBT)
  • Existential Psychotherapy (Talk Therapy addressing life meaning, goals & choices)
  • Imago Therapy for Couples
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Psychoeducation
  • Sex Therapy
  • Child-Centred Therapy
  • Person-Centred Therapy
  • Gestalt Therapy

About Jenni

Please note Jenni is able to deliver therapy in English and Afrikaans.

“When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves” Victor Frankle (Man’s Search for Meaning)

Jenni is a passionate practitioner in the field of clinical psychology. Jenni is a Board Approved Supervisor, and divides her time between consulting and supervision work. Her work is based on the belief that that people want to be happy, effective and successful in their lives and that they have within themselves the resources to achieve these goals. She believes that psychotherapy can help individuals most effectively use their resources to increase self-understanding, to improve decision-making, to solve problems, and to create paths to the lives they want. Jenni began her work in 1987 in Johannesburg, South Africa where she practiced in a multi-cultural diverse population. She has relocated to Australia to begin a new adventure with Northside Psychology.

How Jenni might support you

Jenni offers a compassionate therapeutic approach that includes cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and other evidence-based treatments to adults with a wide range of emotional, behavioural and adjustment challenges such as stress, anxiety, depression, alcohol addiction and relationship difficulties.

In addition, Jenni offers child centred play therapy for children where she creates a warm, caring accepting and permissive relationship which allows for a powerful means of joining with the innate, creative, nonverbal capacities of children in order to engage and work therapeutically with them. Parenting skills and parent/child relationship therapy complete the suite of the therapeutic support she offers children .

Teenagers/Screenagers have unique needs within the community. Jenni offers a person centred approach to the adolescent to assist with the difficulties of navigating the transition from childhood into adulthood. She has a niche cognitive behavioural training in eating disorders.