In any given moment we have two options: to step forward into growth, or back into safety.

– Abraham Maslow

Towards wellbeing with Shoalhaven Psychology Services

Creating mobility for stability

Shoalhaven Psychology Services is a leading private practice of psychologists serving the Shoalhaven and Illawarra.  

Our team of psychologists work with people and schools across Nowra and the greater Shoalhaven and Illawarra regions to provide counselling and help people resolve issues they feel are getting in the way of reaching their potential. At Shoalhaven Psychology Services we believe in whole well-being and addressing all aspects of the self internally and externally to attain capacity for processing and adapting in life.

Seeking help does not mean you have ‘failed’, you cannot cope, or there is something ‘wrong’ with you. In the process of therapy, we are learning about the different layers of our consciousness and experience, in physiological, biological, mental and social contexts.

We will support your courage in finding new ways to grow and experience transformational change. Whether you come to us as a private client, with a referral from your GP, as an NDIS or iCare client, or through your insurance or employer, our team is highly motivated and give you more than 100% every time.

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Gratitude Journaling | Shoalhaven Psychology Services

Gratitude Journaling | Shoalhaven Psychology Services

Gratitude has gained popularly recently as research has found that gratitude may improve wellbeing outcomes. Gratitude encompasses thinking, acknowledging and/or being thankful for things of value in ourselves, others and the world. Gratitude has been described as both a state and a trait. 

The Makings of a Positive Friendship

The Makings of a Positive Friendship

From early childhood we start forming friendships. Over time, these friendships may fizzle out or come to an end, but sometimes these friendships continue for many years.

I'm exhausted from trying to be stronger than I feel

Meet our team


Janine Lord

With more than twenty years experience as a psychologist, our Principal Psychologist Janine offers a wealth of knowledge and expertise. 


Jodie Humphreys

Jodie is a highly-trained psychologist with strong clinical abilities. She has extensive experience in both educational and private-practice settings.


Marnie Mearns

Marnie specialises in working with behaviourally, mentally, and socially challenged adults, young people and children.

We See You

Commonly known as the “queen of common sense”, Maggie Dent is well respected and loved as one of Australia’s favourite parenting authors and educators. We reached out to Maggie as part of our #celebratingyoungpeople campaign, she responded immediately with ‘yes’ and made a video of her message for young people.

We asked Maggie: What do you love about being around young people? What is a message you would like to share with young people?

Maggie’s answers are truly moving and honest. Our hope is all young people will feel the love and value they bring to our lives and communities. As Maggie says “figure out who you are and give that to the world, and start as soon as you can”.

#celebratingyoungpeople #thewellbeingwheel #shoalhavenpsychology

Our Values

We provide exceptional care and respect, creating a culture of warmth where everyone is welcome and feels safe. Our psychologists work hard in their own lives to maintain balance, so they can give you the deep commitment required to build a trusting therapeutic relationship.

You can expect your therapist to be present, connecting with transparency, dignity and respect.

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