Justine Watson

She works with individuals, families and children on a range of issues including: – Grief & Loss, Anxiety & Depression, Addictions, Relationships, ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Dyslexia, Special needs, learning and behavioural problems.

Justine Watson

Justine Watson was born in the UK & emigrated to Australia in 1992. Her. current residence is Bali, Indonesia. Since qualifying as a counsellor in 1998 Justine has maintained a private practice working with individuals and families on a wide range of issues. Justine has consulted in a medical centre as part of a multi-disciplinary team which offered a holistic approach to learning difficulties. Justine offers sound practical advice on how to get support for yourself and not “burn out” along the way. There are relationship tips and a story of hope and success as Justine explains her journey with her own son, diagnosed with autism. Justine elaborates on the upcoming teenage years of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and shares more of her personal journey of mothering her son.

Sometimes, life becomes a little too uncomfortable.
Our problems may seem insurmountable.
We can’t seem to see through our own personal fog.
What can we do about it? Who can we ask for help?

Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)

Psychodynamic Therapy

Identifying Obstacles

Teaching New Skills

Stress Management

What happens in counselling?

Justine will ask you about your background and ways you have tried to deal with the problems. Then discuss with you the the most appropriate approach she will take and give you a chance to ask questions.

Writing parenting columns for magazines, in 2008 and 2013 Justine contributed an informative chapter for the new Australian Autism Handbook – “Through Grief to Self Care” in which she highlights the needs of families raising a child with special needs.


Justine discovered in 2017, after dealing with multiple health issues that she had been adversely affected by surgical mesh and went to the USA for full removal.

Regaining her health has brought another dimension to her work and capacity to help others heal also.


What is a counsellor?

A counsellor is a health professional who uses his or her expertise to assist people to function better in their lives. Counsellors work in a wide range of locations in both the Public and Private sector — wherever they can help people to feel better about themselves or their relationships, to achieve more and be more fulfilled in their lives.

How do I approach counselling?

Many people are anxious about seeing a counsellor. This is natural because we like to feel that we are in control of our lives. We are often anxious about sharing our secrets, sensitive or personal information, our fears and concerns with someone outside the family or our community. We need to feel safe and that we can work with the professional that we choose.

Something to remember.

The counsellor is like a coach—to help you figure out a game plan but not to do it for you.

All counselling is totally confidential.

Justine has been working with individuals, couples and families for over 20 years. Her experience as a woman, parent, wife and mother of special needs child helps her connect and understand issues that arise in people’s lives.

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