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. Get more information and resources at


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

It's impossible to convey in words exactly how she has supported my healing journey. It is not often that we meet someone so genuinely passionate about helping. Meeting her felt as if finally I had met a person who actually understands my struggles over the last three years. Not even my family really understood the illusive and layered health challenges I faced. Justine provides a combination of left-brain knowledge and right-brain intuition, resulting in a double-edged wisdom capable of getting to the core of any issue. With an incredible life story, her heroic journey has gifted a profound ability to know what is needed for a particular individual. Justine helped to catalyse a series of downloads and events. These insights allowed me to finally pinpoint the root cause of my mysterious health issues. Both scientific and spiritual. Justine was like the 'cherry on top' of my healing journey. I am infinitely grateful for her contributions and we have now become good friends.

SamJustine appeared exactly when I needed her!

I have learned things I didn't realize I needed to


Of all the social injustices I have heard of over the years, few have shocked me as deeply as that of what Justine has experienced at the hands of Johnson and Johnson's disastrous pelvic mesh implants. Though her story is just one of many tens of thousands, I was moved by Justine's tenacity and resilience, and her resolve to keep asking the hard questions, and demanding answers until she received them. From the moment I was first introduced to Justine, I knew instantly that her story was one with deep power to change and save lives - and equally as importantly, to provide hope to those who were in the anguish that she once faced. Working with Justine as her ghostwriter, editor and mentor was a deep honour and profoundly moving. Her courage, bravery, humour, and - above all - dedication to helping others, are incredibly inspiring.

Jas Rawlinson - award-nominated book coach

A year or so ago I was in a very bad place due to the ongoing pain infections and lack of quality of life pelvic mesh implants had caused me in desperation I reached out to Justine I had heard of her and seen her speak of her similar dealings with pelvic mesh and it’s effects to my surprise she rang me and she was not even in Australia she was compassionate listened ( when previous doctors had dismissed me as just some neurotic woman) and gave me the names of hospitals and people she thought may be of help. Just to say big thank you, you won’t remember but you helped me months ago just by listening thank you for all the work you have put into this horrible mess that is mesh I hope you know how much your appreciated and I agree wholeheartedly no where near enough money for the pain and suffering especially compared to American payout - and the pain never goes away❤️

SueI will always be indebted to her for her empathy

Having had a lifetime of mental health issues and trauma, I was recommended to Justine by another therapist. Since then, Justine has guided me through my issues with grace and care. She is very easy to speak to and knows how to help people with complex issues. She has incredible insight and can interpret and present situations with such clarity that the penny drops and a breakthrough is made. It’s extraordinary when this happens and I float away from our sessions feeling better. Previously I dreaded therapy because it exhausted me and drained me emotionally. This still happens sometimes occasionally, which is to be expected. The joy of having something ugly, recognized and neatly worked upon, folded up and put in its place is worth it. Justine is also very sensible and has helped me navigate life’s confounding moments with simplicity. She has been and still is a miracle worker and an exemplary practitioner of her profession. Justine is a blessing in my life and as a result that of my children and my partner.

AndreaJustine sees through the noise of emotional pain and takes the seemingly impossible, tames it and shows an easier pathway to calm.

Justine is like a lifesaving, successful transplant in my emotional well being ... Her practical approach was factual backed by research and her experience. Her sessions allowed for the group to share experiences. Justine offered a no-nonsense, direct but caring and sometimes alternate approach resonated strongly with me.I sought private sessions with her after the group to deal with a v ariety of challenges that life throws at all of us- death, grief, diagnosis of an additional needs child, relationship advice and the stresses of everyday life. She expertly dealt with each of these issues with concern, compassion and allowed me to sit in each space and just feel it. I felt supported and loved and continue to do so.

DebI have known Justine for a period of over 15 years and during this time, sought her support for well over a decade

The idea of therapy can feel intimidating or in a real-time world it feels to slow or frustrating ... This isn't that. We joined with open minds but on the verge of parting ways. Our sessions with Justine were always a moment we both looked forward to. Like catching up with a trusted best friend! Always fun, insightful and so useful. Week by week we just felt better, together. Never intimidating or traumatic, more laughter than tears. Justine helped us “get over ourselves”. Always a realist, she helped us with simple and practical ideas that instantly improved our lives. Every week we got better and had more fun again. Within weeks we were back to things we were when we first met which is impressive as that really wasn't the case on day 1! "

GMIf you want to feel happier just go talk to Justine.

I have been working with Justine for some time, through divorce, two International moves and the death of my father, all of which brought different emotional challenges. Justine has in all honesty enabled me to transform my life.

WillJustine's care, compassion and insights which have on occasion been nothing less than genius.

When I first met with Justine I was very skeptical about counselling, but now I realise how wrong I was. Justine is a remarkable human being who not only helped me turn my life around and save my marriage. It is hard to express how grateful I am for Justine’s support over the past 4 years, and I know I would not be the person I am today without her. I cannot recommend her highly enough.

JamesGuided me through the most traumatic period of my life

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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