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Jane Rouse

Dr Jane Rouse

Doctorate of Psychology

Bachelor of Psychology (First Class Honours)


About Dr Jane Rouse

Jane has been a Registered Psychologist since 2007, and has worked in a number of roles with a broad range of clients. She has been enjoying her current role as a university Consultant Psychologist for over ten years, where she manages the campus counselling service and oversees the mental health and overall well-being of all clients across the service.

Previously, she has worked as an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) counsellor where she provided
confidential, solution-focused phone counselling to employees and their families, and assisted with the
identification, prevention and resolution of issues, often under the pressure of an employer-limited number of sessions.


She has also provided critical incident support and crisis counselling, a role which afforded Jane the opportunity to work with individuals located across all of Australia, New Zealand and Papua New Guinea. This allowed her to address the needs and presenting issues of individuals all across the lifespan, with a wide range of cultural backgrounds.

Additionally, for over a decade, Jane worked for the Department of Human Services, where she assisted individuals experiencing homelessness, clients with complex needs and co-occurring health conditions, refugees, people with disabilities, victims of domestic violence, and LGBTIQ+ clients. 

In all of her roles, Jane has used and continues to use evidence-based interventions and a collaborative approach to help her clients establish develop achievable goals, uncover their strengths, learn new skills to improve their confidence, and support them in dealing with life’s challenges to overcome barriers and live their best life.

She has a very warm personality and finds it easy to develop a strong rapport with people. She has always shown a keen interest in people, and since a young age has been a natural listener and observer. Providing a professional, safe, supportive environment, working collaboratively and transparently, tailoring interventions for each individual, and using reflective practices are
fundamental aspects to her therapeutic approach.

Jane feels honoured to work in a role where she hears stories about the lives of her clients, often with intricate details that no other person has heard before. She loves the challenge of uncovering the factors and obstacles negatively impacting her client’s lives and working with them to problem-solve. It is such a joy for her to watch her clients develop, flourish, overcome difficulties and challenges, and live their lives with greater meaning, purpose and fulfilment. 

In therapy, Jane places great importance in the development of mutual trust and openness with
her clients. She believes that everyone is the expert in their own lives, and enjoys working together with her clients to develop goals that are meaningful to them. Through the individualized evidence-based therapies Jane uses in her practice, her clients are in a powerful position to achieve whatever goals they set out to achieve.

In her spare time, Jane is a keen artist and especially enjoys printmaking, drawing and jewellery-making. She also loves animals and is lucky enough to be the mother to the two cutest chihuahuas in the world (!)- Larry and Ellie Mae, as well as two pussy cats, Pepe and Puss. She maintains a very
healthy lifestyle and starts each day with a 2km swim and a healthy meal. She enjoys going on adventures (small or large) and is thankful for her wonderful emotional support system of family and friends.

Overall, Jane is a highly experienced and skilled psychologist who loves nothing more than to help
people get from where they are to where they want to be. She is passionate about therapy and helping her clients achieve the higher levels of well-being that every human being deserves.

Research & Publications:


Livesey, D. J., Keen, J., Rouse, J. R., & White, F. (2005). The Relationship Between Executive Function, Motor Performance and Externalising Behaviour in 5- and 6-yr-Old Children. Human Movement Science, 25, 50-64.


Roberts, R. D., Rouse, J. R., Flores-Mendoza, C. E., Matthews, G., & Zeidner, M.  The Scientific Status of Emotional Intelligence: Consensus and Controversies. C. E. Flores-Mendoza & R. Colom (Eds), Introdução à Psicologia das Diferenças Individuais (Introduction to Individual Differences). Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: Vector Editora Psico-Pedagógica.


Roberts, R. D., & Rouse, J. R.  Intelligence Testing: Past! Present, and Future? O. Wilhelm & R. Engle (Eds), Understanding and Measuring Intelligence. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.


Thesis topic: “Higher Order Cognition and Moral Judgment in Preschool Children”


Recipient of the Margaret Stewart Fund Scholarship

Areas of Passion & Expertise


Anxiety (generally)

Rumination and worry 





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