Reconnect With Yourself

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RECONNECT WITH YOURSELF A warm & professional private practice offering support for adults and adolescents. We provide a safe, non-judgemental, and private space to help you meet your personal goals and needs.

Jessica Carstairs
Psychologist and Clinical Psychology Registrar
Bonjour les francophones! Étant française, je peux vous permettre de suivre votre thérapie en français. Vous exprimer dans votre langue natale peut donner davantage de sens et de profondeur à votre travail thérapeutique.

WelcomE To Lilac Psychology

Jessica is the Director and Principal Psychologist at Lilac Psychology. She is a registered Psychologist, clinical psychology registrar, and a member of the Australian Psychological Society’s.

Supporting her clients to utilise their personal strengths, resilience, and inner resources to overcome challenges, regulate emotions, feel empowered, re-connect, and develop self-awareness and understanding.


She believes in growth and resiliency and in finding meaning and creativity in adversity and imperfections.

Our approach

Jessica’s approach is integrative and person-centered.

Therapy looks different for each and every person, and Jessica places an emphasis on collaboration with her clients to set treatment goals and tailor her approach to meet their individual needs. Jessica’s clinical practice is grounded in evidence-based therapies including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Psychodynamic, and Mindfulness.

Therapeutic Relationship

Research shows that the therapeutic relationship is the strongest predictor of treatment outcomes. Jessica has conducted her own research on the therapeutic relationship. Jessica therefore places above all a strong emphasis on building a therapeutic relationship based on trust, authenticity, and collaboration.


You may also like to work with Jessica simply to better understand yourself or work on your personal development, which might include clarifying your values, re-connecting to yourself and others, making an important decision, increasing your confidence, or finding more meaning and purpose in your life.

At Lilac Psychology, we can assist you with:

  • Depression
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • General Anxiety
  • Social anxiety
  • Personality difficulties
  • Asperger’s syndrome
  • Panic
  • Anger management
  • Trauma
  • Relationship breakdown
  • Life transitions
  • Grief and loss
  • Sleep problems
  • Stress management
  • Study skills
  • Self-esteem

you're not alone


At Lilac Psychology we provide individual counselling and psychotherapy for adults and adolescents. We are skilled and trained to use a range of evidence-based counselling approaches, depending on your individual needs and requirements. At Lilac we offer you the following:

1- counseling & psychotherapy for adults & adolescents

People seek therapy for a range of reasons including improving mood and wellbeing, working on personal growth, addressing mental health difficulties, increasing confidence, feeling stuck, achieving goals, working through difficult emotions or traumatic experiences, or seeking support and clarity while navigating life transitions. 

2- Counselling in French

We are a bilingual service and can provide counseling & psychotherapy in French as well as in English.

3- Telehealth Counselling

We will continue to offer online or telephone counseling as this has proven to be an effective form of therapy that offers flexibility for people who work long hours, live remotely, have very busy lives, or mobility issues.

4- Face-to-Face Counselling

Face-to-face sessions are now available, please contact us for more information or to book an appointment.


I believe that therapy is not always about change. It is about recognizing what is already there and developing new skills. At Lilac Psychology we believe in growth and resiliency and in finding meaning and creativity in adversity and imperfections.