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About Our Founder

About DJL Consultancy
Dr. Jane Leigh
About DJL Consultancy
Welcome to

DJL Counselling
& Mediation Consultancy (DJLCMC)

DJLCMC was established in 2007 by our principal psychotherapist and founder, Dr Jane Leigh. 

With over 20 years of experience in the mental health industry, Dr Jane has worked with clients from a wide spectrum of backgrounds in both the public and private mental health and community sectors and is an active member of the mental health industry.

Dr Leigh is also an ambassador for Beyond Blue, a lecturer at universities and an author. Her book and publications can be viewed here.

Dr Jane Leigh is a Director, Clinical Psychotherapist and Author who holds a Doctorate (PhD) in Counselling/Psychology. She is currently the Clinical Director of her own private counselling practice in Melbourne’s western suburbs and has been for the last 12 years. She has a total of 25 years of professional experience in the mental health industry and has worked in the public, private, not-for-profit and government sectors.

Dr Leigh is a specialist mental health clinician in all areas of mental health and wellbeing. Throughout her extensive career, Dr Leigh has worked with a broad client base which includes, but is not limited to, individuals, couples, families, children, adolescents, substance abusers, drug and alcohol rehabilitation organisations and victims and perpetrators of crime. Dr Leigh is also a policy analyst for mental health organisations and she is very involved in humanitarian advocacy for various government and mental health organisations around Australia and internationally.

Dr Leigh is a very active member of the Australian community, promoting the support of individuals with mental illness and speaking out about the debilitating effects of trauma, abuse, and depression through many articles and interviews. Dr Leigh also organises and runs group seminars, conferences, and support groups for various areas of mental health in Melbourne, around Australia and internationally.

Dr Leigh is very experienced, down-to-earth, compassionate and insightful, and practices a range of therapies during her sessions. She is very multi-modal, tailoring each session to meet her clients’ therapeutic needs. Dr Leigh incorporates many contemporary models of counselling into her practice, some of which include: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Narrative and Creative Arts Therapy, Process-Oriented Therapy, Mindfulness-based Therapy, EMDR and Solution-Focused Therapy. Overall, Dr Leigh applies an integrated, client-centered approach, and is skilled at helping her clients effectively address a wide variety of issues.

Dr Jane Leigh has appointments available in the following location:

Areas of Practice

  • Adolescent Counselling
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Child Counselling
  • Family Counselling
  • General Counselling
  • Grief Counselling
  • Individual Relationship Counselling
  • Marriage and Relationships
  • Parenting Counselling
  • Sexual Abuse Counselling
  • Sexuality Counselling
  • LGBTQI Counselling

Our Services

  • General Mental Health
  • Corporate Mental Health
  • Specialist Mental Health
  • Insomnia Treatment Melbourne
    Insomnia Treatment Melbourne

    Insomnia is a sleep disorder that is characterised by the inability to fall asleep, or the inability to stay asleep. For many people, it is a combination of both. Insomni

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  • Sexual Abuse Counselling
    Sexual Abuse Counselling

    Dr Leigh is a specialist in the area of sexual abuse, childhood sexual abuse (CSA) and family violence. Her professional, as well as personal, experience as a victim of

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  • General Counselling: Depressio...
    General Counselling: Depression  &  Anxiety Treatment

    Providing counselling for a broad range of mental health issues such as: Depression, Panic Attacks, Anxiety, Loss & Grief, Trauma, Childhood Sexual Abuse (CSA), Stress Management etc.

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  • Couple / Relationship Counsell
    Couple / Relationship Counselling

    Assisting couples with resolving conflict in their relationship, evaluate commitment & improve their communication skills to create a positive and loving environment.

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  • Family Violence Counselling
    Family Violence Counselling

    Providing counselling support for all family members to resolve conflicts & create a harmonious, positive & nurturing home environment.

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  • Child & Adolescent Behavioural...
    Child & Adolescent Behavioural Counselling

    For children and adolescents (aged between 0 to 18 years old) and their parents. To assist with challenging behaviours at home or school.

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  • Positive Parenting Support
    Positive Parenting Support

    Assist parents with children / adolescents to develop positive and effective communication, discipline & boundary-setting skills to create a harmonious home environment

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  • Conflict Resolution
    Conflict Resolution

    Stress and conflict issues in the workplace have become more evident. This service is designed to minimise and prevent the occurrence of negative workplace environments

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  • Workplace Bullying & Harrassme
    Workplace Bullying & Harrassment

    This service assists employers in minimizing, resolving and preventing the occurance of bullying & harassment in the workplace. Focuses on positive staff communication.

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  • Workplace Trauma & Debriefing
    Workplace Trauma & Debriefing

    We provide immediate debriefing and counselling support to staff members who have experienced an accident, injury or trauma (physical & psychological) in the workplace.

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  • Employee Assistance Program (E
    Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

    Provides regular and ongoing around-the-clock phone, face-to-face and online counselling support for employees without the hassle of waiting periods and availability.

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  • EAP Corporate Counselling Pack
    EAP Corporate Counselling Packages

    DJL Consultancy provides custom-designed EAPs for a variety of corporate clients and can be specifically tailored to suit the budget and specific needs of small, medium or large organisations and their employees.

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  • Corporate Counselling, Coachin...
    Corporate Counselling, Coaching & Workshops

    Provides extensive corporate counselling, debriefing, coaching, workshops and seminars for all staff members & management teams in the corporate sector.

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  • Anger Management
    Anger Management

    Anger Management Melbourne, Anger Management Counselling Melbourne

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  • PTSD Counselling Melbourne
    PTSD Counselling Melbourne

    Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder or PTSD is a particular set of stress reactions, which develop in people who have witnessed or experienced traumatic events at some point

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  • Weight Management Counselling
    Weight Management Counselling

    This service is designed to assist and support clients wishing to lose and maintain their body weight and/or for clients suffering from eating disorders.

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  • Weight Management Psychotherap...
    Weight Management Psychotherapy Program (WMPP)

    This WMPP is incorporated into our weight management counselling program. This includes the construction of a healthy-eating-and-thinking diary, schedule & contract.

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  • Genetic Counselling
    Genetic Counselling

    This service provides genetic counselling for people undergoing IVF, ART (assisted reproductive techniques) and those who have family histories of genetic disorders.

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  • Victorian Bushfire & Flood Sup...
    Victorian Bushfire & Flood Support & Counselling

    We provide on-&-off site counselling and debriefing support for flood, bushfire (and other natural disasters-affected) victims and their families throughout Australia.

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  • Student Placement & Work Exper...
    Student Placement & Work Experience Program

    Here at DJLCMC we are committed to supporting, promoting and continuing further education within the mental health industry and the local community. Hence, we welcome students on placements and work experience.

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Workshops & Seminars

Book & Publications

Webinar and eBook

My Nine Lives

A Psychotherapist's Journey From Victim to Survivor

“Thanks to all the special people in my life, especially my clients, who have inspired me to help and inspire others by penning my personal journey into a memoir. This book is dedicated to all of you.”

Dr. Jane Leigh
Available at Webinar and eBook Webinar and eBook
Webinar and eBook

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Our Networks

  • Australian Counselling Association Inc.
  • Counsellors Victoria
  • Beyond Blue