Jackie Furey is Australia’s leading clinical psychotherapist and a specialist in mental and emotional health. For the past 30 years Jackie has helped thousands of people in their personal and professional lives to deal more effectively and successfully with challenging life events. Jackie’s work on ‘well-being’ – creating mental strength and emotional resilience has been presented in over 40 major cities around the world. This has resulted in her conducting over 25,000 hours of face to face consultations and having thousands of people benefit from her life-changing keynotes and workshops.
Jackie is university trained in counselling and psychotherapy, a clinical member of PACFA – the Australian governing body of Psychotherapists and Counsellors, a clinical member of AAOS - the Australian Association of supervisors, and this enables her to offer supervision to other mental health professionals. She has a 25year relationship with Australia’s No. 1 treatment centre – The South Pacific Private Clinic known for their groundbreaking work in addictions, trauma and mood disorders. Jackie conducted the Family Week program here for many years before becoming a board member.
The ABC award winning documentary “Welcome to Intimacy”, based on the Family Week program, credits her work as a competent and caring professional dedicated to the well-being of individuals and their families. She also hosted Australia’s much loved radio relationship talk back show on Mix 106.5 Sydney for 5 years helping many people both on and off air to deal with all things relationships, and appeared weekly on Chanel 9.
Jackie’s wellness experience also covers meditation (which she has practiced and taught) for over 30 years), conflict resolution, interventions for drug and alcohol issues both in the workplace and the home.
As well as keeping a small (and very busy) practice, Jackie is a clinical relationship and wellness advisor to organisations wanting to create and sustain a strong mental wellness culture.
Her presentations have consistently been described as incredibly insightful and empowering, delivered in her unique style of warmth, wit and humour (she is very funny) and her humour is always used appropriately.
Jackie’s vast experience along with her skill as an accomplished presenter can have people drop their defences, open their minds, strengthen their hearts and face life forward.
Jackie has dedicated her personal and professional life to Mental Health and Well-being.
The World Health Organisation describes mental health as a ‘state of well-being’ in which every individual is able to realise their own potential, can cope with the stresses, and challenges of life, can work productively therefore being a fully functioning and contributing member of society.