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Alleviate Parental Stress, depression and anxiety with our one-on-one coaching and counselling sessions

Are you feeling overwhelmed by parenting?

Are you feeling stuck on how to handle your child’s behaviour?

Do you find parenting is like an emotional roller coaster for you? Loving it one day, hating it the next. Feeling tired, angry, guilty, resentful, depressed, anxious or generally stressed?

We have lots of programs that can help you with all of the above, however sometimes it’s just better to have someone work with you one-on-one – to help you to learn how to handle your personal challenges with parenting individually

If this is you, we can help.

What’s the difference between parental coaching and counselling?

Often these words are used interchangeably, but can differ in meaning from one person to another.

You might be a client who just needs a little direction, some strategies, some outside perspective and to work together with a parental coach to reach a desired outcome. This requires a more practical approach to the challenges you face.

You might be a client who needs some deeper understanding of what causes your emotions, how to resolve past issues that are effecting how you parent, and need help to feel more at ease with your parenting. You might be a parent who wants to deal with your parental stress, depression or anxiety, so we would counsel you through that first and then work on any strategies you may want to implement.

The good news is….

We do both! Every client is different and we integrate both counselling and coaching approaches when we help parents. You will often hear Jackie Hall say that whenever we are dealing with an issue with your child you are always talking about two issues – you and your response, and them and theirs, and we always need to work on these two topics separately.

This is what you’ll get when you work with the Parental Stress Centre one-on-one. We’ll help you feel more relaxed about parenting, and still deal with the challenges you’re facing with your children.

How can the Parental Stress Centre help me?

Our focus is always on how we can give you the most information and effective strategies for change, in the least amount of sessions.

We will tailor our sessions to your learning style and give you homework to do, to apply what you have learnt. This is important, because you want to practice utilising your knowledge or skills so we can fine tune them as we continue.

Our intention is always to empower you to be able learn and utilise learnt skills to be able to handle the challenges of parenting without needing ongoing, expensive sessions.

You can have your sessions casually, weekly, fortnightly or monthly if you want to space them out.


3 Ways we are different from traditional counselling/coaching sessions?


Difference #1: – Solutions that create change

We don’t just spend your sessions talking about your feelings, problems or past issues. We teach you how to change. We’ve endlessly heard from clients who have spent hundreds of dollars on counselling sessions, only to feel worse when they leave because all they did was ‘roll in the mud’ of what was going wrong in their lives.

It can be important to talk about how we’re feeling, so we don’t ignore your feelings, however we teach you to understand how to alleviate those feelings with practical methods that teach you how to think and feel differently when faced with life’s challenges. We educate you on how to alleviate stress, depression, anxiety, guilt, anger, resentment and more so that they no longer have to dominate your life

Difference #2: – Access to our online programs

In your very first sessions we will get a clear understanding of what’s happening for you and the change you wish to create, and we will create a plan that includes learning from our online programs. We will either allocate certain videos for you to watch, or put you on an online program where you can learn the information you need to change.

This is a fantastic way to teach you the skills you need without endless sessions teaching you theory. You learn in your time, then we’ll iron out your sticking points in our session times.

The best part is, access to these programs comes at no additional fee!

Difference #3: – Summary of your session

Have you ever left a counselling/coaching session and forgotten everything that was discussed and be left with very little idea on what you need to do to change? You were all inspired after finishing, and then had no idea how to maintain that feeling moments later.

That won’t happen with our sessions. Every session is recorded for you (unless you tell us otherwise), and sent to you to keep forever, and we will email you a summary of your session, outlining your homework for the week. That way you can remind yourself throughout the week, what you’re needing to work on.

Meet our coaches/counsellors


About Jackie Hall

Jackie is the founder of the Parental Stress Centre of Australia. Because Jackie runs the live webinars and manages the support groups as part of her online programs, her availability is limited. Jackie takes on clients who are parents of pre-teens, teenagers, couples and other clients by selection only.

I know how you feel – that cycle of loving parenthood, hating parenthood and every emotion in between. The feelings of anger, guilt, self-criticism, don’t know who you are anymore and the desperation to get back to some sort of normality.

I have been there. I have felt every one of those feelings, and I have learnt how to STOP them. In essence, I have had to walk my talk….and still do!

Over the last 10 years, I have counselled thousands of parents and other clients, and created numberous educational products to teach you how to stop the emotions that consume a lot of parents.

But sometimes you just need that more intimate, one-on-one support to customise this information and tailor it directly to your personal life experiences..

My name is Jackie Hall and I am a 5-time author and the founder of The Parental Stress Centre. I am a qualified counsellor who has worked with thousands of parents for 10 years. I have trained in retreats working with clients experiencing severe depression, anxiety, drug and alcohol addictions, as well as delivered workshops to hundreds of parents all around the world.

One thing that I hear from my clients over and over again, is that they have already tried many different mental health therapies with little or no change. Many complain that they only seem to continue to rehash the events of their past but are presented with no real solutions on how to handle the present.

Our clients often express that they have learnt more a one hour session with me than they have in years of therapy. With years of working with people endlessly, I have learn to cut through to the core of what’s triggering your stress very quickly, so you can understand why it makes perfect sense that stress or depression is in your life .

After that I will spend the rest of our time teaching you how to change and adopt new tools to think and feel differently so you can become the happy parent and person you’re aiming to be.

In fact, I guarantee, that if you don’t get anything out of our sessions, you can have your money back.

Jackie Hall

Author, qualified counsellor and Founder of the Parental Stress Centre of Australia, UK and America

Frequently Asked Questions


How do you run your sessions?

Each session is typically held via (an online service – free to you – where I can show you visuals of the information I am teaching), via skype or by telephone.

Furthermore, sessions can be booked to fit in with your schedule, whether it be between work hours, school hours, your child’s sleep times or when you bribe them with chocolate and videos. You don’t have to even leave the comfort of your home. Come to your sessions in your PJ’s if you want!

How do I know this will work for me?

The methods are a combination of tools and strategies condensed into ease to use process. My methods have helped thousands of people to end their depression, anxiety, addictions, and stress related disorder adapted from many years of studying, applying on myself and my clients and using in workshops and live online programs over the last 10 years.

The main premise of this method is to educate you on the specific thinking that lies behind all stress, depression and anxiety, how this applies to you and your life, and most importantly, how you can change this thinking on your own without having to rely on your therapist every time life doesn’t go to plan.

Based on scientific, cognitive research, these methods give you the specific tools that you can apply to ANY situation that occurs in your life and will empower YOU with the information you need to change.

I guarantee (or your money back) that I will teach you the tools to change your life and stop your stress, but as always, the application of these tools will be what brings you results, which is essentially up to you. Don’t worry, however, I will always support you with lots of different exercises (homework), tools and support to help you to apply this information and get that experiential understanding of this method that you will need to make those changes.

What makes your methods different from what else I’ve tried?

Many other helping fields focus on continually talking a lot about your past and giving you minimal tools for change, or at the other end of the extreme, so many tools to change that you never know which ones to use for which situation.

My methods focus on empowering you to change. One of my favourite sayings it, “you don’t get clean from rolling in the mud”. What this means is that when you are re-hashing old events over and over again, what you are actually doing is reinforcing the beliefs (and hence the neural pathways in the brain) that created your stress in the first place.

Stress, depression and anxiety do not occur because of an event that has occurred. It happens because of how you have perceived an event or how you perceive life in general. We teach you how to quickly identify the specific beliefs/perceptions causing your stress and teach you quick and simple ways to change them.

We only look at your past briefly (in 1 session) only with the intention of identifying your habitual thinking, not to keep going over and over your ‘story’. After all, the past doesn’t exist unless we create it in the present, so why would we want to keep rehashing over what has already gone? Especially when it continues to cause us more stress and emotion!

Using my simple, easy-to-remember 5-step process for stopping your stress we teach you how to re-focus on solutions, rather than problems and incorporate a unique method of how to change the thinking that underlies all stress, depression and anxiety. This method consists of just 4 points that identify the cause of stress and the 4 points that will upgrade your thinking and stop your stress.

What this means is that you will know exactly what you need to do once you begin to feel stressed, depressed or anxious again. And you always have full support close at hand.

Why are you qualified to help me?

I started my own obsession with personal development as a teenager. Every book about understanding the mind/body connection that I could get my hands on, I was determined to devour. I have lived and breathed personal development for over 20 years! In my early 20s I did numerous national and international workshops, where I trained in their techniques and assisted in the facilitation of personal development programs, learning their structures and techniques.

I spent 3 years working for two retreats, specialising in severe depression, anxiety, drug and alcohol addictions, running workshops and working one-on-one with clients to help them turn their lives around.

My dedicated is backed by formal qualifications too, having completed my Diploma in Counselling.

I am a well known author of five different books (including The 28 Day Tame your Temper Parenting Challenge and have helped thousands of parents understand parental stress from the resources I have created. I am also the creator of my 12 week Postnatal Depression Recovery Program which is currently helping many mums and dads stop their postnatal depression, anxiety and stress.

I have run workshops to over 5,000 people over 3 years, had many one-on-one sessions with clients, and worked with thousands more clients through our live online programs over the last 10 years.

Furthermore, and probably most importantly, I am a parent myself of two young boys who were born 16 months apart. I have personally suffered from postnatal depression and anxiety during the early years of having my children. I am personal testimony that you can eliminate stress from your parenting experience and everyday I continue to apply what you will learn and train myself out of the habitual thinking that caused my depression. Because of my experiences you will find our sessions are real and honest with no judgement.

I can fully relate to how you are feeling and how hard it is to change, and it is with this understanding and empathy that I know I can help you to fully recover from the emotional rollercoaster you are on right now.

Once again, if I can’t help you, then I will gladly refund your money, because I am here to help, not take money if I’m not able to teach you what you need to learn.

So what now?

If you like what you’ve read and you want to start getting help and changing your life, please choose your session options below and we will contact you to set up a convenient time to start your sessions.

If you still have questions, simply email me at and introduce yourself. From here we can work out the best plan for you and your specific situation.

How many sessions will I need?

You can have as many, or as little as you like. I do recommend that you have at least 4 weekly sessions to begin with, as this will give you the fundamentals for change. Just four sessions will give you a thorough understanding of your unique stress, depression and/or anxiety and why it makes sense that you have it (actually you’ll know after 2 sessions) and the next 2 sessions will give you the tools to change and stop your stress, depression and anxiety for good.

After your initial 4 sessions, you can either decide to stop or continue on weekly, fortnightly or monthly sessions to go even further in depth with your learning.

If you sign up to 4 or more sessions, your sessions include:

  • All handouts and materials to teach you the methods used (they will be emailed to you)
  • Diagrams that help you to understand your stress, depression and/or anxiety
  • A free PDF copy of The 28 Day Scream Free Parenting Challenge
  • A free PDF copy of The Happy Mom Handbook

Money back guarantee – If I can’t teach you anything new or helpful, then I will refund your money, and you can keep the book, and materials.

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