Contact Judy Hatswell

Ph: +61 2 9872 4231
Mobile: +61 4 17 041 275

Judy is currently training in the areas of:

  • Quality Schooling
  • Choice Theory/Reality Therapy
  • Lead Management
  • Character Education – Restoring
  • Respect and Responsibility
  • Classroom Management
  • Leading Effective Practice Through
  • Partnerships
  • Communicating for Success
  • Supporting People Through Change
  • Developing Effective Relationships
  • Effective Management Skills in Business


CHOICE THEORY explains why and to a great extent how people behave. All of our behaviour is purposeful. Our purpose is always to attempt to satisfy the basic biological and psychological needs of survival, love and belonging, power, freedom and fun. The theory is called choice theory because all behaviour is our best attempt, at the moment, to control ourselves and by so doing control the world around us. We continually try to satisfy one or more of these basic needs.

The only behaviour a person has any control over is their own. One person cannot ‘make’ another person do anything that person chooses not to do.

CHOICE THEORY provides the reason why authoritarian management does not, and will not, result in long term behaviour change. Choice Theory is the opposite to Stimulus-Response Theory. Choice Theory states that all behaviour is internally motivated and chosen. From a stimulus-response perspective behaviour is caused by someone or something outside the individual.

REALITY THERAPY is a method of interviewing based on Choice Theory to help individuals gain more effective control over their lives. Reality Therapy is the process of developing effective counselling and management skills. This approach has proven valuable in education, parenting, leadership and management; it lends itself to any situation where people need to learn how to satisfy their needs in responsible ways.

REALITY THERAPY is based on the belief that we all choose what we do with our lives and that we are responsible for the choices. Responsibility is defined as learning to choose behaviours that satisfy our needs and at the same time, not to deprive others of a chance to do the same.

LEAD MANAGEMENT focuses on management change utilising many of the principles outlined by W Edwards Deming. Central to the development of a quality organisation is the concept that participants are involved as a learning community striving for more effective outcomes.

Quality Counselling



Relationship Counselling Using the Solving Circle

The ‘Solving Circle’ is a structured counselling process that assists clients to take responsibility for their own behaviours to work towards a happier, more fulfilling relationship. In the ‘Solving Circle’ process the Counsellor takes an active role by asking specific questions of each person which leads towards individual action plans. 1 day program


Reality Therapy

Reality Therapy is a counselling process that assists client to take more effective control of their lives. Therapists using Reality Therapy techniques educate clients to understand the purpose of their behaviours to meet basic genetic needs as well as implementing cognitive behavioural strategies to rehearse with the client the skills required to make meaningful and …


The Elegance of the Interview

The art of interviewing incorporates techniques that enable the interviewer to develop skills to work effectively and efficiently in a variety of situations with varying types of clients. This workshop builds skills in communicating for success with resistant clients. Participants will enhance their ability to move the client from negative involvement with personal externally controlled …


Life Space Crisis Intervention

Life Space Crisis Intervention is an advanced interactive therapeutic strategy for turning crisis situations into learning opportunities for individuals with chronic patterns of self-defeating behaviour. This course will enable particpants to understand the techniques and strategies to prevent escalation of incidents. Learn to identify different patterns of behaviour. Learn skills to help individuals whose unresolved …