Psychology & Psychotherapy

Evidence-based talk therapies can be key to unlocking thought processes and behaviours that do not serve you.  Our team of therapists are here to assist you in developing a stronger mindset for resilience and recovery.


What is Psychotherapy?


Psychologists are trained mental health professionals, usually registered by a local professional body to deliver psychotherapy to help with behaviour, relationships, Anxiety, Depression, ADHD and other mental health conditions.

Psychologists may support a range of clients, or may focus on a particular area, e.g. children, adolescents, adults – or the conditions themselves such as ADHD, Anxiety etc.

Your Psychologist will support you with insights and tools to help you manage stressful situations, grief or traumatic life events or help build upon social skills, relationships and behaviour.

By helping you keep a clear mind and manage stress, anxiety, and other problems you face, a psychologist can help you get the most out of life and keep you free from symptoms of depression and other mental health problems.

People may choose to see a psychologist, for the following reasons:

They want someone to talk to, without judgement, who can professionally understand their experiences and beliefs
They are seeking ways to help manage negative experiences or symptoms
They want strategies and support in building better relationships with others
They want to be able to understand personal thoughts and behaviours and how to manage these
They want to build general resilience and overcome negative thoughts.

Evidence-based types of psychotherapy:

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

    Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is a well-known evidence-based technique proven to be effective for a range of mental health concerns including anxiety, depression and behavioural difficulties.
    Fundamental to CBT is examining the interaction between an individual’s cognition (or thought processes), their behaviours (including avoidance behaviours), physiological responses, and mood. The focus is on correcting cognitive distortions, changing problematic behaviours and strengthening an individual’s sense of agency in overcoming their presenting difficulties.
  • Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT)

    Acceptance & Commitment Therapy is a model based on working towards being “okay” with uncomfortable or intrusive thoughts or behaviours. It focuses on helping people to apply acceptance skills in their responses to uncontrollable experiences instead of avoidance or feeling guilty.
    Through Acceptance & Commitment Therapy, Individuals can learn to build resilience, often through mindfulness-based techniques, so their day-to-day life is no longer affected by unproductive thoughts and feelings.
  • Interpersonal Therapy (IPT)

    Interpersonal Therapy is a relatively short-term form of psychotherapy often used in children and adolescents that are experiencing depressive symptoms tied to relationships within the family or close contacts.
    Treatment focuses on particular interactions which may be causing negative symptoms and helps clients learn to better communicate with others and address problems that may contribute to depression.
  • Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)

    DBT is a style of CBT used to help clients to develop healthy ways to cope with stress, regulate their emotions, and improve their relationships with others.
    It an be used for a wide range of issues, but is particularly recommended for those with emotional dysregulation associated with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), major depressive disorder, substance use disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD.)
  • Eye Movement Desensitisation & Reprocessing (EMDR)

    EMDR is a structured desensitisation approach that helps clients process and deal with past traumas within the safety of a psychotherapeutic session.
    EMDR is facilitated by a qualified clinician with specific training and is a safe technique that works to reduce symptoms of trauma by changing how memories are stored in the brain. It involves leading the client through a series of bilateral (side-to-side) eye movements while they recall traumatic or triggering experiences in small segments, until those memories no longer cause distress.
  • Narrative Therapy

    Narrative therapy aims to separate the individual from the problem. It helps clients identify their personal skills and values to assess their behaviours and beliefs around negative events.
    Narrative therapy can be used in individual, family or relationship counselling, to help look objectively at external problems without fear or defence.

Further support and skills training in psychotherapy:

  • Sleep Hygiene Awareness Strategies

    Sleep plays a vital role in our ability to reconnect and strengthen neural pathways. This is why it is important to pay attention to ‘sleep hygiene’ to see if a poor sleep routine may be contributing to negative symptoms, as well as to help the recovery process.

    When we have a restorative and natural sleep the brain undergoes essential processing of the day’s events. Insufficient or inconsistent sleep can cause or exacerbate the negative feelings and behaviours associated with mental health conditions.

    Good sleep hygiene includes setting a regular bedtime and wake time each day, limiting exposure to blue light from devices in the evening, and being mindful of sleep disturbing substances like caffeine, alcohol, other sedatives and medications.

  • Mindfulness Techniques

    Mindfulness techniques incorporated with Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is sometimes referred to as ‘Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy’ or ‘MBCT’.


    Mindfulness techniques are commonly used in the practice of meditation. Some people may misunderstand meditation as a ‘spiritual’ practice and therefore may not feel inclined to try it – but it can also be better thought of as training ourselves to be aware of intrusive thoughts or beliefs.

    By focussing on the here and now, clientsbcan learn to dissipate the stress associated with anxiety, depression, addiction and other illnesses.

    A trained mental health professional can help clients to understand the physiological processes and arousal states which underly negative thoughts and feelings coming to the surface. In this regard, the technique relies on awareness of the body and its natural arousal states.

  • Anxiety Management Strategies

    There are a range of functional and practical anxiety management techniques which can be beneficial to practice not only within your psychotherapeutic consultation, but outside in your day-to-day living. Everyone is different so your clinician will work with you to find a technique that fits in with your lifestyle, and, more importantly, make you feel better!

    Anxiety management can take the form of breathing, muscle relaxation, grounding or cognitive techniques as well as simply making space for a personal ‘time out’ session.
  • Parenting/Behaviour Management Skills Training

    Dealing with challenging behaviours such as ADHD, ASD and OCD in children can be a difficult task for parents and family members.

    Thats where behavioural management training can assist. This teaches parents the skills and strategies to respond effectively to disruptive or problematic behaviour.

    Our clinicians work closely with families in both private sessions and group formats with a focus on learning to provide positive reinforcement for children's appropriate behaviours while setting proper limits, using methods such as removing attention for inappropriate behaviours.

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