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:
Further support and skills training in psychotherapy:
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 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.
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.