Objectives

Some of the objectives we can explore together

Psychotherapy

When you come to share your journey with me, I can guarantee that confidentiality is paramount. The depth of sharing of information is such that I can help you achieve your emotional goals.

Psychodynamic Psychotherapy is preferable but we can work out a plan to suit your needs, not just the alleviation or the absence of symptoms. You will experience a safe and deeply authentic Therapist / Client relationship.

  • Free yourself from the past to live more fully in the present
  • ind your inner strength and resources
  • Live with a greater sense of freedom and possibility
  • Create a richer and more fulfilling life leading to lasting change
  • Re-Connect with the true essence of yourself

Cognitive Behavioural therapy

What is CBT?

An explanation with thanks to my colleagues at the Australian Association for Cognitive and Behavioural Therapy…

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Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) is a relatively short term, focused approach to the treatment of many types of emotional, behavioural and psychiatric problems. The application of CBT varies according to the problem being addressed, but is essentially a collaborative and individualised program that helps individuals to identify unhelpful thoughts and behaviours and learn or relearn healthier skills and habits. CBT has been practised widely for more than 30 years. It has been researched extensively, and has demonstrated effectiveness with a variety of emotional psychological and psychiatric difficulties. It is also continually evolving, and third wave CBT therapies such as Mindfulness Based Cogntiive Therapy (MBCT), Acceptance and Committment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Schema Therapy and others are increasingly being used for a variety of emotional, behavioural and psychiatric problems.

The benefits of CBT

  • CBT has been extensively investigated in rigorous clinical trials and has empirical support.
  • CBT is structured, goal oriented, and focuses on immediate difficulties as well as long term strategies and requires active involvement by the client.
  • CBT is flexible, individualised, and can be adapted to a wide range of individuals and a variety of settings.

Does CBT work?

CBT is one of the most established and researched psychological therapies for emotional, psychological and psychiatric dysfunction. For some problems, such as anxiety and depression, CBT is as effective as medication and can also enhance the effects of medication. The results of CBT are long-term, and you can keep using what you have learned in therapy to approach other problems in your life.

In particular, CBT has demonstrated effectiveness with individuals experiencing the following problems:

  • Generalised anxiety
  • Panic
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Phobias
  • Post-traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Depression
  • Eating disorders
  • Brain Injury
  • Somatic Disorders
  • Sexual Dysfunction
  • Couples/marital problems
  • Social Anxiety
  • Anger and Stress Management
  • Child Anxiety Disorders and Child Depression
  • Child behaviour problems

CBT is particularly useful in treating the problems listed above where you request a practical method of treatment for a specific problem rather than “wanting to understand yourself better”; are able to consider psychological causes of problems; and are able to be actively involved in the therapy process and will practice skills between sessions.


ReikiReiki Therapy

A Brief Overview with thanks to The International Center for Reiki Training

Reiki is a Japanese technique for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes healing. It is administered by “laying on hands” and is based on the idea that an unseen “life force energy” flows through us and is what causes us to be alive. If one’s “life force energy” is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, and if it is high, we are more capable of being happy and healthy.

The word Reiki is made of two Japanese words – Rei which means “God’s Wisdom or the Higher Power” and Ki which is “life force energy”. So Reiki is actually “spiritually guided life force energy.”

A treatment feels like a wonderful glowing radiance that flows through and around you. Reiki treats the whole person including body, emotions, mind and spirit creating many beneficial effects that include relaxation and feelings of peace, security and wellbeing. Many have reported miraculous results.

Reiki is a simple, natural and safe method of spiritual healing and self-improvement that everyone can use. It has been effective in helping virtually every known illness and malady and always creates a beneficial effect. It also works in conjunction with all other medical or therapeutic techniques to relieve side effects and promote recovery.

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