Anxiety Solutions CBT Psychology Practice specialises in treating stress, anxiety and depression.
CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) is the gold standard for treating stress, anxiety and depression. Renee has developed a CBT course that spans ten sessions. All her psychologists are trained in this model. It is practical and utilises tools to assist clients in understanding and learning new ways of thinking.
Please visit Anxiety Solutions CBT Psychology Practice for more information.
However, if CBT does not suit a particular individual, or group, other therapies are utilised as needed.
Only psychologists who are highly trained in a particular methodology, are called upon to administer it.
Types of Therapies Offered:
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) for individuals or groups.
- Interpersonal therapy (IPT).
- Short term psycho-dynamic therapy.
- Couples counseling.
- Group therapy.
- Family therapy.
- Bio- feedback for anxiety.
- Mediation and conflict resolution.
Brief explanation of each type of therapy offered:
1. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is recognised by Medicare Australia because it is evidence-based. This means that there is a lot of research to back up its usefulness and efficacy.
CBT is based on the premise that your feelings and actions in relation to an event are caused by your beliefs about the event. Therefore, as a client, you will learn to identify your beliefs and how to challenge them. On a behavioural level, you will be taught healthy behaviours and routines to maximise your well-being. Relaxation is one such behaviour.
CBT can be practised individually or in groups. It can be geared to be specific for anxiety, anger, stress, or depression.
2. Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), is less well known than CBT but also been proven to be effective. The focus of IPT is on expressing emotion and looking for solutions in a focused way. Medicare Australia recognises and gives rebates for this modality.
3. Psycho-education is also recognised by Medicare Australia as a benefit to people who need assistance to proceed. Renee specialises in parenting advice and can also advise on pain, health, stress and well-being. Psycho-education can be processed alone or in a group setting.
4. Short term psycho-dynamic therapy works with unconscious processes.
For one, the transference relationship between therapist and client is examined. Second, the history of the client is discussed at length and seen to influence the present situation.
The aim of this type of therapy is to make unconscious thoughts conscious, thereby gaining insight which promotes growth.
5. Couples counselling, is not covered by Medicare but is covered by many private health funds. Seeking help as a couple is invaluable when you consider that you are saving a relationship and even a whole family.
In this type of therapy, the “patient” is the relationship. The therapist looks at the dynamic between the couple and aims to improve the dynamic to the benefit of both partners.
6. Group therapy has several advantages over individual therapy. Members of a group provide support for one another. When they share, each person can learn from the others. Making a commitment to others is often an incentive to keep coming so that you do not let the rest of the group down.
When you are part of a group you do not feel alone or different. Long after the structure of the group ends, group members can stay in touch and give ongoing support.
7. Family therapy became popular in the 1970’s and is a very specialised treatment. It requires all members of the family to participate.
The family is seen as a system where each part of the system interacts with every other part. Change in one part of the system effects change in every other part of the system. That is why it is usually short term and can have quick and remarkable results.
8. Anxiety Solutions CBT also offers emwave therapy which is a bio-feedback system to help one learn how to relax. It is a simple software that monitors one’s heart rate by clipping onto the ear. As one relaxes, one gets immediate feedback that the heart rate is slowing and so learns how to slow it down oneself. It is a lot of fun because the learning takes place as a game.
9. Sometimes couples are not looking for therapy but need to resolve conflict and reach agreements over issues like parenting plans and financial settlements.
Mediation and conflict resolution for couples and organisations needing to reach agreements is available.
Should you wish to make an appointment, or find out more, please call +61 2 9328 5899 or email Renee.