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  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
    Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) is an evidence-based therapy for a range of mental health issues including Borderline Personality Disorder, Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Bipolar Disorder. DBT involves learning skills in mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotion regulation and interpersonal effectiveness. It is about validating our emotions and changing our behaviour.
  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
    Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) is based on the principle that our thoughts, feelings and behaviours are interconnected. It asks you to challenge your unhelpful thoughts by thinking of the evidence for and against the thoughts so that you can see a more balanced view of the situation. It also helps you to modify behaviours that may be perpetuating your unhelpful thoughts. This type of therapy is often used to treat anxiety, OCD, depression and more.
  • Mindfulness
    Mindfulness is a technique that helps you to focus on the present moment, as opposed to thinking about the past or future. It can be practised on your own or while guided by your therapist during a session or using a mindfulness app. This type of practice can be helpful in the treatment of emotion regulation difficulties, impulsiveness, stress and more.
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
    Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) is based on mindfulness practice and awareness of the present moment. It helps you to learn to accept your negative thoughts and emotions and to realise that these don’t define you and allow them to pass. It can be used for different mental health issues, including stress and anxiety. ACT is also helpful in the management of ADHD.
  • What does an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker do?
    Accredited Mental Health Social Workers work with people across the lifespan and provide a unique contribution to the mental health space in their holistic approach to working with a person. They help individuals to resolve presenting psychological problems, the associated social and other environmental problems, and improve their quality of life. Accredited Mental Health social workers can provide Focussed Psychological Strategies (FPS) services through the Better Access To Mental Health Care, Chronic Disease Management and Access to Allied Psychological Services Programs. To learn more about Accredited Mental Health Social Work click here > Book an appointment >
  • What does a Counsellor do?
    A counsellor acts as a supportive companion, assisting individuals in understanding their past and learning strategies for a more hopeful future. They create a safe space where individuals can explore their feelings, understand their experiences, and develop coping mechanisms to better navigate life's challenges.
  • What are the benefit of group therapy?
    Group therapy is a great way to get emotional support and healing with peers who are struggling with similar issues. It provides a safe space for people to share their experiences, gain insight into their own struggles, and learn how to cope. Group therapy also normalises the struggle of individuals by allowing them to hear stories from others in similar positions. Additionally, group therapy allows for both active and passive participation, so those who prefer to remain in the background can find solace in a safe environment. Finally, group therapy is highly cost effective compared to individual therapy or other one-on-one treatments.
  • What are Focussed Psychological Strategies (FPS)?
    Focussed Psychological Strategies (FPS) are a set of evidence-based therapeutic strategies used by mental health professionals, such as Accredited Mental Health Social Workers, to support individuals dealing with mental health difficulties. These strategies are like a toolbox filled with various tools, each specifically designed to help manage different aspects of mental health. FPS involves several techniques, including cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT), mindfulness strategies, relaxation strategies, and skills training. Imagine these techniques as different types of light sources, each illuminating a unique path towards improved mental health and wellbeing.
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