Psychotherapy (Talking Therapy)

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The Proto-conversation

Psychotherapy refers to talking therapies which are used alone or in conjunction with medication.

The two main forms of therapy used in this practice are Psychodynamic Psychotherapy (Conversational Model) and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).



Psychodynamic Psychotherapy (Conversational Model)

This is a form of talking therapy that assists a patient to understand how experiences from their past effect their behaviour in the present.

Gaining insight into unconscious feelings from the past and how they can affect feelings and emotional responses in the present can help an individual to better understand and manage what is occurring in their day to day life.

The aim of this type of therapy is to allow the growth of the patient’s self by encouraging the patient to engage in conversation with the therapist so that the patient eventually feels recognised, understood and validated in the safe space that occurs between the patient and therapist. This rational conversation allows the patient to relinquish destructive defenses which disrupt their sense of self. The therapy helps the patient to form the capacity encompass the dialect of aloneness – togetherness.


Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a short, focussed and time limited treatment that may be used for a number of conditions. It consists of two combined forms of therapy. Cognitive Therapy aims to challenge negative or unhelpful core beliefs that lead to negative and unhelpful behaviour. By addressing these beliefs, Behaviour Therapy aims to change resultant actions.


Terms & Conditions

  • Consultations are by appointment only.
  • Valid referrals from a medical practitioner are required.
  • Fees are rebated through Medicare for eligible patients.
  • An initial three-sessions of history taking and assessment precede any psychotherapy.
  • The terms of the psychotherapy process will be discussed and agreed upon.
  • Psychotherapy appointments are scheduled on an as needs basis. These may be weekly, fortnightly, or more frequently if required.


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