Therapy is not just “talking about your problems”; it is also working toward solutions.

During Individual Counselling we will provide you with a broad range of coping skills and life strategies to assist you to better manage the challenges that life may be throwing your way.

As difficult as your issues may feel, you are not alone. Many other people have been through the same things and have used counselling to support them on the journey to a more satisfying and happier life.

If you would like to book an appointment for yourself or for a client please do contact us. Otherwise keep reading about the types of therapies that we offer.

Dr Zac Elizabeth Buchanan and Dr Ben Buchanan are PhD level trained Clinical Psychologists and have expertise in a variety of Therapy Types, including:

Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT): CBT assists you to identify and challenge thinking patterns that are unhelpful which may be contributing to unpleasant emotions. Providing strategies that help in the management of emotions is at the core of CBT.

Interpersonal Therapy (IPT): IPT is designed to help manage interpersonal difficulties. This can help your family and you by helping you all in achieving effective communication. IPT can also help you to develop social well-being. This works by putting the focus on unresolved grief, role conflicts, role transitions and social isolation.

Long Term Psychodynamic PsychotherapySometimes the above short term approaches don’t work because the problems are more deeply rooted. In such cases psychoanalytic psychotherapy might be recommended. Learn more about psychoanalytic psychotherapy.
Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy: Mindfulness is all about changing your state of mind, so instead of focusing on future worries or past regrets, opening your mind to the present moment with openness, curiosity and flexibility. Easier said than done! Mindfulness is a skill that can be developed through practice; meditation is just one way amongst many of cultivating mindfulness.

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT): ACT is a new form of cognitive and behavioural therapy which can assist you to better manage negative emotions and help you to live a more meaningful life.

Problems that the above therapies have been shown to be effective for include:

  • Adjusting to life stressors and maximising happiness
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety and Stress
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Chronic Pain
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Depression
  • Eating Disorders and body image issues
  • Fears (Phobias)
  • Grief and Loss
  • Issues affecting Older Adults
  • Obsessive-Compulsive behaviours
  • Panic Attacks
  • Post-natal Depression and Women’s Health
  • Post-Traumatic Stress (following traumatic events)
  • Relationship Issues
  • Return to Work
  • Schizophrenia
  • Sleep Management
  • Substance Abuse and Dependence
  • Weight Loss Management

We all need support at various times in our life. Our friends and family can be great support. However for various reasons you may not have any friends or family that you can ask for support, or they may be part of what you are struggling with. In all cases having an external person who is solely there to support you with proven counselling strategies can make a big difference in your ability to cope and move forward to a more satisfying life.

Call us on 9039 2177 or fill in the contact form below to organise an appointment.