At Foundation Psychology, our clinical psychologists and psychologists provide leading evidence-based treatment for a range of difficulties. This can include anxiety, depression, relationship issues, parenting, supporting your child, or other challenges. We can provide support individually, or as a family.

Psychological therapy

You don’t have to be in crisis or having a mental health issue to benefit from psychological therapy. Therapy provides the opportunity to explore life experiences and challenges you may be facing.

Psychological therapy can:

    • Help improve your mood and reduce stress
    • Identify and challenge thought processes
    • Help you identify unhelpful patterns and change them
    • Improve your ability to feel and manage emotions
    • Increase assertiveness skills
    • Improve self-esteem
    • Create and maintain boundaries
    • Create new meaning and open up to possibilities in life
    • Improve your self and body awareness

What to expect

Appointments last for approximately fifty minutes.

It is normal to feel anxious about your first appointment, especially if counselling is a new experience for you. In your first appointment, your psychologist will focus on getting to know you, gather background information, and understand the reasons you’ve come to therapy and what your goals might be. The first appointment also gives you a chance to decide whether psychotherapy is right for you, and whether your psychologist is a good fit.

Psychological therapy generally has a beginning, middle, and end, and usually lasts for between 6 and 15 sessions. Some people find weekly or fortnightly sessions are required; however, this is tailored to you and your specific needs. Goals are regularly discussed, and we regularly review how we’re doing in meeting your needs and goals.