Psychotherapy and Counselling
Think Psychological Services has an experienced team of qualified clinical psychologists that provide both psychotherapy and counselling services.
Psychotherapy and counselling is sometimes used interchangeably, but they are different and it is essential that your therapist is appropriately trained for treatment to be effective and safe.
Psychotherapy is generally a longer term treatment aimed at gaining insight into chronic emotional and/or physical issues. The treatment plan focuses on an individual’s thought processes and overall well-being rather than a specific problem.
Counselling is normally a shorter term series of therapy with focus on a specific problem or symptom which the individual needs guidance on how to resolve or manage.
At Think Psychological Services we recognise every patient is different and customised psychotherapy / counselling plans need to be developed for each individual.
Through our mandatory initial intake process, we take great care ensuring all new patients are matched with the most appropriate Think psychologist or counsellor. We consider this matching process essential to providing patients the best quality care as it allows us to allocate the most appropriate therapist to you.
Think Psychological Services has helped people overcome a wide range of issues. This is not an exhaustive list, but typical presenting concerned faced by our patients seeking psychotherapy or counselling services include:
- Anger Management
- Confidence and Self Esteem
- Drug and Alcohol Addiction
- Eating Disorders
- Expatriate and Relocation Issues
- Gambling Addiction
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
- Mood Disorders
- Sexuality Issues
- Sexual Difficulties
- Stress Management
- Wellbeing and Performance
Even the most compatible and loving couples will have rough periods.
It is not uncommon for a couple to disagree on an important issue which then leads them to being in conflict which effects their relationship and quality of life. Couples Therapy can help bridge the gap and restore balance in a relationship.
There are many reasons why this situation might arise, including, partners not being honest with other, lack of communication, or maybe one (or both) partners have changed their view.
If couples can openly talk and listen about the issues and concerns with an open mind, many of these situations can be resolved through couples therapy.
The primary aim of couples therapy at Think Psychological Services is to improve communication and listening skills between the couple.
Approach to couples therapy varies depending on the situation but may include joint counselling sessions with both partners present complemented with individual sessions for each partner.
Typical issues we have helped couples overcome at Think Psychological Services include:
- Communications issues
- Divorce and separation
- Divorce and co-parenting
- Extended family issues
- Falling out of love
- Infidelity and flirting with others
- Intimacy issues
- Financial related issues
- Pre-marital issues
- Sexuality issues
It is not uncommon for families to face challenges.
Family therapy normally involves the whole family, or several family members, meeting with a counsellor or psychologist to discuss presenting issues.
Family therapy is helpful in situations where the family system has been disrupted. This may be a result of a problem of a single family member or multiple family members, where the issue is related or complementary.
The aim of family therapy is not to place blame on a single family member but rather to change overall family interaction or behaviour to help resolve the concern.
Typical situations we see at Think Psychological Services include:
- Conflict between family members
- Illness of a family member
- Re-marriage and acceptance
- Sibling relationships (adult)
- Parent and adult children relationships
Think Psychological Services provides specialised LGBT counselling services for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals and couples.
We recognise that counselling LGBT involves different considerations given we live in a society which presumes heterosexuality.
Being a private practice which prides itself on confidentiality, our psychologists and counsellors have significant experience helping LGBT individuals and couples work through a wide range of issues including:
- Coming out process
- Fidelity issues
- National service support
- Parents dealing with LGBT child
- Social issues
- Work environment issues
If you will feel most comfortable receiving therapy from a gay counsellor, please let us know when you book your initial appointment.