Our Therapies

Conditions

 

All of our psychologists have post-graduate training. Our combined specialist training enables us to assist with the following:

 

  • Mood Disorders
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Trauma
  • Substance Use Disorders
  • Eating Disorders
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sexual Disorders
  • Somatoform Disorders
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Psychotic Disorder
  • Dissociative Disorders

Depression

 

You may be experiencing depression if you are feeling sad, down, or miserable most of the time, and/or experiencing a loss of interest or pleasure in your usual activities in a two week period. In addition to this, they may be experiencing a range of symptoms including:

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Behavioural

Behavioural

1. Decreased performance at work/school
2. Withdrawing from close family and friends
3. Relying on alcohol and sedatives

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Emotional

Emotional

1. Guilty
2. Irritable
3. Sad or unhappy

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Thoughts

Thoughts

1.‘I’m a failure.’
2. ‘It’s my fault.’
3. ‘Nothing good ever happens to me.’

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Physical

Physical

1. Feeling tired or lack of energy
2. Headaches and muscle pains
3. Sleep difficulties

Anxiety

 

The symptoms of anxiety are often difficult to recognise early, and can continue to develop over time before any people seek support. While there are a range of different anxiety conditions, some of the common symptoms of anxiety include:

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Behavioural

Behavioural

1. Avoid situations or people
2. Snappy and irritable
3. Fidgety or unable to sit still

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Emotional

Emotional

1. Excessive fear
2. Worry
3. Over thinking

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Thoughts

Thoughts

1. “I’m losing control”
2. “I can’t cope”
3. “I’m going to have a heart attack”

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Physical

Physical

1. Panic attacks
2. Racing heart
3. Feeling tense

Our Therapies

 

At Human Psychology, our psychologists will work with you and your doctor to tailor an individual treatment plan that is best suited for you. Our psychologists draw on evidence-based practices; interventions which have been widely researched and found to be the best practice in psychological treatment.

Some of the interventions used by our psychologists include:
Clinica Psychology Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

CBT is a structured psychological treatment which recognises that the way we think (cognitions) and act (behaviour) affects the way we feel (emotions). CBT will assist you to adopt healthier patterns of thinking and to modify behaviours to achieve healthier outcomes. CBT is one of the most effective treatments for depression and anxiety, and has been found to be useful for a wide range of ages including children, adolescents, adults, and older adults.

Clinical Psychology Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)
Cognitive Processing Therapy (CPT)

CPT is a short term, effective, evidence-based treatment for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and other trauma-related conditions. CPT draws on techniques from CBT to assist the client to process and modify any unhelpful beliefs that they hold in relation to their trauma to aid in their recovery.

Clinical Psychology Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)
Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)

DBT began as a treatment for Borderline Personality Disorder but is now known to be effective for a range of conditions where distress is prominent. Individuals are taught skills in mindfulness, distress tolerance, emotional regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness, and these skills are reinforced and supported through regular sessions.

Clinical Psychology Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR)
Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR)

EMDR is based on the understanding that, during a traumatic event, overwhelming emotions lead to the experience being stored in an ‘unprocessed way’. The goals of therapy are to reduce the sensory impact of traumatic memories. EMDR is currently considered one of the most effective types of therapy for working through traumatic experiences and has been shown to be effective in the treatment of PTSD.

 

Clinical Psychology Mindfullness
Mindfulness

Mindfulness is based on Eastern meditation practices and involves directing your attention to be engaged in the present moment. The goal is to observe any thoughts, sensations or emotions that are experienced in the present moment without becoming engaged in them. The consequence of these exercises is the realisation that any difficult thoughts or emotions are not constant and will eventually pass.

Clinical Psychology Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

ACT does not assume that all problems can be solved, but rather that unwanted experiences can be experienced with a level of contentment or peace. ACT assists you to gain skills to respond to difficult thoughts, emotions, and stressors in a helpful way, so we can, in turn, focus on creating a meaningful life. ACT has been shown to be effective with a diverse range of clinical conditions including depression, OCD, workplace stress, chronic pain, anxiety, PTSD, and substance abuse.

Clinical Psychology Schema Therapy
Schema Therapy

Schema Therapy is based on the idea that negative or traumatic experiences, often which have occurred in childhood, create Schemas. Schemas are beliefs and values that impact on the way that we think, feel, act, and relate to people throughout our lives. Schema Therapy assists you to recognise these unhelpful, lifelong patterns of thoughts and behaviour and to develop new and more helpful ways of thinking and behaving to improve wellbeing and create positive personal and professional relationships.

Clinical Psychology Hypnotherapy
Hypnotherapy

Hypnosis is a natural state of mind which we all experience day to day, such as when we become engrossed in a book or an engaging movie. Hypnotherapy uses this relaxed state of mind to assist individuals to manage and in some cases recover from a wide range of conditions including chronic pain, anxiety, and stress. Hypnotherapy is also useful in reaching goals or changing habits such as quitting smoking and managing weight.

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