Creating Change Psychology & Counselling provides therapeutic interventions for children, adolescents, adults, couples and families using a skill based, supportive and non-judgmental approach. We will explore strategies to better manage symptoms and address barriers towards your progress.
At Creating Change we all share a passion for helping individuals and families to build healthy and meaningful futures.
All therapeutic interventions are conducted in accordance with the Australian Psychological Society Code of Ethics and Charter for Clients.
Our therapists are specifically trained in a range of methods, which have been shown through research to combat symptoms of mental health. At Creating Change we use a few main therapeutic techniques indicated below, tailoring them to your needs.
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
CBT is a short term (approximately 6-12 sessions), evidence-based approach focused on recognising unhelpful thinking and behavioural patterns and providing patients with active coping skills to adapt these.
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
ACT is an experiential style of therapy meaning we learn through the process of using the techniques. ACT aims to increase your flexibility to enable you to overcome challenges in your life. It suggests a rich and meaningful life can be achieved by living in the present, letting go of thoughts, accepting our emotions and acting in accordance with our values.
Schema therapy is an approach aimed at identifying and adjusting lifelong patterns of thinking and behaviour that are creating excessive distress. This style of therapy is longer term due to the complexity and ingrained nature of these patterns.
Couple and Family Therapy
Counsellors are trained in strategies to equip couples and families with an understanding of the relationships in which they exist and how those interactions impact on each other. Counselling focuses on how different parts of the system can be changed, where to place boundaries and how to unite people through effective communication skills.
Mindfulness is a method of attention control, which has been proven to maintain the benefits of treatment of depression amongst other things. It aims to create an observing experience of the present moment viewing it from a non-judgemental perspective.
Neuropsychotherapy aims to understand the brains biological functioning to direct therapeutic processes. Understanding that our brain can change as seen in scans and what enables this change directs our therapists both in their relationships with you and in treatment.
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
DBT is a skill based treatment, which aims to assist people to tolerate distress, regulate their own emotional experiences and improve relationship skills. Often people experience difficulties in these areas if they have missed learning the skills in childhood. This treatment can be particularly helpful for individuals who self-harm, have chaotic relationships or self sabotage.