Counselling & Psychotherapy
Psychotherapy or counselling with a psychotherapist, is an intentional interpersonal relationship used by trained psychotherapists to aid a client or patient in problems of living.
It aims to increase the individual's sense of their own well-being. Psychotherapists employ a range of techniques based on experiential relationship building, dialogue, communication and behaviour change that are designed to improve the mental health of a client or patient, and to improve group relationships (such as in a family).
We all experience times in our lives when we feel that the stress is too great and we need support. Often family and friends are our first option. This does not always help because they may have their own problems or agendas, be part of your problem, or cannot listen without getting upset or involved. Sometimes our problems can also feel too intimate to share with people that we see regularly in our everyday lives.
The counsellor is trained to provide an empathetic environment where a trust develops. The relationship is governed by strict boundaries which provide a structure of safety, particularly around confidentiality. The counsellor applies specialist skills to encourage the client to come to know themselves better and make sense of certain behaviours and beliefs.
Conditions treated & specialities include:
- Depression in adolescents and adults.
- Anxiety and Anxiety Disorders in adolescents and adults.
- Grief and loss.
- Relationships & Parenting.
- Career Counselling.
- Stress/anger management.
- Families, Couples & Groups.
Treatment Techniques used:
- Therapy for co-dependancies and addictive behaviours.
- Behaviour therapy.
- Person centred therapy.
- Shame reduction therapy.
- Cognitive behaviour therapy.
- Gestalt therapy.
- Psychodynamic and Existential therapy.
- Family systems therapy (Bowen).
- Couple and group therapy.
Counsellors & Psychotherapists at SEH:
The difference between Psychologists & Counsellors/Psychotherapists click here.
Sydney Essential Health is situated in Sydney's Eastern Suburbs, 5 minutes walk from the centre of Bondi Junction and close to Woollahra, Double Bay, Rose Bay, Bellevue Hill, Paddington, Edgecliff, Randwick, Coogee and Bondi. Also only a quick train or bus ride from the city of Sydney and Sydney CBD. Click here for map and contact details.