The effectiveness of any therapeutic process is strongly determined by the strength and nature of the relationship between the client and the clinician. Practitioners working at the Psychology and Wellbeing Clinic focus heavily on optimising the relationship and providing an experience that is both pleasant and effective.
Clients attending the Clinic have access to the following psychological approaches:
a) Cognitive Focus: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Rational Emotive Behavioural Therapy, and Schema Therapy are offered to clients who prefer an emphasis modifying unhelpful beliefs about self, others, and the world; biases that affect the way they think and behave; and behaviours that lead to unsatisfactory outcomes.
b) Phenomenological Focus: Existential and Person-Centred Therapies, which emphasise the importance of the therapeutic alliance, empathy, providing meaning and hope, and affective attunement are preferred. Therapists who practice this style focus on building a ‘presence’ which includes heightening awareness of yourself; learning what truly matters to you, and experiencing in the here-and- now the barriers to and opportunities for change that therapy offers. Visit this link for more information.
c) Compassion Focus: Compassion-Focused Therapy is a kind of psychotherapy designed to help those who suffer from high levels of self-criticism and shame. It helps you to learn how to feel kinder towards yourself and others, and to feel safe and capable in a world that can seem overwhelming. Compassion, both toward the self and toward others, is an emotional response believed by many to be an essential aspect of well-being. Its development may often have the benefit of improved mental and emotional health.
Clients attending the Clinic have access to clinicians specifically trained and experienced to assisting children and young people affected by developmental delays and disabilities such as Autism Spectrum Disorders, Down Syndrome, Intellectual Impairment, and Learning Difficulties. The service provides intervention and support to children and young people, parents, carers, family members, and relevant service providers.
Assessment and Reporting
Clinicians at the clinic are well versed in developing reports based on psychometric assessment and interview data. Reports are tailored to meet specific client requirements and to provide guidance for clinicians working to improve cognitive, social, and emotional wellbeing. The clinic also provides reports for Court and general Forensic use. These reports include recommendations focusing on decision-making capacity, risk of violent and sexual offending, treatment planning, and suitability for management in the community for those who have previously offended.