Modes of Therapy

Individualised Therapy

Among our many services, we provide fundamental intervention and therapy services for children, adolescents and adults in the following areas.

Children

  • Early intervention therapy for developmental delay (home based programs available)
  • Social skills training
  • Anxiety
  • Strategies for managing teasing and bullying
  • Anger management skills
  • Behaviour management
  • School based consultations

Adolescents

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Body image and eating disorders
  • Self esteem
  • Exam stress
  • Executive functioning training
  • Relationship and friendship issues
  • Family conflict

Adults

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Body image and eating disorders
  • Parenting support
  • Pregnancy support counseling
  • Relationship counseling
  • Family Conflict/family therapy
  • Grief and loss
  • Trauma

Group Therapy

We provide a range of group treatment programs for children, adolescents and adults. We regularly run social skills training groups and parenting groups including the Circle of Security™ Parenting program (http://circleofsecurity.net).

If you are interested in receiving more information about group therapy or attending a group therapy session, please fill out the expression of interest form.

Vocational Counselling

Vocational Counselling is a set of services used for young people to assist them in making decisions on appropriate vocations. Vocational counselling is designed to assist the individual in developing the skills and abilities in the young person to perform at a specific vocation.

An assessment is completed with the individual to understand their behaviour, intellect, personalities and skills to determine what needs to be worked on in preparing for the specified vocation. To read more about vocational assessments, please read our Assessments page.

Court Ordered Therapy

A Court may direct a family to attend a Family therapist at any time during the proceedings to resolve issues that may exist or have arisen in respect of children involved in the family breakdown. A court may require the therapy to be completed before any decisions will be made. Our Psychologists understand the nature and context of family law matters. We provide therapeutic and emotional support to children and parents around effective co-parenting.

Family Therapy

Family Therapy approaches are solution-focused and usually short-term, used to address specific issues affecting the psychological health of the family unit. These could be major life changes or transitions, or mental health conditions. Family therapy is sometimes used as the primary mode of treatment, but can also be a complementary approach. Family Therapy comes from the perspective that a family is like a small eco-system. Identifying the internal dynamics of the family system is key to this approach, as these dynamics can produce and sustain problematic behaviours in family members. Family Therapy is designed to help families improve their communication, problem-solving, and coping skills. It thus aims to enhance the sense of connection that members of the family have to each other.

Couples/Relationship Therapy

Relationship/couples therapy is used to help couples who are struggling. All couples argue sometimes, but intervention is necessary when insults, criticism, intimidation, threats, humiliation, or stonewalling become commonplace. A psychologist is not present to take sides or recommend that a couple end their relationship, but rather to allow the therapy process to unfold naturally. This involves helping partners by supporting the couple in setting goals and helping each partner to more clearly communicate their needs, thoughts, and emotions, and to listen more openly to the other partner. There is no predetermined goal to “save” the relationship, but couples should both be committed to honesty, be willing to accept personal responsibility, and have an interest in doing relationship work.