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Psychotherapy

Psychotherapy is a dynamic process that focuses on the mental, emotional, relational or spiritual health of a person and aims to help clients better understand the conscious and unconscious aspects of their present experience. Psychotherapy can be undertaken both short or long term and is not limited to a particular number of sessions.

During therapy our aim is to bring those confusing, uncomfortable or unconscious elements within your life into consciousness by providing you with a space to explore patterns, behaviours, thoughts & feelings that may be preventing you from moving forward.

Emphasis is placed on the relationship between the therapist and the client where we build a secure & collaborative partnership to navigate your feelings, build resilience & create more healthy ways of relating to yourself & the world around you. Together we will draw on your unique story, discuss your attachments and family of origin, reflect on your relationship history, discuss trauma or illness related issues, explore religious beliefs, culture or spirituality.

Those that have undertaken psychotherapy feel the process has led them to the experience of greater insight and clarity, helped them develop a sense of purposefulness and identity, greater symptom reduction and improved resilience and the ability to make more self-directed conscious choices in life

$140 per session (not Medicare rebatable)

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a holistic approach to therapy

A ‘holistic’ approach takes into account a number of vital elements in your quest for wellbeing. This includes how you feed & nourish yourself, what your relationships & community supports are like, we explore your creative pursuits and review your daily practices or habits. Brookes approach to therapy is not just about focusing on one area rather it is about drawing on a number of elements within your life to find balance & equilibrium.

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How do I know if Psychotherapy is right for me?

If you are looking for a therapy that can explore deeper or complex issues that you don't really understand then psychotherapy is probably a good avenue. We will spend the first few sessions completing an in-depth assessment and discussing your individual needs, personal therapeutic goals and the time frame/commitment you wish to enter into.


What issues does Psychotherapy address?

Psychotherapy is useful for a wide range of presenting concerns including: mental health; anxiety, depression, stress, personality disorders, eating disorders, illness, addiction, relationship, intimacy or commitment problems, family issues, abuse, violence and trauma


Do i need a Mental Health Plan to see you?

No. Psychotherapy is not rebatable through Medicare therefore you dont need a mental health plan.

- Counselling sessions occur in a confidential, non-judgemental environment, either in person (South Melbourne) or via an online platform Zoom.

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'Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding.'

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