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Psychology & Counselling

with Elizabeth Galt, Clinical Psychologist

I am located at Stones Corner, Brisbane.

Psychology sessions are by arranged appointment only.

New enquiries: I'm sorry, due to long wait times for appointments I have closed my diary.

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What is psychological therapy?

Psychological therapy is a talking therapy. This means we try to understand what is going on and work through problems primarily by talking and communicating. Sometimes people find it very difficult to talk about their thoughts and feelings but a psychologist will help them to express themselves. It usually gets easier and becoming more confident to talk about our inner world can be an important benefit of therapy. It can lead to a better understanding of ourselves and improve our communication with those close to us. Psychologists do not prescribe medications. Psychologists do use various strategies, approaches, or skill building to assist people to work through their difficulties. Usually people will need to try these strategies or practice them between sessions.

Therapy sessions typically last for 50 to 60 minutes. The frequency of sessions may vary depending on the type of problem and what is feasible for the person. For example they may be weekly, fortnightly, or monthly. 

For what types of problems?

Psychological therapy can be helpful for many different problems. This includes mental health conditions like:

  • Depression

  • Anxiety - worry based, social situations, panic

  • Phobias

  • Post traumatic stress disorder

  • BiPolar disorder

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

  • Sleep disorders

As well as: 

  • Coping with difficult life events

  • Support at times of grief and bereavement

  • Adjusting at times of major change

  • Coping with health problems or disease

  • Dealing with relationship issues

  • Improving self belief and confidence

  • Reducing social isolation and loneliness

  • Managing stress 

  • Improving self care

Find out more about types of therapy, fees etc here