Psychological Therapy & Counselling

Each psychologist is unique in the kinds of strengths, concerns, areas they have special interest in. Other than depression and anxiety (incl. panic attacks, phobias, general anxiety), here are some Helen's key interests:​​

  • Lifestage transition/adjustment difficulties

  • Performance/stress - academics (students, teachers, lecturers), health professionals (fellow psychologists, GPs, doctors, allied health), other professional settings (lawyers, corporate management), home settings (stay-at-home moms, career moms) etc.

  • Trauma (eg. single-event, multiple traumas, childhood abuse, accidents, natural disasters etc.)

  • Migration, cultural sensitivities, cultural psychology - new migrants and/or second-generation Australians etc.

  • Self-esteem/identity formation difficulties (young adults in particular)

  • LGBTQIA+ -related difficulties/challenges

  • Relationship/social difficulties

  • Parenting issues and/or family conflict

  • Chronic clinical disorders - psychosis, bipolar affective disorder, personality disorders etc.

Types of Therapies, Techniques & Theoretical Modalities

All psychologists are trained in a number of evidence-based therapies - some more popular and well-known, some more specific and unique. Helen particularly enjoys drawing from the following therapies to suit your needs, personality and learning style:

  • Acceptance Commitment Therapy

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

  • Schema Therapy

  • Trauma-focussed Cognitive Therapy & EMDR

  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy

  • Solution-Focused Therapy

  • Grief and Bereavement Counselling

  • Mindfulness

  • Relaxation techniques (Deep breathing, progressive muscle relaxation etc.)

  • Family Systems Theory 

  • Attachment Theory

  • Positive Psychology; Strengths

Types of Concerns