Psychological Treatments 
SenseWell Psychology utilises a range of Therapy Modalities to assist individuals with mental disorders, emotional dysregulation and interpersonal difficulties. These are discussed with the client and agreed on early in the therapeutic relationship. 
 
Schema Therapy

 

Schema Therapy is an innovative psychotherapy developed by Dr Jeffery Young as a treatment for Personality Disorders and a range of other Disorders such as Anxiety and Mood Disorders. Schema Therapy combines cognitive, behavioural and gestalt therapies that allow for a deeper transformative experience emotionally. Schema Therapy is moderate to long-term therapy.

 

SchemaTherapy offers:

  • Identification and treatment of dysfunctional belief patterns that developed during childhood and continue to impact the individual in their adult life

  • Identification and treatment of dysfunctional coping modes that have become established and cause additional problems for the individual 

  • Identification and treatment of the inner critical voice that has taken up residence and provides negative commentary to the individual about everything they think and do

  • Build and develop the Healthy Adult Self

  • Group Therapy experience

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
 

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy is an innovative psychotherapy developed by Dr Marcia Linehan as a treatment for Personality Disorders (specifically BPD) and individuals who are emotionally dysregulated. Dialectical Behaviour Therapy is a cognitive behavioural therapy approach that incorporates acceptance-based strategies. It is a practical therapy that provides skills-based pro-social training and emotional self-management. DBT is best delivered as moderate to long-term therapy, however 12 week interventions can be tailored to the individual if necessary. 

DBT offers:
  • Re-building of your emotional process, emotional belief system and distress management skills

  • Ability to emotionally regulate oneself in order to prevent amplified emotionally intense responses

  • Interpersonal skills training in order to improve all aspects that impact of relationship breakdowns

  • Allows for active problem solving of the difficulties that arise on repeat when emotions run high such as suicidal thinking, self-harm and impulsive behaviours that make things worse.

  • Group Therapy experience 

Acceptance Commitment Therapy

Acceptance Commitment Therapy is an innovative psychotherapy developed by Steven C. Hayes as a treatment for any person who has been unable to change difficult and powerfully unpleasant thoughts and feelings. ACT combines acceptance and mindfulness strategies to assist individuals to accept what is out of their personal control and to commit to an action that will improve and enrich their lives. The goal of ACT is to enhance an individuals potential to experience a rich, full and meaningful life. ACT can be delivered as brief or moderate or long-term therapy. 

ACT offers: 

  • Mindfulness skills that ground a person in the present moment when their emotions run high and to raise non-judgmental, self-awareness.

  • Acceptance skills that assist a person to make room for painful and difficult feelings and to meditate in a way that provides relief and the ability to let go

  • Values and Strengths awareness to assist a person to identify what is most important to them in terms of committed action they want to take in response to the difficulty they face 

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy 

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy is an innovative psychotherapy developed by Dr Aaron Beck as an effective treatment for people who suffer from a wide range of mental health problems including depression and anxiety disorders, anger, pain etc. CBT works with people on a cognitive (thinking) and behavioural level. It assists individuals to identify their dysfunctional thought patterns and understand how these contribute to their feelings and reactive, maladaptive behaviours, and then to alter then in more helpful ways. 

CBT offers: 

  • The opportunity to revisit your core beliefs and rework your narrative into something more useful, helpful and workable for you. 

  • The ability to identify when your automatic thoughts are distorted and develop ways of addressing them effectively.

  • Reviewing your behavioural responses to your thoughts and feelings and making a committed action plan to modify your behaviour for something that might support your personal goals. 

  • Understand your triggers and how the environment perpetuates and reinforces the problematic pattern of behaviour you experience.

  • Teaches you how to monitor and self-regulate your own mood.

  • Offers Exposure Therapy for situations that you may be avoiding to assist you in overcoming your fears.

  • Provides a range of skills training including: Communication, Assertiveness, Parenting, Relaxation, Mindfulness and Meditation, Attention, Stress Management, Anger Management, Problem Solving, Pro's and Con's, Relationship Skills, Journalling and Self-Reflection, Mind Skills to reduce catastrophising and rumination. 

SenseWell uses a person-centred approach to ensure that the client leads the pathway to recovery with what they are wanting for themselves. This also means that SenseWell feels that listening to the client and giving a chance to be validated and to express themselves is the most important role of the Psychologist. 

SenseWell also utilises Compassion Focused Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, Radically Open Acceptance, Relapse Prevention, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and more. 

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