Counselling and Psychology in Brisbane
Centre for Human Potential (CFHP) is an established and trusted Brisbane based psychology and coaching practice located in the heart of the CBD.
Our highly experienced and professional psychologists emphasize creating a friendly, understanding environment for clients. We pride ourselves on our strong, lasting client relationships built on our values of diversity, acceptance and inclusion. We have a welcoming friendly smile for everyone.
We recognise that it takes courage to decide to address personal problems and to seek professional help with what you’re going through. At the Centre for Human Potential, our psychologists aim to build a safe environment and trusting therapeutic relationship in which you feel accepted and valued. We hope our office space feels like a home away from home. The personal connection we aim to develop with clients makes this a safe and warm-hearted place to be able to face difficult issues with someone who cares.
For a trusted psychologist Brisbane based who has your best interests at heart, contact CFHP today.
Which Brisbane Psychologist is right for me?
The trusting, confidential and caring counselling relationship that occurs between your psychologist and you is a very important part of working through your issues.
Our psychologists in Brisbane have a deep passion and extensive experience helping people overcome the work-life, home-life, or personal difficulties felt when experiencing anxiety, stress, and sadness. Utilising a range of evidence-based therapeutic approaches, our therapists’ expertise enables people to work through their life difficulties and find and live their own best lives. We have a team of professionals with varying areas of specialisation and professional focus, so you can feel secure knowing that you’ll be working with someone who is the best fit for you.
You can check out our psychologist Brisbane profiles on our website. Or, give us a call and ask our receptionist for guidance regarding the most appropriate psychologist for you.
What happens on the first visit to the office?
When you arrive, our receptionist will do what s/he can to assist you in feeling as comfortable as possible, including offering you a cup of tea or coffee (if time permits). Compassionately responding to any questions or concerns you may have, our admin staff have been selected for their caring nature, demonstration of our values, unwavering professionalism and commitment to confidentiality. A short routine form and questionaire is filled out on your first visit, and then you can relax and read magazines until your appointment.
› Please bring all relevant paperwork and cards with you including your Medicare card, private health fund card, Medicare Mental Health Care Plan or referral, or Work Cover Claim number and case worker.
Welcome to our office...
The Centre For Human Potential (CFHP) is a psychologist Brisbane practice that has been teaching people to reach their potential through effective counselling techniques for 10 years. Built on the foundation of our values of Acceptance, Diversity and Inclusion, CFHP is a diverse business that provides psychology and relief to clients of all ages and backgrounds.
Our clients come to us to deal with issues relating to:
- Anxiety & Stress
- Sexuality and Gender Issues
- Grief, Loss and Bereavement Counselling
- Anger Management
- Relationship & Family Issues
- Children's Counselling
What happens in the counselling session?
Although the first session can be daunting, it is really just a ‘get to know you’ time; a time when your therapist asks you a few questions designed to get to the heart of the matter, and an opportunity to understand both where you are right now and what you want to achieve through therapy.
Your psychologist will ask you some very routine questions, getting to know you, gathering some background information, and understanding context.
The next step is to clarify your goals. Sometimes you may not be clear about what these are at the start, and that's okay! In time, and with guidance and support, your goals will become much clearer.
Your psychologist will let you know how you can both work together to achieve your goals and suggests a plan of action.
Then, the counselling process is underway. As the saying goes, the more you put into the process, the more you get out of it - but if you have any questions or concerns along the way, our team is always here to help.
When will I start to see improvements? How long does the process take?
Just knowing that there is someone there for you and that you're not alone, can be a tremendous relief even from the very first session.
General improvements are usually seen within the first few weeks, as simply getting some clarity on a situation or understanding more about yourself makes a huge difference. Then, when people start implementing the insights that they have had and doing their "homework", things can move forward quite rapidly.
If you have difficulty expressing or identifying emotions, things may take a little longer to work through. Or, for some the issues they're facing stem from some very longstanding and inbuilt beliefs. Addressing these types of things can take a lot longer, even months. Everyone's situation is different, and your progress will very much depend on the issues you are facing as well as your personal goals.
For some it can be just a few sessions to help them work through anxiety around public speaking, while for others it may be about addressing long term behavioural patterns originating from childhood experience. Speak to your psychologist about how quickly you can expect to see changes.
Psychology and counselling from CFHP isn't just for managing a mental illness or a personal crisis. Psychology can be beneficial for those who are also interested in sharpening their self-understanding or want to accelerate self-improvement and personal growth.
Regular sessions with a our highly experienced psychologists can lead you to discover underlying limiting beliefs or fears as well as harmful patterns that may be impacting personal peace, balance and stability... Read more
Improve Understanding & Communication, Reconnect and Restore Lost Intimacy, and Re-negotiate commitments...couple's therapy and relationship counselling at Centre for Human Potential can give you and your partner the tools to build the relationship you have been wanting...
CFHP offers full counselling services for any age. Children and Adolescents can be difficult due to their rapid growth and development physically and mentally. They may require family involvement on occasion and, changes in parenting behaviour are sometimes necessary to help children to work through their difficulties effectively...
Counselling can help you
Counselling with a professional psychologist can help you in a number of ways, including:
- Develop new life skills so you can break free from habitual patterns of self-criticism, anxiety, and depression
- Understand yourself and loved ones better, improve the quality of your relationships, and feel more connected with others (including your spouse/partner)
- Deal with compulsive or addictive behaviours including; alcohol and substance abuse, gambling, gaming and internet issues, sex and relationship issues, exercise and eating disorders
- Learn how you can respond more effectively, reduce stress and promote physical health
- Gain confidence and improve self esteem, feel more at peace, more comfortable, or more secure in the world
- Learn techniques for reaching your goals
- Instead of feeling stuck, helpless and hopeless, learn how to take responsibility and reclaim your sense of personal power and move forward in your life
- Scheduled “me” time to attend to your own needs, work towards greater self-fulfilment and self-mastery
Speak with a psychologist you can trust
Did you know that 19 out of 20 people who attempt suicide fail? And shockingly, those who fail the first time are 37% more likely to succeed the second time.
If you or someone you care about is at risk, speak with someone today.
Our highly experienced psychologists are available to help you take the first steps towards a full, positive life.
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