Psychologist Brisbane CHP
Counselling and Psychology in Brisbane; Wellbeing & self care through improved mental health.
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.
Our clients come to us to deal with issues relating to:
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.
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.
A safe, caring, and non judgemental space to work through your problems means you’re no longer isolated or alone. You can feel supported as you work through your problems with a skilled and compassionate professional psychologist Brisbane residents feel safe with.
Maybe you just need someone to use as a sounding board. Sometimes just speaking confidentially to someone objective helps you gain clarity so you don’t have to feel overwhelmed.
Counselling provides you with powerful tools which allow you to respond differently in various situations, overcoming negative cycles and repeated behaviours. Experience deep and enduring transformation in your life, leading to fulfilling and loving relationships, career and work improvements, and ongoing feelings of real happiness and contentment.
Psychology and counselling from CFHP isn't just for wrestling with mental illness or a personal crisis. Psychology can be beneficial for those who are simply interested in sharpening their self-understanding or want to accelerate self-improvement and personal growth...
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Children & Adolescents
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...
Can't make it to a counsellor? Don't have time to commute or just live too far away? Book an online counselling session instead! A helpful modern alternative to a traditional service with no compromise on results or quality of care..
Our offices are a safe, open and non-judgement space for you to work through your problems with someone who cares
Speaking confidentially to an objective listener can help you gain clarity and feel less overwhelmed
Self Acceptance and Understanding
Learning more about yourself through therapy is the first step towards implementing lasting change
Progress at your own rate
Seeing incremental changes week by week helps you stay positive, on track and moving forward with your life