Counselling

Aspire Wellness and Psychology provides a safe, inclusive, welcoming and non-judgemental space to talk about things that are causing you distress and identify strengths and opportunities you can draw upon to make positive changes in your life. We believe that you are the expert of your own experiences and we will work with your existing strengths and skills to support you. 

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Types of counselling

At Aspire Wellness and Psychology we tailor a range of evidence based therapies to support you to reach your goals and potential.   

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CBT: Cognitive Behaviour Therapy enables awareness

of and changes to patterns of thinking, feeling and behaving to reduce distress and increase wellbeing. 

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IFS: Internal Family Systems therapy deepens awareness of and connection to your Self and different parts to increase cohesion and improve your wellbeing.

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EMDR: Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a highly effective approach to treating trauma that can 

resolve trauma-symptoms and increases feelings

of safety. 

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DBT: Dialectical Behaviour Therapy emphasises managing and regulating emotions, improving 

interpersonal 

skills, tolerating distress and being mindful.

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ACT: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy emphasises acceptance of what is outside of your personal control and encourages taking action to enrich and improve your life.

Reasons for seeking counselling

At Aspire Wellness and Psychology we see a range of people that come to us for many reasons. Some are experiencing mental health distress, others are experiencing challenges in their relationships​ or are adjusting to changes or difficult experiences in their lives. At Aspire Wellness and Psychology all reasons are valid and welcome. Some examples of why people come to counselling are below:

  • Trauma and dissociation

  • Anxiety and depression

  • Life transitions

  • Psychosis 

  • Difficulties or conflict

  • Grief and loss

  • Sexuality and gender identity 

  • Bullying and workplace conflict

  • Eating disorders

  • Obsessions and compulsions

  • Wanting to change unhealthy patterns of behaviour

  • Personal growth and development

  • Feeling out of control

  • Hoarding

  • Phobias

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Goals for counselling

At Aspire Wellness and Psychology you and your counsellor will work together to identify and prioritise your goals and develop a plan for how you can achieve them. Many people come to counselling with a range of different goals and ideas about what they want to achieve. Sometimes people are unsure about their goals but feel that they need to make changes in their lives. Some common goals for counselling are:

  • Empowerment and choice

  • Increase mental health and wellbeing

  • Reduce and manage anxiety and distress

  • Feel calmer

  • Build assertiveness and conflict management skills

  • Manage anger

  • Changing habits and patterns of behaviour

  • Creating healthy patterns of behaviour

  • Heal from the past

  • Increase interpersonal skills

  • Increase feelings of safety

  • Increase self awareness

  • increased stability

  • Moving forward and being positive about the future

  • Validation and feeling heard 

  • Exploring values and strengths

  • Increase skills in reflection, coping, self care & emotional resilience

The counselling process

At Aspire Wellness and Psychology you and your counsellor will explore different therapies and techniques to help you achieve your goals. We work with you through the following process:

  • Identify and understand the challenges you are experiencing in your life

  • Set personal goals that are important to you

  • Explore possibilities and solutions together

  • Practice the skills and behaviours that will support you to achieve your goals

  • Plan to maintain positive mental health in the future 

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