Brisbane Counselling and Psychotherapy
Creative counselling service Brisbane is a group of psychologists, counsellors, mental health therapists and psych professionals who are bulk billing service providers for psychotherapy and mental health counselling to those suffering from anxiety, depression, needing marriage counselling and those needing de-addiction counselling for their drug and alcohol addiction. They also provide clinical counselling and psychotherapy for obesity and for the adolescents and child health.
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What happens during therapy?
Our expert counsellors and psychotherapists are highly skilled at helping you understand what is causing your difficulties, and their specialist knowledge covers all kinds of issues. Therapy involves three main aspects:
Initial Discussion: Initially we meet to discuss the nature of your problem and examine the factors which may be causing it. Sometimes I may conduct some psychological tests to gain further insight into the nature of the problem (these tests are usually questionnaires or special puzzles) but usually we simply have a detailed discussion. Until the cause of a problem is understood, treatment will be limited.
Cognitive - Behavior Therapy: Once we have an understanding of the problem, we begin the change process. This involves identifying the patterns of dysfunctional thoughts or behaviour, understanding the consequences of the behaviour, and then seeking to change them (these techniques include “Cognitive – Behaviour Therapy” and problem solving techniques).
Past Trauma Resolution: Experience has shown that current problems are often caused by emotional traumas or experiences from the past which have not been resolved. These may need to be resolved before the current behaviour will change.
Therapy techniques I commonly use to resolve past emotion include:
Counselling and insight – Talking about things which are worrying you can bring a great sense of relief. This is enhanced as new perspectives are discovered and new approaches developed.
EMDR – This is a special technique which is used to reprocess the emotions associated with traumatic incidents. Further explanations would be given prior to using this therapy technique
Are There Side Effects From Therapy?
Therapy from an experienced and qualified therapist is generally a safe and interesting process. I try to make sure that therapy progresses at a pace you can handle. However, looking at problems, or talking about painful memories, can be unpleasant so some people may feel a bit worse before they start to improve. It is important that you talk about your feelings so we can minimise any distress which may arise. If you have major life events about to happen please advise me so we can manage the emotional processes to minimise interference with your life.
About Margoth Alvarado
Margoth is the director and owner of Creative Counselling Service. She passionately believes that given the right space and environment, men open up and talk about their lives in a way that empowers them to take steps to change.
She has a strong connection to the growth of men, with over 15 years’ experience in designing individual and group programs for men and fathers as well as facilitating human relations groups. At the core of her professional career is the enabling of men to tell their stories plus witnessing them relish the opportunity to be heard and take responsibility to change their lives.
Margoth acknowledges that many men don’t feel emotionally savvy enough in their relationships. He offers his clients the opportunity to build more confidence in their communication and expression. she observes a variety of limiting coping strategies that some men adopt including the need to be in control, the tendency to avoid or distract from difficult feelings or thoughts and, in particular, the need to protect their loved ones by staying silent.
She supports clients to clear away limited, negative and destructive ways of responding to difficult feelings. Margoth often teaches Mindfulness and experiential, in- session focusing skills to enable men, women and couples to become more psychologically observant, resilient and flexible in resolving their problems.
Creative Counselling aim is to encourage clients to define and act on their core values in order to create a rich, fulfilling and meaningful life. She is a fully qualified member of the Australian Counselling Association. And the Australian Social Workers Association is currently.
What is a Clinical Psychologist?
As a Mental Social Worker and professional counsellor, I am a specialist counsellor who has completed 10 years of university training in the scientific study of human behaviour, mental processes, and emotional problems. I have also completed 2 years of master in Mental Health and Clinical social Worker. I have been working in this field since 1998.
A clinical Social Worker should not be confused with a psychiatrist. A psychiatrist is a medical doctor who has completed specialist training in mental illness. They can prescribe medications and usually work with the more severely disturbed and the mentally ill. As they are medical doctors, part of their fees are covered by Medicare. Sometimes I will recommend that we have the support of a psychiatrist and your local GP in helping with major problems including medication to improved Mental Health conditions.