Therapy for Anxiety and Depression

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  • Psychotherapy and Counselling

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

  • Mindfulness Based CBT

  • Internal Family Systems (IFS) & “Healing Your Inner Child”

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

  • Interpersonal Therapy

  • Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)

  • Psychodynamic Therapy

  • Somatic Therapy

  • Schema Therapy

  • Positive Psychology

Our Therapeutic Approach

Our approach at Melbourne Therapy & Counselling Centre is to provide evidence-based psychotherapy and counselling, which means that we use techniques and interventions that have been proven to be effective through research. This approach allows us to provide the most effective treatment for our clients, and achieve the best possible outcomes for their mental health and well-being.

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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT): Focuses on identifying and changing negative thought patterns and behaviors that contribute to anxiety and depression. CBT helps individuals develop coping strategies and problem-solving skills to manage their emotions better.

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT): A form of cognitive behavioral therapy that encourages individuals to accept their thoughts and feelings rather than trying to eliminate them. It teaches mindfulness and values-based behavior to help individuals lead a more fulfilling life despite the presence of anxiety or depression.

Mindfulness-Based Therapies: Mindfulness practices, such as mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) and mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT), can be effective in reducing symptoms of anxiety and depression. These therapies focus on developing present-moment awareness and non-judgmental acceptance.

Interpersonal Therapy (IPT): Focuses on improving the quality of an individual’s relationships and communication skills. It aims to address interpersonal problems that may contribute to anxiety and depression.

Psychodynamic Therapy: This therapy explores the unconscious patterns and unresolved conflicts that may underlie anxiety and depression. By gaining insight into these issues, individuals can find ways to cope better with their emotions.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT): Initially developed to treat borderline personality disorder but has been adapted for other conditions, including depression and anxiety. It combines elements of cognitive-behavioral therapy with mindfulness and acceptance strategies to help individuals regulate emotions, improve interpersonal skills, and tolerate distress.

Somatic Therapy (ST): Is an approach to psychotherapy that emphasizes the importance of the body in understanding and addressing psychological issues. It recognizes the mind-body connection and how physical sensations, movements, and experiences are closely linked to emotional and psychological well-being. Somatic therapy views the body as a valuable resource for healing and self-awareness.

“You don’t have to be perfect to take the first step towards recovery. All you need is the willingness to try.“

~ P.D. Eastman