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Take the First Step to Achieving Positive Change

 

Through the therapy of talking in a particular way, you can achieve greater insight and understanding, leading to self-empowerment and the confidence to make positive, life-changing decisions.  I know that for many people, getting to an appointment during normal business hours may be impossible. That’s why I’m happy to offer sessions after 5.00 p.m. on selected days including Saturday mornings.  

For contact details and to send an online inquiry, please click the ‘Go to Contact’ button below. 

Does this sound familiar?

 

Sometimes the strategies we use to cope when we’re feeling down or anxious stop working, causing everything to come to a grinding halt! 

Are you experiencing one or more of the following feelings or physical symptoms?

 

  • Feeling sad

  • Loss of interest or pleasure in activities that you usually enjoy

  • Changes in appetite — weight loss or gain unrelated to dieting

  • Trouble getting enough sleep or sleeping too much

  • Loss of energy or feeling generally fatigued

  • Feeling worthless or guilty

  • Difficulty thinking, concentrating, recalling things or making decisions

  • Persistent thoughts of wanting to die

Therapy Designed to Provide Answers and Reduce Pain

Finding the underlying cause of any type of emotional disturbance can relieve emotional and psychic pain through the process of psychotherapy or ‘talk therapy’.  The primary focus of my Practice is to offer support to those who have experienced trauma which has not been fully resolved and is preventing them from living their best life.  Whether your trauma is related to painful childhood events or a single devastating event, I can work with you to reprocess the memories that continue to cause pain and distress.

 

The primary method of treatment of my clinic is Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR), which is appropriate for a wide range of mental health disorders.  What are the advantages of EMDR over other treatment approaches?  The reasons are clear:

 

  • Treatment is focussed on the symptoms and conducted in session

  • EMDR has comparable results to that of other trauma treatments such as exposure therapy, but over a much shorter time frame

  • Studies have shown that 77-90% of clients with PTSD were able to eliminate their symptoms after 3-7 sessions of EMDR (without homework)

  • Better tolerated by clients than exposure therapy

  • Clients do not have to talk in detail about their trauma

 

In addition to post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and Complex PTSD (CPTSD), EMDR has also been successfully used as a highly effective treatment in the management of:

             

  • Disturbing memories

  • Depression & Anxiety

  • Stress Reduction

  • Panic attacks 

  • Complicated grief  

  • Dissociative disorder  

  • Sexual or physical abuse

 

Again, please don’t hesitate to contact me for more information about the benefits and process of EMDR.

Initial Appointment and Fee Information:

You are also welcome to contact me to arrange an initial consultation and to discuss fees.  I am also happy to discuss the process for obtaining Medicare’s partially funded 10 sessions per year of talk therapy.    

The private health funds currently recognised by the professional body for social workers in Australia (the AASW) are as follows:

  • HCF 

  • Bupa

  • Teachers Health (including UniHealth and Nurses and Midwives Health)

  • Doctors' Health

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About Caroline

I am an Accredited Mental Health Social Worker with a Master of Rehabilitation Counselling.  I have extensive training in the use of EMDR as noted above, and a Full Member of the EMDR Association of Australia (EMDRAA) https://emdraa.org/emdr-faq/

I am also well versed in the use of the Structural Dissociation model for the treatment of complex trauma-related disorders.  I have many years of experience working with a wide range of mental health disorders including mood disorders (depression and anxiety), schizo-effective disorders, PTSD, personality disorders and attachment disorders.

Psychotherapy is extremely helpful for a single issue, although people often come to therapy for a combination of things that all seem to be happening at once. Together, we can work through all of these things until all the pieces start fitting together.  In addition to the areas mentioned above under Therapeutic Approach, I welcome clients who need support in the following areas:

  • Marital and relationship conflict

  • Grief and loss

  • Matters relating to workplace injury, particular psychological injury sustained at work

  • I also have extensive experience in geriatric mental health therapy (issues of ageing)

  • Substance abuse disorders

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Location and Contact Details

My practice is conveniently located at the WOTSO Building, Suite 5, Level 3, 490 Northbourne Avenue, Dickson ACT 2602.   Please note parking and transport information below:

Free parking at Lyneham Oval on the corner of Northbourne Avenue and Antill Street.  Public (paid) parking also located behind WOTSO on Challis Street and Corner of Challis and Antill Street

Nearby Bus Stops at: Northbourne Avenue Motor Registry, Antill Street after Badham Street and Dickson Interchange

Nearby Light Rail, Dickson Interchange

Ride Share Information 
Rideshare/Taxi pick up/drop off in the driveway of 490 Northbourne Avenue 

On-line appointments are also available for clients who are unable to attend the clinic in person.   

 

Phone: 0406 095 878 

Email: belconnentalktherapy@gmail.com

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