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Brisbane Psychology & EMDR Therapy

Mindfulness skills and Psychology practices to support your Best Life.

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    Mind Wellness Therapy is a psychology practice based in Brisbane that is focused on evidence based psychology.

    Hi I’m Suzanne, an approved and Accredited EMDR Practitioner offering consultations to clients with histories of trauma, PTSD, neglect, anxiety, unresolved grief and loss and abuse.

    EMDR has been central to my work because of its incredible effectiveness in resolving disturbing memories to enhance mental health. You will find information on this site about EMDR and other evidence based approaches I use as well as my experience and qualifications.

    Evidence based psychology and counselling.

    Being human means that sometimes challenging life experiences overwhelm our usual coping abilities.Breaking away from our habitual ways of looking at things, learning new ways and responding differently takes courage.

    Professional support can get us back on our feet, reconnected with our goals and flourishing. At MWT, you will be treated with warmth and respect. You come to this work with your capacity, skills, knowledge and potential to find solutions to your own challenges.

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    Skills, techniques and support for Resilient Living.

    Applying the most up to date psychology practices, Mind Wellness Therapy offers a safe and supportive space where, even in the presence of our most significant challenges, we are able to shape a life that is rich, meaningful and worth living.

    Mind Wellness Therapy works collaboratively with you to bring expertise in mobilising your resources and building your skills to support your ability to reach the goals you set for yourself. All psychological treatments draw on a wide range of evidence based therapeutic frameworks and are tailored to your individual needs to support your ability to thrive.

    You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.

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    Who can benefit from counselling?

     

    • The number of EMDR sessions required to address your symptoms will vary depending on the complexity of your psychopathology and the degree of protective factors available to you.For example, EMDR treatment can work very rapidly for the client who has only experienced a single incident trauma. A psychologically healthy person who has had a supportive childhood, no history of drug or alcohol abuse, and generally happy intimate relationships with loved ones, is likely to respond to treatment very quickly.However people who have been exposed to multiple, often interrelated forms of traumatic experiences, as in complex trauma, will generally require longer treatment.  Adults presenting with trauma that began in childhood, who were perpetrated by persons within formative attachment relationships and whose trauma was compounded  by co-morbidities of mental illness, addiction, domestic violence and a host of other stresses are likely to need longer therapy.Good therapy helps your brain and your nervous system learn via connection to adaptive neural networks. But a brain that is dealing with a multitude of long established stressors will usually take much longer to achieve this.

       

      At MWT we work with a range of client difficulties including:

    • Trauma/PTSD
    • Complex Trauma (multiple, often interrelated traumatic experiences)
    • Family of origin difficulties
    • Nightmares
    • Anxiety counselling – Including Generalised and Social Anxiety
    • Phobias or fears
    • Grief and loss – Including unresolved grief
    • Bullying
    • Chronic Pain
    • Anger
    • Addiction including eating disorders where changing the narrative/inner dialogue you have about yourself, actions and choices is a fundamental feature underlying the disorder.

    We use evidence based trauma frameworks including ( but not limited to ) :

    EMDR

    An evidence based, trauma focused psychotherapy, utilising adaptive information processing and bilateral stimulation to resolve unprocessed memories. It works on the concept that when we resolve the memory, we resolve the psychopathology.

    Ego State Therapy

    A parts-based psychodynamic approach to treat various behavioural, cognitive and emotional problems. It uses family therapy techniques to resolve conflicts that manifest as “parts of self” within the individual.

    Mindfulness

    A skills based therapy to increase awareness of our internal experience so that our capacity for effective change is empowered.

    Somatic Therapy

    An approach for treating trauma and severe stress experiences. There are many types of somatic treatment interventions, but each approach aims to bring awareness to the physical sensations of the body and understand how those sensations connect to the emotional experience.

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    Counselling via Telehealth consultations.

    Now, like never before, the technological advances of the 21st century have enhanced our ability to connect.

    Doctors, Psychiatrists as well as Mental Health Therapists now use Online Services as a routine practice to support the medical and psychological wellbeing of patients.

    Mind Wellness Therapy operates across all regions of Australia. Our Online services are provided by registered and fully accredited mental health therapists.

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