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In life we often find ourselves in a state of change. Sometimes these changes are troubling and can pose new or complex challenges that force us to question our sense of self, our assumptions, and our purpose. We feel the need to seek meaning, clarity, context and connection, to both ourselves and others.
At Karepsych, we are both passionate and committed to honouring this exploration with you, regardless of where you live, your work arrangements, or your ability to visit a physical psychology practice.
Every client has a unique set of experiences and life events, so we work hard to tailor each session to suit your individual needs.
We believe in building a strong therapeutic relationship that helps bring a conscious awareness to current beliefs, behaviours and patterns, and we use a variety of approaches to assist us in this process.
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy is essentially an ‘umbrella term’ used for a number of therapies that share the hypothesis – “It is not the environmental trigger or situation that causes a person’s emotional response; rather it is what the person thinks about these events that leads to their emotional reaction”.
The aim of CBT is to facilitate changing a person’s ‘cognitions’ – their thoughts, beliefs and behaviours – in order to guide their emotional reaction or response to an unexpected situation.
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy is a therapeutic approach highly effective at helping people manage overwhelming emotions, periods of distress and their personal relationships.
The approach is based on the principles of distress tolerance, mindfulness, emotion regulation, and interpersonal effectiveness
It is a very skills based approach and can be delivered individually or in a group format.
Trauma Informed Care is a clinical and therapeutic approach that establishes client safety to the fullest extent possible. A safe and supportive environment is created for clients working through complex trauma situations. These may relate to current events or those experienced early in life.
Our TIC trained psychologists can help clients identify symptoms, provide strategies to adapt everyday life, and help them work from a ‘strength based’ model.
Acceptance & Commitment Therapy is a behavioural therapy focused on ‘values-guided action’. Our core values are intrinsic and can help guide, motivate and inspire change.
ACT is about ‘mindful actions’, that you take consciously and with full awareness. The core messages are ‘acceptance’ for what is out of our personal control and ‘commitment’ to actions that really matter.
Narrative therapy is an approach that facilitates separating a person from the problem or situation they are working through. It encourages people to rely on their own skills to minimise and reduce the impact of emotional or unexpected situations encountered throughout life.
As a methodology, it helps a person understand the meaning attached to their stories, what may have shaped their identity and helps objectify problems in a broader sociocultural context.