THERAPIES AVAILABLE

Psychological Pain Management

Psychological pain management counselling is the traditional method used for the treatment of pain disorders. There are many orientations to psychological counselling, however I mostly utilise Psycho-Education (Biopsychosocial Model), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Solution Focused Therapy; due to considerable empirically based research which suggests its effectiveness. Psychological counselling ultimately aims to reduce distress and improve functioning of clients, which promotes subjective wellbeing and personal development.

Throughout our first few sessions we will together be evaluating your needs and providing education. By using the assessment process and goals we develop in session, I will be able to formulate with you some direction for counselling and a treatment plan.

Pain Management can involve talking about unpleasant facets and stressors of your life. This can mean that you may experience some uncomfortable feelings, including guilt, anger, sadness and frustration. On the other hand, there are also benefits for people who work through this process. It can allow people to develop solutions to specific problems, and experience a reduction in feelings of distress, and therefore pain. This shows that there are both risks and benefits to pain management counselling; there are no guarantees to what you will experience. It has been shown the more effort put in outside of sessions the more change will occur.

Pain Education Seminars

Kerrianne conducts bi monthly pain education seminars to assist in understanding the psychological pain management paradigm. This is not a group session. This is a platform to begin to explain pain, and the ways in which we can assist you rewire your brain and take back control of your life over pain. Please contact us directly for times, fees and locations.

Psychological Counselling

Psychological counselling is offered for a broad range of complaints and issues.

Psychological counselling is the traditional method used for the treatment of mental and emotional disorders. There are many orientations to psychological counselling, however I mostly utilise Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, and Solution Focused Therapy due to considerable empirically based research which suggests its effectiveness. Having said this, everyone is different and it is during our first meeting that we will ascertain what approach will be of most benefit to you as an individual.

Psychological counselling ultimately aims to reduce distress and improve functioning of clients, which promotes subjective well-being and personal development.

Sandplay Therapy

Sandplay grew from the World Technique in the 1930’s by Dr Margaret Lowenfeld (Child Psychiatrist).

In the 1950’s Dora Kalff, a Swiss Jungian analyst, further developed the therapy and named it Sandplay. According to Lynette Fox (2006), prior to language development, humans used preverbal
thinking, which occurs as a set of related images.
The remnants of pre-verbal thinking is still
with us and occurs as dreams, fantasies and day
dreams. Sandplay assists our clients access their
feelings and what they need to express. It also
begins to reveal what is dominant in their minds,
consciously or subconsciously.

Emotional Release Therapy

Often our clients, young and old alike, find it diffcult to express their emotions. Bottling up emotions often leads to explosions.....so emotional release therapy is very powerful in assisting clients express the range and depth of their emotions in a quiet and safe place where they can be appropriately processed. Most of our emotional release work is done through either sandplay therapy or symbol work.