Individual therapy at Scope is available for children, adolescents and adults of all ages. Psychologists at Scope are trained across different areas and draw on evidence-based therapies to work with clients. They tailor the therapeutic approach to suit each client’s specific needs. As each psychologist at Scope is supported with professional learning and regular clinical supervision, we can help a wide range of clients with diverse needs. Psychologists at Scope offer a safe and non- judgemental therapeutic environment, a place of listening and working together to process emotions. Individual therapy opens the door to learning new coping skills and gives you practical strategies to use in everyday life.
What challenges can individual therapy help with?
- Life transitions
- Children with anxiety or behavioural problems
- Disability and chronic conditions
- Other mental health concerns
What outcomes are expected from individual therapy?
- Understanding your strengths, challenges and needs
- Coping strategies for anxiety or stress or life transitions
- Symptom management for depression
- Adjusting to personal loss or trauma
- Dealing with child behavioural and emotional concerns
- Improving parenting skills
- Enhancing relationships
- Managing disability
How much time is needed?
An individual therapy session with a psychologist usually goes for 50 to 60 minutes each time. The number of sessions needed for treatment will vary from case to case. Some cases may need ongoing sessions for assessment and implementation of effective treatment, while other cases may require only a few sessions for positive change.
What happens in the first session?
The psychologist will work to help you feel comfortable so that details can be explored and goals for treatment can be identified collaboratively. The therapeutic relationship is two way and to resolve concerns and make progress towards goals, it is very helpful for the client to commit to the process of individual therapy. At the first session, you can share your current concerns and situation and the psychologist will ask questions to gather more information. In the following sessions, you and the psychologist will work in collaboration on strategies to improve problem areas.
What therapeutic approaches are available?
At Scope, psychologists use the following evidence-based approaches to therapy:
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
- Compassion Focused Therapy
- Interpersonal Therapy
- Schema Therapy
- Solution Focused Therapy
- Play Therapy
Psychologists at Scope will work with you to clarify your goals. They will also track your progress each session to make sure there are improvements, and any barriers can be resolved.
Can I do therapy online?
Yes! Online therapy has all the benefits of face-to-face therapy, but can be accessed by anyone, anywhere and at anytime. Whether you’re in the city or in rural and remote regions of Australia, you can access our services from the comfort of your own home, school or office.
What are the fees?
(+$50.00 new client fee)
- Registered Psychologist – $190.00-$220.00 per hour
Private Health Insurance
- Provisional Psychologist – $140.00 per hour
- Registered Psychologist – $190.00-$220.00 per hour
- Provisional Psychologist – $156.16 per hour
- Registered Psychologist – $214.41 per hour
Who should I see for individual therapy?
- Anxiety, depression and stress
- Complex mental health conditions
- Eating disorders
- People wanting to develop their social skills and community engagement
- People accessing support through WorkCover
- Therapy for children
- Therapy for teens
- Self-esteem issues
- Social isolation
- Therapy for adults
- Psychosocial Disability (PSD) Support
- Trauma and PTSD
- Complex mental health concerns, including schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder, major depressive disorder (dysthymia), bipolar, obsessive-compulsive disorder, agoraphobia and social anxiety.
- Assessing, diagnosing and supporting people with ADHD
- Supporting people with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Mood disorders (stress, anxiety and depression)
Relationship and attachment issues
- Enhancing parent-child communication and relationships
- Educational Assessment
- Responding to challenging behaviours
- Social skill development for people with Autism
- Specific Learning Disorders such as Dyslexia and Dyscalculia
- Intellectual Impairment
- Executive function difficulties
- Oppositional Defiant Disorder/Conduct Disorder
- Young offenders
- Anxiety and other mood difficulties
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- Women with life-stage challenges (i.e., motherhood, career etc.)
- Consultancy, supervision and professional learning
- Critical incident intervention consultancy
- Social emotional competence consultancy
- Ethical legal requirements and management
- Learning difficulties
- Mood disorders (stress, anxiety and depression)
- Parenting and behavioural concerns
- Identity and adjustment issues (gender, self-esteem, school and work transitions)
- Relationship difficulties (conflict, separation and divorce)
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Bulimba, QLD, 4171
Kabi Kabi Country
Caloundra to Noosa
Sunshine Coast, QLD
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