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Psychological Therapy

Our psychologists have a range of experience in psychological therapy, counselling, and mental health. Everyone has a state of mental health, just as everyone has a state of physical health. Our mental health can fluctuate over time in response to life events, continual demands, increasing commitments and relationship difficulties. Anxiety disorders are the most common mental health challenge, followed by depression, stress and adjustment. Mental health and wellbeing both need to be managed to feel good, function well and live a quality life.

Psychological Therapy

Individual psychological therapy can take a number of different forms. Regardless of the theory behind each type, one to one therapy strives to help each person restore mental health and regain optimal functioning – whether you are challenged by anxiety, depression, stress or adjustment. We offer a safe, non-judgemental therapeutic environment so people feel heard and understood, process emotions effectively, learn new skills and take away practical strategies to use in everyday life.

    Our Psychological Support Process

    All of our clients have a right to be informed about their experience and the service that they are receiving. Psychological education is the process of providing education and information to those seeking or receiving services for mental health, physical health or disabilities. We support people and their family members to thoroughly understand the condition, their own areas of strength, personal coping ability and resources to manage their health and wellbeing.

    Our Psychological Support Process

    At Scope, we offer a three-stage, cyclical process for psychological support.

    Assessment. The first stage of psychological support involves assessment of your challenges and, when required, formulation of a diagnosis. Assessment usually includes a guided discussion with your psychologist and the completion of a questionnaire or two.

    Strategy. Once your psychologist has a good understanding of your experience, they’ll develop a treatment plan with you. Because we are scientist-practitioners, our treatment plans will always be based on what research says is helpful, but it will also be completely tailored to your goals.

    Review. Your psychologist will review your progress on a regular basis. Typically, a formal review will be completed after 6 sessions, but this may vary depending on the severity of your symptoms and your practitioner’s clinical judgement. A review of your progress throughout the strategy phase usually leads back to assessment, and the cycle goes on.

      Who Should I See for Psychological Therapy?

      Kathryn Bekavac

      Specialises in:

      • 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)
      Aisling McCann

      Specialises in:

      • Specific Learning Disorders such as Dyslexia and Dyscalculia
      • Intellectual Impairment
      • Executive function difficulties
      • ADHD/ADD
      • Oppositional Defiant Disorder/Conduct Disorder
      • Young offenders
      • Anxiety and other mood difficulties
      Rebecca Deltoro

      Specialises in:

      • Assessing, diagnosing and supporting people with ADHD
      • Supporting people with Autism Spectrum Disorder
      • Mood disorders (stress, anxiety and depression)
      • Relationship and attachment issues
      Renee Harrington

      Specialises in:

      • Enhancing parent-child communication and relationships
      • Educational Assessment
      • Responding to challenging behaviours
      • Social skill development for people with Autism
      Danielle Copplin

      Specialises in:

      • Specific Learning Disorders such as Dyslexia and Dyscalculia
      • Intellectual Impairment
      • Giftedness
      • Executive function difficulties
      • Verbal and nonverbal cognitive difficulties
      • Autism Spectrum Disorder
      • ADHD/ADD
      • Nonverbal Learning Disorder
      • Oppositional Defiant Disorder/Conduct Disorder

      Reach Out

      24 Oxford Street
      Bulimba
      QLD 4171
      P: (07) 3162 8448
      F: (07) 3161 9138

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