Each person who comes to therapy has a different experience. At Living Life, the therapy you receive is tailored to your needs, not mine. In general, the main idea is for you to have a comfortable place in which you can discuss thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that you are looking to change or trying to accept. While you talk, I listen non-judgmentally, ask questions, make observations, and identify connections or discrepancies.
At times, I may offer education that you may not know and could help. If I notice a thought process or behavior that might be perpetuating whatever you are trying to change, I may gently challenge you a bit. If a specific technique or intervention seems appropriate, we might incorporate whatever fits. At the end of the session, I usually make some suggestions, which we will address the next time we see each other. Overall, each client’s therapeutic experience is different and we will work together to make your therapy as effective as it can be for you.
That you come to scheduled appointments on time and engage as much as you can. It is noteworthy that therapy is most effective when you make a deliberate effort to incorporate insights, techniques, and suggestions into your life in between sessions. There are 168 hours in the week and there’s no reason the hour you spend in therapy should be the only hour you spend trying to improve your life.
There are three main ways to engage in between sessions: thinking, writing, and doing. I may ask you to think about certain questions or comments made during session, I may suggest you keep track of certain thoughts or write about something in your life, or I may suggest you practice doing certain things that could help. It is also possible that you decide what you are going to do after each session without any direct suggestions from me. In fact, there are so many ways you can attain your goals and we can certainly work together to determine the best methods for you.
The answer to this question depends on many things – mostly, it depends on the person asking the question. The following are only a few of the reasons people seek therapy:
- you find that you have a lot on your mind but are having a hard time sorting it all out
- you are feeling down, stressed or can’t stop worrying
- Can’t deal with school/uni/ work or are finding it difficult to concentrate
- you have experienced a loss and need help with the grieving process
- you feel depressed and can’t seem to “snap out of it”, or don’t feel like yourself anymore
- you are wondering if the way you are dealing with life is normal and/or healthy
- you think that you may benefit from having an outside perspective on managing your thoughts, feelings, behaviors, etc.
- you find that the way you deal with life stressors doesn’t seem to be working right now
- you engage in behaviors that are destructive to yourself or others
- you are looking to improve yourself or your life in anyway whatsoever…
Please browse to our Services link (http://livinglifepsychology.com.au/services/) for more information on common presenting issues.
The most honest answer is “it depends.” Everybody can benefit from therapy, but the extent of that benefit depends on you, me, and the way we work together. Are you willing to engage in treatment and pursue change? Are we doing everything we can to move you in the right direction? Therapy is like a journey that we take together. The best therapist does not lead you down the “best path,” but shines a light so you can clearly see the options and choose the one that works best for you.
Ideally, therapy works best if you attend regularly. I have found that once a week or fortnight is the most effective and efficient way to go. With that being said, I am well aware of the busy world in which we live and will see clients less frequently if it is necessary and/or clinically indicated.
This 100% depends on you and your treatment goals, which we’ll establish in the early stages of our sessions. Some people get what they need out of 6 or 8 sessions, whereas others will keep the therapeutic process going for years. As it is a voluntary process, the power really is in your hands.
The sessions are generally up to 50 minutes.
I accept cash, internet bank transfer, credit cards and Bitcoins. If you decide you’d like to pay with a credit card, I can process your payment after the session is over.
Living Life Psychology is conveniently located next to the bus and train interchange at Bondi Junction. If you’re driving there is 2 hours free parking 5mins away at Westfield Bondi Junction, Eastgate Shopping centre ($2 for 1.5hrs ) or street parking.
Once you’re at Rowe Lane (comes up as Rowe St on Google Maps), look for Bondi Junction Consulting Rooms on the door- and take the lift to Level 3.
Bondi Junction Consulting Rooms
Level 3, 1 Rowe St
Bondi Junction NSW 2022
(Opposite train/bus interchange)
Bookings by appointment only
(02) 8964 8090
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