Counselling Services North Brisbane – integrative counselling, mindfulness and body psychotherapy

 

Are you feeling overwhelmed by emotions?  Lost your motivation? Are relationship issues causing you stress?   I offer professional counselling services in North Brisbane.  I help people recover from anxiety, depression, relationship issues, grief, life change, chronic stress, trauma and more.   I’m passionate about helping people recover from anxiety, burnout and chronic pain.  Your mental well-being is my priority and my passion. 

 

Tools and Techniques

Tools and Techniques used by Sarah Tuckett Counsellor North Brisbane

I offer an integrative counselling service – looking at the whole of you, not just your thoughts, feelings and beliefs.   Together we will look at all of the areas of your life that can impact mental health and see where you can make small changes, that cumulatively will add up to feeling better.  

Did you know that your mental health is also impacted by: 

  • Lifestyle and environment
  • Food and your digestion
  • Any underlying medical conditions 
  • Social connections and spiritual beliefs.

It may be that making small tweaks to these areas in addition to personal therapy will have a beneficial impact. Where you need assistance in a certain area that is outside my area of expertise, I can refer you to experts in that field.

Whilst body psychotherapy is my passion, I offer a variety of counselling services to help you get back on track. Just like an artist will use different brushes for different jobs.  Some are short-term techniques to help you manage your feelings and thoughts, and others are longer-term for deeper personal reflection and learning.   Some involve just your mind, and some involve your body too.  It’s all about your personal preference. We can talk about your goals and what you’d like to try in your initial session, but here’s some info on the different types of therapy we can use:

 
I’ve had both depression and anxiety and I recovered thanks to counselling, body psychotherapy and the help of a wonderful Integrative GP and Naturopath.  To learn more about  me and my own journey with depression go to my profile page. 
 
 

 


Counselling

Counselling and body psychotherapy with Sarah Tuckett -  Counselling Services North Brisbane

Counselling is also called talk-therapy.  You talk, I listen with sensitivity and respect.  It can be both supportive and challenging.  Counselling focuses on your thoughts, behaviour and feelings.   Two forms of therapy that I use are Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).

Counselling is often a short-term process to help you through a crisis or uncomfortable situation.   It is focused on the outcome, e.g. lessening your depression or anxiety.    

 

Counselling and body psychotherapy with Sarah Tuckett -  Counselling Services North Brisbane

What are the benefits for you?

  • We’ll look at strategies to manage your symptoms.
  • I will help you to work through difficult emotions in a supportive, confidential atmosphere.
  • We’ll look at where you might be trapped in negative thinking and challenge automatic thoughts.
  • We will see where you may have been acting with faulty logic.  
  • We’ll look at where patterns of behaviour may have come from and ways of stopping yourself from doing the same in the future.  

 

Have a look at how counselling can help you specifically with:

 

Book to see Sarah Tuckett Psychotherapy

 

If you would like to discuss your situation and find out how counselling or body psychotherapy can help you please call me on 0450 22 00 59.  Or go to my online diary to book now.

 

I offer a FREE 20 minute discovery session for new clients by phone or skype so that you can ask me anything you want about body psychotherapy, counselling or group classes.  You can book this though my online diary.  

 

If you’re not ready to book just now, you can sign up to my monthly client newsletter and see what I’m sending my clients.  I never give away contact details and you can unsubscribe at any time.

 

 

Have a look at my FAQ page for answers to some common questions about therapy.

 

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Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

 
Are you looking for reduction in your symptoms in a short time frame?  CBT aims to do just that by focusing in on the main area of your life that is causing you pain, and exploring your thoughts (cognition) and behaviour.  
 
Try CBT with Sarah Tuckett Psychotherapy and Counselling North Brisbane
 
CBT is particularly useful for dealing with anxious thoughts.  What we do is examine your automatic thoughts (the particularly unhelpful, negative ones that pop up into your mind) and then we explore your thinking around those thoughts. We often have a faulty risk appraisal around those thoughts so we might look at the likelihood and risk of those thoughts actually coming true. Or we may explore the evidence that those thoughts are true or false.
 
We may then look at your behaviour and strategies that you put in place to keep you ‘safe’, which aren’t actually doing you any favours.  Together we may look at some ways of changing your behaviour to get you where you want to be.
 

What are the benefits for you?

  • CBT is one of the most researched therapies and has a huge evidence base for it’s efficacy, which is why it is so popular. Have a look at a scientific research doc.
  • It’s particularly effective for anxiety.
  • We focus on the here and now, on the thing that is causing you pain in your life, so that we can resolve it – quickly.
  • We use lots of useful worksheets that you can take away with you and reflect on in-between sessions.  

Have a look at how I can help you specifically with:

 

Book to see Sarah Tuckett Psychotherapy

 

If you would like to discuss your situation and find out how counselling or body psychotherapy can help you please call me on 0450 22 00 59.  Or go to my online diary to book now.

 

I offer a FREE 20 minute discovery session for new clients by phone or skype so that you can ask me anything you want about body psychotherapy, counselling or group classes.  You can book this though my online diary.  

 

If you’re not ready to book just now, you can sign up to my monthly client newsletter and see what I’m sending my clients.  I never give away contact details and you can unsubscribe at any time.

 

 

Have a look at my FAQ page for answers to some common questions about therapy.

 

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Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

 
Are you looking for just a few sessions?  Looking for techniques to help you untangle yourself from overwhelming thoughts and emotions?  Looking for a little nudge to get your life back on track and live your best life possible?   Try Acceptance and Commitment  Therapy.
 
Acceptance and commitment therapy counselling with Sarah Tuckett Psychotherapy and Counselling, North Brisbane
 
 

Acceptance and Commitment therapy (ACT) is a short-term psychotherapy technique that aims to give you psychological flexibility.  

It works on untangling you from your thoughts and feelings so that you are not struggling with them so much, and working with your values and goals so that you can live a life that is meaningful to you.  

 Human beings are masters of avoiding pain and unpleasant experiences.  Our brains evolved this way and it’s partly what makes us so successful as a species.   But if you avoid all unpleasant experiences you stay small and live a small life.   How are you keeping yourself small?   What are you doing that stops you living the life you want?     

 
ACT helps you work on these issues in a gentle, non-threatening way.  We focus on:
 
  • Building your resilience and self-acceptance: Learning how to look at what is out of your personal control and accepting it.

 

  • Learning skills to change how you react to unpleasant thoughts and feelings so that you are not overwhelmed by them.

 

  • Becoming really present in your life: learning techniques to help you stay really HERE

 

  • Committing to your values: Helping you create a life that aligns with your personal values and goals.  And most importantly – committing to action to get yourself there.
 

Have a look at how I  can help you specifically with:

 

Book to see Sarah Tuckett Psychotherapy

 

If you would like to discuss your situation and find out how counselling or body psychotherapy can help you please call me on 0450 22 00 59.  Or go to my online diary to book now.

 

I offer a FREE 20 minute discovery session for new clients  by phone or skype so that you can ask me anything you want about body psychotherapy, counselling or group classes.  You can book this though my online diary.  

 

If you’re not ready to book just now, you can sign up to my monthly client newsletter and see what I’m sending my clients.  I never give away contact details and you can unsubscribe at any time.

 

 

Have a look at my FAQ page for answers to some common questions about therapy.

 

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Workshops and group classes

 

Release group movement classes with Sarah Tuckett Psychotherapist and Counsellor North Brisbane

Not everyone is ready to see a counsellor or psychotherapist 1:1, so I run workshops throughout the year on a variety of topics.  There’s usually 6-8 people attending the workshops. I keep it small so it feels safe and intimate.  

Please have a look at my workshops page for what’s on.

 

Book to see Sarah Tuckett Psychotherapy

You can book in for Counselling and Body Psychotherapy Services via my online diary or give me a call on 0450 22 00 59.

 

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What is the difference between Counselling and Psychotherapy?

Counselling Services North Brisbane - Sarah Tuckett Psychotherapy and Counselling

 

Counselling and psychotherapy are different tools or techniques that therapists use to help you.  A Counsellor can use the techniques of both counselling and psychotherapy, and vice versa.  

The difference between psychotherapy and counselling is in the duration and the outcome to be achieved.  

  • Counselling is usually short-term and is focused on the outcome (usually symptom reduction e.g. feeling less anxious or less depressed).  
  • Whereas psychotherapy – which literally means therapy for your ‘psyche’ or mind – takes the process deeper.  We look at WHY you feel this way and help you become aware of repeating behaviours and patterns.  It’s not just putting on a band-aid, it’s helping you learn about yourself so that you don’t repeat the same mistakes.

The key: what makes therapy work for you

Counselling Services North Brisbane - Sarah Tuckett Psychotherapy and Counselling

Counsellors and psychotherapists use lots of different techniques to help you recover.  There are literally hundreds of  different therapies.  But we all have the same goal in mind: your recovery.  We’re just working with different tools.  So choose a technique and a person that appeals to you!

What brings good results in therapy is:  

So when you start counselling, pick a  Counsellor that you like the look of, who uses therapies that appeal to you.  And if they don’t work out for you, move on to the next one. 

 


 
services was last modified: October 1st, 2018 by Sarah Tuckett