Counselling Services North Brisbane – 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 and more.   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 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 a tip:

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.

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Do you want to really explore your inner world and understand what makes you tick?  Want to involve your whole being in your therapy and not just your talk?  Want to investigate where you hold tension in your body and what it means?  Try Body Psychotherapy.

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Areas of special interest

Use these links to jump straight to your area of interest, or keep reading  to learn more about how you can start your journey to recovery:

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

 

Counselling

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Counselling is also called talk-therapy.  It is supportive.  You talk, I listen with sensitivity and respect.  Counselling focuses on your thoughts, behaviour and feelings. 

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.    

 

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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 decide that you want to continue on for the rest of the 50 minutes, you will just pay the remainder ($50 for 30 minutes).

 

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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Body Psychotherapy

Are you aware that your body is giving you signs that all is not well? You may be feeling the symptoms in your mind, but the solution to your recovery is in your body.  
 
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Body psychotherapy (aka ‘Somatic psychotherapy’) combines psychoanalysis for your mind (talk therapy) with breathing, movement and postures similar to Yoga and Chi Gong for your body.   It helps to bring to awareness unconscious feelings and stored memories. Your body is trying to tell you something. 

When you feel stressed, anxious or depressed, you don’t just feel it in your brain, you feel it in your entire body. So a body psychotherapist works with both your body and your mind.

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Psychoanalysis looks at your past history and your family of origin, aiming to find answers to patterns of behaviour or thoughts.  It involves self-reflection, free-association of thoughts and discussion of your dreams.

Body psychotherapy is an experiential therapy – you don’t just sit there and talk. You feel it in your entire being.  The breathing, moving and feeling can be as gentle or as expressive as you like.   What is important is that we work with your energy and your capacity on the day.  

We’re aiming to help you grow as a person and take responsibility for your life.   

It’s about learning to grow up. (At any age!)

Body psychotherapy comes from the work of Psychiatrists Wilhelm Reich, Alexander Lowen and John Pierrakos, and stems from the psychoanalytic tradition created by Freud and Jung.

 

What are the benefits?

 

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  • Body psychotherapy takes you deeper and you get better results because we are working with your entire being.   You can lie to yourself with your words, but your body will always tell you the truth.
  • Your body is a storehouse of information about your history.  By combining talk therapy with movement and breathing we help you dig deeper into your psyche and access this unconscious information

  • It helps you let go of physical and emotional tension in your body.
  • The breathing exercises bring life back into your body which helps you regain your energy and motivation for life..
  • The grounding exercises help you find strength in your SELF so you can move forward in your life with ease and confidence.

Have a look at how we can work together specifically with:

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

 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 counselling, body psychotherapy or group classes.  You can book this though my online diary.  If you decide that you want to continue on for the rest of the session, you will just pay the remainder ($50).

 

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.

 

Don’t take my word for it – read what some of my clients have to say..

 

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Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

 
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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 ACT  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 decide that you want to continue on for the rest of the session, you will just pay the remainder ($50).

 

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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Group Psychotherapy

 

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Group psychotherapy is an opportunity for you to take your personal process deeper by sharing and processing within a safe, therapeutic group environment.  

It’s also a chance to connect with like-minded people in your community and feel a sense of belonging.

I am currently running a weekly therapy group in Margate.     

If you are interested in joining in the future, or would like to ask me any questions about group therapy, please call me on 0450 22 00 59 or ask me about it at your next session.

 

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What’s in it for you?

 

  • Your personal growth within a group setting is often more powerful than 1:1  psychotherapy as you will feel the support of your peers and the energy of the group.
  • It gives you an opportunity to see how others affect you, and how you affect others. You may find a group member’s process moving, triggering your own emotions and allowing you to express whatever needs to come up.
  • Group members learn that they are not alone in dealing with certain emotions/situations.  
  • In addition, the members learn self-understanding from the feedback of their peers. The group becomes a mini-version of the outside world where the person gets to try out new behaviours and get feedback.  New neural pathways are created
  • They also form strong bonds with their fellow group members, often resulting in friendships and support outside the group.

If you’d like to join a group in the future please call or SMS me on 0450 22 00 59. Or discuss it with me at your next session.

 

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Workshops and group classes

 

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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?

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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

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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.