FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WILL PSYCHOTHERAPY MAKE ME HAPPIER?
Yes! There's a good chance it will. We'll work together to discover and practice evidence-based skills and strategies to help you build a more meaningful and fulfilling life.
I HAVE A MENTAL HEALTH DISORDER, IS PSYCHOTHERAPY AT THE WELL-BEING CENTRE RIGHT FOR ME?
Yes! While diagnostics aren't the focus at the Well-Being Centre, our psychologists are qualified to support you as you navigate the challenges of your world, including mental health disorders.
HOW LONG DOES EACH SESSION TAKE AND HOW OFTEN WILL I NEED IT?
Individual sessions last for 50-minutes.
Couples sessions last for 80-minutes.
Group sessions last for 90-minutes.
For individuals and couples we recommend beginning with one session per week for the first month and then gradually increasing the space between sessions. However, there is no "one-size-fits-all" and this is something you can discuss with your psychologist.
Therapy groups run for 10-sessions and we ask for all participants to commit to the full 10-session program.
HOW LONG WILL I NEED PSYCHOTHERAPY?
In-line with the wellness model, there is no mandatory end date. We'll monitor your progress together; as long as psychotherapy is working for you, there is no reason not to continue!
WHAT IS ROGERIAN THEORY?
Also known as the Person-Centred Approach, Rogerian Theory gives consideration to the whole-person (including their strengths); their environment (i.e., their world), development (i.e., previous challenges, successes, and experiences), and phenomenology (i.e., personal meaning, interpretation and beliefs). It uses a non-directive approach that encourages clients to take the lead in discussions and supports self-discovery by maintaining that the client is the expert in their own life.
WHAT IS ADLERIAN THEORY?
A core principle of Adelerian Theory is the importance of not just the individual, but the individual in the context of their environment. It focuses on engagement, goal-setting, and the reorientation of unhelpful thoughts, beliefs and lifestyle choices that impede desired goals.
WHAT IS POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY?
Positive psychology is a strengths-based framework, that emphasises traits, skills and strategies that can improve a person's quality of life.
WHAT IS ACT?
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, is a third-wave behavioural theory that teaches clients psychological skills to better manage difficult thoughts and feelings. ACT also helps clients to identify their values and live their life in accordance with these values, in order to experience a richer and more fulfilling life.