At Brookvale Psychology we understand that every person is different, which is why it is important that your therapy is tailored to your specific needs.
We draw upon techniques from a wide range of evidence-based therapies which are based on current research and have been shown to deliver effective results. Because each therapy is tailored to your individual needs, you can be confident that the most relevant and effective treatments will be used in your sessions.
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) is based on changing the way you think (cognitions) and the way you behave to help overcome a range of emotional concerns including anxiety and depression.
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) involves learning to develop new ways to accept things which are not within ones control to change, and at the same time committing to actions which will enrich and enhance one’s life.
Emotionally Focussed Therapy (EFT) is mostly a short-term approach to couples therapy based on the science on adult attachment and bonding with the aim of increasing relationship security. Its methods help people to accept, express, manage, understand and change emotions in the context of interpersonal relationships. EFT can also be used with families and individuals.
Gottman Method comprises assessment of couple distress and interventions to increase the Sound Relationship House (SRH). It is based on John and Julie Gottman's life work as researchers and clinical psychologists. The theory and interventions have been developed from 40 years of research with more than 3,000 couples.
Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) is a short-term treatment is based on the premise that mood and well-being can, in some instances, involve improving relationships and connections with others.
Eye Movement Desensitization & Reprocessing (EMDR) is a form of psychotherapy which uses eye movements to assist in processing emotional distress (e.g. trauma, anxiety) and beliefs. The Australian Treatment Guidelines for the treatment of PTSD recommend EMDR as the first line treatment for PTSD.
Mindfulness Therapy - Mindfulness is defined by Dr Jon Kabat-Zinn as " paying attention in a particular way; on purpose, in the present moment, and non judgmentally." By learning to focus one's awareness on the present moment, whilst acknowledging and accepting one's feelings, thoughts, and bodily sensations, people can learn to reduce emotional suffering.
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) is a therapy designed to help build emotion regulation, distress tolerance, and interpersonal effectiveness. It is an effective intervention for suicidal thinking, self-harm and borderline personality disorders.
Narrative Therapy is a therapy which focuses on separating the person from the problem. This type of therapy empowers people to step outside of their problematic behaviours which in turn has the effect of helping gain more self-control in the process of change.
Psychodynamic Therapy is an insight-oriented therapy which targets unconscious processes as they manifest in a person's behavior. The goals of psychodynamic therapy are to develop self-awareness and understanding of the influence of the past on present behavior and emotional states.
Schema Therapy - Schemas are defined as broad and pervasive patterns of thinking, feeling, and experiencing oneself and one’s relationship with others. They are typically developed during childhood, or through traumatic events. The aim of schema therapy is to identify and change dysfunctional schemas using a range of techniques including belief and behaviour changes as well as experiential in-session techniques.
Systemic Family Therapy is a type of family therapy that treats the systemic context instead an isolated problematic behavior and/or individual.