Margaret McDonald Clinical Psychologist Brisbane offers a variety of proven ways to assist with your particular problems and issues. These therapies include:

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy which aims to change the way you solve problems and deal with distressing and emotions through challenging your thinking and the way you may have avoided issues in the past.

Behaviour Therapy can help you develop new ways of acting and reacting in situations where you feel stuck and helpless.

Relaxation strategies that can relax your body and mind at home or during the day or when you want to sleep.

Hypnosis is a trance like state in which you feel calm and relaxed and able to absorb suggestions to change your behaviour and emotions. It is helpful in treating anxiety, habit disorders such as smoking and weight loss, as well as assisting with control over some medical conditions such as asthma, skin irritations, headaches and chronic pain conditions.

Stress management is important in most people’s lives to deal with those times when situations seem overwhelming. By learning ways to effectively reduce your stress you can help yourself wind down at the times you need it the most.

Communication training provides you with skills to become more assertive, less submissive or aggressive, and to resolve conflicts through negotiation or a “win – win” situation, where both people are satisfied with the outcome.

Parent management training can help overcome those conflicts with your partner about raising your children. Learn new ways together to discipline your children and have a happier home life. Nobody has all the answers but learning one or two new skills can dramatically change the situation.

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) can put you on the path to living a richer, more meaningful life by learning ways to deal with your emotions, to accept yourself, and take personal control over your future life goals.

Mindfulness can assist you to become more aware of the present, let go of worrying thoughts and achieve a state of mental calmness. Through this process of awareness rather than thinking, people become more open to new ways of looking at themselves and their surroundings.

Family Therapy focuses on the system of interactions between family members and involves them in finding solutions to their problems. Through changing communication patterns between family members many problems can be discussed in a supportive environment

Positive Psychology aims to help people to identify their strengths and to use them to increase their happiness and well being. It also can lead people to live a more fulfilling and satisfying life and to provide them with more resilience.

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