The idea of talking to someone and seeking support might seem daunting, but you are willing to give it a go. Perhaps you are experiencing something, such as worry or sadness, which you no longer wish to deal with alone. Certain relationships in your life might feel difficult at the moment. You may be hoping to understand your situation in more depth and find a way to work towards change. Whatever the issue, I will listen and be guided by you.
I specialise in anxiety, depression, grief and loss, life transitions and spiritual concerns and my focus is on helping clients to understand the core of what is troubling them and how they can continue to live a healthy, vibrant and meaningful life. I also have expertise in providing and teaching helpful tools that can be integrated with daily life outside of the counselling room, and have significant experience working with those in remote or regional areas.
Hi, I'm Alicia. I am passionate about providing specialist mental health support. I have worked with children, adults and families experiencing a diverse range of difficulties including; anxiety, depression, family violence, relationship difficulties/breakdowns, personality disorders, complex trauma/trauma, disordered eating, low self-esteem and substance misuse. I have a special interest in working with teens and young adults. I believe in developing respectful, authentic and open-minded relationships with each person I work with. My approach is inclusive, relaxed and when appropriate humorous and playful.
If you are looking for help with difficult, confusing or overwhelming aspects of your life, I offer affordable counselling online or in person. Based in Hobart. My specialty areas include general counselling, trauma, parenting support and child/adolescent counselling.
A client would attend the clinic to address their presenting concerns, without the fear of judgement, stigma or shame. A client might be feeling lost, hopeless or worthless and feeling the need to get some assistance with their mood and negative thoughts.
Narrative therapy for couples and singles. When you live a life less ordinary, people can judge. You have to work harder on maintaining a strong sense of self. You’re used to standing up yourself (and others), so when you or your relationship is in trouble it can be hard to admit. Fact is that in the beginning we all think our relationship will be 'different' and can't imagine struggling. But when it comes to sharing our lives with other people, many factors get in the way of our hopes and dreams. Love really isn't enough. There is hope, whether that’s in finding your way back to love or in a peaceful ending with love for yourself.
Feeling overwhelmed, anxious or finding it hard to connect and build secure relationships with others? My approach will help you clarify the deeper issues, explore your options, develop strategies, and increase your self-awareness and self-worth. I understand stress and frustration and feeling like there is more out there for you, but you don't know how to access it. That’s why my mission is simple; give you the wellness education, tools and resources that you need to heal, feel confident and be capable of managing life’s pressures.
There are times in everyone's life when we recognise that the strategies we have relied on to cope with emotional challenges just aren’t cutting it! Professional support is sometimes the best way to get 'unstuck' and start moving forward in the direction of our life goals. The digital counselling and coaching offered at Way Forward is founded on the belief that with the right support, individuals, couples and families can make the necessary adjustments to manage the challenges and difficult circumstances they are experiencing and reach their full potential.
Co-dependence: what exactly is it? It is the need to look outside of ourselves for validation. It manifests as putting others’ feelings, needs, and perceptions before our own. Often, it is unconscious and we don't even realise we do it. It can be extreme or subtle. We are co-dependent when we are pulled by the outside world rather than being in alignment with our true desires and soul path. Co-dependency may look like: a romantic relationship or friendship where you merge into the other, become consumed by their world, lose yourself, do activities that they enjoy, or show an interest in their interests.
I work holistically and compassionately with experience relating to depression, anxiety and queer and trans issues. In addition to my affiliation with the LGBTIQ+ community I strive to offer inclusive, trauma-informed therapy to support people from a diverse range of backgrounds. I use integrated approaches guided by the needs and goals of each individual. By actively encouraging feedback, I aim to facilitate an open and caring environment to support people in gaining a deeper understanding of themselves and the life they want to create. I have an active interest in structural oppressions and their intersections with mental health.
Are you feeling stuck or perhaps overwhelmed? You might be at the 'cross-roads' in an area of your personal and/or professional life and you aren't clear on how to move forward. We can get caught up in worrying about what's happened (this could be 5 minutes ago, 5 months or even 5+ years ago ) or perhaps, worrying about future what-if scenarios that keep you stuck. The good news is, by learning to apply simple yet powerful evidence-based tools to help you move forward with purpose and emotional resilience. Invest in your wellbeing and book an appointment today.
Raquel McConnell is a counsellor focusing on Mental Health and Wellbeing, registered with The Australian Counselling Association, working with an holistic approach, tailoring care to support people with multiple, and complex needs in Refective Practice which allows space to explore thoughts and feelings, which can empower, focusing assumptions and beliefs that inform perceptions, to transform behaviors and patterns, to inspire deeper empathy and compassion.
Would you like to know if you have autistic traits? Would you like to have information on your ability to connect with people and to express empathy? Have you been wondering about your ability to concentrate and to follow through on tasks? We offer fast and confidential assessments for Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and ADHD.
I am the Clinic Director and Principal Psychologist at Net Psychology & Darwin DBT. I see clients from the age of 4 years old with complex mental health issues. I also see couples for relationship therapy. I draw from a range of evidence-based therapies including Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT). I currently have a small case load while supporting the clinicians in my private practice.
Have you ever noticed that you seem to have some significant negative landmarks from childhood that: 1. Make you feel like you’re permanently damaged, or 2. Mean you are easily triggered into fight, flight or freeze mode in some way, or 3. Make you feel like you can’t cope as well as other people, or 4. Make it hard for you to be able to control your emotions, or 5. Make it hard for you to trust others, or 6. Somehow get in the way of being able to get or maintain healthy friendships or romantic relationships? If this sounds like you, you might have some unresolved trauma or overwhelming experiences that need processing to resolve.
I am a registered psychologist with the Australia Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA), a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and the Australian Association of Psychologists Inc (AAPi). I have experience in a range of mental health areas including forensic, drug and alcohol, perinatal, healthcare settings and private practice. My special interest is compassion fatigue in animal helpers.
I get it. You're struggling with balancing work and life and trying to make sense of how to not be so frustrated and angry about the state of your world when it all seems too much. Then trying to explain it all to someone (perhaps your partner) when it gets too much but who can only offer a sympathetic nod or unhelpful advice such as 'just get over it' or 'you're being dramatic!' (which rarely helped in the history of advice!). The problem is not having space or the ability to try and untangle your thoughts amidst trying to just stay afloat in an ever-increasing complex world with competing demands on your attention and sanity.
I believe that every situation, every experience – no matter how difficult, painful, or “stuck” it might be – holds within it the opportunity for healthy healing & growth. Do you find yourself caught in a pattern repeating the same cycles? Is symptom management only getting you so far? Does talk-therapy help, but feels like it's missing something? To break a cycle, we can't just work from a surface level, we need to tap into the deeper parts of ourselves. We can't change what we're not aware of, which is why I can help you build the knowledge, self-awareness & skills needed in order to heal & reprogram your subconscious patterns.
My passion lies in helping individuals living with trauma, anxiety or depression related disorders, sex based issues, interpersonal difficulties and emotional regulation issues. I use a holistic client centred approach to help clients improve their relationship with themselves through self-compassion, awareness and emotional regulation. I use a combination of trauma informed approaches such as (Somatic Embodiment, Attachment Theory and Emotion Focussed Therapy) to support clients with emotional regulation, safely processing trauma and shifting unhelpful beliefs and unconscious patterns of behaviour.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Alice Springs are psychologists, licensed counsellors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualised treatment.
Services offered, education, and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Alice Springs then may specialise in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counselling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.
Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.
How do I find psychologists in Alice Springs with the specialty experience I’m looking for?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in Alice Springs, or Child Psychologists in Alice Springs.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Alice Springs psychologists specialising in EMDR.
What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in Alice Springs specialise in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or counsellor who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.
Can I afford counselling?
Yes. Most counsellors offer reasonable rates or will work on a sliding scale basis. Many accept health insurance. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the counsellor.