Counselling and Group Therapies2024-05-03T12:56:57+10:00

Counselling and Group Therapies

Counselling and psychological therapies have been shown to improve peoples’ success in making changes with alcohol and other drug use, in managing withdrawal, cravings and strong emotions, and improve overall well-being and quality of life. Counselling may involve exploring the impact of substances in a persons’ life, what might be “behind” substance use, and developing new skills and coping strategies to support recovery. Some people benefit from attending counselling for a short period of time and others for a longer duration, and the goal for counselling is set by the individual, in collaboration with their clinician.

Our teams include Psychologists, Social Workers, Occupational Therapists, Peer Workers and other health works, with specialist skills in alcohol and drug counselling and trauma informed care. Clinicians draw from the following therapeutic frameworks:

  • Alcohol and other drug specific interventions, such as motivational interviewing, psychoeducation, ham reduction, stages of change and decisional balance.
  • Cognitive and Behavioural therapies (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and Schema Therapy.
  • Sensory based interventions; and
  • Systemic therapies, including family systems therapies and advocacy.

Services offered include:

Location / Contact

Psychosocial Treatment Teams are located at three locations. Services operate Monday to Friday.

Contact us

1800 177 833 

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