Discrete Services are offered by Emma, our Intern Psychologist. They are short-term, focused, skills based interventions offered on an individual basis and at a low cost. These types of intensive short-term programs focus on a specific target area (module), and work with clients in an active way to build education around, and skills and strategies for management of concerns in that target area. Clients may choose to engage in an intensive skills-based program for many reasons. This could be to compliment ongoing individual therapy, as a way to gain extra support in a targeted area; as an introduction to therapy and a first step in to treatment; as additional support after treatment cessation where/if needed; or simply on a one-off basis in order to acquire skills in a module of interest/concern to them. The modules we offer are:
- Compulsive exercise: Many people find themselves exercising compulsively, and are either unable or unwilling to cut down or stop the exercise, which may be putting their health at risk. Using a cognitive-behavioural approach to tackling compulsive exercise, this module is structured and problem-oriented, with a focus on exploring factors and processes that maintain the exercise behaviour.
- Procrastination: Most people identify with procrastinating on certain tasks at certain times in their life. Although, there is a difference between general procrastination, which we all do sometimes and more problematic procrastination. This module provides information about procrastination and strategies for how to address and overcome problematic procrastination.
- Assertiveness skills: Being assertive is an important communication skill which can reduce your levels of depression and anxiety and improve your self-esteem. This module provides information about assertiveness – what it is and what stops us from being assertive, and focuses on building skills around becoming more assertive.
- Distress tolerance: Many people dislike feeling uncomfortable, and some people feel the need to escape uncomfortable emotions (distress). However, experiencing uncomfortable emotions is a part of life, and not being able to experience these emotions can interfere with having a fulfilling life. This module provides information about distress tolerance, alongside strategies for managing distressing or uncomfortable feelings more effectively.
- Emotion regulation: Our emotions can often be very intense and frequently changing, and it is our emotions that drive our behaviour. This module focuses on learning to understand how our emotions work, and the skills we need to manage our emotions instead of being managed by them. This acts to reduce how vulnerable we are to negative emotions, and to build positive emotional experiences.
Each skills-based module runs over six one-hour sessions. Each session in the module is run in the same way as a typical treatment session – privately on a one-on-one basis with the therapist; and each module is structured and progressive in that subsequent sessions build on prior sessions.
To find out more information or to book in for one of our intensive skills-based modules please contact us or call us on 02 9908 3833..