Ascending Psychology aims to provide a safe place for people to reflect, heal and grow. Because of this, we provide a range of affordable therapy options so that mental health support is accessible to all members of the community. We feel that this is relevant now more than ever as people learn to negotiate the complexities of our evolving and modern world.
As a practice, we are passionate about addressing the underlying patterns of both suffering and wellness. This includes looking into the effects that trauma and hardship have on the mind, body and spirit. This includes the effects of inter-generational trauma that may exist in cultural and family systems and practices.
To achieve this, our Psychologist’s are trained to help you achieve a sense of safety both within yourself and your environment. To do this, they will first guide you through an assessment process. This aims to help you understand the factors that might be contributing to the symptoms, whether that be anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress, psychosis or addiction to name a few.
From there we can start to teach the skills that are required for healing and growth. This may include learning to notice your triggers, manage intense feelings, set boundaries, develop self-compassion, or improve your communication skills.
From here it can be helpful to grieve the different aspects of our lives that we have survived and heal some of the stories we have created for ourselves. Finally, and in time, we can start to integrate our experiences so that we are no longer defined by our trauma or mental illness. Instead, we can learn to celebrate our strengths and resilience as we move into the future.
In addition to therapy, our highly trained and experienced Psychologists are often required to prepare reports for government agencies and the courts. This is often to support the teams and systems understand the impacts that mental health can have on parenting, violence and criminal offending. If this is something that you or your service is interested in learning more about, please contact our friendly team.
Feel free to browse through our website where you will find more information about what to expect from therapy. We also have interesting blogs written by our Psychologist’s and links to useful resources, self-help material and contacts for 24/7 support.