Is therapy for me?

Speaking to someone who is warm and accepting can allow individuals the freedom to explore issues that they may not be able to share with others in their life. In this safe space, they can process painful experiences, gain new perspectives, re-connect with values and build emotional and mental resources to face future challenges with improved confidence. Talking is not enough, however, and a psychologist will also assist in learning evidence-based skills and strategies to better manage emotions, thoughts and interpersonal issues for improved quality of life.

Elise sees clients for a variety of concerns, including:

  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Complex trauma and PTSD
  • Grief and loss
  • Personality disorders
  • Chronic pain
  • Sleep disorders

Therapy techniques

Elise has an eclectic approach to therapy. She uses various evidence-based therapy tools to suit each individual's needs. Commonly used techniques and strategies come from:

  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Schema Therapy
  • Mindfulness-based therapies
  • Eye-movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR)
  • Sensorimotor Psychotherapy
  • Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
  • Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT)

Getting a referral

Your GP will assess your suitability for a Mental Health Care Plan which gives you access to Medicare rebates for up to 10 sessions in each calendar year.

Your GP can fax or email this referral through to our receptionist at Bibra Lake Specialist Centre, who will then call you to book an appointment. You may also call to enquire about waitlists and bookings yourself, but a referral is still needed to secure a booking.


Please contact reception for information on fees, Medicare and Private Health Insurance rebates, and student and pensioner discounts.