Individual Therapy

Our issues tend to be painful, limiting and disturbing to ourselves and others. Therapy aims to resolve personal or psychological problems, working with the immediate and conscious issue in a supportive way.

At Integrate Therapy & Consulting, our specialist therapists build a professional, confidential and respectful relationship with you, quickly identifying and capturing patterns of behaviour impacting life and relationships, both personally and professionally. Counselling and Psychotherapy processes can bring relief, open up possibilities of seeing things in a new light and create a way to move forward.



Working one-on-one with a trained psychotherapist in our Perth office or online, the strength of the relationship is paramount to improving symptoms. Appointments are 50 minutes long and are usually scheduled weekly at the beginning. A unique and tailored program that meets your individual needs will be discussed during your first appointment. 


Initially, your therapist will invite you to talk about what made you reach out. 

People often seek therapy when recovering from a challenging, hurtful or traumatic experience. Your professional psychotherapist will be keen to work with you to examine the areas of your life causing you difficulty or the feeling of being stuck. From a psychoanalytic perspective, your therapist will listen to and recognise personal or work relationship patterns and identify opportunities for change. 

Your psychotherapist may utilise counselling, psychotherapy or psychoanalytic therapy to work on a specific issue. Long-standing issues are often deep-rooted, and one develops coping mechanisms to manage daily activities and relationships.

Modalities may include CBT, DBT, EFT, EMDR, Interpersonal, Object relations and Psychoanalytic Therapy. Your therapist will discuss treatment options with you.

Counselling is supportive, Psychotherapy is explorative.
It is not only about finding solutions
It is also about exploring the past
It is about recognising patterns in past and present thoughts and behaviour
And making conscious choices in life


Counselling and Psychotherapy processes can bring relief, open up possibilities of seeing things in a new light and create a way to move forward.

Counselling generally revolves around ‘repair’, talking through experiences that may allow you to release tension, fear, anger, upset or trauma that you may have experienced. It involves exploring feelings and attitudes to gain clarity and develop new or improved life skills. Counselling aims at helping you move on where necessary with fresh insight and confidence. It is usually a short-term treatment program and may include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).


When working with a professional and experienced therapist, the opportunity for insight into what things mean to you as an individual often leads to uncovering feelings and a chance to experience things differently. This improves your quality of life, productivity, relationships and daily functioning.


Aims to identify and address the root cause of the problem.

Psychotherapy is a deeper form of therapy aiming to explore and understand the origins of difficulties. By working through a broader range of issues that may have been experienced for a long period of time, it offers a deeper insight into emotional turmoil and conflicts which may be underlying the presenting difficulties.

Psychotherapy helps you to become aware of your unconscious thoughts and behaviours, which may stem from childhood and can lead to recurrent themes or patterns. Psychotherapy targets the origins of these difficulties and supports you in ways to overcome them while offering a deeper insight into emotional capacity which may be underlying your current behaviours. 

Through psychotherapy, you can develop a greater capacity to be in charge of your life. Together with your therapist, you will address symptom reduction and the causes of longstanding patterns in your life to support improved functioning. This usually involves a restructuring of the personality or self in psychotherapy. In this way, psychotherapy can be a long-term process rather than a short-term Band-Aid approach, which usually redirects from the underlying cause of the problem. 

Psychoanalytic Therapy

It is the treatment of choice when the problem is deeply rooted in the character and personality structure.

Psychoanalytic psychotherapy is an ambitious form of therapy in terms of its scope and aims. It is very similar to psychotherapy and supports a process of change. However, it approaches understanding the self from a different angle. 


Psychoanalytic therapy explores your symptoms and often finds that the origin stems from childhood – pain (emotional and physical) and trauma. Brief therapies cannot get to the roots of the problem in the way that psychoanalytic psychotherapy can. It takes significant time to unravel the complexity of the issues, often because subconscious defences protect you against emotions and painful memories, creating anxiety, sadness or anger. 


Psychoanalytic therapy is a form of depth psychology that involves expressing whatever thoughts come to mind, helping you and your therapist uncover hidden meanings or patterns in your speech or actions that could be contributing to your conflicts. These are often old unconscious patterns that have served you well in the past and that you continue to act out in your life, which may have become a form of self-sabotage. 


Psychoanalytic psychotherapists are interested in what is on your mind, so they will wait for you to talk. There can often be periods of silence, but that does not mean that the therapist is unhelpful. With an analytic approach, your therapist will be highly attuned and empathetic to what is happening with you. However, they will also remain relatively neutral, ensuring their personal feelings and reactions are not coming across. There are no expectations, and you are free to speak whatever is on your mind. The focus is to reveal unconscious thoughts as your therapist listens to identify specific patterns in things you often think or talk about.


You may come to understand patterns of discomfort, dissatisfaction or suffering in your life. This brings relief, opens possibilities of seeing things in a new light, and offers a way to move forward. By making meaning of this, you can make more conscious choices that lead to a different experience of you and the world around you. Inner work and movement allow you to resolve conflicts and improve your ability to cope with situations. This usually involves a restructuring of the personality or self in psychoanalytic psychotherapy. 

Psychoanalytic psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis is a long-term process and involves weekly or bi-weekly sessions for a minimum of 6 months.

Due to the intense work involved, places for psychoanalytic therapy are limited. Please contact us to enquire about availability and to register your interest.


Our psychotherapists often adopt an integrative approach, using a combination of the different therapies mentioned above or more psychological evidence-based approaches, such as
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Mindfulness-based therapy
Emotionally Focussed Therapy
Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)

Integrate Therapy & Consulting provides phone or online, face-to-face sessions to individuals wherever they are. Catering for commitments both within Australia and overseas, our therapists arrange a time to meet with you online in your time zone. We currently have clients based in Melbourne, Canberra, Sydney, Ireland, California, Malaysia and Mongolia.