Christina Comely is a therapist with dual social work/psychology qualifications and has many years experience as a Probation Officer, Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) counsellor, psychiatric social worker and in victim services. She has been a registered psychologist since in part-time private practice since 2004.
Christinas thesis was on cannabis and mental health. The links between heavy cannabis use and mental health problems such as psychosis and depression are a particular area of interest and experience.
PSYCHOLOGICAL SERVICES AT COMELY COUNSELLING:
Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) for depression, anxiety, social phobia and panic disorder research has shown CBT is as effective as antidepressants in treating depression, and gives better protection against relapse.
Spiritually modified CBT Christian CBT is available for Christians who want to use the Word as a resource in therapy. Research has shown that the integration of faith in therapy is powerful and effective.
Stress management learn how to handle and reduce stress levels, by using relaxation techniques and cognitive methods.
Alcohol and other drug dependency assessment and counselling cannabis, alcohol, amphetamines (including ICE) heroin, cocaine and other dependencies.
Psychological testing profiles your personality and abilities with personality, clinical and intelligence tests.
Coaching strategies to help you achieve your career and personal goals.
To bind up the broken hearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners Isaiah 61.1
To help clients find freedom and release from whatever (including depression, addictions, anxiety or poor self image) is hindering them from fulling their potential.
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Alcohol and other drug (AOD) assessment have an objective professional assessment of your substance use/ abuse using the latest screening tests. This is an assessment by a qualified AOD counsellor, and then comes the hard part deciding what to do about it. You can walk away from the assessment and think about it there is no pressure to do anything if the assessment is positive.
Fees: consultation $120, written reports by negotiation. Refund of over $80 available from Medicare if referred by your GP under a Mental Health Plan.
Employee Assistance if your EAP from your employer is with Converge International you may be entitled to 3 to 6 free sessions through your EAP service.