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"Counselling at Artius Health (A.T.A.P.S)"

About: Artius - West Moreton

(as the patient),

Assessment tools are not my favourite. Dividing my life into 10yr increments (schematic) helped me recall significant (some sad/painful) life events in detail, giving a road map feel to my recollections. I was assisted to think up some examples that changed my negative core beliefs (ncb) about myself. Two surfaced during a self-esteem group. I now understand these (ncb) were never true. I have become ‘in touch’ with my ‘inner mum’, a sassy gal who comes up with sensible ‘self-talk’ for my own re-parenting.

My therapist’s availability and continuity for all of my sessions has helped with my severe rejection issues. I still feel I could benefit from more therapy, but at present the continuity of visits to one therapist, schematic memory exercises and facing the truth, I believe have all contributed to the therapy being helpful. I have been able to become very aware of my strong survival instincts and resilience. Some earlier discussions for which I’ve felt guilt, I now realise were good ones made by my inner ‘sassy gal' mum re: survival. I now believe a positive role model and grandmother shines even brighter after therapy. Assessment tools I do not like.

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Response from ATAPS Program Coordinator, Psychology, Artius Health 11 years ago
Submitted on 26/02/2013 at 10:18 AM
Published on Care Opinion at 11:24 AM

Dear Sassy Gal,

It's very pleasing to hear that you have got in touch with your inner 'sassy gal' and become more aware of your survival instinct. It is also great to here you felt your therapist was available and could provide continuity of care for you.

I am interested if possible to hear more feedback in regards to why you did not like the assessment tools? All the tools and measurements we use are valied and reliable psychological measures widely used within the field. Any further feedback you have would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you for the time and effort you have taken to provide this valuable feedback.

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