Revive is a newly launched psychology practice, encapsulating Principal Clinical Psychologist Lisa Irving’s 24 years experience in psychology, and ideas of how to reach and benefit more people.   Psychological services will include individual counselling, group therapy and training programmes in a range of psychological areas designed to prevent psychological problems, teach people how to work with their emotions and treat psychological problems.

While the reason that people attend counselling is often as individual as the people themselves, commonly stated reasons include:

  • depression
  • anxiety
  • trauma
  • eating disorders
  • grief
  • relationship or parenting issues
  • work stress
  • chronic pain
  • problems coping with a serious illness or injury

People themselves may be aware of examples of how stress affect’s people

  • feeling lost
  • poor concentration
  • worrying
  • feeling down
  • having trouble sleeping
  • over or under eating
  • experiencing physical stress
  • being grumpier or often crying
  • feeling withdrawn
  • avoiding things and feeling a sense of relief when avoid
  • feeling helpless or hopeless.

The most important question

And what is the most important question?

We know that when you make the decision to attend, that we will be able to provide psychological services which teach you how to navigate your emotions and thoughts in a helpful way.

So what is the most important question? It is a question designed to remind you that you are the one who makes the decisions that determine how your life will be.  Remembering that any one decision can have a ripple effect through your life.  Even not deciding is a decision in itself.

And the question is, “ How do you talk yourself into doing something that takes bravery?”

The question acknowledges that for most people, particularly those who have not seen a psychologist before, that an image of fear is developed.  Fear causes people to avoid, withdraw, blame or dispute (the value of doing something helpful) resulting in inaction.  Learning something new about yourself can create change.

Latest information

How to: Be Connected in Relationships

Out of all the topics that people bring to sessions, relationships are the most common topic. Relationships with that special someone, relationships at work, relationships with friends and relationships with family. Being the social beings that we are, our happiness depends on how we feel a sense of belonging, inclusion [...]

The Steps to Realising the Life You’re Planning

Isn’t it interesting how quickly time passes when you’re having fun! (For example this Easter break went so quickly! ) It made me think about time and how we make decisions about what we do with our time. We can see that each decision we make or don’t make leads [...]

Easter: Honouring your Lost Loved Ones

Love is perhaps the most vital of experiences for happiness. The love you can have for your partner can feel different for the love you have for your kids (if you have them - and yes furry ones count ), and again different for your close family and friends. It’s [...]

NDIS is coming to Revive!

It has been a long process to prepare the application for NDIS, and we are in the final weeks of having the application ready for submission! We are already seeing clients who are self managed for NDIS where their individual plan has including counselling or dietetics, but with becoming a [...]

Understanding Feelings of Shame

Out of all the feelings we can experience shame is the least spoken about. Perhaps for obvious reasons shame is the emotion that makes us want to hide away from the world. I often joke with clients that it is the emotion most likely to cause us to hide under [...]

Exercise: Making it a Routine

Have you ever noticed that when you love something you don’t need to argue with yourself to do it!? You don’t have to argue with yourself to go on a holiday, or listen to your favourite music or laugh with your friends. Pleasurable things are easy to do without thinking [...]