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  • feeling withdrawn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

Helping Tom with Performance Anxiety – EMDR Session 3

As you would recall from the previous articles regarding Tom - our fictitious client who was suffering with intense anxiety about attending job interviews, which has resulted in him avoiding applying for new jobs. (See our previous articles about Tom on our website if you missed them). Tom has attended [...]

Is Trauma the Hidden Cost in Workers Compensation?

The impact of a physical injury can often be straight forward in identifying a legitimate physical injury. Psychological trauma can often be missed by the medical practitioners and denied by the workers themselves. Often the worker tries their best at managing the symptoms without treatment - hoping that they will [...]

Is EMDR for you? Session Two

As you will remember from last week’s article about EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing) we made up an example case about a man who was terrified of doing a job interview.  We used the EMDR technique, the “Flash Technique” and reduced his anxiety levels from a 9 out of 10 [...]

EMDR for Leah’s Fear of Balloons on Mix 94.5 FM Breakfast Show

If you were listening to Mix 94.5 FM yesterday you might have heard about Leah's fear of balloons, and today was the reveal of how EMDR helped her overcome her fear. I was asked to help Leah overcome her fear of balloons. At the beginning she tells us that she [...]

Is EMDR for you? How it’s applied to Performance Anxiety

(Session One) Preparation and Using the Flash Technique We would like to share some information regarding the process of EMDR to help you determine if it’s something that could benefit you. This is a made up example based loosely on people we’ve seen here at Revive. This example is based [...]

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