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Our Approach

At Koira Psychology, we believe that meaningful and lasting changes come from relationships and secure attachment. We focus on helping our clients gain insight into how they relate to others and themselves. We aim in therapy is to create a safe and non-judgemental space where our clients can feel supported as they work on the problems. Our goal is to help our clients gain a greater sense of connection, belonging, and self-acceptance. Through collaboration and connection, we strive to help our clients achieve symptom relief and make meaningful and lasting changes in their lives.

The Therapeutic Relationship

At Koira we realise that the most important element of therapy is the relationship between psychologist and the client. A good therapeutic relationship is built on honesty, openness, clear communication, respect, and equality. The therapist and client also have to agree to work towards the same goals in therapy.

A 'Good Fit'

For therapy to be effective, the psychologist and their techniques should be a good match with the client’s problems and needs. In therapy we call this a 'good fit'. It is the psychologist’s responsibility to adapt the therapy to fit the client.

Your Will and Motivation

It is a therapists job to help you connect with your desire to change and have a better, more fulfilling relationships and life. If you connect with your will, you can find the drive and purpose to do the work and make the changes that will bring you contentment.

Types of Therapy
The types of therapy we offer at Koira

Individual Therapy is an one-on-one therapy for individual adults.

Family Therapy is where we bring either the whole family or some of the family together for therapy to build co-operation, increase respect for each member's worth, and reduce conflict.

Couples Therapy is to help partners in life to reconnect, better resolve conflict, increase confidence in relating to each other, and develop better patterns of communication.

Therapy for Parents offers parents opportunites to advance their parenting skills to develop their children's self-reliance, increase effective communication, harmony, cooperation, healthy attachment between parent and child.

Group Therapy offers a unique opportunity to build community, explore your needs, share your experiences, offer support to others, and develop strategies to combat many different problems.

PLEASE NOTE: Koira Psychology is a therapy-focused practice. We do not provide assessments, diagnostic reports or court reports.

Therapies We Use

Mark and Jerodine are fully qualified and registered psychologists with APHRA

 

At Koira we try to provide a unique treatment for each client, based on your specific problems and individual personality.

 

The therapy techniques we use include 

  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy 

  • Narrative Therapy

  • Exposure Therapy

  • Interpersonal Therapy 

  • Motivational Interviewing

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

 

Our approach to therapy incorporates

  • Individual Therapy (Adlerian) - to increase social interest and build co-operation in relationships

  • Psychodynamic Therapy - to identify and resolve inner-conflicts, accept our emotions, block defenses that lead us to distance ourselves from others, and connect with your 'actual self'

  • Existential Therapy - t0 process and accept grief, loss, isolation, and pain in life

  • Structural Family Therapy - to build co-operation and connection in the family unit
     

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