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Psychology, Counselling & Social Work

Over 50s face many transitions, encountering new responsibilities or surrendering old ones.

There are changes around and within you. Your unique experiences can affect the way you navigate your future. UQ Healthy Living offers Psychology, Counselling & Social Work services to support your journey forward. Each service is offered as individual consults with a student under supervision.

Which is right for me?

Do you need practical assistance to help you reach your goals, resolve your issues and find the necessary services to support you? Social workers can help you navigate the road forward with agency referrals; linking you to relevant community groups; and educational information sessions.

Are you trying to process powerful emotions such as grief or anger? Are you dealing with stress and anxiety? There is someone to talk to and real strategies to help you cope. Counselling can help you clarify your values and identify options when making important decisions or managing relationships. They can also help you develop better interpersonal skills, or intentionally change unproductive thoughts and behaviours.

Psychology often helps you look at long-standing attitudes, thoughts, and behaviours that have affected your current circumstances and perspective.  It can go deeper to uncover root causes of problems, resulting in more dramatic changes in perspective.  Ultimately, psychotherapy aims to empower the individual by freeing you from the grip of unconscious triggers or impulses through increased self-awareness.