Internal Family System Therapy (IFS)

Internal Family System Therapy is an evidence-based psychotherapy that works off the premise that trauma produces wounds that are held in exiled parts of us, which results in protective parts working hard to keep the pain away because the internal system has lost its connection with the self.

Each part has a very important role to play in the system; to protect or hold wounds. They interact with each other and the world in ways that can seem dysfunctional. Therapy is aimed helping the person understand their internal family system, how their parts relate to one another and at healing wounded parts to restore inner balance and harmony.

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Telehealth or Online Therapy Sessions

Our telehealth or online therapy sessions are fully compliant with health regulations for in-person appointments and is a successful option for people continuing treatment without physically coming into the clinic such as those who require self-isolation. For more information about online services read our Therapy Online Form fact sheet. Our Telehealth Consent Form outlines further considerations in the delivery of psychological treatment via telehealth and is required to be completed prior to treatment commencement.

Covid-19 Information

If you or someone you know are struggling as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic please speak with your GP, support person or discuss with your psychologist.

The Australian Psychological Society has a variety of resources available including Covid19 Fact sheets.

Would you like to start the process?

The Shellharbour Clinic delivers tailored, personalised treatment. The first step of exploring which of the above treatment approaches best suit your specific needs is a conversation with our therapists. For more information about our services, the people we work with or to simply start the process of treatment, please contact us.

Please note – the above information about different treatments is general in nature and is for information only.
Your psychologist or treating professional will provide more detailed information that is relevant and tailored to your specific circumstances.