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The Conversational Model of
Psychodynamic Psychotherapy

The Conversational Model is an evidence-based Trauma-Informed-Psychodynamic-Psychotherapy (TIPP). It is underpinned by a bio-psycho-social-physiological perspective, integrative, relational, client-centred orientation, and is based on a synthesis of current research in trauma, developmental psychology, attachment theory, neuroscience, polyvagal theory, linguistics, and philosophy. It can be tailored to brief, medium, or long-term therapy.
➖About ANZAP (2022) Retrieved from

Assessment Phase

Your first 3-4 sessions (or more depending on the complexity of your circumstances) are an assessment phase designed to understand precisely what has brought you to therapy so we can accurately match the right treatment to your presenting problems. During this phase, you'll complete intake processes and explore what has brought you to therapy. At the end of this phase, in collaboration with you, your therapist will discuss your individualised plan, appointment schedule, time commitment, conditions, financial investment, and answer any questions you may have. If we're a good fit, you may be invited to progress to the treatment phase or a referral can be arranged upon request.

Treatment Phase

After your assessment is complete and we have agreed to continue, we settle into your weekly short, medium or long-term therapy, called the treatment phase. Your therapist is now implementing the formulated course of treatment in your individualised plan that has been tailored to your specific needs. This is not fixed, but rather forms a treatment guideline that is updated as required, and includes milestone reviews and progress evaluations. However, the right to make clinical decisions regarding your care rests with your therapist.

Short-Term Dynamic
Interpersonal Psychotherapy (STDIP)

Short-Term Dynamic Interpersonal Psychotherapy is a brief structured version of the Conversational Model that typically offers between 10 – 20 weekly sessions. It is designed to work on processing a specific goal you have that can be addressed within this time frame and is suitable for clients who are seeking a focussed-intensive approach to work on a primary concern. Other clinical and client factors are considered when assessing suitability.
➖Haliburn, J. (2017) An Integrated Approach to Short-Term Dynamic Interpersonal Psychotherapy. Karnac Books.

Long-Term Therapy (LTT)

LTT is designed to foster the development of Self in a particular form of engagement in a therapeutic conversation. Typically, treatment consists of two 50-minute sessions per week for a minimum period of one year. It is recommended for clients seeking trauma integration and deeper changes in personality and functioning.
➖ANZAP Theory and Research (2022) Retrieved from
➖Meares, R. (2004). The Conversational Model: An Outline. American journal of psychotherapy, 58(1), 51-66.

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How do I choose the right
therapist for me?

Finding the right therapist can be tricky, and good therapeutic outcomes depend on the quality of the therapeutic relationship. That’s why we offer an initial 15-minute zoom consultation (subject to waitlist delays) to help you assess if we are potentially a good fit. After this consult, if we agree, we'll proceed to an assessment phase to explore the fit more closely.