Liz Storey

Psychologist and Couples Therapist
Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) Master of Arts (Psychology) Masters of Social Science (Couple Counselling)

Pronouns: She/her

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Three beliefs that colour the way I work with my clients:

I believe…

That reaching out and asking for help and support can be one of the hardest and bravest actions a person can take.

I believe…

That the most effective way to regulate our difficult emotions is to share them with a caring person.

I believe…

The best outcomes happen in an encouraging environment.

Get to know me

My secret talent:

What’s it like to be in a room with me?
I am caring, compassionate, empathic, experienced, down to earth, warm, endlessly curious and fascinated by people (i.e. nosy), encouraging, humorous, and according to a good friend of mine – I ask good questions and have a good ‘hmmm’.

What’s my non-negotiable when it comes to taking care of my own mental health?
If I’m not looking after myself then I’m absolutely and completely unable to be of any use to anyone else. I therefore treat my sleep like an endangered species. I also eat healthily, prioritise time with my family and friends, and exercise daily.

My life motto:
‘If I can stop one heart from breaking, I have not lived in vain’ (Emily Dickinson)

My background and experience

I have over 17 years of experience with individual and group counselling in a range of community and private settings. The areas I have worked have included telephone crisis counselling, family violence, drug and alcohol and most recently private practice.

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I can help you with:

  • Anger management
  • Communication skills
  • Couples counselling
  • Depression
  • Drug and alcohol issues
  • Emotional difficulties
  • Family issues
  • Generalised anxiety
  • Grief and loss
  • Low self-esteem
  • Perfectionism
  • Personal development
  • Phobias
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Self-esteem
  • Social anxiety
  • Support for abusive relationships
  • Wellbeing and self-care

My therapeutic approaches

Depending on my client’s needs and preferences I use a variety of evidence-based approaches including:

  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
  • Compassion Based Principles
  • Couples Therapy
  • Emotion Focussed Therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Psychodynamic Principles
  • Strength Based Principles
  • Trauma Informed Practice