Families

Family Therapy

Family therapy enables family members who care about each other to express and explore difficult thoughts and emotions safely. To understand each other’s experiences and views, appreciate each other’s needs, build on strengths and make useful changes in their relationships and their lives.

At Thrive we offer family therapy where you can improve relationships with your closest or even extended family members. You may address specific issues such as marital or financial problems, conflict between parents and children, or the impact of substance abuse or a mental illness on the entire family.

Family Mediation

Mediation is a process by which a neutral third party called a mediator helps family members who are in conflict negotiate a mutually acceptable agreement. The parties to the mediation control the outcome. At Thrive our highly experienced an accredited mediator, Kate Pearce, assists the parties to identify their needs and interests, and uses creative problem solving techniques to enable the parties to reach their own agreement. Kate gives parties much more control over the way their dispute or difference is dealt with and over the outcome.

Family Dispute Resolution

When a couple separate, decisions need to made about future arrangements for the children and Parents may find themselves in conflict. Traditionally these matters have been settled through the Family dispute resolution as it is also called, offers an alternative to the legal system and assists separated or separating parents to create workable parenting arrangements for their children.

Kate Pearce is a highly regarded, accredited and experienced Family Dispute Resolution practitioner collaborating with Thrive. Through individual and joint sessions, parents are helped to establish their new working relationship as co-parents. Kate acts as an impartial third party, keeping the discussion focused and helping to clarify the issues.

It’s important to note that services for families will not be recommended in domestic violence situations. Please contact one of the practitioners below to discuss best practice options and check out our resources page for contact information to domestic violence and Mens Behavioural change programs.

Practitioners Working with Families @ Thrive:

Family Therapy is a specialised service offered by experienced practitioners. If you are interested in booking or enquiring for a family therapy appointment, please choose your preferred provider from our therapists below and contact them via their profile page. If you are unsure or have more questions please contact the clinic here

Couples

Couples Therapy

Couples therapy is an important and well recognised therapy that can support couples to gain insight into their relationship, resolve conflict and improve overall satisfaction. Couples therapy not only focuses on the difficult and destructive cycles within relationships, but helps to build on the existing strengths and resources of a couple. Couples come for therapy to navigate through all sorts of relationship issues. Common presentations include communication issues, emotional intimacy, parenting, infidelity and sexuality.

At Thrive, our Couples therapy provides a place where couples can begin to slow down and rest. Opening their minds and hearts to each other, feeling confident in the safe, assured environment of the clinic and practitioners.

Same-Sex Couples Therapy

Thrive Clinic is a proud member of the ACON ‘Welcome Here Project’ and recognise same-sex couples experience most of the same relationship issues as heterosexual couples. However, there can be added pressure caused by the difficulty of maintaining a strong relationship due to personal and societal heteronormative prejudices. The practitioners collaborating with Thrive all have experience and training working with same-sex attracted and diverse gender communities and approach couples therapy with the same acceptance, care and understanding as any clientele.

Couples Coaching

Thrive also offers a Couples Coaching service for connected couples. This is for couples at any stage of their relationship where they are looking to do a health check and refinement on their relating. Utilising an online program, and feedback sessions, Couples Coaching creates an opportunity to understand, with more depth, couples existing strengths and possible areas of growth through contemporary, evidence-based research, therapeutic discussion and education. Couples Coaching is offered by Sean Tonnet and is an essential ingredient for those looking to enrich their existing relationship well-being.

Separating Couples

We understand that relationships sometimes end. And we know that can be painful and often complex, especially when kids are involved. At Thrive we offer support for separating couples navigating a transition from their relationship that can translate into a kinder, more accepting position around ending, with a strong child focus. Through counselling services and education programs couples are able to build a stronger platform for separating consciously. In addition, specialised family mediation and family dispute resolution services is available through Kate Pearce.

Note: It’s important to note that couples therapy is not recommended for partners experiencing domestic/partner violence. Please contact one of the practitioners below to discuss best practice options and check out our resources page for contact information to domestic violence and Mens behavioural change programs.

Practitioners Working with Couples @ Thrive:

It’s important to get the right therapist for your relationship. Couples services are offered through a number of different approaches and techniques by practitioners collaborating with Thrive. If you are interested in booking or enquiring for an appointment, please choose your preferred provider from our therapists below and contact via their profile page. If you are unsure or have more questions please contact the clinic here

Thrive Clinic Mullumbimby Practitioner Children Therapy

Children

Child Therapy

Children, teens and adolescents carry, express and process their difficulties quite differently to adults. Children’s brains are still developing and they also have different developmental needs to that of adults. As such, our approach at Thrive to working with children, teens and adolescents is necessarily different to that with adults, and involves a combination of play therapy and talk therapy depending on age and need. In this way, Thrive supports children, teens and adolescents across a range of issues that affects their everyday lives including trauma, anxiety, depression and grief.

Whether from complex family environments, separation, schooling or simply growing up, practitioners at Thrive offer specialised services for children and adolescents, helping them better understand, process and cope with their experiences.  Our aim is to support them to be happy, healthy, and carefree.

Child Consultation

Child consultation at Thrive are offered by Sean Tonnet and Kate Pearce. They are a specific process that invite parents to see their current family circumstances through the eyes of their children. Child consultations are often used at the time of separation, but are also invaluable in other family situations, where children may feel caught in family conflicts. Sadly, research shows us that this is one main causes to children experiencing anxiety and distress.

At Thrive, our child consultations are delivered to protect the rights and well being of children, whilst offering parents a valuable opportunity to consider their children’s experience within the family through their eyes. Importantly, supporting family dispute agreements to have a considered child focus. We understand that giving children a voice offers families better experiences and outcomes during difficult times.

Note:  Parenting is fulfilling, complex, and at times, overwhelming. In addition to helping your child grow in the healthiest ways, Thrive endeavours to support you while you navigate how to be the best possible parent.  For separated parents permission from both parents is usually needed to access child therapy services.

Practitioners Working with Children @ Thrive:

Practitioners collaborating with Thrive who work with children are specialised and experienced child therapists. If you are interested in booking or enquiring for an appointment, please choose your preferred provider from our therapists below and contact them via their profile page. If you are unsure or have more questions please contact the clinic here

Thrive Clinic Mullumbimby Practitioner Individual Therapy

Individuals

Individual therapy is the cornerstone of most talking therapies and for many people relationship issues are the most common reason for seeking support. Whether in an existing family relationship, new partnership, dealing with a workplace issue or after separation, individual therapy is an important tool of personal growth and often a significant experience for people to make long lasting life changes.

Practitioners collaborating at Thrive work with individuals supporting awareness around how you respond emotionally, cognitively and behaviourally to your sense of self, relationship with others and in your life generally. Individual therapy can deepen understanding of old unhealthy patterning, and connect us to new, healthy feelings and behaviours that can transform our life narrative and direction.

Individual therapy supports people who are struggling with:

  • anxiety & depression
  • grief
  • separation
  • sexuality and sexual abuse
  • parenting
  • trauma and PTSD
  • domestic violence
  • loneliness and despair
  • shame

Practitioners Working with Individuals @ Thrive:

All the Practitioners collaborating with Thrive work with individuals through a range of specialised modalities, practices and services. If you are interested in booking or enquiring for an appointment, please choose your preferred provider from our therapists below and contact them via their profile page. If you are unsure or have more questions please contact the clinic here

Thrive Clinic Mullumbimby Practitioner Parent Therapy

Parents

At Thrive we understand the importance of parenting, raising healthy children and creating stronger families. Our parent mentoring services offers specialised parenting support and education programs that is an alchemy to affective parenting and thriving children.

Parent mentoring builds on existing parenting skills and experiences. Our services are embedded in evidence-based parenting models, and offered by experienced practitioners and facilitators who are passionate about parenting. Parenting services at Thrive provide parents with quality support in their own parenting journeys and which are sensitive to the needs of parents and the safety of children.

Parent mentoring can be offered for individuals, couples/co-joint or in small groups. It can include specific support or broader education training from a range of parenting programs like; Circle of Security, Tuning into Kids/Teens, Becoming Us; S.T.E.P parenting and more.

Note: Thrive is delighted to work in partnership with Pregnancy Birth and Beyond who offer training, consultation, podcasts and events for parents and parents to be. You can check out more about Pregnancy Birth and Beyond HERE and listen in to any of their fabulous podcast too.

Practitioners Working with Parenting @ Thrive:

Parenting services are offered through a number of practitioners collaborating with Thrive who each have specialised training, modalities and lived experience. If you are interested in booking or enquiring for an appointment, please choose your preferred provider from our therapists below and contact them via their profile page. If you are unsure or have more questions please contact the clinic here

Thrive Clinic Mullumbimby Practitioner Workplace

Workplace

For many of us, a big part of our time is spent is in the workplace, and the relationships we build with our colleagues and peers are significant. They can be everything from tolerable, life-long friendships to traumatising. They can be about leading people or just getting the job done. Often its these relationships that can be the difference between a harmonious and strong workplace culture or a destructive one, impacting the reputation, efficiency and retention of businesses in either positive or negative ways

At Thrive, our range of workplace services support employers and employees to make a difference to workplace relationships, team dynamics and culture. From individual workplace counselling, through to team training and leadership coaching our aim is to meet the specific needs of individuals and teams in their development and cohesion. Fundamentally, strengthening the relationships between people, and in doing so, promoting synergy between organisational goals, positive culture and policy implementation.

Thrive offers the following Workplace services. You are encouraged to contact us to find out more about how we can tailor specialised support for you

  • Employment Counselling
  • Team Training & Development
  • Group Supervision
  • Leadership Support
  • Workplace Mediation (Kate Pearce Only)

Practitioners Supporting Workplaces @ Thrive:

Workplace services are offered by the below practitioners collaborating with Thrive. Each have experience, training and specialised skills to support the range of services offered. If you are interested in booking or enquiring for an appointment, please choose your preferred provider from our therapists below and contact them via their profile page. If you are unsure or have more questions please contact the clinic here