We focus on treating underlying issues rather than just managing symptoms.
We use a range of therapies - including EMDR, clinical hypnotherapy and other psychotherapies - to treat concerns as diverse as chronic pain and phantom limb, anxiety depression and stress, fibromyalgia and chronic fatique and much more.
Therapy is tailored to your personality; your philosophy and beliefs; your past experiences; what you feel comfortable with; and your reasons for seeking assistance.
Health Couch was formerly known as Dolphinum Blues.
Health Couch (formerly Dolphinium Blues) is a professional practice located in the South Eastern Melbourne suburbs - it is the practice of Susan Henderson, a registered psychologist and hypnotherapist with over 30 years experience.
Health Couch offers a wide range of psychological approaches and therapies, so that you and the psychologist can together choose how to best address your needs. We take into account factors including:
Health Couch follows a trauma model and uses trauma-focussed therapies. Nobody does something for no reason; we are all products of our experience and our automatic brain responses. Therapy is about managing and processing experiences, regulating emotional and physical pain, and changing neural pathways, so that people no longer become overwhelmed.
Every brain is subtly different because we all have different internal and external experiences. Therapy is tailored to your personality; your philosophy and beliefs; your past experiences; what you feel comfortable with; and your reasons for seeking assistance.
All therapies are currently supported via telehealth PsychNEXUS (a secure encrypted telehealth platform) and REMDR (remote EMDR platform).
Health Couch is the practice of Susan Henderson
Susan has been in private practice as a psychologist and hypnotherapist for more than 30 years, working directly with all age groups of the general public as well as through referring agencies.
Prior to her work in private practice, she worked exclusively with children and adolescents. Susan has training and experience in a wide range of conscious and sub-conscious psychological therapies, including (but not limited to) CBT, Hypnosis, EMDR, Parts Therapy, Schema Therapy and Play Therapy.
Susan is a member of:
Health Couch clients include people of all ages, be they:
You dont need a referral to make an appointment. Many private health funds cover psychology and hypnosis. You may be eligible for a Medicare rebate. You will need to discuss with your GP whether you are eligible for a Medicare referral. If so, you will need a written referral and Mental Health Care Plan from your GP.
Health Couch offers a wide range of therapeutic approaches to suit individual needs, including:
Susan has decades of experience with these therapeutic approaches, and can work with you to develop a customised treatment plan tailored to your personality, philosophy and beliefs, past experiences, what you feel comfortable with, and your reasons for seeking assistance.