History of psychology and counselling
Psychology is a relatively new practice, founded by Sigmund Freud at the turn of the twentieth century.
Today, Australian counsellors, psychologists and therapists deploy a number of treatment methods, depending on their training and schools of thought. The most common psychological approach in Australia is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy or CBT. Psychotherapeutic models of therapy are also well regarded.
Although psychology and psychotherapy has only been around in practice for a little over 100 years, advances in how human interactions are perceived and how problem behaviours are approached, have changed dramatically in that period of time. From the first musings of Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung, to contemporary psychological theorists such as Virginia Satir and David Epston, human behaviours, development and family structures have been evaluated and deconstructed uncountable times.