Program Guide

Here is what you can expect to explore each week

    1. Finding your way around

    2. Welcome to group therapy: Working Together

    1. Introduction to compassion focused therapy

    2. Group online session: Compassion

    3. Step In / The Question

    4. What is compassion?

    5. What is Compassion Focused Therapy?

    6. Emotional Regulation Systems

    7. Environment and genes influences the person we have become

    8. It’s not my fault, but it is my responsibility to change

    9. Practice Exercise

About this online group program

  • Free
  • Initial sign-up fee includes an individual intake session with your facilitator/provisional psychologist, Raquel Walker
  • Fortnightly fee covers your 1 hour online group session, tailored resources and guided activities
  • Next group starting April 4th

About this group therapy program

We all experience negative self-thoughts from time to time, however for some, it can start to feel like a way of being. It becomes all-consuming and overwhelming, and this can cause feelings of distress or shame. We know this alone can increase a person’s risk of depression, anxiety or low self-esteem, and that’s why we think learning to practice self-compassion is so important. Axis Clinic would like to invite those who may sometimes struggle with critical thoughts to join this group therapy program. If you have any questions about this group program, please reach out to us via email to [email protected]

What this group program will explore

  • Why self-compassion can be tricky

    Explore why it can feel tricky or difficult to practice self-compassion towards ourselves.

  • Understanding and managing difficult feelings

    Exploring how to manage difficult feelings like like shame, guilt and self- criticism; and gaining a deeper understanding of these feelings.

  • Practising compassion and mindfulness

    Exploring strategies, learning through activities and discussion within a group environment as well as weekly reflection individually. Learning to envision a compassionate future

What you can expect to gain from this group program

This group program has been thoughtfully created by a team of experienced clinical, general and provisional psychologists

  • The group aims to help participants develop personal practice in self-compassion to address difficulties associated with shame, self-criticism, relational and attachment trauma.

  • Access will also be given to a personal practice sound cloud and a comprehensive resource pack.

  • Personal practice exercises conducted in the group session, and module handouts to support the practical exercises done during the group session.

  • Compassion focused mindfulness meditation exercises

  • MP3 audio recording of compassion focused mindfulness exercise covered in the module provided each week

Meet your group facilitator

Raquel Walker | Provisional Psychologist

Raquel is an empathetic, understanding and client-centered psychologist. Raquel uses a non-judgmental, collaborative and flexible approaches to therapy. Raquel has provided psychological services in numerous settings and with a diverse range of clients. This has included working with clients in both telehealth and face to face settings.

Raquel is passionate about mental health and enjoys working with clients of all ages. Raquel holds an interest in personality difficulties, anxiety, suicidality and self-harm, parenting, depression, eating disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder and complex trauma.

Raquel applies an integrative approach to therapy, drawing on a range of psychological approaches to suit each individual. This includes; Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Schema Therapy and Dialectical Behavioural Therapy.

Raquel currently sees individual clients at both our New Farm and Annerley locations. Contact us to book an appointment.

Seeking Support

We're here to listen when you need us

Most of our courses are designed to be general in nature and are not a substitute for individualised therapy, diagnosis or consultation with a mental health professional. If you are going through a difficult time and feel that you need to reach out to someone for support, we recommend seeking help from a qualified mental health professional. To book an appointment with a clinician in one of our Brisbane clinics, please contact us.
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Emergency Support

If you or someone you know is in crisis or if you need immediate help, please contact your nearest hospital or call 000.