a Lantern Psychology - Canberra

Lantern Psychology

therapy / life coaching / training in Canberra, ACT


Anxiety, depression, worry, PTSD, trauma, panic disorder, grief, OCD, panic, adjustment to parenthood, relationship issues, major life changes, self-esteem, existential crises, finding direction in life, mindfulness training, resilience building and problem solving ...

Therapeutic approach

A few words to describe our approach: client-centred, solution-focussed, evidence-based, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), EMDR, mindfulness-based, warmth, humour and flexibility ...

Make Contact

For a face-to-face appointment, online consultation or to learn more, make contact by email, call or text or book online.

Consultation rooms are located inin Deakin, Canberra, but online/Skype sessions are also available.

About Lantern Psychology

Lantern Psychology is located in Deakin, Canberra, and is owned and operated by clinical psychologist, Dr Alison Christie.

The key aim of Lantern Psychology is to help clients to move towards a meaningful and fulfilling life. Acceptance and change are the key principles behind our approach. This usually this means helping clients to gain insight into their problems, identifying the things they have the power to change and developing willingess and skills to accept the things that are out of our control. We then focus on helping our clients to build skills and apply strategies to facilitate positive change.

So whether your looking for help to manage clinical symptoms, such as anxiety and depression, for guidance through a difficult situation, or for help to optimise your life, we would love to help you achieve your goals.

Please contact us to talk about your needs or click a link below for more information. Click here for contact details

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Further information / Resources

Our blog news

Mindfulness: What is it good for?

Mindfulness practice helps to reduce anxiety, gain insight into one's own processes and inner world, and help you be more 'choiceful' in how they respond to stressors and difficulties. It can also help you to savour the good things in life!

Check out the current offerings for mindfulness training in Canberra on Event Brite and a short and amusing summary of what mindfulness practise is about from Happify.

The Power of Vulnerability

Brené Brown studies human connection — our ability to empathize, belong, love. In a poignant, funny talk, she shares a deep insight from her research, one that sent her on a personal quest to know herself as well as to understand humanity.

How love turns pain into purpose | Steven Hayes | TEDx University of Nevada

Steve Hayes distills the essence of psychological flexibility down into a few easy to understand sentences. He takes viewers through a harrowing journey into his own panic disorder, to the very moment in his life when he made this life changing choice: "I will not run from me".
Steve shows how making that choice allows us to connect with our own deep sense of meaning and purpose: "Bringing love to yourself, even when it's hard, will help you bring love into the world, in the way you want to".

Contact, Booking and Waitlist Information

Alison currently works on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday.

For bookings, contact Alison by phone or email. Email contact is preferred in the first instance, but a conversation prior to booking can be arranged at a convienient time.

Alison's books are currently full but she keeps a waiting list for new clients. If you would like to go on her waitlist, please email her with your name, contact details and days/times you are not available. She currenly has no after hours (evening) or bulk bill availability.

  • Address:

    Capital Clinical Psychology, Entrance B, 14/2 King Street, Deakin, ACT 2600

  • Phone: 0403 755 113
  • Fax: 02 62829002
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  • Working hours:

    Monday 10.30am - 8pm
    Tuesdays 9am - 5pm
    Thursdays 8am - 5pm


    Call the ACT Mental Health Crisis and Treatment Team (CATT) on 6205 1065 or 1800 629 354, Lifeline on 13 11 13 or 000.