Helouise 'Ellie' Sacco

BBehavSci (Hons), MClinPsych, MAPS

Helouise Sacco is a registered psychologist who has completed a Master of Clinical Psychology at Queensland University of Technology. She has had experience working with adults, adolescents and children with a range of presentations through different roles in government, non-government organisations, private practice, the QUT university clinic, and forensic settings.

 

Helouise is a LGBTIQ+ communities friendly practitioner. 

 

Areas of Interest:

  • Exploring patterns of behaviour

  • Sense of self and self-identity exploration

  • Adjustment to life changes

  • Relational stressors

  • Complex trauma

  • Anxiety and stress

  • Depression

  • Drug and alcohol related difficulties

 

Helouise advocates and practices through an integrative therapy approach based on client’s needs and preferences. She incorporates the following into her practice:

  • Psychodynamic informed therapies

  • Attachment and relational therapies

  • Trauma informed therapies

  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy

 

Helouise has a special interest in longer-term psychotherapy that aims to explore the meaning of symptoms through a deeper exploration of symptom origin. The aim of this therapy is that symptom reduction occurs through greater understanding of oneself and by providing opportunities for new experiences of relating to self and others. This style of therapy may suit those who wish to gain a deeper understanding of themselves, their experiences, and their relationships with themselves and others.

 

Helouise has also been involved in the teaching undergraduate students in the areas of clinical assessment, formulation and treatment planning, and therapeutic interventions. 

 

Helouise is a member of the Australian Psychological Society (APS), a member of the APS Psychoanalytic-Oriented Psychotherapy Interest Group (POPIG), and an associate member of the APS College of Clinical Psychologists.