How do you want things to be different?
Are you feeling stuck, feeling like things can never get better?
Perhaps you have been going through a tough time and are starting to feel like you need some help? As mental health professionals, it is our job to assist people to make the changes that they want to see in their own lives.
This may include problems in families and relationships, the impact of childhood trauma, or coping with chronic pain or health issues.
It is quite common for emotional problems such as Low mood, feeling down all the time or Fear, worry and anxiety to get so bad that they interfere in your life. The National Mental Health Survey (2007) found that about 1 in 5 Australians are significantly affected. And typically these types of problems don’t go away on their own.
Sometimes it is fear that stops people from seeking the help they need – fear of being judged by others as weak or hopeless.
Many of us experience disturbances of sleep or addictive patterns eating or drinking alcohol, or find it difficult to express anger effectively. ALL of this has psychological influences that can we well understood in therapy.
Taking the first steps
We understand that seeing a psychologist or a counsellor can be a bit daunting. You may be wondering what to expect, how long it will take and whether it can really make a difference.
We help by listening closely to your story with empathy and support. Our goal is to help you get a better understanding of your difficulties and what might be causing them. We also help by providing practical strategies and techniques so that you can make the changes that are important to you.
On this website you’ll find information about some common emotional health issues such as depression and anxiety, as well as details about the types of treatment we provide.
If you have any questions along the way, feel free to give us a call. We’re here to help.