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 psychologists, it is our job to assist people to make the changes that they want to see in their own lives. We can help with difficulties such as:

  • Low mood, feeling down all the time
  • Problems in families and relationships
  • Fear, worry and anxiety
  • Grief and loss
  • Post-traumatic stress
  • The impact of childhood trauma
  • Anger problems that impact at home and at work
  • Coping with chronic pain or health issues
  • Disturbances of sleep or eating
  • Addictive or self-destructive behaviours

If you’ve never seen a psychologist or a counsellor before, it 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. If you have any questions along the way, feel free to give us a call. We’re here to help.

Taking the first steps

It is quite common for emotional problems such as low mood or 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.

If you’re feeling stuck, a psychologist can help. 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.

Helplines & Support Services

A national 24-hour telephone and online counselling service for all ages, featuring an online chat service.

A national 24-hour telephone and online counselling service for men.

A national charity helping people affected by mental illness and fighting stigma through campaigning, education and research.

Trauma Support

Understanding Trauma COVID-19 – https://www.phoenixaustralia.org/coronavirus-covid-19/

A national organisation which aims to reduce the prevalence of anxiety and depression in Australia and the stigma surrounding the issues.

Expert information on depression and bipolar disorder for the public and professionals, including information on getting help for mood disorders and suggestions on ways of staying well.

A national 24-hour telephone and online counselling service for those feeling suicidal and those caring from someone who is suicidal, or those affected by suicide.

Perinatal support

(post and anti natal depression and anxiety)

Tresillian Parents’ Helpline: 1300 272 736

The National Perinatal Depression Helpline 1300 726 306

Parenting Support & Information

Relationship Support

Infertility & Miscarriage Support

Domestic Violence

Women’s DV Advocacy Service – providing free solicitor’s advice 1800 938 227

Women’s Legal Service via Penrith Women’s Health Centre providing fortnightly free women’s property settlement advice – 4721 8749

The Haven – Nepean Women’s Shelter ​ https://www.thehaven.org.au/

Brené Brown Mental Health Resources

Values Information and Character Quiz

Documents

Mindful Breathing

Emotion Regulation Strategies