Psychological Counselling

empathy • understanding • experience

WHAT IS PSYCHOLOGY?

Psychology is the science and study of human behaviour and mental states. In practice, psychology usually involves in depth discussion of your presenting issue.

In these discussions, the psychologist will assist you in identifying causes of your mental or emotional pain, guide you towards understanding your own life better and provide you with tools to effect positive change.

WHY SEE A PSYCHOLOGIST?

People visit psychologists for many reasons, but usually because some aspect of life isn’t working well for them.

All interactions with your psychologist will be directed at what is not working in life and why it isn’t working, then your psychologist will engage collaboratively with you to create changes that enable greater peace and enjoyment in work, relationships and life in general.

CONDITIONS WE TREAT

  • Addictions
  • Anger Management
  • Anxiety
  • Career Counselling
  • Childhood Trauma
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • Eating Disorders
  • Family Counselling
  • Grief and Loss
  • Insomnia
  • Life Transitions
  • Male Depression
  • Relationship Counselling
  • Personality Disorders
  • PTSD
  • Self Esteem
  • Self Harm
  • Sexuality
  • Stress
  • Workplace Issues

WHAT TO EXPECT

A skilled psychologist will take the time and trouble to get to know you and your particular problem. Then they will guide, teach, coach, challenge and support you whilst you learn new and more helpful ways of coping with the ordinary, and sometimes extraordinary, difficulties in life.

The process of therapy is not always easy and can be daunting; it is often compared to a journey – sometimes you can’t see the road ahead, sometimes it’s really uphill and sometimes it’s like struggling through quicksand, but at other times the path is clear and things just work. Anyone who chooses the path of change is a courageous individual, because any lasting change will involve looking within, reflecting on and evaluating yourself and your experience. Facing your own shortcomings requires commitment and persistence.

Sessions will most often be focused on talking, sharing, questioning and evaluating your life, your thoughts, your feelings and your behaviours. Your psychologist will ask you some questions, and will offer some observations and different perspectives, but you will be the driver of change as you begin to realise where you have been standing in your own way. In gaining greater understanding of yourself you will be able to remove whatever has been holding you back from a more fulfilling life.

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