Anxiety is the most common mental illness in Australia, affecting an estimated 2 million Australians every year. Sadly, only around one third of people living with anxiety seek treatment.
While it’s quite normal to feel anxious in stressful situations, if you are feeling you are living in a state of extreme anxiousness all the time, for no particular reason, this could be a sign of a psychological disorder and it’s time to seek some help.
If you’re not sure what an ‘unhealthy’ level of fear should feel like, it may show in some of the following symptoms:
If you’re experiencing some or all of the above it might be time to sit down with me and have a chat on the couch.
Depression can be an extremely debilitating experience that can affect your quality of life.
Depression can range in form from mild to severe and often leaves people feeling ‘stuck’ in their sadness, hopelessness and a sense of not ever being able to imagine being happy again.
Signs of depression can include loss of appetite, motivation and low self esteem. Other signs that you might be experiencing depression include:
As someone who is naturally empathic and able to genuinely walk in other peoples shoes without judgement, I was destined to be a Counsellor. As my second career I bring skills from my work in communications with me. My heartfelt desire and joy is in helping people overcome suffering, feel better about themselves, their life and the journey they are on. I believe we can all grow and change for the better, and that growth is never-ending.
We can become content and more highly evolved emotionally but only once we’ve accepted our darkness and our light. And this growth is about embracing all of ourselves. Life is about constantly engaging and learning but it is ultimately about love and growth. It begins with you; it begins with honesty and self love.
If you are looking to overcome depression or anxiety, relieve the weight of grief or grow through a life change or struggle, it begins with you having the courage to be open and honest. Openness will lead to surrender … which will lead to you taking control of feelings that may be holding you captive right now.
In our therapy sessions; Humanistic, Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT) and PsychoDynamic are methods I prefer but am open to whatever approaches you may need or feel more comfortable with.
Spirituality and mindfulness are also elements that I am capable of introducing to you to or exploring more with you.
I take a holistic approach to healing.