We can provide support in the following areas:
Managing relationships can be difficult. This is a topic that we are not taught at school, or while growing up. Most of us tend to work it out on the run. Talking to a psychologist can assist you better understand your needs, both within the context of the relationship or external to the relationship. We can assist with a personal relationship issue or a relationship within the organisation.
We all experience anxiety, it is a normal response to a stressful event or perceived threat. It is an uncomfortable feeling with associated thoughts and physical reactions. It is also very manageable and treatable with psychological intervention.
Depression and low mood
The word depression is used to describe various and sometimes overlapping experiences, however generally it is an emotional, physical and cognitive state that is intense, can be long-lasting and has negative effects on individuals day to day lives. It is not unusual to experience depression at some point in our lifetime, and talking to a psychologist to better understand the contributing factors to this has been found to be very useful.
Families create their own dynamics with individuals, separate relationships and competing interests. Negotiating this can be very tricky and sometimes talking to an independent person like a psychologist can assist in clarifying what is occurring and potential solutions.
Stress is often described as feelings of being overwhelmed, wound up, and worried. We all experience stress at some point in our lives. Sometimes it motivates us sometimes if we become overstress it can be harmful and interfere with what we want to do or achieve. Speaking to a psychologist can assist individuals in developing strategies to understand and manage stress.
Grief is painful and at times seems bottomless. Intense emotions and mood changes are a normal part of grieving. Grief is a natural reaction to a significant illness, injury or death, and other major losses, and grieving is a very personal experience. There are no right or wrong ways to grieve, however speaking to a psychologist can allow you to better understand what you are experiencing, place it in context and assist you develop support mechanisms that will allow you to navigate through this challenge.
Anger is a normal human emotion and when it is managed properly it is not a problem. We all get angry, and mild anger can sometimes be useful to express strong feelings and deal with situations. However, it anger is experiencing harmful ways, or persists over a long period of time, then it can lead to problems in relationships at home and at work and can affect the overall quality of your life. If you wish to discuss healthier ways to manage your anger, talking to a psychologist can assist.
We tend to use drugs for one of two reasons. 1. To have fun (celebrate an occasion with family and /or friends) or 2 to cope (to lessen inhibitions, celebrate, commiserate self medicate, escapism) redundancy / career transition. Some employers have a drug and alcohol policies whereby frequent misuse is regarded as an offence. We have been able to assist people to develop other healthier coping strategies rather then use drugs.
Balancing home and work
Finding a healthy work life balance is a difficult challenge even the best of times, but it is all the more daunting and necessary during times of economic unfinding a healthy work life balance is a difficult challenge even the best of times, but it is all the more daunting and necessary during times of economic uncertainty. Adding to the pressure, today’s portable electronic devices have blurred the lines between work and home. It is not unusual for individuals to find themselves in the situation where they are challenged distinguishing between the two and the resulting emotional distress affects both work and home. By talking to a psychologist can assist in identifying the steps to developing a healthy work life balance.certainty. Adding to the pressure, today’s portable electronic devices have blurred the lines between work and home. It is not unusual for individuals to find themselves in the situation where they are challenged distinguishing between the two and the resulting emotional distress affects both work and home. By talking to a psychologist can assist in identifying the steps to developing a healthy work life balance.
Everyone has a right not to be bullied or harassed at work. There are national anti-bullying laws and State or Territory health and safety bodies that can help people with pulling harassment in the workplace. If you would like some support in understanding what is happening to you, talking to a psychologist can offer a independent point of view, and more importantly assist you develop strategies that may allow you to cope better.