Addictions come in many shapes and sizes – as do the people who suffer from them. Apart from the more common addictions such as substance abuse, for example drugs and alcohol, many Australians from all walks of life can experience addictions such as gambling, sex, porn, food, even internet and shopping!
So everyone says “This is the best time of your life?” You must be joking? Transitioning from childhood to adulthood for some kids can be smooth-sailing.
Anger is a natural emotion that pretty much everyone experiences from time to time. Biologically, we are hardwired to respond in a physical way when we experience a surge of anger.
We are all used to having a certain amount of stress or worry in our lives but sometimes it can completely take over.
The symptoms of Bipolar Disorder generally respond well to treatment, and most people can recover, although they may need to continue to manage the condition throughout their life.
Career Counselling Whether you’re a fresh graduate or a professional business person planning to change careers, deciding what to do career-wise is never a piece of cake. There are a lot of things to consider,
Children can experience confusion and distress and may benefit from counselling when dealing with issues such as divorce, school transition, grief and developmental difficulties.
We all have our good and bad days – which is usually due to our immediate environment or situation. But you notice that you seem to be having more bad days than good recently.
Eating disorders usually arise as a result of negative self body image. Eating disorders are usually associated with young women, however men and women of any age can be affected.
The concept of the happy nuclear family with the smiling, working Dad, the cookie-baking Mother and the 2.5 delightfully happy, playful children is for many a thing of the past.
Grief is a normal feeling that we experience as a response to loss. It is an incredibly powerful emotion, which is often accompanied by feelings of shock, anger, sadness, guilt and remorse.
Insomnia Insomnia refers to an inability to achieve an adequate amount or quality of sleep. Insomnia affects many people and often in different ways. For example, some people have difficulty falling asleep (onset insomnia) while
Life Coaching There comes a point in life when you just don’t know what to do. Your friends and family might be there to give you advice, but sometimes, you’ll feel that this isn’t enough
Life Issues We all face challenges at different stages of our life, whether it’s getting married, having a first child and starting a new role as a parent, dealing with transitions to new schools or
All couples face challenges and rough patches. Things such as frequent disagreements, differences in values, suspicion or evidence of infidelity and financial pressures can all cause difficulties.
Biologically, men and women are hardwired differently with different thought processes, chromosomes and hormones attributed to each gender.
Mental health problems can become more severe if left untreated. Early detection and intervention is vital as research confirms that treatment is more effective the sooner it commences.
Organisational Consulting Organisational psychologists work with organisations and their people to devise strategies to recruit, motivate, develop, change and inspire people in the workplace. In the modern world, change happens around us quickly and, as
Pain Management Chronic pain is a common experience in Australia: about one-third of people experience chronic pain, and for some, pain is constant. In adults, pain can be caused by injuries, surgery, and medical conditions
Having a baby, whether it’s your first, second or seventh can be a time of great joy, happiness and excitement – however this is certainly not always the case.
Having a happy, engaged and balanced relationship can be one of life’s greatest joys – but let’s be honest – maintaining this state of marital bliss can be downright difficult or even seem impossible at times.
Self-Esteem & Confidence Self-esteem and confidence relate to how we value, feel and think about ourselves. Feeling good about yourself is an essential part of your psychological wellbeing. Many people at different points in their
Don’t suffer Sexual Harassment in silence Sexual harassment is any form of unwelcome or unwanted sexual attention that is experienced as offensive, humiliating or intimidating. Sexual harassment can be written, verbal or physical. Both males
When trying to understand your sexuality, you may experience feelings of isolation, shame and fear of rejection.
Confusion about your sexual orientation can lead to difficulty in developing a strong sense of self. You may also be overwhelmed with anxiety about what you and others believe is socially appropriate.
Counselling can help you to enhance your performance by focusing on improving stress management, concentration skills, coping with anxiety, recovering from injury or illness,
We offer stress counselling in Preston and around Melbourne Our qualified psychologists can help you deal with life’s demands and provide stress counselling around Reservoir, Heidelberg West and other northern suburbs. Stress is something everybody
Terminal illness Caring for someone with a terminal illness is an emotional and stressful experience, often involving a range of feelings such as hope, fear, stress, anger, regret and grief. Family members are often focused
Weight Management For some people, maintaining a healthy weight range is a constant struggle. You may be overweight or obese, battle with losing or maintaining weight loss, have distorted body image or have troublesome eating
Workplace bullying means any behavior that is directed towards an employee or group of employees that aims to victimise, humiliate, undermine or threaten.
Workplace Issues Trouble at work can range from slight nervousness and anxiety around presentations and group dynamics to being bullied or harassed by colleagues. So much of our time is taken up with work –