Brief and long term therapy is available using Solution Focused Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive and Behavioral Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Art Therapy and other techniques to assist in reducing, improving or eliminating many common psychological problems including:

  • Parenting Issues

  • Anger issues

  • Anxiety
  • is a chronic disorder characterized by excessive, long-lasting anxiety and worry about nonspecific life events, objects, and situations. Anxiety sufferers often feel afraid and worry about health, money, family, work, or school, but they have trouble both identifying the specific fear and controlling the worries. Their fear is usually unrealistic or out of proportion with what may be expected in their situation. Sufferers expect failure and disaster to the point that it interferes with daily functions like work, school, social activities, and relationships.

  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
  • (PTSD) is a set of reactions that can develop in people who have experienced or witnessed an event that threatens their life or safety (or that of others around them) and leads to feelings of intense fear, helplessness or horror. This could be a car or other serious accident, physical or sexual assault, war or torture, or natural disaster such as bushfire or flood. Acute Stress Disorder

  • Acute Stress Disorder,
  • Like PTSD, acute stress disorder is an anxiety disorder that involves a very specific reaction following exposure to a traumatic event or stressor (e.g., a serious injury to oneself, witnessing an act of violence, hearing about something horrible that has happened to someone you are close to). However, the duration of acute stress disorder is shorter than that for PTSD. For a diagnosis of acute stress disorder, the full range of symptoms must be present for at least two days and no more than four weeks.

  • Depression situations.
  • Depression is the name for an illness that is more severe than normal sadness, lasts longer than two weeks, and interferes with other parts of your life, such as work, school or relationships. People experience depression or a depressed mood in different ways, depending on the type of depression and individual differences. Common symptoms across all types of depression include:
    1. Two weeks of an abnormal depressed mood;
    2. Loss of interest or pleasure in activities that used to be enjoyable;
    3. Reduced energy, or feeling tired;
    4. Loss of confidence and self-esteem
    5. Feeling guilty and unworthy;
    6. Recurrent thoughts of death or suicide, or any suicidal/self-harming behaviour;
    7. Reduced ability to think or concentrate;
    8. Agitated or slow movements;
    9. Disturbed sleep (not enough/too much/poor quality);
    10. Change in appetite (increase or decrease) with weight change;
    11. Decreased libido;
    12. Unexplained physical symptoms etc.

    Minor depression includes 2 of the first three symptoms and at least 2 others.

    Moderate depression includes 2 of the first three symptoms and at least 4 others.

    Severe depression includes all 3 of the first three symptoms and at least 5 others.

  • Phobias (Fears)
  • is an irrational fear and avoidance of an object or situation. Phobias are different from generalized anxiety disorders because a phobia has a fear response identified with a specific cause. The fear may be acknowledged as irrational or unnecessary, but the person is still unable to control the anxiety that results. Stimuli for phobia may be as varied as situations, animals, or everyday objects. For example, agoraphobia occurs when one avoids a place or situation to avoid an anxiety or panic attack. Agoraphobics will situate themselves so that escape will not be difficult or embarrassing, and they will change their behavior to reduce anxiety about being able to escape.

  • Alcohol Addiction

  • Gambling or habit problems

  • Smoking addiction
  • No medication yet developed makes quitting smoking easy, but the right medication can make breaking your nicotine addiction easier. That is especially true when the medication is paired with other quitting techniques, like individual counseling. Many ex-smokers have found that seeking professional help was what finally offered them their best chance for success. Working with a therapist can help you learn new skills and behaviors that replace the unhealthy habit of smoking--and a therapist can steadfastly support and reinforce your new efforts, as well as provide pivotal help when coping with any difficult situations or relapse. Just as it took a period of time to "learn" the behavior of smoking, it's important to appreciate that it can take time to "un-learn" it, as well. As you work hard to quit smoking for good, you'll need all the help you can get from friends, family, co-workers--and from yourself.

For more information on counselling please contact me directly to discuss your individual needs.