Feeling down? Anxious but not sure why? Stuck in a rut? Do you find the same issues keep recurring in your life? Feel like you want to 'get over it' but have no idea how.
Maybe you tried already to 'push through' and it didn't work. Perhaps a kind friend has suggested you 'go talk to someone'. Where do you go, how do you start?
Over 20% of the Australian population will suffer some sort of psychological un-wellness this year. If you are one of them, don't stay a statistic, join the 80% who are experiencing mental wellness!
Counselling CAN help, it's helped millions of people and it could help you.
Depression and Anxiety are the most common psychological problems today. Causes are hard to pinpoint but they are often an interaction between personality, life events, biochemistry, stress, illness and/or trauma. Very often this trauma is caused by another person, therapists call this 'relational trauma'. What ever the source of your current distress talking about it and finding better strategies for dealing with it can and does help. Sometimes we do more than talk but the point is you get it out, keeping things in might be what you want to do, but eventually you realise that you are not where you want to be.
Get it out, work it out and then you can move on.
Perhaps you suffer from Depression but have no idea why. Clarissa has knowledge of some of the bio-chemical imbalances that underlying depression and anxiety and is willing to support you in exploring non-drug treatment if that is a path you wish to explore. See more about nutritional psychology here.
If you would like to improve your relationships with your partner, children, in-laws, friends and family then working on your self will help you negotiate these relationships better. Treatment options Counselling including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Interpersonal Therapy are short-term focused psychological strategies that are eligible under the the Medicare Better Access to Mental Health Care scheme to attract a medicare rebate for 6-10 sessions per year (some health funds will continue to subsidise treatment). Clarissa can provide short term psychological strategy counselling and it's open to you to proceed with longer term psychotherapy once your medicare rebates have run out. Many people present with a problem after years of suffering and while some might feel significant relief after 6–10 sessions others may need treatment to be continued for a little longer.