What is going on in your head?

Updated: Oct 16, 2019

What ever is going on in your head you can get support if you need to.

Our everyday lives are becoming more hectic and demanding often stretching our capacities to manage. Eventually the accumulation of these everyday stressors can build up and leave us feeling out of sorts, flat and disengaged with our lives. These can trigger problems for our mental and physical health and wellbeing.

If left unattended these everyday hassles can start to affect our sense of self, increasing our distress, straining and stretching our capacities to cope and bounce back. You may have started to notice this affecting your relationships with your loved ones, your family and friends and your work. You may feel frustrated and misunderstood as you try to manage and fix your personal problems. The situations often don’t improve as we rely on old ineffective patterns of problems solving and communicating, leaving partners, family, friends and work mates and those close to us feeling frustrated and helpless. Leaving you feeling more alone and isolated.

If this is sounding like a pattern you can recognise in yourself, or if you can identify with two or more of the issues listed; unexplained emotional upset, feelings of tension, anxious thoughts and feelings, extended periods of flat mood or depression, misdirected anger and irritability, not being able to relax, disturbed or poor quality sleep, loneliness, confusion and a loss of confidence, you may benefit from speaking with a professional counsellor.

Counselling or psychotherapy?

Counselling focusses on enhancing your capacities to cope with specific life challenges such as relationship issues, bereavement, anxiety and depression. Engaging in counselling helps people to resolve crises, reduce distress, develop goals for change and improve their wellbeing. Counselling can also assist with problem solving and developing inner resources to move on with life in a meaningful way.

Psychotherapy focusses to a greater extent on identifying unhelpful patterns of relating and achieving a change in your personality or self. Often on reflection, people can identify similarities or patterns and that the nature of their personal problems seems to be repetitive. There is often a connecting thread of similar issues that arise time and time again throughout their lives in different contexts and relationships. Psychotherapy helps people achieve better self-understanding and change long-standing patterns of behaviour that may be disrupting your life or hampering your progress.

My specialty is working with you to tailor proven methods to your circumstances. This ensures my counselling offering is right for you and that you achieve what you need. We offer techniques and supports to enable you to re-engage with your strengths and abilities and identify who and what’s important to you so you can live your life more fully now and into the future.

For more information call me on 03 8398 0847.