WHAT I DO?
Counselling can help people who are having constant conflicts in their relationship from lack of communication, financial stressors or life changes. With support, the ability to manage these stressors can be improved. As a couple, you can learn about acceptance and ways to keep a healthy and happy relationship. As an individual leaving a relationship, leaning to find inner strength can be attained. Families in counselling session can develop skills to communicate without conflict or escalating.
According to the World Health Organization, mental health is “a state of well-being in which every individual realises his or her own potential, can cope with the normal stresses of life, can work productively and fruitfully, and is able to make a contribution to her or his community.”
If ones mental health is declining, it can cause mood changes, interfere with ones sleep, cause one to feel a sense of helplessness, affect relationships, can decline ones physical health and over all well-being. Seeking counseling can help people identify, clarify their thoughts and feelings.
Grief is our natural way of dealing with loss. Although it can affect every part of our life, everyone deals with grief differently. Counselling can help empower you to tell your story and help make some situations in your life a bit clearer. Gaining strength with time, counselling can encourage you to set realistic daily goals to avoid getting lost in the grief.
Substance abuse has a significant consequence to people’s lives. It can damage almost every aspect of one’s relationship, income, parenting, future and self. Counselling may help symptoms of obsession, rumination, compulsion, low self-worth, escaping or numbing uncomfortable feelings (e.g., loneliness, boredom), and isolation. Exploring the negative reward and escape pattern can help you in your ongoing substance abuse treatment.
This service offers pregnancy support counselling to assist clients who have any personal concerns related to a current or recent pregnancy (within the past 12 months), whether it has been full-term or part-term (including a planned termination). The pregnancy support counselling Medicare Item covers up to three 30 minute+ sessions per pregnancy.
The partner of the client can also attend the counselling session, if appropriate.
- The ability to make decisions and explore possible options about the pregnancy
- coming to terms with unexpected outcomes (e.g., stillbirth, miscarriage, genetic conditions, problems at birth, cot death)
- dealing with a variety of feelings related to the pregnancy, birth or early months of being a parent
- discussing the pregnancy with others (e.g. partner, children, parents, religious or cultural groups)