PLEASE NOTE: Due to a high increase in referrals, we had to unfortunately close our books until further notice. We are not looking to hire other clinicians at this stage.

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Psychology Services for Adults

Why is this happening to me?

What is this teaching me?

You are likely considering to see a psychologist, or you are looking how to support someone you care about. For many people reaching out is difficult. You are taking the first step right now and that is something to be respected, because (maybe for the first time in a long time) you are prioritising yourself.

It can be helpful to see a psychologist for just a few sessions, or sometimes for longer periods of time. You can see it as regularly checking in with your dentist or car repair service: just making sure your mental state is healthy and running well to take on all those awesome dreams you have been creating!

Expression is the opposite of depression
– Edith Eger, clinical psychologist and holocaust survivor

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Why see a psychologist?

People see a psychologist for a range of reasons. It can be due to a big life event, such as caring for a sick parent, going through a separation, losing a job or losing a loved one. You may have had talks with friends and family and you may have listened to a few podcasts or opened a few books, yet you are still feeling the same story is on repeat and the same issues keep happening. Individual counselling can provide great relief.

Symptoms that can be treated with psychological support are:

Feeling ‘meh’
Loss of motivation
Insomnia
Regular conflict
Anger
Worries / anxiety
Mood swings
Depression
A (series of) traumatic event(s)
Attention difficulties
Neurodiversity (e.g. ADHD, ASD)
LGBTIQ related matters

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Being understood and heard

Hundreds of years ago, and still in some cultures, we had a strong community to rely on. Several generations were living together, there were aunties and uncles and many cousins to share burdens with and ask advice from. We have moved away from that and that is where a psychologist can come in. As a psychologist I can by no means replace a community. But I can help you re-connect to yourself. 

It can be hard to see the forest through the trees. Oftentimes people consider their problems to be really big. As a psychologist I can help you to create clarity, I offer you a space where you will be heard and validated and if requested, I can help you organise the chaos through prioritising and setting small goals.

Other times, people think that compared to others their worries are small, so why bother? If this is you, please know that if your concerns impact on your quality of life, they are real and you are allowed to ask for help.

If you are unsure if counselling is for you, or if you have specific questions and needs, have a look around on this website and be sure to check out the resources library. If you are ready to connect, click on the contact box below.

“The difference between a dream and a plan is a timeline”
- Dr Phil, psychologist