Registered Adult and Child Psychotherapist
Clinical Adult and Child Counsellor
Performance & Development Coach
Regain your mental health
Restore your mental wellbeing
There is no need to remain stuck with feeling unhappy, overwhelmed, angry, anxious or any other feelings which may get in your way of feeling well, confident or happy.
It is totally OK to learn how to “unstick” yourself, how to identify and then reorient your feelings so your head can think more clearly.
Having therapy does NOT mean you are ill, sick or have a mental disease or disorder.
It does mean you have chosen to understand what is driving your behaviours or thoughts AND have taken ACTION to learn what to do differently.
It is exactly the same for children, and teens. With a Child Psychotherapist, children and tweens and teens are able to learn how to free their thinking, and what to learn so they can avoid being stuck in their future.
Learning what to do differently puts you back in control of your life.
If You are Struggling and Need Help, Contact Me
This 20 minute no Obligation discussion:
- Gives you the opportunity to decide which options may help you
- Gives me the opportunity to ensure we are able to help you.
Book a time to suit yourself, have a discussion with us, then make your decision.
- Face to Face sessions in Croydon, servicing: Mitcham, Bayswater, Mooroolbark, Mount Evelyn, Chirnside Park, Ringwood, Croydon and Kilsyth, Montrose, Warrandyte and Park Orchards.
- Teletherapy or online therapy which means we are the psychotherapists near to you 🙂
Mental Health Psychotherapy
Psychotherapy is a private, confidential conversation which often has very little to do with illness, or disease.
Discuss and learn ways to gain different insights, become more self aware, discover ways to be more effective when taking action and doing stuff.
This is called healing.
So, can you do this? Yes of course you can.
Can children and teens do psychotherapy? Yes of course they can…
We use a variety of psychological techniques to help you learn to think differently and do things differently.
The aim is for you:
- to feel and be more confident
- about preventing conflict when needed,
- reducing the impact anxiety or depression might have,
- avoiding becoming or being reliant on alcohol or drugs, or
- just being better able to maintain your own good mental health.
Some of these techniques may include:
- CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy)
- ACT (Acceptance Commitment Therapy)
- Gordian Psychotherapy
- Clinical Hypnotherapy
- Clinical Counselling
- Coaching for Skill Development and Capacity Building
Remember, what is important is what is learnt and the outcomes gained, not the technique being used.
How can Psychotherapy Help You?
Simply described: It helps you become aware of, take control, and change HOW you think, react and behave when facing your life experiences.
Psychotherapy gives adults back their control over how they choose to live the life they want to have.
Child and Teen Psychotherapy gives children and teens the ability to cope with their overwhelm AND learn life skills and insights that serve their mental health well into adulthood.
Adults have picked up many habits and ways of thinking in their life. Not all of these are helpful! All these habits lead us to repeat our behaviours.
It is very frustrating, and often disheartening, to feel stuck and overwhelmed time and time again during our lives.
Discover what you can do differently to get past anxiety, depression, anger outbursts, trauma episodes and whatever else you feel is holding you back.
Psychotherapy interventions for adults help you uncover the mental processes you use when you think, feel, remember and/or decide how you react to different situations.
We know unless we change and develop HOW we think about different situations, we are never going to get a different result.
Teens face different challenges to those of their parents. We all say this – however we know on any given day during this year we will be wading through 34GB of data.
What is different today is our teens are saturated by mobile technology and social media.
In numerous studies, covering 11 million teens, it is clear teens today are not well prepared for adult life in today’s world.
They have poorer mental health, they tend to be growing up more slowly, – but they do care for others more deeply.
Psychotherapy interventions for teens teach them important life and relationship skills, as well as develop their ability to self regulate, make valid personal decisions as they attempt to live in their challenging world.
Often, we say the same things as parents – just in a different voice and therefore get heard. It seems to make the difference!
Being a child today has also changed significantly, Children tend to have much less unstructured, free, unsupervised time. They are moved from one adult led, adult structured and adult controlled activity to the next.
They are not learning HOW to think for themselves, how to be resilient, how to identify which emotions they can describe in words and which ones they think are best described with a kick or a scream.
Psychotherapy interventions for children teach them important new skills – but more importantly, they connect these new skills to the child’s brain development.
The best results happen when parents and therapist work together in the best interests for the child.
Supporting a child’s ability to think and make decisions properly is critical to creating robust mental health for life.
Change your life for the Better
The only thing you can totally control, is how much you want the benefits of having robust mental health.
The appointment booking below gives you choices for the services available (in rooms consultation, Telehealth, or 20 minute no obligation call), days and times to suit you.
PLEASE scroll down within the box below, to find the information you need to book your appointment
Frequently Asked Questions
Making the decision to learn more about yourself, about how you make decisions within your world, as well as develop different skills is relatively easy to do.
Making an informed decision about yourself and how you live in your world requires information.
Taking action on that decision takes courage.
Many of our clients have asked various questions about the therapy process. We hope these answers help you with the right information to make your informed decision regarding how you choose to live your life, both now and in the future.