Have you lost the pleasure of everyday life? Do you feel unmotivated most of the time? If so, you may be suffering from depression or another mood disorder.
As a clinical psychologist, I start with an initial assessment to gain an in-depth understanding of your situation. Then, I’ll work with you to overcome your condition and its symptoms – step by step. Many people experience depression and anxiety at the same time. It is important to carefully understand how they interact for you.
Low self-esteem. Paralysing panic. A constant fear of failure. If your life is being controlled by one or more of these debilitating symptoms, I can help.
I practise a number of strategies to help you overcome generalised anxiety and panic disorders – including cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), mindfulness, emotion-focused & insight-oriented psychotherapy and sensorimotor therapy. Many people don’t know how their anxiety started. The origins to anxiety often become clearer as symptom reduction progresses.
Major research projects in recent years have shown promising improvements in the brain and emotional wellbeing when anxiety is overcome.
Is pregnancy making you feel anxious or depressed and you can’t work out why?
Are you struggling to adjust to motherhood?
If so, you don’t need to suffer in silence.
I work with GPs, psychiatrists and other health professionals to help new and expecting mothers overcome depression, anxiety, feelings of isolation, bonding difficulties, self-doubt and exhaustion. A little support can go a long way – for mum, bub and the entire family.
I can also help if you are facing issues related to fertility, pregnancy loss, genetic disorders, birth trauma and other emotional turmoil that sometimes occurs in the postnatal period.
If you have suffered child abuse, you know that the emotional pain can be relentless – and deeply buried too.
Living through and understanding the effects of abuse is not easy, no matter how much time has passed. That is why I rely on a range of strategies to help you move forward. Together, we’ll work to resolve your inner conflicts and explore different coping styles as well as emotional and relational patterns.
As an adult in your older years, you may be experiencing depression or anxiety as a result of grief, changes in your health or aging in general. But it doesn’t have to be that way.
It’s my goal as your clinical psychologist to help you enjoy this new stage of life to its fullest.
If you are fighting to cope and recuperate following a disturbing life event or exposure to ongoing trauma, you may be suffering from PTSD.
And as a result, your work, sleep, relationships and even your body’s physical functions are probably suffering too. So if you’re ready to put a stop to it all, I’m ready to help.