Mental health is a state of well-being that allows everyone to realise their potential, to cope with the normal difficulties of life, work successfully, and productively contribute to the community.
Mental illness, or mental health disorders, refers to a wide range of mental health conditions, and can affect anyone.
The COVID-19 pandemic has undoubtedly hightened the risks of mental health issues among our community, especially among temporary migrants and overseas students. Reasons include, but not limited to, social isolation, financial hardship, family tragedy, substance abuse...
Possible indications of mental illness (Better Health - Victoria State Government):
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, or think you are suffering from mental illness and need someone to talk to, we are here for you.
A number of wonderful counsellors have offered pro-bono sessions to help you combat some of these mental challenges.
Take your time to read their profiles and book a free online session when you are ready. It's a safe space and you are subject to complete client confidentiality.
B.Bus & M.Counselling
PACFA Provisional Registrant <26914>
I have been in the counselling industry for almost 4 years prior to taking my Master Degree completed in July 2020. I am currently undertaking a Couple’s Counselling Intervention Workshop and also attend regular Professional Development Workshops to keep me up to date with the most effective therapy approaches and methods.
I facilitate counselling processes in a very client-focused and integrated way. I am greatly influenced by attachment-based and family system theory as I believe we are created for connection with others and who we live, grew up with. Moreover, I work within a trauma-informed framework and pursue work in a holistic way that helps clients achieve wellness in areas of emotional, financial, social, environmental, intellectual, occupational, physical, and spiritual. I believe that when all these elements are in-sync with one other, the purpose of life can emerge.
I was also once one of the fortunate few international students. I didn't have to deal with the cut-out that COVID brings. Family and friends' support are important to overseas students, because life can be lonely at times without any family members nearby. I could only imagine the impacts the pandemic has brought to the learning process of the students, their well-being, and mental health. I believe counselling can help them manage these struggles, so that they can maintain their progress of achievement and keeping to them to remain effective.
Bachelor of Counselling
Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia Registrant <24821 >
This year I commenced a Graduate Certificate in Applied Neuroscience and will complete that in November 2020.
In my practice I see mostly women. I work with people facing trauma, anxiety, depression, life transitions and other mental health challenges.
Master Degree in Counselling
Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia Registrant
Even as a child I wanted to help others and was sensitive to their needs. Friends frequently confided in me, and my quiet, calm personality makes me approachable to others. After travelling for a year on my own, aged 19, I became a primary school teacher and taught for several years in the UK. Since then various life experiences and opportunities led me to change countries and train to become a counsellor- something I had wanted to do for many years.
I am a calm, compassionate and empathic person with a sincere desire to help others. I understand the importance of building a good therapeutic relationship and creating a safe space for my clients. I respect each person’s individuality and offer a non-judgemental counselling service in which I strive to help clients to reach their full potential. I will work with you, the client, to aim to empower you, to quieten your mind and help you to live a meaningful life, even in these challenging covid times. I have worked with people of all ages and from diverse backgrounds across a broad range of issues, helping them improve their personal well-being. I also have considerable and varied life experiences which equip me to be an understanding and effective counsellor.
I truly believe that people have the capacity to change, given the right help. Please reach out as you do not have to struggle alone anymore.
Areas I work with include, but are not limited to:
Anxiety, Depression, Grief and loss, Low self-esteem, Social skills, Stress
Acceptance Commitment Therapy, Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy, Mindfulness-based therapies.
eheadspace provides mental health and wellbeing support, information and services to young people aged 12 to 25 years and their families.
Call 1800 650 890
9am-1am / 7 days a week
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