Have you ever tried to change and felt like your brain is fighting you every step of the way? Perhaps your brain has been caught in a loop of anxiety, trauma response, anger or flatlining in depression? Neuroscientists estimate that 90% of our decisions and behaviours are subconscious and that's why it's so hard to consciously change. The good news is that there is hope. The latest neuroscience shows ways to unhook our subconscious patterns from the past, behaviours and thoughts. Our brains weren't evolved to deal with the stressors of the modern world, but we can teach the brain the cues of safety to open up the path of healing.
Those seeking couples counselling will find that differences between partners are never the real problem. The problem is the inability to talk about them without winding up in an argument or a silent stand-off. Clients will receive guidance to help them avoid those pitfalls and strengthen their relationship. For those seeking individual help, they will learn that they have the tools within themselves to help them meet life's challenges. When those tools get buried under old stories they may still be telling to themselves, good counselling can help them create new stories more in keeping with their true selves.
Many of my clients have relationship issues with their partner, family member, or employer. Sometimes clients present with emotional difficulties, addictions, or even physical pain. If you have ever had trauma or loss in your life, then I work with your strengths to explore avenues towards happiness again. I like to explore your past and present relationships and undercover patterns, behaviours, and your reactions to situations.
Imagine a life where you are in control of what you feel, think, do and say. Together we can make this happen. With over 38 years of experience, I offer you an empathetic and non-judgmental therapy environment for healing. Using a variety of psychological and coaching techniques, I am committed to helping you achieve lasting results. I provide a range of flexible therapeutic and wellbeing services at affordable price points, either at my practice or online. Clients typically report feeling better from their very first session. I have helped countless individuals achieve positive change and I look forward to helping you do the same.
I have a passion for supporting men and young men in the ever changing world we now live in. The rules are changing rapidly and sometimes it is difficult to know how to make sense of it all and yet be true to ourselves. Learning how to stay safe in a world of family and interpersonal violence, substance use, grief and loss and so many other stresses, when we feel isolated and alone, is challenging and this is where I can help. I support couples and individuals too.
I find joy in working with clients who identify as Christian. I am interested in helping struggling Christians find peace, when suffering from any challenging life issue. I counsel from a Christ-centred perspective using a Bible based approach to suffering. Relationships and life's troubles can cause much grief but they don't have to. There is purpose in all that life throws at us, and our reactions, choices and behaviours can be opportunities for positive change in us. This change is not just a Biblical formula but God's work in us, to make us become the person He created us to be. It is a privledge to walk with you through this
Do you find yourself stuck in the same old loop, repeating the same habits and behaviors again and again, bogged down by past hurt or emotional trauma, growing more and more self-critical? Wishing or hoping for your luck to change, but also fearing change? Is this a theme in your life? Then you’ve come to the right place. If you are ready to open your mind and your heart, with safe, professional, guided support, then let’s work together.
I utilise solution focussed and evidence based psychotherapy together with mindfulness and contemplative practices to support and care for my clients. Have a look at our website for more information about how we can support you.
Windsor Allied Health (formerly known as Windsor Psychology) is a group private practice in Riverside just outside Launceston, Tasmania. We also deliver services in the greater North and North-West region of Tasmania. Our growing team consists of nine psychologists, five provisional psychologists, one speech pathologist and four support and admin personnel. We are a team of solution-focused psychologists. At Windsor Psychology, we focus on the mental health of families and more specifically, the psychological wellbeing of children and adolescents.
Making changes to patterns of behaviour can become easier when we learn why we behave the way we do. I support my clients to find their own best ways to overcome the hard times and celebrate the better times. I enjoy working with people who are ready to understand, grow and learn about who they are - where they've come from and where they are going. If you feel although you are ready to explore - get in touch!
Supporting others creation of a life greater than their challenges or life circumstances commenced with my own journey, hard work but rewarding and life giving. It led to a 30-year career in social work and accreditation as a mental health social worker. During this rich and varied career I have worked in not for profit and government counselling services, on-line mental health services and acute and post-acute care hospital contexts. I work with adults, couples and parents. My clinical interests include mood disorders, parenting, end of life issues, chronic and life-threatening Illnesses.
Our mission is to assist people who are living with ADHD; whether that be yourself or someone you love. We focus on education so you have a better understanding of brain functions and how this affects your desired behavioural outcomes. We do this by providing a safe space to connect and interact; where we share experiences, stories and behavioural approaches you can use in everyday life.
I am a senior social worker with many years experience in private practice and working in government and non-government agencies across Australia. I have worked with men, women, children and families, including people from different backgrounds such as Military personal, veterans and their families, Indigenous language groups, migrants and humanitarian entrants, and prisoners, just to name a few. I am a confident, highly motivated professional and take pride in my ability to communicate, both orally and written, with clients, management and supporting agencies to ensure a high level and comprehensive service.
The way you view yourself and your life is the key to becoming who you want to be. Are there things in your life that cause you distress? Sometimes a little help from someone outside family and friends can give a different perspective and shift a 'stuck' problem. Your story is important to me. I've seen profound changes when a person feels really heard. If you aren't living the life you want, we can look at ways to change. Or maybe you just need to talk out something that is going on in your life. I provide a safe space to talk and be truly heard. My focus is to help you find your answers to live the life you want.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in Saint Helens are psychologists, licensed counsellors, therapists, psychotherapists, and licensed clinical social workers, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualised treatment.
Services offered, education, and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in Saint Helens then may specialise in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counselling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.
Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.
How do I find psychologists in Saint Helens with the specialty experience I’m looking for?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in Saint Helens, or Child Psychologists in Saint Helens.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like Saint Helens psychologists specialising in EMDR.
What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in Saint Helens specialise in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or counsellor who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.
Can I afford counselling?
Yes. Most counsellors offer reasonable rates or will work on a sliding scale basis. Many accept health insurance. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the counsellor.