Is it time to get some help?

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Date 12th March 2021
Author:- Julie Richman – Personal Wellbeing Advisor
Crestpoint Psychology & Wellbeing Centre

 

Most people don’t run to a psychologist or counsellor at the first sign of trouble in their lives.  Whether it’s that we don’t want to appear weak or needy, or maybe we have been told that traditional line of, “Life wasn’t meant to be easy”, and so we keep struggling along and not really getting anywhere.

Without the proper support, we can often battle along by ourselves for way longer than we should.  This takes a toll on our physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health and wellbeing.

But let’s be honest, life is rarely without its set of challenges or difficulties.

So how do you know when it is time to speak to a therapist?  How will you tell your friends and family without them judging you in some way?

You may feel the “I think I am ok, but I cannot seem to be happy” numbness, where a lack of spark in our lives turns into days and weeks of nothing but feeling flat.

The lack of excitement or joy, even occassionally makes us all realise that we are alive.   Without that, then we need to recognise there is something wrong.  Something missing.  Something empty.

It is time you called the warm and friendly team of Psychologists, Counsellors and Wellbeing Advisors at Crestpoint Psychology.

 

Some areas that you may be experiencing difficulties right now may be:

Stress and anxiety

Specific aspects of life are difficult, and many situations– from an interviews to relationship problems– can trigger you to feel distressed. Fear, tension and stress, if left unchecked, can cause social seclusion, anxiety, and a variety of other problems. Psychologists, Counsellors and Wellbeing Advisors at Mt Gravatt Wellbeing Centre can help you manage stress and anxiety by discovering the cause of the issue, in addition to help you find suitable ways to conquer them.

Anxiety

Overwhelming feelings of helplessness or hopelessness are typical signs of depression. While some people believe that you can simply “snap out” of anxiety, it rarely occurs. Depression is a common mental health disorder where individuals dislike things, experience tiredness, and typically have trouble handling their feelings.

We have specialists that can help you discover the source of depression– often the initial step to reversing any negative thought processes.

Phobias

Many fears are healthy and stop us from hurting ourselves, however irrational fear is called a Phobia.  This may impact, inhibit or restrict your enjoyment of everyday living.  Often an unusual or unproven worry can create substantial blockages or issues in your life, for example, sitophobia, which is a worry or fear of eating because it may result in severe illness.   If you have concerns or questions around phobias, then a skilled and knowledgeable psychologist can help you begin to conquer your fears so that you can live without polyphobia, (worrying about numerous things) or phobophobia (a fear of worrying too much).

Loss

Death is an inescapable part of life, but that doesn’t make it any easier to handle. Everyone manages the loss of someone in a different way, whether it’s a family pet, relative, friend or someone you only meet once.  Grief can overtake our daily activities by paralyzing us into an emotional cocoon.

Crestpoint Psychologists and Counsellors can help you discover suitable ways to deal with the passing of another person in ways that can be both constructive and liberating.

Household and relationship concerns

Relationships, whether family, individual, or work-related, have their ups and downs. While relationships can be a few of the finest things in life, they can also provide stress and problems. Dealing with a psychologist, counsellor or personal wellbeing advisor, either separately or in a group setting, can benefit any person faced with a troubling relationship.

Unhealthy routines, dependencies and addictions.

Some unhealthy routines, such as cigarette smoking, drinking, and drug use are frequently used to get away from bigger underlying problems or to self-medicate.

At Crestpoint Psychology & Wellbeing, our Psychologists and Counsellors can assist you get to those issues, and find the underlying reasons for any unhealthy behaviour, such as:.

  • dependencies.
  • consuming conditions.
  • tension management.
  • sleeping issues.

Mental Health disorders.

Sometimes multiple symptoms are brought on by larger issues. Psychological conditions can manifest themselves in numerous ways. They’re frequently disguised as something else and can only be discovered with the aid of a mental health specialist or psychological assessment.  Our team are well versed in supporting individuals with advanced challenges in a safe and caring environment.   If we need to refer you to another mental health professional, we can provide you the support you need.

Some mental health disorders with varying symptoms may consist of:

  • Bipolar Affective Disorder.
  • Significant Depressive Disorder.
  • Schizophrenia.
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Personality Disorder

Enhanced efficiency

A few of the most effective people achieve their goals by first visualizing them. Professional athletes often mentally get ready for a competition with as much dedication as they put into physically training of their body. Almost every person can benefit from these strategies at some point in their life.  Many individuals can often struggle with their career development or workplace stresses such as bullying or harassment.  Crestpoint Psychology and Wellbeing has a very skilled team of business psychologists and wellbeing advisors that can support you through the difficult times in your working life, to allow you to succeed in whatever industry you are in.

Our Personal Wellbeing Advisors are available for group training, one on one sessions, mediation and crisis management and change or career redundancies.

Clarity

Psychologists, Counsellors and Personal Wellbeing Advisors can help you improve your mental clearness by functioning as an unbiased set of ears. Typically, individuals discover their own solutions just by hearing themselves talk aloud in therapy.

Merely getting their problems visible assists lots of people enhance their mental clearness, be more able to focus, and end up being more task-oriented. Crestpoint Psychologists, Counsellors and Wellbeing Advisors at Mt Gravatt are trained to be terrific listeners.

Discovering the ideal help.

Our team of Psychologists, Counsellors and Wellbeing Advisors can help you keep a clear mind and handle any tension, stress and anxiety, phobias, or any other issues you face. Crestpoint Psychologists and Counsellors can help you get the most out of life and keep you devoid of signs of depression and other psychological health issues.

Try one of our Free First Consultations to see if we can help you.  If you are comfortable, then you can begin a relationship that’s open and communicative.

Contact us for an obligation-free chat – https://www.crestpointwellbeing.com/make-a-booking