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Individual Counselling

You don’t have to do it alone…you can bring a support person such as a friend or partner.

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What is Counselling?

Counselling is a service psychologists offer that focuses on getting to solutions quickly, effectively in a positive way by helping you to clarify the issues, explore options, develop strategies and increase self-awareness.
Clinical Psychologist Dr Matt will not tell you the answer to your problem, but instead will assist you with clarifying your issues, assessing your options and developing strategies for resolving it yourself.

When to get Counselling?

You may turn to counselling when you need support or at a crossroads in your live. When you need someone to talk about everyday difficulties, want to relieve emotional pressure, or even if you feel unsure about what you’re experiencing, speaking to Psychologist Dr Matt about your concerns can clarify what’s happening and get you back on the path to health and wellbeing.

Examples of situations could include:

  • Irritability
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Psychomotor agitation (restlessness)
  • Anhedonia (losing all pleasure in daily life)
  • Guilt, shame
  • Trauma

Areas that could be causing the need for counselling could include your relationship issues, workplace issues, academic studies, or not having a direction or life purpose.

If not addressed, these could lead to other issues that may need serious counselling.

Counselling for Anxiety and Depression

Anxiety and depression often co-exist.

Anxiety is used to describe feelings of worry, fear and unease. Anxiety can be a general emotional response, or it can be triggered by specific situations or events. If you are suffering from depression, you may often describe life as being pointless and lack motivation. There may be a sense of wanting the world to stop so that you can catch up and get on top of things again.

You may feel ashamed to ask for help, or believe that it’s not ‘that big a problem’ thus covering your feelings and dealing with it alone. However, anxiety and depression are problems that can get worse if the stressors continue to build up.

It is good to talk to someone about it to help release any worries or stress from being too much, too fast.

Don’t let it get any worse.

Counselling for Mental Health

Unlike the anxiety caused by a single stressful event, anxiety disorders last 6 months or more and can get worse if not treated.
Common anxiety disorders include:

  • Generalised anxiety disorder
  • Phobias
  • Panic disorder
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD)
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

Many who are faced with anxiety issues are successful in treatment and go on to live healthy, fulfilling lives.

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Meet Dr Matt Worthington

DPsych (Clinical), MSc (Psych) (with Commendation), BA(Hons) Bus. Executive Coaching Programme (Distance) Cambridge University
Level 1, 2 and 3 of Gottman Couples Training.
9 Months Training (online) with Boston Trauma Centre Massachusetts

Dr Matt has a flexible, down to earth, warm, easy going, value-based and compassionate approach to best accommodate his clients. He often says “being a psychologist is just about being human”. He strongly believes that the therapist’s personality, ability to build rapport and relate to a client’s world-view are of utmost importance in therapy. He is effective at quickly getting to the root of his clients’ worries and drawing on a range of evidence-based interventions to assist his clients to cope with their issues. Dr Matt can help you with Court Report WritingLife Coaching and Motivation Issues, Relationship and Marriage Issues, Academic and Self-worth Issues, as well as Workplace and Bullying problems.

Better Health is Our Mission

Let Dr Matt help you today.

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