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Stress, Anxiety and Depression

Both stress and anxiety are emotional responses.

Stress is typically caused by external triggers – such as a fight with a loved one or experiencing bullying at work. 

However, anxiety is a persistent and excessive worry. It does not go away even in the absence of a stressor. 

Depression is more than just sadness. A person with depression may experience a lack of interest in daily activities, inability to concentrate, feelings of worthlessness and sometimes recurrent thoughts of death or suicide.

A person undergoing stress, anxiety or depression may also experience mental and physical symptoms like irritability, anger, fatigue, digestive troubles and difficulty sleeping.

Our therapists who offer support for this include:

Dr Jacky Wan Clinical Psychologist
Rhiannon Derrig Psychotherapist Sexologist
Rana Salloum Counsellor
Hamada Els Clincial Psychologist Executive Coach
Bronwyn Andersen Psychologist
Dr Robby Fullerton
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Anxiety Stress Depression
Psychology Counselling Trauma and PTSD

Trauma and PTSD

Trauma is an emotional response to events like accidents, violence, or natural disasters.

Trauma can also be triggered by non-life-threatening situations like interpersonal abuse, workplace bullying and harassment. 

Feelings of shock and denial are typical after the event. Longer-term reactions can include unpredictable emotions and symptoms like headaches or nausea. 

Similarly, a person with PTSD may relive the event via intrusive memories, flashbacks and may avoid anything that reminds them of the trauma.

A person may also have difficulty with moving on with their life.

 

 Our therapists who offer support for this include:

Dr Jacky Wan Clinical Psychologist
Rhiannon Derrig Pschotherapist Sexologist
Rana Salloum Counsellor
Hamada Els Clinical Psychologist, Executive Coach
Bronwyn Andersen Psychologist
Dr Robby Fullerton
Holly Shires Counsellor
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Trauma PTSD

Couples Counselling/ Relationship Counselling

Couples therapy is where both partners in a relationship are treated at the same time.

Couples therapy focuses on problems within and between individuals that affect the relationship.

For example, one partner may have depression that is affecting the relationship - or both partners may have trouble communicating effectively with one another.

Individual sessions may be provided separately to each partner, particularly at the beginning of couples therapy. However, in the longer term, therapy is normally provided to both partners together.

Our therapists who offer support for this include: 

Rhiannon Derrig Psychotherapist Sexologist
Rana Salloum Counsellor
Couple Relationship Counselling
Couple Relationship Counselling
Psychology Counselling LGBTQI+ Gender Sexuality

Gender, Sexuality and LGBTQI+ Support

A person who identifies as LGBTQI+ is more likely to experience discrimination, marginalisation, and the threat of, and actual violence compared to their heterosexual counterparts.

Discrimination can also be more subtle (e.g. using the word ‘gay’ as a derogatory term). However, this is no less harmful as it can reinforce feelings of difference.

This can result in shame, avoidant behaviours – such as withdrawal from social interactions – and retaliative anger.

The person may also become more vulnerable to anxiety, depression, substance dependence and suicidal thoughts.

Our therapists who offer support for this include:

Rhiannon Derrig Psychotherapist Sexologist
Dr Robby Fullerton
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LGBTQI+

Support for New Migrants and Expats

New migrants and ex-pats may experience feelings of loss, culture shock, separation from the family, and language difficulties – all of which can contribute to distress.

Other feelings can include loneliness, confusion, and anxiety as a result of experiencing cultural change. For example, a student studying at a foreign university may experience culture shock. A businessperson traveling overseas may also experience the same.

Feelings of belongingness or the feeling of being accepted by the group or society as a whole are important.

Our therapists who offer support for this include:

Dr Jacky Wan Clinical Psychologist
Rana Salloum Counsellor
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Migrant Expats
Psychology Counselling Vegans Animal Welfare Veterinarians

 Support for Vegans and Animal Welfare Advocates

Similar to other groups which may encounter marginalisation, vegans can experience negative emotional reactions, negative stereotypes, and various forms of discrimination in relation to their beliefs, practices, and lifestyles. ​

Vegaphobia is a term describing an aversion to, or dislike of, vegetarians/ vegans. The term first appeared in the 2010s, coinciding with the somewhat rapid rise of veganism.

Several studies have also found an incidence of vegaphobic sentiments in the general population, particularly among Western societies where omnivore practices tend to be the norm. 

Our therapists who offer support for this include:

Rhiannon Derrig Psychotherapist Sexologist
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Vegans Anima Welfare

Grief and Loss - Family and Pets

The loss of a loved one – a family member, friend or beloved pet – can create fear, anxiety and guilt. 

Separation, disability, and the loss of personal safety or predictability can also cause grief.

People may cope with grief and loss in different ways. The intensity and duration of the grieving process can differ between individuals. The nature of a person’s attachment can also impact their grief reactions.

Therapy can help a person come to terms with the loss, build resilience and develop coping strategies.

Our therapists who offer support for this include:

Dr Jacky Wan Clinical Psychologist
Rhiannon Derrig Psychotherapist Sexologist
Rana Salloum Counsellor
Hamada Els Clinical Psychologist
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Holly Shires Counsellor
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Psychology Counselling Grief Loss Bereavement
Grief Loss Family Pets
Executive Coaching Clinical Psychology Career

Workplace and Career Support / Executive Coaching

Workplace issues can challenge a person at both an emotional and practical level. Issues in the workplace and home can also often interact with, and impact one another (e.g., problems at home can affect confidence at work, and vice versa). 

Areas we work with include - stress and anxiety, feeling unmotivated or unfulfilled, stuck in a career rut, and wanting to improve confidence and leadership effectiveness, among others.​

We support both individuals and a broad range of organisations. particularly those who operate within the sustainability, cruelty-free, and diversity sectors. 

Our therapists who offer support for this include:

Dr Jacky Wan Sentient Professional Wellbeing
Rhiannon Derrig - Psychotherapist Sexologist
Rana Salloum Counsellor
Hamada Els Clinical Psychologist, Executive Coach
Bronwyn Andersen Psychologist
Dr Robby Fullerton
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Holly Shires Counsellor
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Executive Coaching

Support for Neurodiverse Individuals
and Couples

Neurodiversity-related challenges can deeply affect individuals emotionally and practically. These issues, whether at home or in a professional setting, frequently intertwine, influencing each other significantly.

We provide specialised support to neurodiverse individuals and couples, including people who have been diagnosed or remain undiagnosied with ADHD and Autism. Our therapists work with adolescent, teens and adults who are struggling with self-esteem, social challenges, communication, stress, anxiety, depression and trauma. We also provide coaching to a diverse array of organizations, with a particular focus on those operating in the spheres of neurodiversity advocacy, inclusion, and diversity.

Our therapists who offer support for this include:

Rhiannon Derrig - Psychotherapist Sexologist
Hamada Els Clinical Psychologist, Executive Coach
Bronwyn Andersen Psychologist
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Neurodiversity - ADHD - Autism
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