Life Transition Counselling

Your someone.health psychologist can work with you to manage your life transition through evidence-based video and telephone counselling.
Your someone.health psychologist can work with you to manage your life transition evidence-based video and telephone counselling.

Learn about going through life transitions

Going through big transitions in life can be stressful, tiring and emotional. It’s normal to get overwhelmed and to take a while to adjust. Sometimes, these transitions are so overwhelming that they can start to have a huge impact on our daily mood, emotions and functioning.

 

This can often occur with transitions that are unexpected, such as losing a loved one, getting fired from work, getting diagnosed with an illness or receiving a substantial injury. However, it can occur with regular life transitions such as becoming an adult, moving out of home, starting university, or getting your first job.

 

Whatever the case is, if a life transition is taking a huge toll on you and you are struggling to cope with it on your own – it may be beneficial to seek help from a professional. Some of the signs that you may need to seek help include:

Feeling constantly worried, irritable or stressed over the transition

Avoiding having to talk about, or take part in it

Losing sleep over it or having it affect other parts of your health

You are using alcohol or drugs to manage your anger

 

These and any other symptoms that result from the stress of a life transition can be worked through gradually with a psychologist. They are specialised in providing help to:

 

Identify what it is about these transitions that are so difficult to adapt to

Learn to accept the change and adjust your lifestyle around it in a positive way

Relaxation and mindfulness training

Find social supports that can reduce the effect of the transitions

Providing you with the skills to ease yourself into the transition gradually

Life Transition Psychologists

Meet the someone.health psychologists currently available to see new clients for counselling on life transitions. 

Alice Lamb

Alice gets excited meeting people and hearing their individual stories. She has a flexible style and likes to tailor her approach to suit the person she’s working with. Alice imparts knowledge she has built up to assist you to be the best you can be and not be run down by bad thoughts and feelings.

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Sue Schulz

Sue has experience working with many people of different ages across the lifespan, children, adolescents, and adults – including ‘seniors’. The diverse range of challenges she has provided support and counselling for include people with work and relationship issues; helping parents find joy in their relationship with their children, including those with behavioural difficulties or medical and disability concerns.

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Wendy Foers

Wendy will work with you to develop the skills necessary to effectively manage challenges and enhance your emotional wellbeing. Wendy has developed methods that assist clients to empower themselves and restore their quality of life. She has seen first hand how patients become empowered with improved emotional intelligence and psycho-education.

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Jeanette McLean

Jeanette has 27 years of experience as a psychologist. She has worked in private practice, as an Employee Assistance Provider (both internal and external) and as a teacher of counselling in a private counselling college.

Jeanette has gained a lot of expertise working in many areas of psychopathology over the years and continues to enjoy ongoing professional development, offering a service of value.

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Lisa Butler

With over 30 years as a psychologist, Lisa has worked with a diverse range of clients and is very interested in working with adults who are having issues with self-confidence and interpersonal communication, depression, stress, anxiety, loss, family conflict, fears, career or work problems, emotional distress, post-natal stress or depression, or relationship difficulties.

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Eyleia Saleeb

Eyleia has worked with a broad range of people presenting with different life experiences and problems. Eyleia has worked with children who suffer from internal problems such as anxiety and depression, as well as external issues such as ADHD and ODD.

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Justine La

Justine believes the most important factor to effective therapy is the collaborative relationship between psychologist and client. Justine will never tell you what to do – instead she’ll listen to you and together will work out the best way to help you move forward with achieving your personal therapy goals.

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Trisha Nowland

Trisha has experience working with a diverse range of clients including children, community from different cultural backgrounds, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community, and LGBT+ community.

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Christine Craig

Christine has extensive experience working with a diverse range of clients from a variety of socio-economic backgrounds. Her work has involved working in private practice, in schools and as a therapist for children, adolescents and adults on the Autism Spectrum.

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Lauren McKeogh

Lauren works with people of all ages with concerns including anxiety, depression, stress, self esteem, grief and loss, substance use and addiction, trauma, abuse, and children with behavioural and emotional regulation concerns, and social skills deficits. Lauren uses CBT, ACT, DBT, Mindfulness and Motivational Interviewing.

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Barry Sierra

Barry has worked extensively in trauma-specific settings in both South Africa and Australia, having worked with individuals, families, emergency and defence force personnel, and victims of crime. Barry works primarily with adults and has experience across private practice, community-mental health and NGOs.

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Ross Leembruggen

With over 22 years experience as a psychologist and executive leader, Ross has developed a highly professional suite of organisational and clinical skills to provide compassionate, caring and committed evidence-based psychological services to individuals and couples that makes a real difference.

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Michelle Kelly

Michelle is experienced working with clients presenting for depression and anxiety in addition to those experiencing issues relating to substance use, emotional regulation and relationship challenges.

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Madaline Boyd

Madaline has experience in working with a diverse range of clients across the lifespan. She has a keen interest in working with people who are experiencing anxiety, depression, low self-esteem and experiencing the effects of trauma. As well as supporting Children and Families. She has extensive experiencing in working with people with Autism and Intellectual Disability.

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Ari Goldberger

Ari doesn’t just rely on “talk therapy” but also works with the subconscious and body. He utilises a variety of techniques including guided meditation, visualizations, somatic experiencing, brainspotting, and emotion-focused release to let go of trapped negative energy keeping you “blocked” in an unwanted state of consciousness as a result of past trauma.

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Kate Stevenson

Kate has extensive experience working with young people and also has experience with adults requiring support through transition periods and unemployment. Kate is trained in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused Therapy and Brief Interventions, Motivational Interviewing and Mindfulness techniques.

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Damian Panozza

Damian has worked with countless numbers of people in leadership development, professional development and how to be successful in life, change who they are or how they are living and how to do it all in a sustainable positive way. If you want to get better, build on who you are, get happier, or rid yourself of unwelcome mental health or ill health then Damian can help.

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Xiaoping Zhu

The goal of Xiaoping’s counselling is to assist you to be powered with a series of healthy concepts about your life as well as equipped with a bunch of abilities for all of life’s challenges. With Xiaoping’s counselling, his clients are led to have more awareness about themselves, more confidence to face their challenges and more skills to find solutions.

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Stephanie Cook

Stephanie has had nearly three decades of working with a diversity of clients of all ages, issues and genres. Stephanie is keen to support you with with relationship issues, family issues, depression and anxiety, faulty thinking, self esteem, learning difficulties, stress, performance management and parenting.

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Jade Munsel

Jade has more than 20 years experience in working with people of all ages, across both private and government settings. She has a special interest in weight management psychology, as well as mood disorders (anxiety and depression), stress management and health psychology.

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