Amanda is a friendly mature aged clinical psychologist who enjoys seeing a range of adults with various concerns and clinical presentations. Amanda takes a thorough approach to exploring issues, keeps a commitment to striving for change and endeavours to use best evidence-based therapy. Amanda primarily uses Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and incorporates Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Mindfulness practices.
Learn about stress management & relaxation
Stress is both a natural response, and a part of everyday life. A moderate amount of stress can be a positive thing, providing energy and motivation to tackle a challenging task or period. However large amounts of stress can impact your health, mood, productivity, relationships and overall quality of life. Your capacity to cope with stress is impacted by a range of external and internal factors, so it is important to develop stress management techniques that equip you for life’s many challenges.
Excessive stress can be the result of a broad range of factors, including a demanding work load, relationship conflicts, academic pressure, medical concerns etc. However, you may also be feeling extremely stressed, whilst also being unable to pinpoint a specific cause. Working with a psychologist can assist you to identify sources of stress you may not be aware of, or that you may be unable to articulate.
So how do you know if your stress has passed the point of being ‘healthy’ stress and is starting to affect you in a negative way? Some indicators include:
Physical symptoms: headaches, muscle tension, weight gain or loss, heart palpitations and digestive upsets (i.e. constipation or diarrhoea)
Reduced ability to concentrate or to make decisions
Moodiness, irritability, agitation
Increased conflicts within your relationships
Decline in academic or work performance
Alternatively, you may be extremely productive and successful in achieving goals, but have difficulty relaxing and ‘switching off’. You may find it difficult to simply be still, or enjoy a period of quietness. Family or friends may have commented that you ‘need to learn to relax’. You may feel this is simply your personality, and does not cause you any serious problems. However, relaxation is extremely important in maintaining your long term mental health, and can be a preventative factor for conditions such as anxiety and depression in response to negative life events – losing a job, coping with rejection, or general life setbacks.
If you are wanting to manage your stress, or feel you need support in learning relaxation, seek advice from a psychologist with someone.health. Our psychologists can equip you with the strategies to remain stress-free, in a way that is tailored specifically to your preferences.
Some of the ways someone.health psychologists are specialised to help with stress management and relaxation include:
Identifying the source and triggers of your stress, and discovering ways to break these down
Providing thorough assessments to determine any unhelpful thoughts, emotions or behaviours that may be contributing to your stress
Narrative therapy, such as stories, to help increase self awareness
Helping you to manage your time more effectively
Problem solving skills to combat stress in response to daily obstacles
Helping to improve your assertiveness
Teaching and practicing relaxation and meditative techniques
Teaching you when to say ‘no’ to the things which increase your stress levels
Working with you to develop a personalised health plan including a balanced routine with the right amount of rest, exercise, sunlight and a balanced diet
Stress Management Psychologists
Meet the someone.health psychologists currently available to see new clients for stress management counselling.
Nick has experience working with a diverse range of clients, including children, adolescents and adults. He also has extensive experience working with people with post -traumatic stress and anxiety disorder, including survivors of natural disaster s who may be recovering from bushfires cyclones and floods.
Nick has a keen interest in working with people experiencing anxiety, perfectionism, procrastination, low self -esteem and interpersonal difficulties.
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.
Nina has a keen interest in working with people experiencing anxiety, depression, relationship and family difficulties, gender identity issues, work stress, low self-esteem, anger issues, survivors of sexual abuse and other childhood trauma. She is trained in several evidence based approaches, including CBT, Cognitive Processing Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy.
Kemi has an interest in working with people experiencing anxiety, relationship issues and parenting concerns. She works to ensure that every person’s uniqueness is taken into consideration by creating a personalised treatment plan with each client using evidence based therapies.
Dimple work with clients from different cultural backgrounds including children, adolescents and adults. She has extensive experience working with people having drug and alcohol addiction, depression, anxiety, perfectionism, low self-esteem, relationship challenges, development delays, workplace stress, and burn out. Dimple is multilingual and can support clients in English, Hindi, and Punjabi.
Marie works with a diverse range of clients, including children, adolescents and adults. She has extensive experience working with people with disabilities, including intellectual disability and Autism. Marie has a keen interest working with people experiencing anxiety, stress, depression, low self esteem and interpersonal difficulties.
Lisa is passionate about working with and empowering individuals to feel better and experience a sense of wellbeing. At times we are faced with personal challenges and extremely difficult times. Her recent focus has been on mindfulness-based approaches to assist with mental health issues.
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.
Margarite has a down to earth way of connecting with those she works with. Everyone needs a personal cheerleader in their life and Margarite tries to be that when she works with individuals. Margarite has an eclectic approach when counselling clients though has a specific interest in mindfulness and positive psychology.
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.
Mary is very keen to equip you with the life skills, social and behavioural skills, cognitive skills using acceptance and mindfulness techniques. This will build your repertoire of tools to better manage life on a day to day basis so that you are leading a more fulfilling and functional lifestyle with confidence.
Jane has over 15 years experience in the field of psychology and has experience working with a diverse range of clients, including adolescents and adults. Jane utilises several evidence based approaches including CBT, Trauma Focussed CBT, Schema Focussed Therapy, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy, Client Centered Therapy, Solution Focussed Brief Therapy (SFBT), and Psychoeducation.
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.
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.
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.
Stephanie is an experienced psychologist who is warm and nonjudgmental with over 10 years experience in mental health. She has treated a range of concerns, including anxiety/depression, relational issues, drug/alcohol concerns and grief and loss. Stephanie enjoys working with people of all different ages, cultures and religions. Stephanie works hard for her clients and feels passionately about coming along side them to create lasting change in their lives.
James’ approach to mental health is about mind-body integration and looking at the “whole person”. Mental health influences how we feel, think and move, how we communicate and relate to the world, and can seriously impact our physical health. James will hep make sense of how this all fits together, to explore unhelpful thoughts and behaviour, and identify different options.