Kellie has experience working with adults suffering from psychological medical conditions and physical medical conditions which impact mental health, behavioural and cognitive medical conditions, substance abuse and lifestyle issues, sleep difficulties and chronic pain. Kellie has extensive experience managing how such factors affects a person’s capacity to obtain and maintain employment.
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.
Chris has experience working with a diverse range of clients. This includes working with people with anxiety and depression, PTSD and trauma related recovery, relationship issues, family dysfunction, grief and loss, low self esteem and interpersonal difficulties and much more.
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.
Louise has gained a wealth of experience working with clients from a wide range of socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds, seeing clients ranging from school age to the elderly population. Louise is passionate about working with anyone experiencing stress, anxiety, depression, perfectionistic/obsessive, compulsive traits, sleep difficulties and interpersonal issues.
Nicole has worked in a broad range of settings. She is a proud military psychologist with over 30 years total service in the Australian Army in various roles. She is a Solomon Islands and Afghanistan veteran. She has a particular professional interest in providing intervention to people suffering from anxiety and anxiety-related concerns.
Emma has experience working with children, adolescents and adults with a range of presenting concerns. She has extensive experience working with clients who may be struggling with adjustment and mood disorders, anxiety disorders, interpersonal difficulties, trauma, eating and body image concerns and psychotic illnesses.
John supports clients to overcome life challenges and to develop the psychological flexibility they need to be well and thrive. John has a keen interest in supporting people experiencing workplace issues and challenges in their professional life. He is passionate about working with athletes to help them to overcome challenges and achieve peak performance.
Areas that he has worked in extensively are treating Depression/Anxiety, Alcohol and Drug issues and Clients presenting with Employment and Personal relationship relationship issues.
He has a research interest in managing major mental illness through therapeutic treatment addition to medication. He also has an interest in Aboriginal and first nation’s health.
Eva has over 20 years experience as a psychologist and she is committed to making counselling therapy a compassionate and collaborative process, so you feel supported throughout the process. Conducting sessions with genuine positive regard each client is valued for who they are.
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.
Kate has been working with people from many different walks of life, struggling to make many different changes in their lives, for over 40 years. Her work now is primarily with people overcoming anxiety and depression, with a special area of interest in counselling trauma from a positive psychology perspective.