PSYCHOLOGISTS – NOWRA, SHOALHAVEN & ILLAWARRA
Shoalhaven Psychology Services provides professional psychological therapy and counselling to the Nowra, greater Shoalhaven and Illawarra regions. Our experienced and qualified psychologists offer a wide range of specialist services.
People may experience all kinds of symptoms that can hinder the management of their daily lives. For example: feeling overwhelmed, suffering loss or grief, having relationship problems, having to make difficult decisions, or needing assistance in parenting. A psychologist is a non-judgemental listener who can provide a different perspective on your problems. Psychological therapy can be a relatively simple process with good results.
Life has its ups and downs. It’s realistic to expect that you may need help when times are tough – when you don’t feel confident about your direction and when it seems impossible to deal with the daily obstacles life poses.
If you feel that you are not coping with all that is going on in your life, therapy can help. Research shows counselling is effective in treating a range of psychological, emotional and behavioural issues.
Psychologists use a collaborative supportive approach to provide interventions designed to change patterns of functioning that are not helpful. This involves understanding your past and current situation and working with you to find solutions; including learning new skills and ways of managing any symptoms that are causing distress.
To set the stage we spent our three day yearly retreat together in sharing, reflection and appreciation. At each of our retreats we start with reflection on our values- are they still relevant, are they a part of our clients journey and do we refer to them enough? Are there values we need to spend more time bringing into the company?
I spend much of my time at work speaking with clients about their experiences of trauma. These are often deeply personal conversations which involve vulnerability and working through what can be confronting core beliefs and experiences.
Often as a therapist, your work life and personal life collide with similar themes. For me, the spotlight recently shone on all things parenting and baby related.