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Adults

Adults of all ages are welcome to attend the service for psychotherapy support.

In order to request an initial appointment, all adults are welcome to make contact:

  • Directly with the service (email/telephone/text);
  • By GP referral,
  • By psychiatry referral or other medical/mental health professional;
  • By their employer

On occasion, partners and close friends may make the initial contact on behalf of a nervous first time client.

It is particularly common for individuals with no previous counselling experience to question the validity of the issue(s) they wish to bring to counselling. There is no issue too big or small to bring to counselling. What matters is that it is important to you, therefore, it is important to me. An initial exploratory session can help make some sense of this for you and whether now is the right time for you to engage in counselling.

Some Common Presenting Issues:

Anxiety

  • Panic
  • Obsessive Compulsive Behaviour (Intrusive Thoughts)
  • Generalised Anxiety
  • Post-Traumatic Stress
  • Social Anxiety
  • Phobias

Stress

  • Living with an illness or an illness of a loved one
  • The Impact of being a Carer
  • Work-Related Stress/Harassment and Bullying
  • Trying to manage multiple obligations simultaneously

Mood

  • Depression
  • Bi-Polar Disorder

Adjustment Disorder

  • Notable distress disproportionate to the stressor

Bereavement and Loss

  • Letting go after a relationship ends
  • Parental Separation
  • Bereavement following a long or short illness of a significant other
  • Grief following a sudden death through suicide or other circumstance
  • Ambiguous loss – following a suicide attempt of a loved one
  • Ambiguous loss – living with someone with Alzheimer’s; depression; addiction
  • Disenfranchised Grief – e.g. loss of a pet; perinatal losses; elective abortion; loss of a body part; loss of a loved one (i.e. boyfriend/girlfriend; extramarital partner; in-laws)

Addiction

  • Alcohol
  • Adult Children of Alcoholics (ACOA)
  • Recreational Drug Use
  • Gambling
  • Gaming
  • Pornography

Self and Identity

  • Existential Issues & Search for Meaning
  • Sexual Orientation and Sexual Issues
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Self Esteem (self-respect; trust; acceptance; belief)

Abuse

  • Adult Survivors of Childhood Abuse (Neglect; Physical; Emotional; Sexual Abuse)
  • Sexual Assault
  • Domestic Violence and Coercive Control