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Airlie Beach Counselling

Counselling

Are you struggling with your life? Are you dealing with depression, anxiety, anger, self-esteem, and relationships? 

You have come to the right place. At Airlie Allied Health, we offer tailored, confidential, and affordable counselling sessions to help you overcome these issues and be the best version of yourself.

With over three decades of experience in offering trusted counselling services in Airlie Beach, Cannonvale, and Whitsunday, we are uniquely positioned to give you the tools and techniques to transform your life.

Our one-on-one counselling sessions are designed to combat a range of mental health issues.

 

Therapy Sessions

Depression

Feeling low, sad or moody is something we all experience at times. If depressive symptoms last for over two weeks, it is important to take action and seek help.

By impacting your mental and physical health, depression can affect your quality of life. 

Here are some of the common mental and physical signs and symptoms of depression:

  • Feeling low or depressed on most days, 
  • Experiencing feelings of emptiness or sadness
  • Loss of pleasure in activities previously enjoyed 
  • Excessive sleep or insomnia on most days
  • Unintended weight gain or loss
  • Feeling guilty, hopeless or worthless
  • Changes in appetite and eating pattern (binge eating or skipping meals)
  • Physical agitation 
  • Low energy 
  • Trouble concentrating
  • Suicidal thoughts or ideation
  • Using more alcohol or drugs

Anxiety

Are you or your loved one experiencing any or all of these symptoms?

  • Nervousness
  • Shortness of breath
  • Fast heartbeat
  • Constant fear
  • Obsessive thinking

These are the typical symptoms of anxiety. A little anxiety can help make us more alert and energetic, thereby enabling us to avoid danger. Some people, however, find that they are constantly anxious. These feelings are so overwhelming that it impacts their ability to sleep, function and concentrate. 

What causes depression and anxiety?

Many times, depression and/or anxiety may not have a single cause. Multiple factors can contribute to it. These include personality, family history, substance use and other external causes.

Life events: Many factors, including unemployment, an uncaring or abusive relationship, work stress and loneliness, can cause depression and anxiety. Death of a loved one, accident, illnesses, a divorce or loss of a job are common triggers. Many people have also experienced intense stress, depression and anxiety due to natural disasters and the COVID-19 pandemic.

Internal factors: A number of factors can increase your vulnerability to depression or anxiety, including family history, personality and drug and alcohol use. While family history and inherited genetic factors play a role, negative patterns of thinking and behaviour may be repeated in families.

Hormonal changes: Perinatal depression is a mental illness that affects many women in Australia during and post-pregnancy. Apart from the hormonal changes that women go through in pregnancy and childbirth, perinatal depression is linked to the demands of parenthood.

How counselling sessions at Airlie Allied Health help

At Airlie Allied Health, licensed counsellors use multiple techniques and a holistic approach to help you manage and overcome depression and anxiety. In a calm, non-judgmental and strictly confidential environment, you will be guided through a seamless process of resolving the root cause of depression and anxiety.

Our one-on-one therapy sessions in a relaxed and calm ambience can be combined with other therapies such as mindfulness and reflexology to:

  • Help you understand the root cause of depression, stress and anxiety.
  • Encourage you to understand the difference between unproductive and productive thought processes and worries.
  • Encourage you to challenge negative self-talk.
  • Give you the tips and tools to practice self-love, compassion and kindness.
  • Provide self-help strategies to let go of stress, anxiety and depression. 
  • Teach mindfulness, breathing techniques and progressive muscle relaxation that helps you gain control over stress and anxiety. Mindfulness helps you stay in the present, stop your mind from wandering off into thoughts of the future or past and avoid unpleasant thoughts and feelings. As you catch your negative thinking patterns earlier, you can better deal with warning signs more effectively.
  • Guide you towards regaining control over your physical health and nutrition to optimize overall health.
  • Encourage activities and behaviours that are satisfying, rewarding and pleasant. 
Massage

Anger management

Anger is a normal emotion that everyone experiences at some point in their lives. It is a natural reaction to feeling threatened or to a situation that triggers emotional pain. 

The triggers for anger can be internal or external. Internal factors can include frustrations, perceived failures or a feeling that you are misunderstood. 

External factors that can make you angry are when:

  • Your expectations are not being met
  • Someone makes you feel uncomfortable or treats you unfairly
  • You are teased, bullied or humiliated
  • You experience loss of job, property or other stressful events.

However, when anger becomes a problem, it can lead to distress or harm to yourself or others.

If you find yourself feeling angry in your everyday life, you may want to take a look at what's going on in your life and make some positive changes. It's important to acknowledge that anger stems from our own thoughts and behaviours rather than the behaviour of other people. 

Anger management counselling can help you identify the triggers and patterns in your everyday behaviour – then, you can make the choice to change them.

Airlie Allied Health's anger management counselling helps those who have issues with controlling their anger and are in need of alternative techniques to release their anger. The goal of anger management counselling is for them to stay away from negative behaviours and learn to control their anger.

We offer affordable counselling services to individuals, families and couples to help those whose lives have been negatively impacted by anger and stress. We are here to help you maintain emotional stability at all times and help you communicate your needs effectively to others. We teach you to consistently behave in ways that will help you get your needs met without hurting yourself or others in the process. 

Our tools and tips help you:

  • Understand the triggers
  • Reduce stress and anger levels
  • Stabilize your emotions 
  • Communicate effectively
  • Channelize anger into productive, positive actions.

Relationships and self-esteem

Our counselling sessions are tailored to help you build self-esteem and enrich relationships. They can help you learn how to forgive yourself, set boundaries, and deal with your emotions. 

In addition, counselling sessions help you learn:

  • Gain a better understanding of who you are as a person. This includes your strengths and weaknesses, as well as your likes and dislikes. By understanding yourself better, you can work on building self-esteem that is based on realistic perceptions of yourself.
  • Develop positive coping skills -Many people with low self-esteem tend to cope with their feelings in negative ways, such as by engaging in self-destructive behaviours or by putting themselves down. Counselling sessions at Airlie Allied Health can help you develop healthier coping mechanisms, such as positive self-talk and problem-solving skills. These skills can help you feel better about yourself and improve your overall quality of life.
  • Build better relationships -People with low self-esteem often have difficulty forming healthy relationships with others. Our sessions help you learn how to connect with others in a more meaningful way, develop meaningful relationships and boost your self-esteem.

Top-rated counselling sessions in Airlie Beach, Cannonvale, and Whitsunday

If you're experiencing any of these issues or just need someone to talk to, schedule an appointment at Airlie Allied Health today. We offer counselling sessions for depression, anxiety, self-esteem, anger management, and relationships. Our experienced counsellors will work with you to develop a treatment plan that will help you achieve holistic mental and physical health and lead a fulfilling life.

At Airlie Allied Health, we specialize in offering differentiated counselling and therapy sessions with a holistic approach driven by empathy and compassion. Our private rooms exude a calm and discreet ambience while the sessions are led by our highly experienced and licensed counsellor, Diahann Logan. 

Schedule an appointment today to start your journey to wellness.

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