I am a Clinical Psychologist, my work is quite diverse and includes topics related to substance abuse, couples counseling, eating disorders, cancer care, palliative care, spirituality, schizophrenia, exercise and obesity, and meditation. My office is located in Sutherland, happily servicing a number of nearby areas including Gymea, Miranda, Loftus, Engadine and Kirrawee.
New research suggests Australia has the highest rates of cancer in the world with obesity being one of the main factors. http://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/who-cancer-rate-data-show8217s-australia-has-worst-in-the-world/story-fneszs56-1226690657650 What’s your diet like? Do you exercise much?
The purpose of your initial session is for you and the psychologist to get know each other and explore the issues you need assistance with. The psychologist will orientate you to the process of counselling by discussing his role and other issues such as privacy and confidentiality.
Learning to meditate can really boost your mental health but the many different types of meditation can confuse beginners trying to establish a practice. While there are many types available, two of the most popular forms are mindfulness meditation and concentrative meditation.
The Sutherland Shire Library can be a good place to find information cheaply.Local newspapers like the St George & Sutherland Shire Leader and particularly local libraries often have information on what’s going on around you, and where you can go to join support group.
You can make an effort to keep informed about depression by reading the latest books or checking out web sites, etc. Most libraries (Sutherland Shire Library) now have a special section devoted to mental health and well-being.