Welcome to our library of mental health articles
We are often asked questions about a wide range of mental health issues including as to therapies, relationships and human behaviours. In order to answer those most commonly asked, we have created this library which contains in-house articles addressing various issues concerning mental health. Of course, everyone’s circumstances are unique, thus the information provided in these articles is of a generalised nature only.
We hope that the information is helpful to you.
Index of Articles:
- Counselling for Anxiety:
- Counselling for Depression:
- About Cognitive Behavioural Therapy:
- Symptoms of Mental Health Issues:
- Resilience & Logotherapy:
- About Social Anxiety Disorder:
- When an Obsession become an OCD:
- Online Counselling Services:
- Confidentiality & Mental Health Treatment Plans:
- When Your Grief is Overwhelming:
- The Benefits of Counselling:
- Insomnia and Your Mental Health:
A lot of people ponder whether they have an anxiety disorder but, it is not always easy to answer because the symptoms of anxiety conditions are sometimes not all that obvious as they often develop slowly over time and, given we all experience some anxiety at various points in our lives, it can be hard to know how much is too much.
Of course, occasional anxiety is a normal emotion that everyone experiences however, if anxiety is affecting your life’s enjoyment it might be time to get help.
To find out more about Anxiety , please click on the button below:
There is significant difference between sadness and depression. Of course everyone feels sad sometimes but, how do you know when sadness crosses over into ‘clinical depression’?
Depression is a mental illness that can involve a range of symptoms, like feeling exhausted all the time, losing interest in activities you normally enjoy, or thoughts of death and suicide. Episodes of ‘clinical depression’ typically last at least 2 weeks at a time. They can be triggered by a sad and/or traumatic event, or they can seemingly come of out of nowhere. To find out more about Depression , please click on the button below:
CBT – Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is a highly effective psychotherapeutic treatment that has been shown to reduce symptoms and improve quality of life for people who suffer from a range of challenging disorders.
CBT is particularly effective in treating anxiety, depression, and behavioural problems, as well as helping people reach a wide range of interpersonal, academic, and occupational goals.
CBT Counselling & Psychotherapy specialise in providing clients CBT and CBT complimentive therapies. To learn more click on the button below:
There is a wide range of symptoms indicating the presence of mental health issues, often termed ‘disorders’, such that affect your mood, thinking and behaviour. Examples of mental health disorders include depression, anxiety disorders, schizophrenia, eating disorders and substance dependence behaviours.
Examples of mental health disorders include depression, anxiety disorders, schizophrenia, eating disorders and substance dependence behaviours.
CBT Counselling places a significant emphasis on strengthening the quality of one’s own resilience to adversity.
Resilience, Logotherapy, focuses on four areas, including emotional, cognitive and mental, physical, and spiritual resilience. Learning a new approach in these areas can improve your resiliency to life’s inevitable challenges and hardships, enhance your quality of life and decrease your stress and anxiety by teaching you new ways to view such challenges as opportunities.
We all know the feeling of being nervous or uncomfortable in a social situation. But social anxiety disorder, or social phobia, is more than just shyness or occasional nerves. Social anxiety disorder involves intense fear of certain social situations—especially situations that are unfamiliar or in which you feel you’ll be watched or evaluated by others.
The fear that people with social anxiety disorder have in social situations is so strong that they feel it is beyond their ability to control.
There is a fine, but distinctive difference between having an obsession and that of having an obsession disorder in the nature of ‘Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder’ commonly referred to as OCD.
People living with OCD are troubled by recurring unwanted thoughts, images, or impulses, as well as obsessions and repetitive rituals. The good news is that, with treatment, you can learn to manage, and hopefully ultimately overcome the behaviours that are putting your life, and the lives of your loved ones on hold.
Imagine …. therapy available from the comfort of your own home.
Too busy or live too far away to make it to the office? No problem! Thanks to our new Online Counselling service, we can now offer counselling and psychotherapeutic services regardless of where you live in Australia.
Online counselling works similarly to that of face-to-face counselling and is available as a video-audio session accessed by the client via a desktop or mobile device. To learn more about our online counselling services, please click on this link >>
Before you enter into a Mental Health Treatment Plan there are a few things you should know which could have significant consequences later in your life.
You ought to be aware that whenever Medicare or private health insurance is used, your private information, psychiatric diagnosis (yes, you need a diagnosis to receive the rebate), presenting issues, treatment plan and progress reports are available to a range of government authorities including any private health insurance company that you might also intend to claim upon. To learn more click on the button below:
Losing a loved one can be one of life’s biggest challenges. Most people experiencing normal grief and bereavement have a period of sorrow, numbness, and even guilt and anger. Gradually these feelings ease, and it’s possible to accept loss and move forward.
For some people though, feelings of loss are debilitating and don’t improve even after time passes. This is known as complicated grief, sometimes called persistent complex bereavement disorder. In complicated grief, painful emotions are so long lasting and severe that you have trouble recovering from the loss and resuming your own life.
Counselling is often the first and usually one of the best weapons we have against a range of challenging mental-health issues like depression, complicated-grief and anxiety to name just a few.
But counselling is not just for mental-health issues, it’s also an effective strategy for dealing with relationship problems and other difficult life events. Indeed, counselling is a multi-faceted therapeutic approach to dealing with many of life’s challenges, desires and goals.
To learn more about the benefits of counselling please click on the button below:
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Indeed, a lack of sleep can affect your mental health and contributes to all major psychiatric conditions, including depression, anxiety and suicidality.
If you’ve decided it’s time to seek out a counselling, then you’ve already done the hardest part by recognising that you could use support with your mental health or an emotional issue.
To help you decide if you are ready to begin therapy, we offer a free 10-minute phone consultation in which we can discuss the problems you are experiencing and how counselling and psychotherapy might benefit you.
Of course, you will have the opportunity to ask any questions you may have, and together we can decide whether ours is the best counselling and therapy service for you.
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The information provided on this website (www.cbtcounselling.com.au) is offered as general educational content only. The information herein should not be considered as advice, nor should it be used to treat, assess or diagnose a psychological condition, nor should it be used as an alternative to obtaining professional advice, diagnosis or assessment from a mental health professional.
In severe cases of a mental health disorder, including severe cases of any those disorders described herein, or any others such as bipolar disorder, psychosis or schizophrenia, medication may need to be prescribed to the sufferer. Only a Psychiatrist can legally prescribe medications to address such disorders, for example antipsychotic drugs and antidepressants.
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