© 2016 Eltham Counselling

PO Box 981Eltham

Victoria 3095

Australia

Please get in touch to make an appointment or enquiry.

You can reach us at the clinic on
(03) 9431 3933

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Counselling Services

Stress & Anxiety Management

 

It is interesting that the increased pace of life means we often notice when we are calm rather than when we are stressed. Chronic stress for some has become the norm. The reality is a person can carry their stress anywhere, a bit like a suitcase. While short term stress has some uses it is the long term chronic stress that is unhealthy.

Modern day stress is more akin to pressure (such as work and family issues) rather than stress related danger (such as dealing with a predator). Our bodies are more adept at coping with danger rather than with pressure. Our built in response to stress has not changed. It is the type of stress that has changed.

The team at Eltham Counselling will work with you to uncover where the stress and anxiety is coming from or the stress category that applies to you ie is it emotional, relationship, nutritional, physical, illness etc. Specific stress reduction skills will be discussed.

 Relationship Counselling 
 

Relationships, like most human endeavours, need to be nurtured and maintained. Whilst many understand this concept, it is not always easy to know where to start or how to do this.

 

Re-discovering the magic of a relationship can be achieved with commitment to non judgemental guidance through counselling.

The team at Eltham Counselling have had decades of experience in helping couples to rescue their relationships or maintain the relationship magic.

 

Relationship counselling occurs in a safe non-judgemental environment and involves working to change old patterns that are not working for the couple.

 

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 Mindfulness 

At Eltham Counselling one-on-one mindfulness skill training is offered. Mindfulness is about accessing your internal resources by living more in the moment.

Mindfulness is now receiving scientific validation as an adjunct to psychological and medical therapies.

Mindfulness has been shown to:

  • Reduce symptoms of stress, anxiety and depression.

  • Diminish the habit of repetitive thoughts and the worry cycle

  • Enhance ability to control habits and reactions

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At Eltham Counselling we pride ourselves in linking our clients with only psychologists that have many years of professional experience. Our caring psychologists are dedicated to ensuring our clients reach their therapeutic outcomes.

All our psychologists are registered with Medicare and the major Health funds.

 

With an experienced team of registered psychologists we can cover a wide range of psychological services such as:

  • Anger

  • Anxiety

  • Behavioural problems

  • Children & Adolescents

  • Communication skills

  • Depression

  • Divorce & Separation

  • Grief & Loss

  • Educational assessments

  • Emotional Healing

  • Hypnotherapy

  • Life coaching

  • Low self-esteem

  • Panic attacks

  • Mediation

  • Mindfulness

  • Relationship counselling

  • Stress

  • Trauma

  • Weight management

  • Work related stress

As all clients attending Eltham Counselling are treated as unique individuals, the specific approaches for each one of the above services will vary according to the needs of the individual or couple. However, the descriptions below outline some of the factors that are considered for some of our services.

 Supplements 

Through our weight loss and life coaching programs clients have access to practitioner line supplements through Health World Lt (trading as Metagenics).

 

Metagenics is recognized as a Leading Natural Health Science Company and the innovators in Natural Health products and Health Care Professional education.

Through our links with Metagenics we are able to provide clients with up to date scientific information on a multitude of health issues. Within our team we have a qualified practitioner in nutrition for mental health.

 Weight Control Program 

The ups and downs of weight loss

How exhausting are the ups and downs of weight loss, consider this:

  • As our age goes up, our metabolism goes down – causing weight to go up – how annoying!

  • When lean muscle mass goes down, metabolism slows which leads to weight going up.

  • Stressful emotions go up triggering weight gain.

  • Exercise goes down –weight goes up.

  • Dieting goes up, weight comes down then goes up even further.

  • Sleep goes down – weight goes up.

  • Obsessive thoughts about weight go up – weight goes up.

  • Researching Dr Google for quick fixes goes up – weight gain continues.

  • Portion sizes go up – calories go up – weight then goes up.

There is something you can do about it

Weight management does not have to be so frustrating. For example, in many situations it is a matter of focusing on the key driver of weight control i.e. portion sizes – conquer this one and be amazed by the results and there is no dieting.

More people are now turning to hypnotherapy to control overeating with good results. One hypnosis technique called Virtual Gastric Band provides similar results to the surgical option. This technique is available at Eltham Counselling.

The Virtual Gastric Band hypnosis uses the power of hypnosis to retrain you to be satisfied with smaller amounts of food. It changes how you think about food and gives very safe, very predictable results. Emotional aspects of weight management are also addressed.

The benefits of Virtual Gastric Band hypnotherapy:

  • The program is non-invasive and natural

  • It is a long term life style change rather than a short term quick fix diet.

  • There are no side-effects or complications

  • You are monitored and supported by the therapist

  • The program is cost effective when compared to surgery and diet products.