In times of emotional distress, people usually turn to their family, friends, and colleagues. However, when there is extreme stress, seeking support from those around you may not be enough. You may need to work with licensed professionals as a first step to feeling better and leading a more fulfilling life. Taking care of your mental health is as important as taking care of your physical health. Therapy can be immensely powerful in stress management, self-discovery, behavioural management, and interpersonal skills development
Primary areas of mental health counselling
At WPS-onLine, our primary areas of mental health counselling include the following:
● Depression and anxiety
Feeling anxious in a stressful situation is quite normal, and so is having the blues now and then. However, if you have ongoing or severe feelings of anxiety and sadness, you may be suffering from an underlying mental health condition. Depression and anxiety are much more common than you think. Nearly 14% of all Australians suffer from anxiety and 6% are diagnosed with depressive disorders. Depression is also the leading cause of non-fatal disability in Australia. People suffering from depression and anxiety can benefit from counselling, medications, and lifestyle change. Getting professional help from WPS-onLine can help you overcome depression and anxiety and find joy in your life again.
● Stress Management
It is quite normal to feel stressed at times. Some people believe that a little stress can actually be beneficial, improving your performance at school or work. However, chronic stress can lead to a host of illnesses, both physical and mental. From heart disease to high blood pressure to mental health problems, such as depression and anxiety, chronic stress can be very harmful to your physical and emotional health. At WPS-onLine, we use a range of psychotherapies and techniques to manage your stress levels, helping you become healthier, happier, and more productive.
● Family and relationship issues
With time, families go through a lot of change, and it is normal for problems to crop up in families and relationships. If you are struggling with relationship issues or conflicts within the family, our family counselling services can help you overcome tough times as a family.
Trauma is the emotional response to a disturbing or deeply distressing event that overwhelms your ability to cope and causes feelings of hopelessness. Shock or denial immediately after the event is pretty normal. However, trauma could also have severe long-term effects on your health. Individuals who have experienced traumatic events in their life often suffer from mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, and substance abuse. At WPS-onLine, we can help you find constructive ways of managing your emotions to overcome the trauma in your life.
● Social isolation and loneliness
1 in 3 Australians has reported feeling lonely at some point in their lives. Not being in a relationship or living alone could also be significant risk factors for both social isolation and loneliness. If you feel isolated or lonely, therapy can give you the tools to fight loneliness. Techniques such as balanced thinking or mindfulness can help you combat behaviours and thought patterns that leave you feeling lonely.
● Suicide prevention
Thousands of people commit suicide in Australia every year. Psychotherapy can be immensely beneficial for people who exhibit suicidal behaviour or have persistent thoughts about suicide. Many people who experience suicidal thoughts also suffer from mental health conditions, such as depression, anxiety, panic attacks, or insomnia.
● Substance abuse, mood and personality disorders
Substance abuse often leads to addiction, which is one of the most difficult areas of mental health. Addiction requires personalized treatment that not only treats the underlying causes but also the effects of substance abuse on a person's life. Many people who have been diagnosed with mood and personality disorders seem to have a psychological dependence on drugs or alcohol. Psychotherapy is extremely effective at treating personality disorders as well as addiction.
At WPS-onLine, all mental health counselling is offered by registered psychologists, psychiatrists, and mental health social workers in Australia.
You can avail of the following services at WPS-onLine:
● Sleep Therapy
If you suffer from insomnia or other sleep-related disorders, our sleep therapy classes can be extremely helpful. We also offer cognitive behavioural treatments that help you learn to sleep better.
For those suffering from stress, depression, and anxiety, WPS-onLine offers mindfulness training. You learn to use a variety of mindfulness techniques to manage your stress and anxiety.
● Meditation Practise
Meditation can be a great way to combat stress and anxiety. It is also an effective way to improve your focus and attention and enhance your well-being.
● Anxiety Management
If you suffer from anxiety or anxiety-induced panic attacks, WPS-onLine's Anxiety Management is the right program for you.
● Pain Management
People with medical conditions that cause chronic pain may benefit from pain management treatment. Pain can be complex and there are various treatment options, including therapy, medications, and mind-body techniques.
● Stress Management
If you are living with extremely high levels of stress, your physical health and emotional well-being are at risk. Stress Management helps you identify the sources of stress in your life. Our stress management interventions help you break the hold stress has on your life, helping you create a more balanced life.
● Dealing with Depression
You have more power over depression than you think. At WPS-onLine, our mental health professionals help you learn techniques that can help you combat depression and lead a more productive life.
● Healthy Mind, Healthy Bodies
A healthy mind lives in a healthy body. Nutrition and exercise are important for a healthy body, but they can also have a positive impact on your mental health. In our Healthy Mind, Healthy Bodies focused sessions, you can learn tools and techniques that can help keep their physical and mental health in top shape.
Who can use our services?
At WPS-onLine, we offer psychology counselling services for:
Who delivers the mental health services?
Our professional online mental health counselling appointments are offered by:
Mental Health Social Workers
Registered Mental Health Professionals