Psychologist on the Gold Coast
As locals here on the Gold Coast we have seen a shift in public opinion over the years. Long gone are the days when seeking professional help from a
psychologist was considered taboo or for the truly hopeless cases. With the shifting consciousness across the world and here locally, the general public is growing to understand and appreciate the benefits of regular visits to a local psychologist. Whether you are feeling lost, sad, anxious, or going through big changes in your life, talking to a licensed professional can help process the thoughts, feelings, and emotions in a healthy way. Any Gold Coast residents can benefit from visiting a psychologist, whether preventative, reflective, or to deal with particular problems.
Why consider a psychologist?
Sessions with a psychologist allow you to leave the rest of your life behind and spend a couple of hours with a trained and compassionate therapist to work through any worries you may be experiencing. Whether you are looking to solve a problem, wish to improve your quality of life, counselling can be revealing and relieving. One on one counselling sessions can help you voice your thoughts in a safe space, work through problems, and find appropriate methods on dealing with concerns and queries.
Who can benefit from visiting a psychologist?
It does not matter what your age is, your income bracket is, or where you are from, humans are inherently complex creatures that require communication and discussion to process the world around them. Most people would benefit from a neutral environment to talk through their thought processes and gain a better understanding of the motivations behind potential negative behaviours.
What type of issues can a psychologist help you with?
If you are suffering from any mental health disorder such as anxiety, depression, or trauma, then talking to a licensed professional can give you the tools on how to better manage your emotions and improve your quality of life. There are plenty of studies which show that psychological treatments are effective in depressed patients. If you have a long term physical condition, taking care of your mental health can be instrumental in keeping a high quality of life. However, it is not instrumental that you have to be suffering from the conditions above, the associated stresses of life events, relationships, eating disorders, or substance addictions, are all instances where an individual would benefit from a professional perspective.
How does a psychologist help?
A psychology session allows you or your family member to have a designated space, whether it is in time or in place, where they can work through emotions, feelings, and thoughts in a healthy manner. Psychologists have a wide array of therapies at their disposal and can tailor sessions precisely to a client’s individual needs. Cognitive Behavioural therapy is one of the fundamental therapies used to address a person’s actions in combination with understanding their internal monologue and thoughts. It focuses on the potential of rational thinking all humans possess to deal with their irrational beliefs. By better understanding their thought processes and mind, any individual will be able to improve their mental health. A trained therapist has a toolkit of techniques to accelerate this understanding and personal growth. See how Katherine can help you today.
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We offer counselling services on the Gold Coast for all age groups and in most fields of therapy. Psychological assessment and practice for couples in relationships, families experiencing changes in family structure, marriage challenges, teenage challenges, children educational assessment, anxiety and depression struggles, anger management attention, acceptance through grief & loss, modern day world issues with screen time and social media, and trauma caused by various forms.
As local psychological practitioner, Counselling at Voxen, is dedicated to their client’s mental wellbeing. Counselling at Voxen is situated on the Gold Coast Hwy at Miami, making it accessible and centrally based for client’s attendance.
We specialise in working with families, children and teenagers, couples and relationships. Our counsellor specialises in children psychology and teenage displacement, redirection and reengagement in studies.
Making relationships work today requires commitment and the Will to want to stay committed. Psychologists today are identifying couples are struggling to stay connected in their relationships and intimacy. The growing world of social media continuously challenges people’s psychological perceptions, creating challenges in their relationships. Counselling at Voxen focuses on the traditions of a relationship and why people come together in the first place. Many psychologists are identifying that couples in today’s society are finding it challenging to stay together or deeply connected in their relationships based the new norms and expectations on each partner. The gender roles are reversed in many fields of society and male and female equality adding to this process leaves the internal emotions and thoughts still very traditional in individuals. Society is moving very quickly in the world of acceptance and changes, the new norms, and in our psyche we are struggling to align. If your relationship is challenged or struggling, listen to the words of the psychologists and go seek mental health support.
Family therapy locally at Miami on the Gold Coast Highway half a block up from Miami 1. Who goes to family therapy I hear you asking? When we have communication issues or difficulty with our children or our parents for that matter, family counselling becomes a very important. In today’s society, we have changed so many things and we are living in 3 different generations at the same time. We baby boom generation still trying to navigate the internet world and computers and now phones that do all that and more. We have generation X, who are the mums and dads currently in society, raised by the baby boomer and brought up with old school values and who were at the forefront of the computer and internet world. Generation X experiences the change over and had to learn quickly if not directly involved in the creation of our current society. Lastly, we have generation Y, the generation who grew up with the new world of computers, internet and the phones. This generation came with all the savviness of the computer and internet world and launched into the world of social media as a natural progression of being the generation of the computer and internet era. Now along with all these changes has come a voice of the minority leading to more changes in society, such as a genderless individual, or gays relationships, or women and men equality. For many of baby boomers with generation Y children this has been a difficult thing to 1. Understand and 2. Accept, and sadly has cause multiple stress and strain of family relationships. Counselling at Voxen helps the repair of such relationships and supports families through the process of understanding and accepting creating a new norm of being.
Children and teenagers who maybe victims in a divorce and are struggling to make sense of the separation of their parents, counselling at Voxen support the child’s adjustment process and supports the interpretations of the child to have a healthy understanding of the family dynamics.
Teenagers experience cognitive changes between the ages of 12-19 years of age and along with all the adolescent changes the teenagers experience, it is difficult to stay focused or engaged in school studies. Our counsellor has had more than 20 years of experience in working with teenagers and child psychology. Making a specialised organisation in working with children and teenage psychological issues.
When a family structure changes the children or adolescents needs added support through the adjustment process. This is a good time to introduce your child to a psychological worker. Psychology with children happens differently than with adults. Children do not have the ability to sit and talk about their issues, fears or feelings. We use various therapy methods when working with children. Some examples of these are: – Sand play therapy, painting therapy, drawing therapy, play therapy, Colouring therapy, Craft therapy, just to name a few.
Teenagers may not be willing or able to have conversations with their parents about events and things that go on at school or with their friends, this is when a therapist becomes important for the family dynamic and keeping the communication open for the teenager.