Do you feel like you need someone who is warm, patient and non-judgmental to journey with you in your life difficulties? Change affects us all and we each deal with change differently, and sometimes we need to find that inner courage to address the uncertainties in life. Get in touch today and I look forward to helping you achieve more of your personal and professional goals.
What do psychologists do?
"Psychologists study individuals and groups to better understand how people, communities and societies function, and devise ways to empower them and help them thrive. We do this through our understanding of mental and biological functions that drive behaviour.
In Australia, psychologists must be registered with the Psychology Board of Australia (PsyBA) and listed with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA).
They must have a minimum of six years of university training, engage in ongoing education, and adhere to strict ethical standards." (From the APS website)
Creative, explorative and effective
This modality involves the clinician making music with you and for you. You can choose from a mindfulness approach such as the "Guided Imagery and Music" psychodynamic technique to a practical approach such as live singing, instrument playing such as the guitar, piano, and other hand held percussion. One of the popular instruments that clients really enjoy is "circle drumming". Drumming has many benefits and can help with improving memory, regulating emotions, and increasing confidence. It is a wonderful way to enhance executive function.
"RMTs are essential members of the multidisciplinary care team for recovery-oriented mental health care. There is a significant evidence base supporting the value of music therapy for people with mental health issues. Music therapy supports recovery, resilience and wellbeing at an efficient cost across all care levels.
Music therapy is included in various State and Commonwealth Government programs, including the NDIS, the Victorian Government's Mental Health Fund and Menu, state-funded hospitals, mental health services and palliative care units. It is also a core service in many non-profit, for-purpose organisations." (From: https://www.austmta.org.au/consumers-resources/music-therapy-for-mental-health/)
Parenting program: Tuning in to Kids®
Embrace Life’s Challenges
Sometimes, life throws curve balls at us and on top of managing our lives, some parents have to navigate childrens' challenging behaviours. If you feel you could do with a listening ear, and receive some practical strategies, tools and techniques to achieve a balanced and fulfilling interaction with your children, do consider this parenting program.
What is Tuning in to Kids®?
"Tuning in to Kids® is a suite of parenting programs that focus on the emotional connection between parents/carers and their children, from pre-schoolers to teens. The evidence-based programs have proven success in improving parenting, parent-child relationships and children’s emotional competence and behaviour."