For empathetic Counselling and Psychotherapy
Wellbeing At Macquarie
Paula Kruger Clinical Psychotherapist & Relationship Counsellor
Phone, Facetime & Zoom is available in combination with face to face consultations.
We can solve Your Problems! Together
0408 663 203
With over 23 years of experience and extensive training, I have seen very positive results in the lives of my clients.
Self-esteem, sometimes referred to as self-worth, can be a major factor behind success. High self-esteem will feel good, feeling of self-worth can be the best defense against negative thoughts.
Stress can provoke fear, anxiety, and worry, but each represents a different emotional reaction. By appreciating the differences and the relationships between emotions, we can put our problems in perspective.
Looking after your emotional wellbeing is the pathway to a state of happiness
The First Step
It sometimes may not easy making the first call. It can be a real struggle to recognise that you need help dealing with an issue that, at a particular time in your life deeply troubles you, negatively impacts your life and diminishes the quality of your everyday life.
It may be a sudden loss of a loved one, a job termination/redundancy, relationship issues, or a life transition, for instance. Seeking the services of a trained counselor gives you permission to process any problem that you are going through. It may also be that you wish to challenge yourself and desire more personal growth.
I have found over the past 23 years that clients have experienced positive change as a result of processing issues through in therapy. This, of course, may leave a person for a time feeling very vulnerable before experiencing significant long term and a positive life-changing outcome
What is Counselling
Counselling is a process of talking about and working through your personal problems. Counseling helps you to address your problems by helping you to clarify the issues, explore options, develop strategies, and increase self-awareness, self-acceptance and create peace of mind.
It helps to alleviate symptoms creatively through empathic understanding, instillation of hope, and the normalisation of your problem. A counselors’ role is to assist you in finding resolution and deeper understanding, helping you to grow in awareness.
The Benefits and Results of Counselling
There are many positive aspects. For example, with Marriage Counselling, it often helps to simply be able talk to someone impartial. Or, sometimes the benefit is just to set time aside for yourself. You may also find gains in self-awareness and understanding, as well as growing in confidence and self-esteem.
You may feel a sense of release, too, as you find resolutions to troubling questions. Letting go of old beliefs and patterns of behaviour that no longer serve you is liberating.
After counselling sessions, many clients often find clarity in thinking and an improved sense of well-being and self-empowerment.
- Available for couples to receive therapy
- Due to COVID-19 restrictions available online only
Research has shown that one of the most healing conditions of any Counselling and Psychotherapy, is the therapeutic relationship.
Some of these conditions include unconditional positive regard, empathic understanding, a non-judgemental perspective and acceptance.