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Stress Management Therapy Melbourne.

Stress is an inevitable part of everyday life, from simple things such as day to day responsibilities, to major stressors, like changing jobs, going through a divorce, or having a child. The key to stress management is to restore a sense of control – over your life, thoughts, emotions, and problems. And one way to achieve control is by working with a counsellor on helpful tools you can implement daily.

Sometimes stress is just the result of normal life.

But when we experience stress chronically, it’s usually a sign that there are things that we need to reexamine in our lives and underlying issues we need to explore. Exploring and shifting our underlying ways of processing emotions and coping with life’s difficulties is an important first step in beginning to overcome stress and anxiety.

How Does Stress Management Therapy Work?

With the right tools, you can prevent excessive stress from interfering with your productivity and performance, your physical and emotional health, and affecting your relationships and home life. Therapy can successfully improve your life by helping you minimise the anxiety in your life, identifying and changing underlying thought and behavioural patterns that contribute to your struggles, and providing you with strategies to decrease discomfort while restoring an overall sense of peace.

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Stress Management Therapy can help you to find:


You will have the confidence that whatever happens, you will be able to handle it, reach your full potential, and become the person you have always wanted to be.


Clarity can help you tackle the obstacles that are holding you back and open up new avenues of discovery and growth.


You will learn constructive ways to manage the issues that life presents, enabling you to cope with turbulent times, and bounce back from hardship and tragedy.


With focus, you can cope with life’s stresses, recognise your abilities, and find the answers you seek.


Empower you to discover personal strengths and capacities so that you are able to take control of your life.

Behavioural Change

Together, we can make a real difference in how your beliefs, values, and attitudes influence your daily life.

The Four A’s: Avoid, Alter, Adapt & Accept

AVOID unnecessary stress and learn how to address situations that do need attention.

ALTER the situation if you can’t avoid it by expressing your feelings instead of bottling them up, being willing to compromise, and creating a balanced schedule.

ADAPT and change yourself if you can’t change the stressor by adjusting your expectations and attitude. This can be done by looking at problems in a different way.

ACCEPT the things you can’t change or avoid, which can include any uncontrollable circumstances such as the death of a loved one, a natural disaster, or the loss of a job.

Stress Management Resources

“What’s the difference between a counsellor and a psychologist?”

Counsellors and psychologists are both licensed professionals who offer people mental health support. These two healthcare professions are often confused with each other as they overlap in terms of the help they can provide.

Counselling generally refers to short-term treatment while psychologists typically refers to longer-term treatment such as mental health disorders. Counselling can help a person process powerful emotions such as grief or anger, deal with immediate causes of stress and anxiety, clarify values and identify options when making important personal or professional decisions, manage conflicts within relationships, develop better interpersonal and communication skills, or intentionally change unproductive thoughts and behaviours.

What types of issues can a counsellor assist a person with?

Counsellors can confidentially listen to, empathise and talk with you about the following issues and problems;

  • Relationship Conflicts
  • Life transitions such as the Birth of a New Baby, Separation, Divorce
  • Parenting
  • Anger Management
  • Domestic Violence
  • Battling Addictions
  • Dealing with Loss and Bereavement
  • Resolving Work-related Issues
  • Overcoming Depression, Stress and Anxiety
  • Eating Concerns / Self-Esteem / Body Image
  • Resolving Family and Relationship Issues
  • Increasing Self-confidence and Self-esteem
  • Recovering from Trauma
  • Spirituality
  • Suicidality
Why do I have to pay online and is it safe?

Our mission is to make counselling affordable for all people, so we use Calendly and Stripe to keep costs low for you. Data that passes through Calendly is encrypted, both in transit and at rest. All connections from the browser to the Calendly platform are encrypted in transit using TLS SHA-256 with RSA Encryption. Stripe is the most stringent level of certification available in the payments industry. To accomplish this, Stripe uses the best-in-class security tools and practices to maintain a high level of security.

Do people often feel nervous about coming to see a counsellor?

Yes, it is common for people to experience some initial nervousness. My Practice always endeavours to provide a warm and understanding environment in which to help people feel more comfortable.

How often will I need to come?

Generally, counselling typically involves a few weeks of relatively intensive treatment (usually 1 appointment per week), followed by as many maintenance sessions as you and your counsellor feel is appropriate (usually fortnightly or monthly).

How do I prepare for my first counselling session?

There is no need to prepare anything specific prior to your initial appointment. It can however be helpful to think about what you might want to talk about in the sessions. If you have areas you would like to target, think about describing these. If you have goals for improvement (in your relationships, work, or self-esteem, for example), bring them to your first session, as well as any obvious obstacles or barriers you are aware of.

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