For Online or Face-to-face Individual, Couple, or Family Counselling, Treatment of Diagnosed Depression/Anxiety and

other Conditions,

and/or Prayer/Spiritual Support with

Owen Robinson

MAASW (Adv. Accr) MACSW Clinical Div

BSW (Curtin) MA (Counselling)

BEd (Science) Grad. Dip. Management


Counsellor, Medicare Provider and Training Consultant

Senior Consultant for Converge International

Veterans & Veterans Families Counselling Service Provider

Department of Veterans Affairs Provider

Insurance Commission of WA Provider

Listed as a Blue Knot Foundation Trauma-informed Service



For info Phone: 0408 890 887

(please allow one day for replies to messages)


NB Medicare rebates are available if you see a GP for a mental healthcare plan







AMPM Doctors

cnr High Road and Granville Way, Willetton

Willetton

Western Australia  6155

Medicare Provider 442250BY

Mondays/Wednesdays/Fridays 7:45am-4:00pm

For Appointments Phone/SMS 0408 890 887






Stirk Medical Group

113 Edney Road

High Wycombe

Western Australia  6057

Medicare Provider 4422503H

Tuesdays 8:30am-5pm

For Appointments Phone 9454 4431






Stirk Medical Group

32 Newburn Road

High Wycombe

Western Australia  6057

Medicare Provider 4422502X

Thursdays 8:30am-5pm

For Appointments Phone 9454 5233










To mail: PO Box 260

Maddington

WA 6989


To email: morehope@iinet.net.au







This is NOT an emergency service.  For Western Australian mental health emergencies please contact the Mental Health Emergency Response Line on 1300 555 788


or


attend the nearest Emergency Department of a hospital.


Alternatively contact Lifeline on

13 11 14.



Other support services:


Kids Helpline: 1800 55 1800 - for 24/7 telephone counselling for young people 5-25 years


Suicide Callback Service: 1300 659 467 - for 24/7 telephone crisis support for people at-risk of suicide, carers and bereaved


MensLine Australia: 1300 78 99 78 - for 24/7 telephone and online support, information and referral services for men


Beyond Blue: 1300 22 4636 - for 24/7 telephone support and online chat 4pm - 10pm (AEST)


Meth Helpline :  1800 874 878 - The Meth Helpline is a free confidential telephone counselling, information and referral service for anyone concerned about their own or another person's meth use.



1800RESPECT - 1800 737 732 - 24 hour 7 days a week, confidential telephone and online support - 1800RESPECT is not only a support service for people affected by sexual assault, domestic and family violence. It is also an information and support service for family, friends, and frontline workers.





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Permission given on 27 Nov 2016 by Kris Vallotton for #KVM (Kris Vallotton Ministries).


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ABN 80 483 081 209

Who is counselling for? (signs of not coping so well):


"If you do not transform your suffering you will transmit it." – Richard Rohr


Counselling is for anyone who is noticing they are having too little:

enjoyment of relationships

satisfaction in work

desire to go out

fun from what used to be fun

desire to connect

quality sleep.


Counselling is also for peope who notice that too often they have too much:

anger

irritability

sadness

fighting

nervousness, anxiety or fear.


Signs and symptoms of not coping vary from person to person. Warning signs that things are not working so well can include:

Feeling sad, down or "empty"

Losing interest in activities that were once a source of pleasure

Feeling hopeless, worthless or helpless

Feeling irritable or restless

Changes in appetite, and losing or gaining weight unintentionally

Sleeping poorly or oversleeping

Feeling tired or having less energy

Having persistent feelings of guilt

Having trouble thinking, concentrating or making decisions

Decreased capability and performance

Having thoughts of suicide or intrusive thoughts about death

Abusing alcohol or other drugs

Calling in sick to work for days or longer

Avoiding social engagements and missing appointments

Having trouble following healthy patterns of eating/sleeping/hygiene

Resorting to avoidance behaviours to mask emotional hurt: e.g. using entertainment, food, chemical addiction, intnentionally staying busy so there is little time to think or feel emotion

Sacrifice one's own needs and desires to please others; this might be such a habit a person might struggle to know what they want or to put it in words; often long periods of pleasing others will be interspersed with periods of high expressed emotion that might baffle others

Increased frustration and venting high levels of emotion more often (e.g. expressed hurt; anger; tears)

Staying stuck in the 'familiar' and not communicating about how things hurt or are no longer ok

Listening to what others say to do rather than thinking about and deciding the best option one's self

Preferring to stay in denial that things are not working well, just plodding on even though not fulfilled

Fear of conflict keeping one silent

Using others for need fulfilment rather than coming to terms with old hurt and anxiety about unmet needs

(Source:  Several points adapted from Mayo Clinic)


Whilst Mayo Clinic lists many of these as signs of depression several of these symptoms can also match a number of other mental health concerns; e.g. they may also be symptoms of grief after an important loss, post-traumatic stress disorder, a complex trauma history or another anxiety condition.


Some people may think these symptoms are just normal or that they feel ‘just a bit blue’ so they might need your prompting to let them know how they could benefit from professional treatment to discover more ways to understand their symptoms and to cope better. It is tricky doing this without sayng to a person "you need counselling," a line that is very likely to offend the person.


If you or the person about whom you care a great deal are not sure some online self-scoring tests that assess strength of symptoms can be found here. If you decide to make an appointment please print the results and bring them to the appointment to see a GP or when you see the counsellor.


Identify Warning Signs of Worsening Symptoms


Everyone experiences periods of not coping differently.  It would pay to learn how depression and other mental health concerns affect your family member or friend — and learn what to do when it gets worse. Mayo Clinic recommends you observe your family member or friend and consider these issues:

What are the typical signs and symptoms of not coping in your family member or friend?

What behaviours or language do you observe when the pattern of not coping is worse?

What behaviours or language do you observe when he or she is doing well?

What circumstances trigger episodes of more severe symptoms?

What activities are most helpful when a period of not coping worsens? (Source: Mayo Clinic)



Things you might do to support your friend or family member cope better include:


Urge the friend or family member to see a GP (request a ‘long appointment’ so the GP has time to listen and make recommendations; reception staff will normally accommodate this request).

Make a booking to visit a service like Counselling, Career and Consultancy Services for at least 6 visits and come with your friend or family member to the first visit if they want your support (for things that built up over a long time it may take more than 6 visits to improve quality of life).

Take more self-care steps together including better diet that contains a lot of unprocessed food, getting out in the sunlight for short periods every day (ask the GP to check for a vitamin-D deficiency if the person does not get much sun), improve sleep (including no use of light-emitting screens in the hour before bed or use the night-shift mode on your device), do something physical as many days a week as possible.

Worsening symptoms may mean it is time to get more treatment before things go too far.  Sometimes some great things can come from what looks bleak.  Appointment details are listed above (to the right).



















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