1. Psychological consultation and therapeutic treatment for:
Psychological Trauma or Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is an intense emotional and psychological response to an event, either recent or in the past, that was very disturbing or stressful (traumatic). It can develop after a person has experienced or witnessed a traumatic event, such as rape, a natural disaster, or war.
According to BeyondBlue (http://www.beyondblue.org.au) Depression is more than just a low mood – it’s a serious illness. While we all feel sad, moody or low from time to time, some people experience these feelings intensely, for long periods of time and often without reason. People with depression find it hard to function every day and may be reluctant to participate in activities they once enjoyed.
BeyondBlue reports that Depression is one of the most common of all mental health problems. One in five people experience depression at some stage of their lives.
According to the DSM-IV, a manual used to diagnose mental disorders, depression occurs when you have at least five of the following nine symptoms at the same time.
- A depressed mood during most of the day, particularly in the morning
- Fatigue or loss of energy almost every day
- Feelings of worthlessness or guilt almost every day
- Impaired concentration, indecisiveness
- Insomnia or hypersomnia (excessive sleeping) almost every day
- Markedly diminished interest or pleasure in almost all activities nearly every day
- Recurring thoughts of death or suicide (not just fearing death)
- A sense of restlessness — known as psychomotor agitation — or being slowed down — retardation
- Significant weight loss or gain (a change of more than 5% of body weight in a month)
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Psychologists provide treatment to people suffering from excessive or chronic stress. Under these conditions, stress can have a lot many adverse effects like headaches, upset stomach, back pain, and symptoms like insomnia. Excessive or persistent stress can impact the immune system, making it harder to fight or ward off diseases. Stress can make one moody, tense, or depressed. It can impact relationships and your on work performance. You can find more information about Stress and its effects on http://www.webmd.com/balance/stress-management/default.htmhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chronic_stress
Suffering from anxiety disorder is not just a matter of being too anxious. In certain circumstances the experience of anxiety is very normal. Moderate levels of anxiety will improve performance, and sometimes even high levels of anxiety will be appropriate when they are consistent with the demands of the situation. For example, moderate levels of anxiety prior to a public performance,an exam, or job interview will increase alertness and performance while high arousal in situations where real danger is present will enable individuals to act very quickly to escape from danger.
However, severe anxiety is not helpful and can rob capacity to take in new information, plan an appropriate response, and carry out complex activities.
Psychologists help in understanding the underlying causes and concerns of anxiety and enable clients to gain control over their life with the help of various therapies and techniques.
You can find more information onhttp://www.webmd.com/anxiety-panic/default.htm or http://www.beyondblue.org.au/index.aspx?link_id=90
Self-esteem is a person’s core belief about himself or herself. A person’s self-esteem is reflected in his or her actions, both in how as well as what he or she does. Although self-esteem varies from time to time, the pattern usually leans toward a healthy or unhealthy view of self. With healthy self-esteem, a person is more likely to succeed in life.Those with an low or unhealthy self-esteem lack confidence and exhibit traits of nervousness and impulsiveness. Psychologists help in changing the self-talk of a person leading to growth of healthy self-esteem. for further information about self-esteem
2. Medico legal and mediation reports
3. Employee Assistance Program
I provide psychological assistance to employees referred by Access Programs – an EAP Service Provider (http://www.accessprograms.com.au).
4. Victims of Crime
I provide psychological support and counseling for client referred by Victim Services NSW (http://www.lawlink.nsw.gov.au/vs) . Referral from Victim Services can be availed by persons who happen to be a victim of crime in NSW and the crime involved violence.
5. Internet Counseling
Internet based counseling services are available to clients from NSW, Australia and India for Stress, Relationship Problems, Behavior Problems and Low Self-Esteem.