In life most people encounter emotional experiences, positive and negative. Coming to terms with these events may be difficult. The cause of our feelings may be linked to any number of experiences in our day-to-day life and the distress can manifest in various ways. The outcome may cause us to become confused, depressed or anxious, all of which can ultimately affect our enjoyment of life and our relationships with the people closest to us. When these experiences become overwhelming, one may need to find a professional who is able to provide confidential and non-judgemental support to help work through various issues and gain back some control. Manly Pittwater Psychology provides psychological support for individuals (children and adults), couples and families. Rosemarie Nugent, Counselling Psychologist at Manly Pittwater Psychology, offers clients a relaxed, non-judgemental environment in which to work through their personal issues. Flexible office hours with locations at Manly and Dee Why, both near public transport. BULK BILLING for approved clients and Medicare rebates are available through Better Access to Mental Health
Manly Psychologist - Rosemarie Nugent
“Healing comes only from that which leads the patient beyond himself and beyond his entanglements with ego” – Carl Jung
Child Focussed Therapy
Many children find themselves dealing with grief and loss following the break-up of the family, death or illness of a loved one, etc. Individual, child-focused therapy may assist the child to process their feelings and adjust to life changes. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) assists children dealing with general anxiety, separation anxiety or difficulties sleeping. Children learn skills which have the potential to significantly improve their general well-being.
A family may experience difficulties due to the loss of a loved one, unemployment, communication break-down or any number of other factors. Family Therapy provides a non-judgemental and safe environment where family members are given the opportunity to gain insight into the cause of distress. Various strategies may be explored in order to deal with life’s challenges.
An individual may experience anxiety or depression for life events such as: the death of a loved one; redundancy at work; illness; the end of a significant relationship; adjustment to a new life-situation; work stress; or any other one of life’s many challenges? Being able to speak confidentially with a professional in a safe environment may help one gain a clearer perspective of the situation. Psychotherapy will assist people to learn about themself and find ways to deal with their negative feelings. During psychotherapy the client will be given the opportunity to explore treatments such as Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), relaxation techniques, meditation practices and mindfulness.
Couples often experience difficulties, which place significant stress on their relationship. Some of the difficulties which may occur are work-related stress; financial insecurity; moving house; birth/death of a child; or physical illness of a loved one. During couples therapy you and your partner will be encouraged to discuss the causes behind the presenting issues. Once insight is gained, you will be given the opportunity to explore strategies with a view to improve communication and strengthen your relationship.
1-2-3 Magic and Emotion Coaching
In today’s fast-paced society with high-demands being placed on parents, families often experience increased levels of tension and stress. Children may react to these stressors with challenging behaviour. A parenting program such as 1-2-3 Magic and Emotion Coaching provides parents with skills to discipline children without the use of shouting, hitting or an excessive display of emotion.
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
Teenagers often face challenges relating to anxiety and depression. These feelings may be caused by low esteem, conflict with parents or peers, academic pressures or any number of other factors. Speaking with a psychologist may help the adolescent to feel listened to and understood. The adolescent may learn to see the world in a more positive light. Using CBT, anxiety and depression may be significantly reduced improving general well being.