Psychological Services

We provide psychological intervention and support to adults who are experiencing mental health challenges.  We also provide parenting support.


Depression is partly characterised by intense feelings of sadness or moodiness, and a lack of enjoyment of the things that used to bring you joy, which can last for weeks, months or years.  


Problematic anxiety is frequent or persistent and not necessarily related to a stressful event.  It impacts on quality of life and everyday functioning.  Anxiety can escalate into panic, which becomes a fear in its own right.  A phobia is an intense fear or anxiety about a specific object or situation that causes distress and avoidance. 


Traumatic experiences can cause ongoing challenges to the extent of being diagnosed as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).  However, adverse life experiences that do not meet criteria for PTSD may contribute to mental health challenges. These adverse experiences may be targeted as part of one’s psychological treatment. 


OCD is characterised by the presence of obsessions and / or compulsions, which are very time-consuming and cause significant distress or impairment in everyday functioning.  Examples include hand-washing, checking, counting, ordering, fear of harming oneself or others, and unwanted thoughts and images.


While grieving over a lost loved one, relationship, pregnancy, pet or situation is natural and can be helpful, grief can sometimes become disabling and overwhelming.  When this occurs, causing disabling distress in everyday life, psychological assistance may be helpful. 


When the demands of life start straining your ability to cope, you may feel edgy and unable to relax.  While momentary stress is not problematic, it is sustained stress over an extended period of time that may cause you to feel like you’re unable to cope. 


Moving from one phase of life to another, or from one job to another, or facing the end of a relationship or a change in your state of health – these life transitions can be challenging and may affect your emotions, thoughts and behaviours.  


This is the pulling-out of one’s own hair that causes hair loss of varying degrees, despite repeated attempts to stop pulling out one’s hair.  It can cause significant distress and can also impact negatively on everyday functioning.  


These are usually associated with mental health challenges in which feelings of hopelessness and/or other overwhelming emotions are usually present.  If you’re currently feeling suicidal and need immediate assistance, call Lifeline on 13 11 14, or call the Suicide Call Back Service on 1300 659 467, or call 000, or go to your nearest hospital.  


This is a chronic condition that is marked by intense changes in mood that affect one’s thoughts and behaviour.  These mood episodes can be depressive in nature, or manic or hypomanic.  Manic or hypomanic episodes can be characterised by extremely high mood, activity or energy, racing thoughts, reduced need for sleep, and agitation.


Parenting support at Satori Place of Awakening is based on attachment principles.  It can be tailored to your specific needs, or, the structured Circle of Security® Parenting™ (CoS-P) can also be offered.  This is a programme that may assist parents to reflect on their parenting, using the core components of the evidence-based Circle of Security® protocol. 


The ability to express our needs, while respecting the rights of others, can be an important life skill.  Assertiveness training may assist with asking for what we want or learning how to say, “No.”  

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