Are you struggling to understand your teen? Are they having a tough time at school or work? Being a young person today is really tough. Trying to understand what’s happening to your body as you grow and develop, keeping up with school, friends, work and the ongoing challenges that come with social media is tough. Add into that the usual hormones no wonder they feel more anxious and depressed than ever before. It’s enough to make anyone feel like curling up on the couch with the dog, cat or Netflix and avoid facing the days’ challenges.
Also known as e-therapy, teletherapy, or cyber-counselling. If you’re finding it hard to get to a counselling session e-counselling may be for you, it can be a really effective way of working through some of life’s challenges. This is a good option if you can’t get to a counsellor, if you live in a remote or rural community or if travel a lot for study or work.
Family therapy sessions , are often used to help support an individual who may be experiencing some difficult which may be affecting the entire family, such as an addiction, depression, or behavioural problems. This type of counselling can also be useful for addressing family-wide problems such as conflicts between siblings, spouses, or parents and children.
There is no shame in seeking support. In fact it takes courage to challenge your experiences and see how you can better understand yourself and those around you. Whether it be bullying , exam stress, anxiety, issues with friends and relationships or trouble at home, we are here to help you better understand and deal with your feelings and the part you can play.
We offer marriage and relationship counselling.
Seeking couples therapy when your relationship is suffering can be difficult and takes courage. Seeking support and discussing your innermost feelings and thoughts to a new person can be daunting. At Evexia Counseling services all our therapists are compassionate, non blaming and non judgmental.
Marie Vakakis is an experienced counsellor, family therapist and the host of the Inside Social Work podcast, working in Melbourne’s inner west suburb of Footscray as well as offering online counselling.
Tuning into Teens Emotionally Intelligent Parenting
A six-session parenting program for parents of teens to help teens develop emotional intelligence
Learn how to help a young person who may be experiencing a mental health problem or a mental health crisis. You may be called upon to assist a young person through a distressing period in their life. Learn how to support a young person through a difficult time.
The 4-hour Mental Health First Aid for the Suicidal Person course is for any interested adult. You will learn the skills and acquire the knowledge required to safely have a conversation with a suicidal person.
Mental health first aid is the help provided to a person who is developing a mental health problem, or who is in a mental health crisis, until appropriate professional treatment is received or the crisis resolves. The 3.5-hour teen MHFA Course teaches high school students in years 7-9 & 10-12 how to provide mental health first aid to their friends.
This is one of the newest editions to the Mental Heath First aid courses. This is a 4-hour face-to-face course gives participants an opportunity to learn how to help someone who is engaging in self-injury.
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