Professional Counselling and Psychotherapy with Vivienne Morrow

 

 

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Professional Counselling and Psychotherapy with Vivienne Morrow

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Vivienne Morrow offers professional counselling and psychotherapy:

 

 

 

 

ONE-ON-ONE PROFESSIONAL COUNSELLING AND PSYCHOTHERAPY FOR ADULTS AND CHILDREN     

RELATIONSHIP ISSUES including Couples Counselling

MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES: ANXIETY, DEPRESSION, 

SANDPLAY THERAPY FOR CHILDREN, YOUNG PEOPLE AND ADULTS

 

 

 

 

 

AREAS OF PRACTICE

Issues explored with clients during professional counselling and psychotherapy sessions with Vivienne include:

  • ANXIETY AND DEPRESSION
  • CHOICE, RESPONSIBILITY AND DECISION-MAKING
  • DIFFICULTIES ADJUSTING TO CHANGE/LIFE TRANSITIONS
  • LOSS AND GRIEF
  • RELATIONSHIP DIFFICULTIES
  • ACADEMIC/CAREER/WORKPLACE PROBLEMS
  • LACK OF MEANING AND PURPOSE


 

FACING DIFFICULTIES WITH CHOICES AND DECISION-MAKING? 

All of us must make decisions and choices every day throughout our lives; while many are of minor consequence there are some that have a large impact on our lives. These may involve:

  • whether to get married;
  • accepting a promotion;
  • moving interstate;
  • whether or not to divorce;
  • adoption of a baby;
  • whether to stop seeing your lover;
  •  arrangement for your ill, elderly parent to move to a nursing home?
  • whether to take “voluntary redundancy”?
  • requesting that your partner’s life support be turned off?
  • whether to  “come out” about your homosexuality?
  • changing career;
  • whether or not to report your brother-in-law who is sexually abusing your child.
  • seeking custody of your children?

Sometimes you may feel that you are facing a dilemma.  Call me for a free 10 minute consultation to discuss your problems, or to book a one-on-one professional counselling session.

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CALL ME TODAY OR THIS EVENING:  

  0478 783 506   0r  9943 2400

Read my blog post about choice from an existential point of view:

 

 

Read my blog post about choice from an existential point of view:

Existential therapy: the power of the choices we make

ARE YOU EXPERIENCING  DIFFICULTIES WITH ADJUSTING TO CHANGE/LIFE TRANSITIONS, LOSS AND GRIEF? 

CHANGE AND LIFE TRANSITIONS

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Though getting married is generally a happy event, life afterwards involves changes and adjustments.

Examples of life transitions are:

  • getting married or divorced;
  • starting a new job;
  • retirement;
  • starting a family;
  • moving house;
  • becoming a widow/widower;
  • moving into a nursing home;
  • becoming the carer of someone close who is ill; starting a new stage in your education; retrenchment/redundancy;
  • turning 18 years old;
  • having one’s first baby.
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Living involves change. Some changes have a significant impact on our lives and adjustment to the consequences of change can sometimes be very challenging and stressful.

 

 

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All change requires adaptation to new circumstances.  Sometimes you may feel that you are struggling.

Seek professional counselling and psychotherapy with me to explore the issues around the changes that are going to occur in your life or changes that have already occurred and the challenges you are facing in adjusting.

 

LOSS AND GRIEF

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  • Have you experienced a loss? Perhaps you are grieving.
  • Are you struggling with painful emotions like sadness, melancholy, uncertainty, guilt or anger?
  • Are you feeling alone and isolated with your problems, unable to discuss them with anyone?

 

 

 

Everyone experiences change, life transitions and loss which comes in numerous guises:

Loss comes in many guises. Generally people are familiar with the grieving that follows the death of a loved one. However, people grieve following a variety of losses during their lifetime.

 

  • separation or divorce; estrangement from a friend or relative; broken engagement; children leaving home; a partner’s affair;blending families;
  • mastectomy;  diagnosis of a life-threatening illness; medical treatment; amputation; injury;
  • completing an academic qualification; failing an important exam;
  • having a baby; miscarriage; loss of fertility; starting a family; adoption; blending families; becoming a parent;
  • immigration; moving house; selling a house; moving interstate; house burnt down;
  • job loss; retrenchment/redundancy; career change; retirement; career loss;
  • death of a pet;
  • death of : a child; a partner/spouse; a parent; a sibling; a friend;
  • loss of youth; age-related disabilities; loss of independence; caring for a family member who has dementia;
  • loss of meaning and purpose, or self esteem or hope.
  • Even getting married, though often a very happy event,  involves change, loss and adjustment.
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GRIEF: an individual’s unique reaction to loss

Read my  blog  post about grief. 

 

 

 

 

Perhaps you are a young woman who has experienced a miscarriage and feel overwhelmed and confused with mixed feelings, crying alone. If you have been through divorce perhaps you are missing your children, seeing them only during school holidays. A senior man who has been made redundant may feel lost and lacking purpose and self-esteem. A student who has completed an academic qualification may now feel lost and uncertain about their future.

GRIEVING A LOSS IS A PROCESS. IT IS A UNIQUE EXPERIENCE; EACH OF YOU WILL GRIEVE IN YOUR OWN WAY. IT CAN TAKE SOME TIME. I AM A WARM AND SUPPORTIVE MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELLOR AND PSYCHOTHERAPIST AND WILL CREATE A SAFE SPACE IN WHICH YOU CAN SHARE YOUR STORY AND HOW YOUR LOSS IS IMPACTING YOUR DAY-TO-DAY LIVING.

AS A COUNSELLOR AND PSYCHOTHERAPIST IN A MENTAL HEALTH PRACTICE I CAN HELP YOU FIND YOUR WAY THROUGH THE PROCESSES OF ADJUSTMENT AS WELL AS GRIEF. 

 Call me now for a free 10 minute consultation to discuss your situation and your needs, or to make a booking for a one-on-one professional counselling/psychotherapy session.
Mob. 0478 783 506
Tel.   9943 2400

 

 

MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES: ARE YOU EXPERIENCING ANXIETY?

Anxiety and depression are very common mental health problems. They are related. Underlying anxiety disorders and depression there can be chemical imbalances in the brain. Sometimes a psychiatrist may prescribe anti-anxiety and/or antidepressant drugs. In any case, if you are suffering anxiety and/or depression there is much to be gained by seeking professional counselling and psychotherapy to explore your issues, to gain support and perhaps to learn some ways of helping manage your anxiety or depression.

Professional counselling and psychotherapy can be helpful if you are feeling overwhelmed with worry or fear and/or experiencing panic attacks.

  • Are you feeling worried and anxious a lot of the time?
  • Are you overwhelmed by fear at times?
  • Do you feel panicky, that something terrible might happen?
  • Is your world becoming smaller?

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Perhaps you are a university student who has developed a fear of interacting with other people. You can no longer attend your lectures or speak in front of your class without feeling your heart racing and an urge to run away. Perhaps you are a business man with an office on the 14th floor of a high rise building who usually travels to work by train. However, your  fears have escalated to include being on a train, being in an elevator and being in a shopping centre; you start to panic in these situations.

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I am  a mental health counsellor and psychotherapist  who meets many people suffering anxiety. Anxiety is a very common mental health issue. Some people with anxiety also suffer from depression. I can help you learn how to manage your anxiety and improve your quality of life.

 


 

 

PSYCHOTHERAPY PRACTICE: leading anxiety support groups

Are you experiencing anxiety? Perhaps you would like the support of others experiencing anxiety. As a member of an anxiety support group you can share your experiences with other members suffering anxiety. Members will also be introduced to some techniques to help them deal with their anxiety. Group members may also like to have individual counselling with me.

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SEEK PROFESSIONAL PSYCHOTHERAPY or COUNSELLING: CALL ME TODAY OR THIS EVENING
Mob.  0478 783 506
Tel.    9943 2400

 

Alternatively, send me a confidential email:  vivienne@morrowcounselling.com

 

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Vivienne also offers group therapy in ANXIETY SUPPORT GROUPS.

 

 

 ANXIETY SUPPORT GROUPS

 

 

 

 



 

ARE YOU EXPERIENCING WORKPLACE/CAREER/ACADEMIC CHALLENGES/LACK OF MEANING AND PURPOSE?

Such challenges may be:

  • a struggle to balance work and family life;
  • frustration about lack of promotion;
  • communication problems with those you work with;
  • the requirement to increase your level of education;
  • taking time out to care for one’s children;
  • guilt about being a working mother;
  • thwarted ambition;
  • day-to-day stress that threatens your wellbeing;
  • uncertainty associated with restructuring of the organization you work for;
  • the desire to become a whistle blower or the consequences of having been a whistle blower;
  • anxiety around writing research grant proposals on time and waiting to learn whether you have been successful in gaining funding;
  • time management issues;
  • finding time for exercise and relaxation;
  • the cost of quality childcare;
  • lack of job satisfaction or feeling a lack of meaning and purpose.

 
professional counselling: Vivienne Morrow

professional counselling: Vivienne Morrow

 

 

Seek professional counselling and psychotherapy with Vivienne to explore the challenges you are facing and how to find a way forward. A discussion of your personal values, beliefs and worldview is likely to be helpful.
CALL ME TODAY OR THIS EVENING   0478 783 506   or   9943 2400

 



 

ARE YOU EXPERIENCING RELATIONSHIP DIFFICULTIES?

 Our relationships with others are central to our sense of wellbeing which may be undermined or shattered by problems in sustaining our social network.

The quality of the relationships we have with our intimate partners, friends, family, work colleagues and others is central to our feelings of wellbeing. Through the relationships with those closest in our life we seek meaning and purpose as well as happiness.

Relationship problems can occur between partners, spouses, parents, children, siblings, friends and other important people in your life. Experiencing occasional problems and conflict is normal. However sometimes problems become overwhelming. Some signs of these problems are frequent arguments, breakdown in communication, angry outbursts and physical conflict.

 

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  • Perhaps you are feeling socially isolated and lonely.
  • Do you have social anxiety?
  • Perhaps you have discovered that your partner/spouse is having an affair and you are in the grip of uncertainty, anger, jealousy, resentment and so on.
  • Are you gripped by guilt over an affair you have started?
  • Does your spouse want a divorce?
  • What about child custody?
  • Perhaps you are engaged to be married but having second thoughts.
  • Are you experiencing communication or other problems with your teenage children?
  • Perhaps you are facing the challenges of forming a blended family.
  • Have you become estranged from a friend or relative who was once close?
  • Are you experiencing your parents/inlaws as interfering?
  • Perhaps you are seeing little of your loved ones because of other commitments and this is causing strain or friction.

 

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Whatever your issue call me for a free 10 minute consultation to discuss your situation or to book a one-on-one professional counselling session. 0478 783 506  or  9943 2400

 



COUNSELLING AND PSYCHOTHERAPY FOR CHILDREN

Vivienne works with children from 5 to 12 years of age. She uses an integrated approach including “talking therapies” and creative therapies including sandplay therapy.  

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LOCATION OF PRACTICES

  • CASTLE HILL, HILLS DISTRICT

I provide professional counselling services to clients in the Hills District, Sydney. If you live in Castle Hill, Baulkham Hills, Dural, Kellyville, Cherrybrook, Glenhaven or other local suburbs then this practice will be most convenient for you.

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  • WAHROONGA, NORTH SHORE

Vivienne also provides professional counselling services to clients on Sydney’s North Shore. If you live in Wahroonga, Turramurra, Pymble, Hornsby, Thornleigh, Pennant Hills or other local suburbs then the Wahroonga  practice will be most convenient for you.

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For professional counselling and psychotherapy in Castle Hill and Wahroonga contact me regarding personal counselling/psychotherapy, relationship counselling or anxiety support groups. CALL NOW FOR A FREE 10 MINUTE CONSULTATION!
Mob. 0478 783 506
Tel.  9943 2400

Alternatively, send me a confidential email:

vivienne@morrowcounselling.com