At The Psych Professionals, we understand that parenting can be the most challenging and stressful thing you will ever do in your life. We offer Parent Counselling to all parents, including new parents.
Our highly qualified and experienced therapists can help parents who are experiencing emotional and psychological problems.
Anxiety and depression
Anxiety and depression are some of the most common issues faced by new parents. It doesn’t matter how many books you read beforehand or how many in-depth chats you have with experienced parents, nothing can quite prepare you for becoming a parent yourself. In fact, sometimes reading too many books about parenting is enough to make you feel anxious and start to question whether you will be a ‘good enough’ parent.
Post-natal depression and anxiety
Post-natal depression and anxiety is a common and serious illness for women. It’s a well-documented issue that is often caused by hormonal changes, but the enormous life changes that occur once you become a mother can also contribute to it.
Post-natal depression and anxiety can be greatly improved with Parent Counselling, and medication if needed.
Fathers with anxiety and depression
Men can also experience anxiety and depression following the birth of a child. This can occur when they realise how dramatically their life has changed, or by putting extra pressure on themselves to be a certain type of father, and what that role should entail.
How Parent Counselling can help
Parent Counselling can help you identify the deeper issues that are causing you to feel stressed, overwhelmed, exhausted, etc.
We are experienced at helping parents face and overcome their issues in a safe, supportive, and non-judgmental environment. Parent Counselling will help you understand your feelings and move through them to a place where life feels manageable again—and, eventually, even fun.
Parent Counselling is not always a quick process, especially if you are a new parent. It often requires you to integrate your new life with your long-held dreams, goals, expectations, and the vision you had for your life. But, in the end, it is an overwhelmingly positive experience that will allow you to feel a sense of peace in your life, even while it may continue to be chaotic.
We also run several very successful parenting programs to help turn things around, such as:
- Triple P program (Positive Parenting Program)
- 1-2-3 Magic.
If you are a parent who is struggling with day-to-day life, you don’t have to endure these feelings on your own.
There’s no need to feel guilty about the way your feel—you are not alone. If you are experiencing severe anxiety, depression or panic attacks we recommend that you contact The Psych Professionals as soon as possible so that we can help you get back on the path to good health again.
Contact us now—we have practices in Loganholme and Capalaba.