Welcome to Keryl Egan’s psychotherapy and counselling Sydney services. Here, you’ll find the professional help you need to overcome the challenges of everyday life. We provide a range of therapies and services suitable for all ages, backgrounds and stages in life.
Recovery from workplace bullying
It’s hard to define, but you know it when you see it. Workplace bullying is a repeated pattern of abuse from one or more people that causes harm to the victim’s health and well-being. The bully(s) may be your boss or manager, colleague(s) or even customer(s). Workplace bullying can be overt (verbal abuse, such as yelling at someone) or covert (non-verbal abuse, such as ignoring someone). It doesn’t matter who initiates it; an employee can become a bully if they use their power over another person’s day-to-day life in an abusive way.
Stress Management Counselling and Therapy
Stress is a normal reaction to change. Stress is not all bad. It can be positive or negative, helping us to grow and develop. Stress is when the demands of life overwhelm your ability to cope. It’s caused by a lack of control over your life or other aspects beyond your control, such as financial difficulties or relationship breakdowns. These feelings often result in anxiety and depression, leading to physical illness. Keryl provides the best Stress Management Counselling and Therapy services in Sydney
The most common causes include the following:
- Lack of sleep
- Lack of support from others (e.g., family/friends) or lack of social skills with people outside the home environment (e.g., work colleagues)
- Financial worries, e.g., bills/debt; inability to afford necessities
Anger Management Counselling and Therapy
Anger is a normal human emotion, but it can also be incredibly destructive and even dangerous if it’s not handled correctly. Some people feel angry when they need to be assertive or take action. Anger can be helpful when used appropriately, but when misused (such as by lashing out at others), it can lead to serious health problems and relationship issues.
If you’re struggling with anger management issues, then I can help you with the following:
- Understand where your anger comes from
- Learn how to calm yourself down when you feel angry
- Recognise the triggers that make you angry
Depression Counselling and Therapy
Depression is a mood disorder that affects how you feel, think and behave. It’s not a weakness or your fault, but it can be treated. Depression does not discriminate. It can happen to anyone at any age and at any time in life, often without warning. However, depression tends to occur more frequently in women than men and during specific periods of life, such as adolescence (the “terrible teens”) and early adulthood (the mid-20s). There are many causes of depression; some common ones include genetics (a family history), brain chemistry imbalance, trauma or loss such as abuse or bereavement; certain medications; alcohol or substance abuse; poverty/homelessness/unemployment/underemployment.
PTSD Counselling and therapy
PTSD is a trauma-based anxiety disorder. It affects a person’s ability to function normally and can make it challenging to cope with day-to-day life. Symptoms of PTSD include flashbacks of the traumatic event, frightening thoughts or dreams about what happened, feeling emotionally numb or disconnected from other people, being easily startled by loud noises or seeing someone else experience a panic attack (a sudden surge of intense fear or discomfort). One common symptom of PTSD is that sufferers feel irritable and angry for no reason. PTSD can develop after trauma—accidents such as car crashes, natural disasters like floods; terrorist attacks; war experiences; assault; rape; child sexual abuse; torture/torture survivors etc…
Anxiety and Panic Attacks help.
Anxiety is a feeling of uneasiness, such as worry or fear. Panic attacks are sudden rushes of intense fear or terror that come on suddenly and without warning, usually lasting no longer than 10 minutes. Anxiety and panic attacks can be treated with counselling and therapy. You may also benefit from medication to relieve your symptoms.
Addictions are a way of coping with difficulties and trauma. They can manifest as drugs, alcohol, gambling, food or sex addictions. Many people use their addiction to deal with stress or difficult situations in their lives. Addiction can take many forms – it may be an addiction to prescription drugs or illegal drugs. It may be an addiction to alcohol or gambling, a sex addiction, an addiction to exercise, or even food itself!
Relationship counselling can provide you with a better understanding of yourself and your partner. It can help you to understand your relationship, which in turn will make it easier to communicate more effectively. You may need to talk about your relationship’s challenges but are unsure where to begin or what questions to ask. You might want some advice on resolving problems that have arisen in the past or on how best to deal with situations currently causing friction between yourselves. Relationship counselling can help answer these questions using various tools, including discussion groups and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). Where you can come to talk your issues through, become more aware of yourself and how you operate, develop new skills and find new ways of doing things.
What is psychotherapy (or counselling)?
Psychotherapy, or counselling, is a way of discussing your problems and issues. It’s a way of exploring how you think, feel and behave. It can help you to understand what is happening and why it has happened in the past. The aim is to help you to become more aware of yourself and how you operate so that you can change if necessary. Counselling/psychotherapy allows individuals to discuss their difficulties with someone who listens without judging them. It will enable people to make sense of their experiences regarding their needs rather than being identified by others’ beliefs or expectations about what they should be like.
Keryl Egan is a Registered Clinical Counsellor and Psychotherapist with over ten years of experience in the mental health sector. She has a broad range of skills and expertise in recovery from workplace bullying, stress management and therapy, anger management and medicine, and depression counselling and treatment. Keryl Egan also offers Inner Child Recovery counselling therapies such as PTSD Counselling & Therapy; Anxiety & Panic Attacks Help; Addiction help, and Relationship Counselling.