Stress – Trudy Sheffield

Trudy Sheffield       Quals: Bachelor of Behavioural Science (Hons) 

Critical Parent Syndrome: Surprisingly stress can be a good thing in our life. It is that little physical jolt that drives us to achieve things.  However, stress becomes a problem when it becomes overpowering and creates a sense of dread, anxiety or simply feeling out of control.  Ever woken up to the day just feeling like you just want to stay in bed and hide because you can’t face the day ahead?  It is these times that stress and life events are no longer motivating and manageable, but it can be addressed and help is available.

Consistent high levels, or overwhelming stress can impact on us both mentally and physically.  You might feel unsure where to start a task or activity, or that things you used to cope with are now much more difficult.  You might physically experience body pains, headaches and pick up every ‘bug’ going around. Stress can leave you feeling intolerant, frustrated and exhausted.  The human body is not designed to live in a constant state of stress.

When medical conditions are ruled out, it might be that it is the reaction of your body to ongoing levels of unmanaged stress.

The good news is that stress, even overwhelming stress, can be managed. Trudy is a psychologist who can help you to identify stressors, and learn techniques that suit you individually to manage your levels of stress.  We all deserve to be happy and balanced.

Trudy can work calmly to assist you to deal with stress and its symptoms so you can get back to enjoying life.

Counselling Approach: There are many techniques that can help you reduce ongoing stress, and such related concerns as anger, anxiety and depression. If you are finding everything a bit too challenging and you would like some support to better handle the ongoing stress in your life, make an appointment now.

Current Availability: Usually 2-3 weeks.

Fees: Sliding Scale depending on circumstances, usually $195 hr and $240 initial appointment for clinical appointments.  Health or Medicare Rebates may apply. Forensic sessions (for non-mental health based clients) incur an initial fee of $250. Subsequent sessions will cost $210.

Practice Location:  1420 Logan Road, Mt Gravatt.

Appointments:   Office (07) 3088 5422 or book online.