Motion Wellness Counselling Sessions

About our Counsellor - Donna

Donna holds a Bachelors Degree in Science (Psychology) and a Masters in Counselling from the University of Canberra. Donna has broad counselling experience working with clients locally and internationally having lived abroad for the last few years. Donna provides counselling to individuals from diverse backgrounds on a range of issues which include: depression, anxiety, improving communication skills, anger, stress, self harm, grief and loss, parenting concerns, improving relationships, pre and post natal issues, life transitions such as separation, the birth of a baby, career change or moving to a new country.

 

Donna understands that individuals face a variety of issues that sometimes need to be worked through during counselling. Her work with clients focuses on empowering them to make informed choices. During your sessions, she will listen to you intently within a safe space. She will also work with you collaboratively, to ensure you get what you are looking for when you come to counselling. Our Canberra Counselling service is conveniently located in Macquarie. 

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Counselling services offered at Motion Wellness 

  • In clinic sessions face- to - face.

  • Telephone sessions.

  • Online sessions. 

Our counsellors can help with these issues and more
  • Parenting

  • Relationship Issues

  • Emotional Disturbance

  • Substance Abuse

  • Work stress 

  • Stress or issues related to Covid -19

  • Anger Management

  • Anxiety

  • Behavioural Issues

  • Bereavement

  • Coping Skills

  • Depression

  • Divorce

  • Family Conflict

  • Infertility

  • Internet Addiction

  • Life Transitions

  • Marital and Premarital

  • Peer Relationships

  • Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum

  • Racial Identity

  • School Issues

  • Self Esteem

  • Stress

  • Suicidal Ideation

  • Women's Issues

  • Other life issues 

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About our Counsellor - Jaana

Jaana holds qualifications in counselling and family therapy. Janna provides counselling to individuals working on a range of issues which include: substance abuse/addiction and the related effect on families. Janna also helps her clients with issues of depression, anxiety, improving communication skills, grief and loss, parenting, anxiety and stress management.


Janna is also passionate about helping young people; encouraging them to discover their talents, strengths and values. While challenging existing belief systems that won’t support their continued growth and success. She takes a heart centred approach to her work allowing clients to feel at ease and supported throughout the counselling process. She understands that life happens and sometimes we need that extra support and gentle guidance.

 

Jaana is available for in clinic and online appointments. 

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Counselling services offered at Motion Wellness 

  • In clinic sessions face- to - face.

  • Telephone sessions.

  • Online sessions. 

At Motion Wellness we offer face-to-face and online counselling

INDIVIDUAL COUNSELLING SERVICES 

 

At Motion Wellness our individual counselling service is aimed at assisting individuals navigate through life difficulties.  Our counsellor will work with you to help you clarify issues, explore options and develop strategies to better manage and or resolve what you are struggling with. Some common issues that we can help you with include: Anxiety, depression, stress, anger, substance abuse, gambling problems, grief and loss - amongst others.  

Our Counsellor holds a degree in Counselling and is a fully trained Psychotherapist for those clients wanting to do deeper work. All work done is based on evidence-based models, in a non-judgmental and confidential setting.

Helping you with undefined issues

It is not necessary to have a clearly defined issue to make an appointment for counselling. It is part of the counsellor’s role to help people understand and define their issues during the session. If you are confused by or unsure of what is wrong then start from there and ask your counsellor to help you work things out.

 

 

Our symptoms check list can help you recognise when you may need to seek help:

Anxiety

Common symptoms of Anxiety can include:

- Obsessive thinking and compulsive behaviour

-  Avoidance behaviour and social isolation

-  Restlessness

-  Irritability

-  Hot and cold flushes / sweating

-  Faintness / dizziness

-  Racing heart

-  Muscle tension

-  Difficulty breathing

-  Tightening of the chest

- Upset stomach or nausea

 

Depression

A feeling of sadness or unhappiness is something we all experience at times. Sadness is a feeling we need to help us heal. However when feelings of sadness won’t go away then this can be a sign of depression.

Common symptoms of Depression can include:

- Feeling down or sad

- Low self-esteem

- Loss of motivation, enjoyment and interest in doing things you normally enjoy

- Low energy

- Changes in sleep (difficulty sleeping or sleeping more than usual)

- Feelings of worthlessness

-  Changes in appetite or weight

-  Poor concentration and memory

- Suicidal thoughts

 

Stress

Stress is that feeling we get when the pressure of our lives builds up and we become tense. Sometimes this tension is a result of worrying about how to deal with a stressful situation or event. Many people face stress at work. Rather than doing nothing and hoping it will go away, seek help from a counsellor & begin to learn how to de-stress and improve your health.

 

Common symptoms of Stress can include:

- Frequent headaches, jaw clenching or pain

- Gritting, grinding teeth

- Stuttering or stammering

- Tremors, trembling of lips, hands

- Neck ache, back pain, muscle spasms

- Light headedness, faintness, dizziness

- Ringing, buzzing or popping sounds

- Frequent blushing, sweating

- Cold or sweaty hands, feet

- Dry mouth, problems swallowing