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About our counsellor Elizabeth

Elizabeth Scott is a strong believer that personal change is possible, and that counselling is a great aid to change-making. She holds a Diploma of Counselling and a Graduate Diploma of Relationships Counselling in addition to several other qualifications.

In counselling with Elizabeth, you will have opportunity to share your story in a non-judgemental context. If you're coming for marriage or relationship counselling, Elizabeth can work with you on your communication issues, help you make sense of past traumas and distressing events, and work on practical steps to improve daily interactions with your partner. 

Elizabeth uses a range of techniques and methodologies from different counselling traditions - including narrative therapy, art therapy, and trauma-informed processes - to help you move towards a happier and healthier future.

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Counselling services offered by Elizabeth  

  • In clinic Individual & Couple sessions face- to - face. 

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        About our Counsellor - Greg 

Greg brings a unique professional warmth to Motion Wellness clients.
As he works towards a master’s in counselling, Greg combines a deep
understanding of issues faced by individuals and couples in the modern world with
knowledge gained through studies in Counselling, Sociology and Psychology.
He has specialised in teaching a range of elite Human Skills fundamental to
success, in partnership with some of the world’s most cited scholars.
He uses an integrated approach, helping individuals and couples figure out what
works, as they make their way through difficult change, relationship conflict, problem
solving, making important decisions, handling uncertainty, dealing with stress, emotional

literacy, social anxiety and personal growth.

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About our Counsellor - Shanti Athugalage

Shanti has over 7 years of counselling experience working with individuals, couples, parents and families. Shanti has completed her undergraduate in Arts in Psychology, Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Counselling and currently doing her Masters in Social Work. Shanti has special experience in working with childhood sexual abuse and trauma and is a strong believer in person-centered therapy and motivational counselling. These approaches focus on the individual’s unique experiences, feelings and perspectives.

Shanti's takes a compassionate and client-centered approach to counselling, emphasizing the importance of understanding individual experiences and working collaboratively towards positive change. 

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Counselling services offered by Shanti

In clinic Individual & Couple sessions face- to - face. 

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

INDIVIDUAL COUNSELLING SERVICES in Canberra, Belconnen & Lyneham 

 

At Motion Wellness our individual counselling services in Canberra and Belconnen 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

Counselling Services in Canberra and Belconnen

If you are looking for counselling services in Canberra and Belconnen, look no further because Motion Wellness can help you! You can trust us to provide reliable individual and couple counselling, which can be done via face-to-face and online.  

Individual and Couples Counselling Services in Canberra and Belconnen

Relationships enrich our lives by bringing us closer to others and filling us with love and joy. However, being in a relationship isn't always smooth sailing. And when the tough gets going, having the proper support we can get from counselling services can aid us in moving forward with our lives.

  

Fortunately, Motion Wellness offers counselling services in Canberra and Belconnen that can help individuals and couples. We have a team of competent counsellors with extensive counselling experience working with clients locally and internationally.  

Suppose you decide to work with our team. In that case, you will be provided with assistance in clarifying issues, exploring options, and developing strategies to manage better or resolve what you are struggling with. Depending on your needs, you and your partner may discover what compromises to be explored to assist you in rebuilding your relationship.  

Read on below to learn more about the members of our team! 

Frequently Asked Questions

At Motion Wellness, we understand potential clients may have questions about our counselling services in Canberra. To help address any concerns or queries, we have compiled a list of frequently asked questions and their corresponding answers.

 

This section aims to provide clear and concise information about our counselling services, including pricing, session types, and benefits. Read on to learn more. 

1. How much are counselling services in Canberra?

The cost of counselling services in Canberra ranges from $139 for individuals to $169 for couples counselling. 

2. What type of counselling services do you offer?  

We offer individual counselling and relationship counselling.  

Individual counselling is focused on working with clients one-on-one to address personal issues and concerns. We aim to provide a safe and supportive environment where clients can discuss their thoughts, feelings, and experiences.

 

Relationship counselling is designed to help couples navigate relationship issues and improve communication and understanding. We work with couples to identify and address the underlying issues causing problems in their relationship.

3. How long does a counselling session usually last? 

The length of a counselling session depends on the type of counselling and the therapist's approach. For individual counselling sessions, the typical length is 60 minutes, and relationship counselling sessions, on the other hand, last for 60 minutes.

Some therapists may offer longer sessions depending on the client's needs and preferences. Discussing session length with your therapist is essential to ensure you receive the appropriate level of support.

4. How can counselling help with anxiety and stress management?   

Anxiety and stress are common issues that can significantly impact daily life, affecting relationships, work, and overall well-being. Through counselling, individuals can effectively develop skills and strategies to manage their anxiety and stress.  

Counselling provides a safe and supportive environment where individuals can explore their thoughts and feelings about anxiety and stress. Clients can work with therapists to develop effective coping strategies and techniques, such as understanding the root causes of their anxiety and stress.

 

Counselling can also help individuals to learn relaxation and mindfulness techniques that can help to reduce stress and anxiety levels. In addition, counselling can help clients identify and challenge negative thinking patterns and beliefs contributing to their anxiety and stress.

Seeking Counselling Services in Canberra and Belconnen? Turn to Motion Wellness! 

Here at Motion Wellness, we offer individual and couples counselling as well as face-to-face and online counselling where clients can explore their thoughts and feelings and develop effective coping strategies. Call us today on (02) 6179 6321 or book an appointment to get started.  

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