Stress, Anxiety, & Depression
20% of Australians aged 16-85 experience mental illness, most commonly presenting as anxiety, depression and substance abuse.
Depression is the number one cause of non-fatal disability in Australia (24%), has the third highest burden of all disease in Australia, and also third globally. Mental health is clearly a priority health area that needs to be managed and addressed properly. Unfortunately many people are offered medications before any thorough investigations of their overall health status are undertaken. This is how the conventional medical system works and whilst medications may be necessary for some, others are left without any other options or information about how to heal and get tailored advice for chronic stress and mental health issues.
I regularly meet clients with chronic anxiety, unmanageable stress and low mood affecting all aspects of their life:
- Constant worry & stress
- Disturbed sleep & insomnia
- Chronic physical & mental fatigue
- Irritability & difficulty concentrating
- Reduced cognition
- Loss of pleasure
- Feelings of worthlessness
- Increased cholesterol & blood pressure
- Pain & inflammation
- Digestive disorders
For many people experiencing mental health issues it can also severely impact their work, family and social relationships, resulting in withdrawal and isolation.
I am extremely passionate about working with clients looking to improve their mental health and overall wellbeing. Naturopathic medicine is at the forefront of complementary medicine which seeks to address the multifactorial drivers of fatigue and mental health issues including:
- Digestive Health
- Neurotransmitter production
- Adrenal & Nervous System Health
- Nutrient Deficiencies
- Heavy metal toxicity
- Oxidative stress & inflammation
- Chronic stress
By getting to the root cause and treating the whole person using herbal medicine, nutritional medicine and dietary & lifestyle support, you can find joy and purpose again.
An integrated approach of working alongside your GP, specialist, counsellor or psychotherapist is the most effective approach that is truly holistic. I am also able to tailor treatments to be safely used alongside orthodox medicine and medications to enhance results.
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Download my free E-Book – The Mind-Body Blueprint- to learn about the 6 key foundations for optimising your mental health and healing at a root level. I recommend all of my clients read this before coming into the clinic as it will give you a head-start on your health and wellness journey, and may even answer some of your questions.