In 2020-21, over 600,000 Australians made use of some form of service for their mental health. One of the primary services used was counselling.
You may think counselling is only for those in extreme circumstances, or that using counselling is a sign of weakness, but in reality, counselling is a vital and useful tool to aid with the stresses of everyday life experienced by millions of Australian right now.
Counselling is not just used to help in dire situations. It can also help you to build healthy relationships, improve well-being, and strengthen bonds with your loved ones, according to ANZMH (Australia and New Zealand Mental Health).
In fact, counselling gives you the opportunity to be heard without judgement, tackle stress in healthy ways, develop more healthy habits, and gain a better sense of self, all in a safe and risk-free space.
Seeing a counsellor is not acceptance that you are ‘mentally unwell’, it is looking after yourself. If you would visit the doctor for a regular checkup to ensure you remain physically healthy, then this should be no different to visiting a counsellor to ensure you remain mentally healthy.
Here at Fair Wealth Australia, we are dedicated to the physical, mental and financial wellbeing of our members and all Australians. Contact us today and book an appointment with our qualified counsellor, therapist and life coach, Frank Fontana.
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