"You Can Have it All,
Just Not All at Once."Oprah Winfrey.

What is Burn Out?

Burnout can be defined as a feeling of extreme fatigue or emotional exhaustion as a result of protracted or constant stress. It could be the outcome of unreasonable pressure or long hours on a job, expectations from relationships, family or friends. In many ways it could simply be our modern culture prescribing us to be “always on”. The unfortunate outcomes of feeling like you’re constantly “never doing enough” can leave you feeling anxious, emotionally down or cynical. More than half of Australian workers said they suffered burnout over the past year. 

For many, it’s not just stress or increased workload, it’s the juggling of too many tasks and a constant feeling of not being in control. Having the ability to identify and prioritise what is most important is not always easy, but with the right support, it can be managed with a holistic and gentle approach to alleviate fatigue or stress factors.

Here are some common symptoms of Burnout: 

  • Feeling emotionally drained.
  • Physical symptoms may include headaches, high blood pressure, weight loss or gain, muscle tension, insomnia or tiredness, and loss of appetite. 
  • Self-doubt, lacking confidence, and low esteem.
  • Lack of motivation, procrastination, or forgetfulness. 
  • Feelings of loneliness and discontent.
  • Reduced productivity.
  • Inability to find calm or a sense of relaxation.

Burnout can be defined as a feeling of extreme fatigue or emotional exhaustion as a result of protracted or constant stress. It could be the outcome of unreasonable pressure or long hours on a job, expectations from relationships, family or friends. In many ways it could simply be our modern culture prescribing us to be “always on”. The unfortunate outcomes of feeling like you’re constantly “never doing enough” can leave you feeling anxious, emotionally down or cynical. More than half of Australian workers said they suffered burnout over the past year. 

For many, it’s not just stress or increased workload, it’s the juggling of too many tasks and a constant feeling of not being in control. Having the ability to identify and prioritise what is most important is not always easy, but with the right support, it can be managed with a holistic and gentle approach to alleviate fatigue or stress factors.

How Our Team Can Help

Our therapists who specialise in treating burnout will develop a plan to meet your specific needs:

What our therapists offer:

  • A safe, non-judgmental environment to talk about your feelings and day-to-day struggles.
  • We will listen and work with you to identify the underlying burnout symptoms and devise solutions to manage them.
  • Identify the familiar sources or emotional triggers that cause burnout or cognitive difficulties. 
  • Facilitate goal setting based on your values and vision for the future.
  • Integrate a comprehensive plan of practical, evidence-based therapeutic solutions into your daily life, including mindfulness and relaxation techniques, acceptance and commitment, or Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.

Our Team Are Here For You

Our Therapists Specialized for treating Burnout
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PJ Menon

She/They
Registered Psychologist
LGBTQIA+ member, Non-Binary, Warm and Sensitive
Registered Psychologist
Tuesday & Friday
$192.90 (Private Fee)
$99.55 (With Medicare Rebate)
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PJ Menon

Registered Psychologist
ADD/ADHD
Alcohol & Drug Abuse
Anger management

Registered Psychologist (She/They)

I'm warm & empathetic, and love to use humour to develop therapeutic relationships. I value collaboration, and celebrate lived experiences and client wisdom in my work. I'm passionate about walking alongside others as they develop their self-compassion, confidence and identity.    
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Joseph Tighe

He/Him
Registered Psychologist
Male, Parent, Warm and Sensitive
Registered Psychologist
Friday
$192.90 (Private Fee)
$99.55 (With Medicare Rebate)
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Joseph Tighe

Registered Psychologist
ADD/ADHD
Agoraphobia
Alcohol & Drug Abuse

Registered Psychologist (He/Him)

In private practise Joe sees clients from LGBTQIA+ backgrounds be they pre-teen through to adulthood. He is passionate to with clients and their families at various stages of transitioning and offers an accepting, affirming space for all.
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Glenda May

She/Her
Registered Psychologist
Female, Parent, Warm and Sensitive
Registered Psychologist
Mon-Fri
$192.90 (Private Fee)
$99.55 (With Medicare Rebate)
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Glenda May

Registered Psychologist
ADD/ADHD
Alcohol & Drug Abuse
Anger management

Registered Psychologist (She/Her)

Clients often describe me as warm and inspirational. I have a passion for guiding introspection, facilitating self-discovery, and empowering individuals to achieve their aspirations.    
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Leonard W Kling

He/Him
Clinical Psychologist
Male, LGBTQIA+ member, Warm and Sensitive, Non-religous
Clinical Psychologist
Wednesday
$235.50 (Private Fee)
$98.45 (With Medicare Rebate)
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Leonard W Kling

Clinical Psychologist
ADD/ADHD
Agoraphobia
Alcohol & Drug Abuse

 Clinical Psychologist (He/Him) 

I’m a very positive, compassionate and respectful person. While making every effort to genuinely understand the unique challenges that can be faced, I’ll always create a welcoming and safe space to build future goals and work with you to develop positive change and growth.
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Tasha Turner

She/They
Senior Counsellor
LGBTQIA+ member, Gender Queer, Spiritual, Non-religious, Confident, Warm and Sensitive
Senior Counsellor
Monday – Sunday
Individual Sessions: $130
Couples: $230
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Tasha Turner

Senior Counsellor
ADD/ADHD
Agoraphobia
Alcohol & Drug Abuse

Senior Counsellor (She/They)

As a proud gender Queer, pansexual, neurodivergent Counsellor, and chronic pain battler, I am excited to be part of this tailored support service. My purpose is to guide clients in exploring their true selves, embracing their differences and living authentically  
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Mark Podesta

He/Him
Registered Psychologist (GradDip & Postgrad Dip - Psychology)
LGBTQIA+ member, Male, Spiritual, Warm and Sensitive
General Psychologist (GradDip and Postgrad Dip -Psych)
Saturday
$192.90 (Private Fee)
$99.55 (With Medicare Rebate)
  $230 – Couples Counselling
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Mark Podesta

Registered Psychologist (GradDip & Postgrad Dip - Psychology)
ADD/ADHD
Alcohol & Drug Abuse
Anger management

Registered Psychologist (He/Him)

I'm a warm, caring, approachable person. I'll be guided by your strengths, needs and circumstances; empowering you to be able to create positive changes, cope with challenges and difficulties, and improve your overall wellbeing.    
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Keith Kulda

He/Him
Counsellor
Confident, LGBTQIA+ member, Tough but Comforting, Male
Counsellor
Wed & Thurs
$130
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Keith Kulda

Counsellor
ADD/ADHD
Agoraphobia
Alcohol & Drug Abuse

 Counsellor (He/Him)

My counselling approach is person-centred and focused on developing strong therapeutic partnerships and meet clients where they are. I am a proud gay man of colour with a practice motivated on helping clients with personal growth and making self-rewarding change.  
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Nicole Vanderkroef

She/Her
Clinical Counsellor and Psychotherapist
LGBTQIA+ member, Female, Spiritual, Non-religious, Parent, Warm and Sensitive, Confident
Clinical Counsellor and Psychotherapist
Monday, Wednesday & Saturday
$130
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Nicole Vanderkroef

Clinical Counsellor and Psychotherapist
ADD/ADHD
Agoraphobia
Alcohol & Drug Abuse

Clinical Counsellor and Psychotherapist (She/Her)

I am a qualified clinical counsellor and psychotherapist with over 10 years working with adults, children and families. I have a warm, open and patient approach -- and some very broad shoulders  
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