Individual Therapy

In Individual Therapy sessions Anita draws on a number of modalities, so she has the flexibility to adjust the balance of their application depending on whether a client experiences:


worried excessively or feeling unsafe


lethargic or feeling of despair


complex PTSD, addictions, personality disorders - self-hating or feeling worthless.

While many practitioners favour cognitive behavioural therapy or other behaviour reconditioning, Anita uses different evidence-based therapeutic approaches.These help her clients integrate and resolve difficult past or present experiences so they develop trust, start living fully and engaging with others.

Individual Therapy provided by Swan Counselling in Peregian Springs is particularly suited to those who live with:

Anxiety - Worried or feeling unsafe

These feelings are often manifested by:

  • a sense of unease or danger
  • being alarmed and/or hyper-vigilant
  • looking for and noticing only cues of threat
  • the world feeling scary, full of uncertainty, that people can’t be trusted
  • despair or overwhelm
  • demanding perfection from self or others

Depression - Lethargic or feeling of despair

Your inner experiences may include:

  • feeling lost, abandoned, unreachable, sad
  • collapsed, empty
  • lacking energy and motivation, feeling immobilised
  • ruminating
  • disconnected, uninterested in the outside world and shut down from the inside
  • wanting to disappear (don’t care, not invested in, suicidal)
  • helpless or hopeless

PTSD, complex PTSD, Addictions, Personality Disorders - Self-hating or feeling worthless, unloved or a failure

You may feel like you are:

  • constantly battered by the inner voice of a harsh inner critic, never good enough
  • talking down on yourself
  • emotionally very unstable: feeling too much of a burden
  • disconnecting from yourself and others (perhaps shame or blame)
  • easily triggered
  • unforgiving

Anita will tailor your therapy to your needs by recognising and integrating feelings, belief and thoughts arising from trauma reactions within your body. Over time you will be able to learn from them and relate to them differently so that the past will lose its grip on you in the here and now.

Research has proven that the cause of most of our individual difficulties is that we have endured a negative event or events in a state of unpreparedness. We may have been traumatised which includes ongoing neglect, abuse, or emotional abandoned. It could be that we weren’t seen, heard, and understood by those who we depended on for love and care. And importantly, by trying to adapt to the environment, we became stuck in a cycle of stress.

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