Bonnie SweeneyPsychologist and Life Coach
I have worked in the health industry for over 20 yrs. I have witnessed a dramatic shift in the way people view therapy. Mental health is fast becoming a priority for the masses and rightly so. The damaging opinions of the past that only troubled individuals spoke with psychologists have now been replaced by a recognition that in our fast paced, demanding world professional help is a necessity. Simply talking to a third party without judgement and with complete confidentiality allows you to be honest with yourself and to do the work that is necessary to heal.
ServicesI offer professional help to those who need either Councelling or life coaching
How I Can Help YouIt's my goal to create a comfortable, safe environment where we'll work together to achieve your goals.
The Importance of Taking Care of Your Mental and Physical Health
The World Health Organisation defines health as a “state of complete physical, mental and social well-being”. The importance of physical health is well understood, daily exercise has an abundance of positive effects that cannot be disputed. Routine doctor visits and daily exercise are common activities for millions of people in maintaining their physical health. Our mental health does not get the same attention unfortunately.
The pandemic surrounding Covid-19 has highlighted mental health issues in a way that hasn´t been seen before. Because of this, the stigma around mental health and seeking help has started to lift, as more and more people become aware of the importance of self-care and the vital role mental health plays in our daily functioning, happiness, and well-being.
Therapy is an essential tool in addressing mental health issues such as, stress management, anxiety disorders, relationship issues, self-esteem, and depression. Therapy can help by providing the tools to understand, address and overcome any issues that may be hindering your day-to-day life.
Most people prioritise their physical health over their mental health, 15% of the world’s diseases are related to mental health. That equates to a staggering 1,125,000,000 people, globally, suffering from mental health issues, and that is just the reported numbers.
There is an abundance of scientific evidence that shows psychotherapy works better in the long term than medication for the treatment of depression, anxiety and many other mental health issues that are very common. Reaching out for help is the first step and for many the hardest one. The benefits of taking part in therapy much like the benefits of physical exercise are enormous and they reach every aspect of life.
When we exercise the brain releases endorphins, known as the happy hormone. It makes us feel good and changes our mental state for the better, helping us on our way to positive mental health. A combination of therapy and exercise is truly the best thing you can do for your complete health.