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Melanie Cormack

 

Registered Psychologist

Melanie's passion and purpose is to help you effectively address and resolve mental health conditions of a traumatic nature that are chronic and debilitating in your life. Earlier events in our life tend to have an effect on our current thoughts, feelings and behaviours and often play out in our relationships with others and how we interact with our world. Even small emotional events within our childhoods repeated enough times can have a cumulative impact on us affecting our beliefs about our self, the world and relationships. With this in mind Melanie will work with you to explore the origins and development of current emotional and or behavioural problems. With a clear plan developed together she will use Schema Therapy and EMDR (other therapies may be incorporated as needed) to help you address, resolve and change patterns that are currently affecting your ability to live your best life.

For information on how EMDR can help please visit the EMDRAA website.

For information on Schema Therapy visit this website.

Schema therapy and EMDR can help resolve:

Chronic emotional problems

  • Depression / Mood swings

  • Anxiety / mood disorders

  • Difficulties controlling Anger/Rage

  • Uncontrollable Anxiety/Panic attacks

  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

  • Difficulties with relaxing/sleeping

  • Addictive / self-destructive behaviours

  • Phobias

  • Emotional eating / weight issues

  • Self-image problems

  • Constant feelings of worthlessness/helplessness

Early life Trauma

  • Physical abuse

  • Sexual abuse

  • Verbal criticism/abuse

  • Witnessing parental conflict

  • Witnessing abuse toward parent/sibling

  • Living with parent with physical/mental illness

  • Living with cold/distant/neglectful parents

  • Bullying in school or home

Recent Trauma

  • Spousal abuse

  • Vehicle accidents

  • Workplace bullying

  • Sudden termination/loss of employment

  • Debilitating personal/workplace injury

  • Victim of crime

  • Sexual harassment/stalking