Counsellor of­fers free sup­port

Whitsunday Times - - NEWS -

THE road to re­cov­ery af­ter Cy­clone Deb­bie is in­com­plete with­out emo­tional well-be­ing.

This is why Whit­sun­day Psy­chol­ogy counsellor Suzanne Carmichael is of­fer­ing free ap­point­ments to peo­ple in the Whit­sun­days.

Any­one in need of sup­port is en­cour­aged to take their chance early, rather than wait un­til in cri­sis.

Ms Carmichael said many peo­ple in the com­mu­nity were wear­ing them­selves out phys­i­cally, men­tally and emo­tion­ally.

“Ev­ery­one just went into ac­tion and looked af­ter the im­me­di­ate risk of their homes and mov­ing trees and in the process they ne­glected them­selves,” she said.

“I have no­ticed the re­silience here and peo­ple are de­ter­mined to keep mov­ing on as best they can, it’s hard to do that when you are not sleep­ing well and food is lim­ited so we have been very busy.”

While Cy­clone Deb­bie’s im­pact has brought a num­ber of press­ing is­sues into peo­ple’s minds, Ms Carmichael said it was im­por­tant to also re­solve any pre-ex­ist­ing is­sues prior to the im­pact.

Any­one look­ing to book an ap­point­ment with Suzanne can call Whit­sun­day Psy­chol­ogy on 4946 6554.

Ses­sions will be free for as long as re­quired and Whit­sun­day Psy­chol­ogy fees will be re­duced in the com­ing months.

❝I have no­ticed the re­silience here and peo­ple are de­ter­mined to keep mov­ing on as best they can... — Suzanne Carmichael

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