Anxiety & Depression

by Donald Marmara, Somatic Psychotherapist and Educator, Artarmon, Sydney, Australia

Looking for Effective and Transformative help with Anxiety and Depression?

Core Development helps you not only manage your anxiety and depression – this is only the first step. We continue to explore more deeply until we get to the cause of your symptoms.

Core Development offers:

  • Individual Counselling and Psychotherapy( in-person, zoom and phone)
  • Somatic Psychotherapy
  • Counselling and Psychotherapy for Parents and Teenagers(together and separately)
  • Couples Counselling
  • Talks and workshops for groups and organisations

Anxiety and depression are real and debilitating conditions. You may find, however, that people who have not experienced anxiety or depression find it hard to understand what you’re going through.

  • Know that you are not alone. Many people suffer from anxiety and depression.
  • You are not to blame for feeling anxious or depressed.
  • Seek professional help – seeking counselling and psychotherapy demonstrates strength not weakness.
  • Prepare to be persistent in working through the blocks you experience on your journey to wellness.

I’ve been there – my story

As a teenager and young adult, I experienced severe anxiety and depression. From the age of fourteen, I was prescribed anti-depressants, tranquillisers and sleeping pills. Over time, my medications were increased. This was typical anxiety treatment  and treatment for depression at the time.

I also saw a psychoanalyst for two years, three times a week, but still made little progress. I was dependent on medication, and terrified for my future.

At 24, I relocated to London. I felt I needed to be in a different place, a new place, to make a new beginning.

My Road To Recovery

 I discovered a form of psychotherapy that was based on the understanding that disappointments, fears and other emotional injuries and unfinished business are stored not only in our brain, but also in our body as chronic tensions in our muscles, organs and energy fields.

I was sceptical, but desperate enough to try anything that might help, so I joined a group and had regular individual psychotherapy sessions working with these methods. Within three months, I was able to come off my medication.

It wasn’t an instant fix. I came to understand that it was an active and ongoing process. But I was able to adjust and start taking my life back into my own hands.

The change was so profound that I decided I wanted to train in these methods of counselling and psychotherapy so that I could help others effect similar changes in their own lives.

The Beginning of Your Story…

The basis of anxiety and depression is often rooted in conflict of some kind. You may not even be aware of that conflict.

What I can offer you is a learning process, developed from my 35 years experience in counselling and psychotherapy,  that can help you regain control of your life by learning to tune into the underlying causes for the way you feel, and deal with them effectively.

Core Development helps you not only manage your anxiety and depression – this is only the first step. We continue to explore more deeply until we get to the cause of your symptoms.

In doing this you not only get more far-reaching and lasting results, you also discover strengths and resources that you didn’t know you had, or that you were unable to access.

So the end result is not only that anxiety and depression no longer have such a devastating impact on your life, but you also access hidden or previously unavailable inner resources so you have a richer and more fulfilling life.

Then you will be in a position to re-engage more fully with your life, the people and relationships that are important to you, and your work.

 Are you ready to take the next step?

If you are looking for an effective and transformative learning process that will enable you to regain your health and wellbeing, and create inner peace for yourself,  contact Donald Marmara on 0412 178 234.