Focused Mental Health Retreats for Anxiety & Depression
Through effective Psychological Therapy, your personal happiness and contentment may become the prevailing forces in your life – for life!
Today, it is estimated that one in two people will experience mental health issues at some point in their life. At Living Valley, we focus on the link between psychological, emotional and physical well-being. The longer we remain stuck in cycles of depression, anxiety and stress, our overall health begins to suffer as these often lead us into life-draining or self-destructive behaviours. It is critical to look at the control centre of it all – your mind.
So many of us live day-to-day, satisfied with merely surviving. Feeling ‘stressed’ has become an accepted or normal experience. At Living Valley, you will find answers and resolutions to many of life’s roadblocks, as we focus on finding abundant joy and contentment.
Our certified Senior Clinical Psychologist, Ric Elysee-Collen, has almost ten years of clinical experience. Ric looks beyond labels of mental illness to focus on lifting each person out of the psychological barriers that may be keeping them stuck. He will work towards rediscovering what brings meaning and fulfilment to your life.
Our Provisional Psychologist, Didier Appave, holds a Graduate Diploma in Psychology and Postgraduate Diploma of Psychological Studies at Western Sydney University, as well as a Postgraduate Diploma of Professional Psychology at the Australian College of Applied Psychology. Didier has experience working with a number of presentations including anxiety and depression, adjustment difficulties, grief, relationship issues, stress management and trauma.
You may be eligible to receive a Medicare Rebate if you visit your GP prior to arriving at the retreat to obtain a Mental Health Care Plan (contact us for more information). A rebate may be available for those with private health insurance ‘extras’ cover.
Our aim is to provide you with continued assistance and support after you leave Living Valley. Follow-up and additional psychological service packages are available via Skype and telephone.