Talk, Listen and Learn to enhance your mind and work through life choices with our in-house professional counsellor. As part of our Fitness Rush Family, you will rediscover how to become the you, you enjoy the most and benefit from our Total Health and Wellness Solutions.

Relax in a purposely designed space and trust the guidance of your therapist as they work alongside you at your own pace to unveil a happier you.

Take in the serine surroundings, enjoy a complementary beverage and unwind during your personal time with a fully qualified professional. 

Benefits from Counselling with Fitness Rush


1. Gaining a Different Perspective

One of the main benefits of counselling is that it offers a different perspective which can help people to verbalise their problems. A professional counsellor will listen and help you to engage in new perspectives, encouraging you to identify ways to deal with the problems. A new way of approaching a problem is sometimes all people need to overcome it and in turn the skills learnt can help to manage future problems and look at them differently. 

2. Physical Benefits

Psychological trauma, or even general ennui, can trigger physical symptoms – and depression and anxiety are well known to have significant, and sometimes debilitating, physical effects. Going to therapy, assuming it’s successful, can help these issues fade away. Studies have shown that many physical ailments are ameliorated when someone engages in therapy. When feelings are not expressed but ultimately buried within, out of conscious awareness, the body often reacts. It acts as a barometer that reads: Danger! Something is wrong and needs attention. Manifesting through stomach aches, headaches, sleeping problems, and ulcers are just some of the ways our body reacts to stress and psychic pain.

3. Self Discovery

Working with a counsellor gives you the opportunity to learn more about yourself therefore understanding why you respond and act to certain situations in certain ways. When you develop a better understanding of your values and beliefs you will gain a much better insight in to your mindset and how to get it where you want it to be. 

By discovering oneself, it is possible to better understand the issues you are facing and how to challenge them ensuring successful management of any future issues too.

4. Enhance Self-Esteem

Most of us will experience low confidence issues at some point in our lives, whether it’s related to appearance, skills or abilities. 

Through counselling, we can learn to accept ourselves,  developing a stronger sense of self-love, self-compassion, and self-confidence. This in turn can assist with mental health and anxiety, overcoming the fear that something bad may happen. It can also help to raise confidence and introduce people back in to the community as a healthier and happier person. 

People with low self esteem can become introvert and lonely and find it increasingly difficult to talk and see loved ones. Talking to a counsellor can be easier knowing they will not be judged and that they will be listened too letting them speak freely and openly. 

5. Resolve Conflicts

Ever found yourself not knowing where to turn in a conflict? How to make someone see your point? Counselling is a great way to resolve conflicts, whether that’s in your professional or personal relationships. By breaking down problems in to manageable chunks you can begin to learn to look at conflicts differently and methodically in a manner which you can explain confidently, engaging others and inviting them in to understanding you. 

From marriage counselling through to addressing issues within friendships, counselling can help people resolve conflicts in a positive and respectful manner. Counselling designed for resolving conflicts has also been proven to strengthen bonds and relationships by coaching a broader understanding of each other. 


6. Improve Well-Being for Medical Disorders

A distressing diagnosis can easily lead to the development of psychological difficulties. Patients facing life-threatening or life changing diagnoses can benefit from a counsellor guiding them through the trials of what they’re facing. Health counselling is a gateway to effective treatment. Counselling a patient will assist them in navigating the medical & emotional care that follows a diagnosis. A problematic diagnosis will present new medical needs along with many emotional changes that may be unfamiliar and frightening. A counsellor familiar with the medical needs a patient is facing can offer comfort and guidance in a painful situation. Difficult conversations with terminally ill patients can take place more openly and freely, benefitting both patient and family.

7. Increase Social Connections

A great benefit of therapy is that it not only helps you understand yourself better but it allows you to understand other people too. When we hold negative thoughts in without processing them, they become ingrained so that we see the world through that lens – and we make lots of assumptions that may or may not be true. Without the clutter of your own (sometimes mistaken) assumptions, it’s a lot easier to understand others’ intentions and motivations.

8. Better Management and Expression of Emotions

Since big and small problems are going to come up from time to time, knowing how to deal with them in a healthy way is an essential skill. “Conflict is a part of everyday life,” says Margulies. “It’s helpful to be aware of one’s feelings around conflict. If, for example, you are angry with your boss who is piling up work for you when you are getting ready to go away, you are bound to feel resentment and conflict. By reflecting on what’s going on outside (your boss’ demands) and inside (your mounting anger, irritation, and fear of losing your job if you say ‘no’), you are in a better position to resolve the conflict. Talking things through with someone and reflecting on what feelings are evoked, and why, leads to a greater understanding of oneself. Then one is freer to think of ways to respond in a more proactive way.” Learning how not to get swallowed up by events, but instead how to form a game plan to deal with them, is the key (and it takes a lot of practice).

9. Manage Your Brain

One of the best things about therapy is that it can bring about change at the level of the brain. We think of medication as changing the depressed brain, but there’s very compelling evidence that talk therapy does the same. With brain imaging methods, psychotherapy has been shown to alter activity in the medial prefrontal cortex, the anterior cingulate cortex, the hippocampus, and the amygdala. These areas are involved in self-referential thoughts (“me”-centred worry thoughts), executive control, emotion, and fear. 

One very effective method, cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT), helps people identify the negative thought patterns they fall back on habitually – which are no doubt wired into the brain like deep ruts – and replace them with new and more positive mental habits. In addition to helping people experience fewer symptoms of depression and anxiety, it, too, seems to bring about brain changes that are measurable.

10. Reduce Medications

Self-medicating to “deal” with psychological stuff is incredibly common. But it doesn’t do anything to actually address what’s going on – it just masks it. It also creates an addictive cycle, which may exacerbate the real problem. Getting to the root of your past stuff in therapy will, with time, obviate the need to self-medicate. When you’re no longer living by the negative things in your past, the need to avoid them – and yourself – will disappear.

Treatment Options

Initial Assessment

30 Minutes

  • Initial Assessment
  • 30 Minute Session including Discussion and Future Planning

Individual Therapy

60 Minutes

  • Talking Therapy
  • 1 Hour Session Providing Mind and Wellness Support

Couples Therapy

60 Minutes

  • Reignite with a Loved One
  • 1 Hour Session Working Towards the Future Together

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