You are not alone!

Starting counselling at the first signs of a social, emotional or behavioural problem really can help you to be a healthier, happier family with food allergies.

It’s been found through research, that managing life with food allergies increases levels of anxiety. This can affect Quality of Life. If you are experiencing any of these emotions counselling may help.

  • Uncertainty

  • Confusion

  • Overwhelm

  • Lack of confidence

  • Avoidance of social activities

  • Continual concerns surrounding food and activities involving food

  • Intense ongoing worry   

  • Obsessive thinking 

  • Recurring nightmares 

  • Extended disrupted sleeping patterns

  • Feelings of fear, panic, racing heart, shortness of breath

Therapy explores these feelings. Counselling doesn’t shut off anxiety and stress but teaches strategies to manage it, to keep anxiety at a liveable level.

When living with food allergies certain situations can trigger an overwhelming sense of fear and anxiety.

  • New allergy diagnosis

  • Starting Kindergarten with food allergies

  • Starting Primary School

  • Starting High School 

  • Attending Camp safely

  • Travelling/Holidaying/Flying with allergies

  • Label reading

  • New foods

  • Eating at a restaurant

  • Needle fear (from the EpiPen or allergy tests)

  • Trauma from an anaphylactic reaction

  • Allergy Food Challenges

  • Pre-OIT, during-OIT, post-OIT (Oral Immunotherapy)

  • Parties

  • Teenager/Peer pressure

  • First boyfriend/girlfriend

  • University/College/Work 

When anxiety or stress increases to a level that impacts you or your child’s day to day activities counselling may help.

Simone offers therapy for these situations supporting you in developing coping skills and strategies to manage these stages healthily and happily.

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