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.
Lack of confidence
Avoidance of social activities
Continual concerns surrounding food and activities involving food
Intense ongoing worry
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
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)
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.