Depression-What is it and how can we help you


What is depression?

When experiencing depression or anxiety it can feel as if there is nothing that will make a positive difference. This is not true. The very decision to do something is a significant one. When you are eventually over this period in your life, you may even look back on it as a “useful wakeup call” which signified that something needed to change. Depression is not your fault. It is experienced by millions of “normal” people.   We all feel sad, moody or low from time to time. For some people these feelings are intense, for long periods of time (weeks, months and even years) and sometimes without any apparent reason.

How can I help you?

Time Line Therapy helps identify the causes and origins of the depression. Once this occurs people often describe it as “a weight being lifted” or a “light bulb moment”. The Time Line Process helps you recognise patterns of negative thinking you may be caught up in. Depression can obscure rational, realistic thinking, making everything in life appear awful, constantly. Releasing or changing past events linked to certain negative emotions and realising the positive learning from those experiences, allows the mind to be freer of the constant negative feelings linked to those events no matter how insignificant. As a trained clinical hypnotherapist, I often include hypnosis to help you overcome depression to enable you to focus on the present and work towards the future you desire. Hypnosis can re-process past experiences and memories that have sensitized you to continued depressive reactions in the present.

Lifestyle changes?

When you feel depressed, often a healthy lifestyle seems impossible. As part of my program, I help you improve your diet and motivate you to do some form of exercise that you enjoy.  Other lifestyle changes needed such as alcohol abuse or other addictions, can be treated. How? Time Line therapy and hypnotherapy are very helpful in changing old beliefs around negative patterns of behaviour.  Rather than thinking you cant change, it’s time to think you can change those old programs running in your head.

How many sessions?

8 sessions scheduled on a weekly basis.  We have found that following this program, changes occur weekly strengthening how you think, feel and ultimately behave.

We provide a special price for the 8 week program verses booking single sessions. Save up to $120.

About Manuela

Manuela works differently, when helping you achieve the life you desire and deserve in a nurturing and supportive way, having trained in areas that not many of your “usual” counsellors or hypnotherapists have trained in.
Qualified as a Holistic Counsellor, Clinical Hypnotherapist, Nutritionist and Reiki Master, Manuela will help you release and maintain weight, stop smoking, manage stress and anxiety, overcome depression, build confidence, or help you overcome other issues needing attention or release. Manuela also offers support to those dealing with Cancer, as well as working with family and friends who may be struggling during this challenging time. Manuela is qualified in Virtual Gastric Banding, a non-surgical technique using the power of hypnosis to retrain you to be satisfied with smaller amounts of food changing how you think about food and giving very safe, predictable results.
The various techniques Manuela may include in a session are EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique), HypnoReiki (Combination of Hypnosis & Reiki), Regression Therapy and Reiki/Chakra Balancing, to name a few.
Manuela is now also offering ‘Soul Guidance and Sacred Mentoring™. These sessions are a healing for the soul bringing in positive energy through a series of guided processes. This sacred energy allows you to explore your own life purpose more deeply. During these sessions, the Crystal Mandala Oracle Deck is used for guidance. Each card in the deck features a unique Mandala, which represents the guiding higher level being and a crystal embodying a Crystal Angel. Together they create a powerful connection to the Divine and your inner self. The sessions are extremely nurturing and enlightening creating your soul purpose in this life. The Soul Guidance and Sacred Mentoring™ modality is wonderful for clarity of purpose.


Manuela is available for appointments Monday, Wednesday and Friday at Simply Natural Therapies. If you would like to book an appointment  to begin your depression treatment program  please phone the clinic on 9842 7033, email us at or Book Online HERE