Women can face a broad range of difficulties throughout their lives. There are ongoing social and cultural pressures as to how women ‘should’ behave, and breaking out of this
The decision to have children, or not. The feedback from others about this issue.
Trying to have children, but experiencing fertility issues or loss- it’s heartbreaking.
There are workplace inequalities (such as the pay gap), and mothers can be locked out of employment due to limited part-time or casual roles available to balance with child-rearing commitments. Less time in the full-time workforce throughout a woman’s working life also poses difficulty for retirement and superannuation. When women become mothers, they are often the primary or solitary caregiver and shoulder the ‘mental load’ of motherhood: the endless to-do list and
One in three women will experience some form of gender-based violence, such as sexual or physical assault. These types of trauma pose a higher risk for
Of course, this summary does not cover all the issues that affect women- but it demonstrates some of the difficulties specific to women, as well as the strain of these. If you would like to obtain support from a psychologist who understands your burden and is passionate about supporting women, then contact for an appointment today.