What is Therapy?

Counselling/Psychotherapy is a talk therapy that focuses on a person’s mental, emotional, relational and spiritual health and wellbeing. A Psychotherapist engages with a person in a co-created process of deep listening, relating and empathic exploration of experience to discover possibilities for growth, change and healing. A key element of the practice of Psychotherapy is the interpersonal relationship between the Therapist … Read More

The Opposite of Addiction is Connection

Addictions are destructive not only for the addict, they destroy families, alienate friends and their impact fans out to the wider society. So, could strengthening human connections immunise us against emotional distress? Addressing the core problem, not the symptoms is not a new concept and there has been a long standing correlation between addiction treatment and addressing past trauma, especially … Read More

It’s OK to Ask for Help

There is a cultural shift happening around mental health, the stigma of being mentally unwell is slowly being chipped away, and we have those individuals willing to speak up to thank for this change to our national psyche. We are hearing more and more stories from celebrities and sports personalities about managing their mental health and career. In the case … Read More

Addiction

Addiction often starts out innocently enough as doing something that seems pleasurable or helpful at the time. But Addiction becomes a condition that results when a person ingests a substance, for instance alcohol, illicit drugs, smoking and prescription medications or engages in an activity such as sex, gambling, spending, shopping or eating that somewhere along the line shifts from being … Read More