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

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

How Well Do You Take a Compliment

As Australians, we are taught from an early age that talking about ourselves is considered a no-no, it’s the tall poppy syndrome we’ve inherited from our convict past. The upside of this is generally Aussies are down to earth, no-nonsense types, the down side is we miss out on positive reinforcement and acts of kindness from others. Avoiding or dismissing … 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

Is it Depression?

Grief and depression are quite different but they can appear similar as they can both lead to feelings of intense sadness, insomnia, poor appetite and weight loss. Depression stands out from grief as being more persistent, with constant feelings of emptiness and despair and a difficulty feeling pleasure or joy. The sadness that you feel after your loss may never … Read More

Grief and Loss

Grief is a natural response to loss. It might be the loss of a loved one, relationship, miscarriage, pet, job or way of life. Other experiences of loss may be due to children leaving home, infertility and separation from friends and family. The more significant the loss, the more intense the grief is likely to be. Grief is expressed in … Read More

Anxiety

Anxiety is one of the most common health conditions in Australia. For men, anxiety is even more common than depression – 1 in 5 men will experience anxiety at some point. 1 in 3 women will experience anxiety during their lifetime. Anxiety can be a serious condition, but you don’t need to let it control you. What is anxiety? Anxiety … Read More