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

Loneliness is More than a State of Mind

Loneliness is a state of disconnection from the community, or a lack of connection to community. Loneliness may serve as a social pain to protect people from the dangers of being isolated. It may serve as a prompt to change behaviour, to pay more attention to relationships which are needed for survival. This notion of loneliness was a hardwired survival … 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

Relationships

A healthy relationship with our friends, family and partner can enrich our life and make us feel good about our self.  Relationships take time, commitment and care to keep them healthy.  The more time you put into a relationship, the more you get back.  Communication is the key to healthy relationships, as are clear boundaries, a healthy sense of self-worth, … 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