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 Tyranny of “Should”

Have you ever been told what you “should” be doing, thinking, feeling, saying or how you “should” behave, respond or look? Maybe you find yourself telling others what they “should” do, feel or think. You may be aware of your own “should’s”, those times you tell yourself how you “should” feel, act or behave in any given situation. Should’s are … 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

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