They say after the dust settles you often find perspective, the pain eases with time. Apparently, people have trouble remembering the physical pain of trauma after it has passed, like childbirth, abuse, or injury because the body goes into shock, shutting down and the brain tries to help us by forgetting. I remember and feel […]

Let me begin by stating I have never lost my temper in a shop before, nor have I shoplifted. But last week some shit went down at the self-serve counter, and I’d like to officially apologise to David for raining it down on him. I fit my counselling work around my study and teenagers, many […]

A few weeks ago, my youngest daughter and I decided to skip over to Stradbroke Island for the day. Although we live close by, it’s not a common event for us as my eldest has claimed Straddie as her spiritual home and she never really wants us tagging along. On a day when the conditions […]

One of my 2020 goals was to do a radio course with my local public radio BayFM. Unfortunately due to the year being hijacked by Covid 19, this didn’t happen. My highlight was being invited to speak on this station about mental health in the lead up to Christmas and especially its impact on the […]

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While the incidence of Covid-19 is now low in Australia and New Zealand, the after-effects on the economy, unemployment and mental health is still very real. Right now, there are long waiting lists to see therapists, more demand in schools for help and support for students and strain on support services. It may be confusing, […]

One of my clients recently suggested I write a blog about the different therapies which have been of benefit to them over the last few years. We decided to have an interview style format describing how the range of therapies worked together, from a holistic perspective. The interview is not completely word for word, as […]