Recently my colleague Jessica Fowler asked me to contribute a book to her monthly blog entitled “What your Therapists are Reading.” As I scanned down the list of great books selected for November, it occurred to me that here in Australia we typically reach for the easy “beach read” at this time of year. I […]
Ignore the hype
We get bombarded with images of happy families, jingles and expectations of a bundle of endless joy at Christmas. If you, like me have some killer memories of awful fights at Christmas involving copious amounts of alcohol, this time of year may not be your favourite time. In fact, it may a time […]
Which Melbourne Psychotherapist or Caulfield Counsellor is the right fit for you?
Making contact with someone for the first time requires courage and commitment.Yet how do you know if you have found the right person to help you with your problems?
One of the key success factors for counselling is a strong therapeutic alliance. So it is […]
Are you just stressed or is it something more?
Mark came to see me because he was worried he was not progressing fast enough in his career. He was in a good job that wasn’t overly challenging but he was also doing a further qualification part-time at night. He had reasoned it was better to be […]
This blog is back by popular demand! Two years ago many took heart and felt motivated to do something different with their Christmas. Including this blog reader who commented after reading it with:
I now spend Christmas Day with really good friends. I prioritise that over spending it with family. I see my family […]
I am excited to share a guest post I did recently for the Quiet Mind Collective.
My colleague, Celeste Coffman wanted to compile a whole heap of great content from experienced therapists about how to manage anxiety.
My contribution was to discuss the practical ways you can befriend your anxiety and use your natural inbuilt calming system (your breathing) […]
It’s great in the beginning…
The honeymoon phase of any new relationship is bliss. Your heart beats fast when you hear their voice on the phone, you look forward to time together and blossom in each others’ company. Fast forward a year and suddenly all the romance […]
When should you consider taking medication for anxiety?
I have spent the last 10 years working closely with people who suffer from high anxiety. My clients are some of my best teachers and between us, we have worked out what works and what doesn’t work. It […]
Most of us know that exercise gets those feel good hormones pumping. However, if you suffer from anxiety those hormones can be elusive. That is because they are the kind that gets your body’s fight or flight response reacting in a super sensitive way, by pressing “go” […]
What Anxiety is Like:
At random moments, I will get this building worry and fear that something isn’t right. Everything could be just perfectly fine, but my mind will trick itself into believing that something is wrong. It will convince itself that my life is falling apart. I will worry about one thing one minute and […]