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The Truth about Change

Clients generally see a Counsellor because it’s some form of change that they would like to achieve. Ultimately, in most cases seeing a Counsellor is all about change, however, it’s worth remembering the rather corny […]

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Who or what are you?

If someone asked you who you are, or maybe what you are, chances are you might let them know your occupation! But what if you really pause and think deeply about those questions. Who or […]

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When is it time to see a Counsellor?

Seeing a Counsellor can be a lifechanging experience, but when is it time to book an appointment? There is, of course, no definitive answer to that question. But, what I can say is that often […]

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We are all capable of change

We live in a world that doesn’t stay the same, everything around us is in a constant stage of change. But are you changing in this world of change? Many people seem to struggle with […]

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What is a Counsellor?

Seeing a Counsellor can be scary, Australians, especially men, traditionally don’t often learn the skill of being vulnerable. I think one of the main reasons why people are anxious about seeing a Counsellor is that […]

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Mind and body communication a two-way street

I would wager that when you think about how your mind (brain) and body connection works, the first thing you think about is the brain feeding info and commands down to your body, right? That’s […]

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Zero is a great place to start

I’ve been there, you might have too, or you might be there right now. Where? The bottom rung of the ladder. For me, although I’ve been close to that really low spot in human experience […]

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Emotional Dependency and how to overcome it

Javier Fiz Pérez described emotional dependency as being a personality disorder in which a person with low self-worth is constantly seeking security in other people without trusting in his or her own interior criteria and […]

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Parenting Advice – Try Circle of Security

Being a parent is not only physically exhausting, but the emotional challenges that come with raising little ones can be just as taxing. Those of us who are trying to do our best to raise […]

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How can counselling help me?

I must admit, back before I went to counselling I really didn’t know too much about it and what to expect. It was certainly a bit scary too, after all, I’m an Australian male so […]

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Thoughts on Time-Saving Inventions

For the past hundred years or so inventors have been doing their darndest to come up with technologies designed to give us more time. They say their creations (such as those listed below) cut down […]

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Thoughts for Surviving Tough Times

Into every life, a little rain must fall. That’s a pretty accurate statement, isn’t it? Life does throw up challenges, disappointments and difficult times, no matter how much you might try to avoid them. It’s […]

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Where are you sitting on Maslow’s Pyramid?

Strange post title I know, however, the Maslow Pyramid (officially known as Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs) is a handy tool that you can use to assess where you’re at in life. Once again, I believe […]

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Try Sushi Train thinking

Right, so the title of this post might not be completely clear – I’m sure most people don’t necessarily see a clear link between sushi and having a better outlook on life. No, this isn’t […]

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Joel Helmes

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