Beating the Lockdown Blues

Is life in lockdown getting you down? Maybe you’re aware of a vague sense of unease, something you just can’t quite put your finger on? Or perhaps you are feeling trapped, caught in a loop where you can’t find your way out? Many of us are missing family members living interstate, or being able to […]

My Story

When our son was born in 1985 I quickly realised I knew very little about parenting. Life gave me plenty of time to think about this and how I might do things differently second time around, before our daughter arrived 11 years later. The learning started all over again when I realised that each child […]

Online Counselling

Online counselling is suitable for anyone who would like help with dealing with stresses and tensions in your life. Without the need to travel, sessions can be timed to fit in with busy work and family commitments. Sometimes seeing a counsellor can feel a bit daunting, as with any new experience.  Connecting online can make […]

Trauma as Unhealed Wounds

We each have our own way of reacting to trauma. These are often learned patterns of behaviour based on our experiences in childhood. They will surface when we feel threatened, such as with the covid pandemic and the bushfires in January 2020. For many of us, these threats have created a sense of fear and […]

Recovery From The Bushfires

We’ve all had a traumatic experience with the bushfires early in 2020. No-one who lived through this can have escaped without some level of emotional disturbance. For many, this experience has been profound. Understanding Trauma Trauma is not what happens to us, but how our bodies respond to what happens to us. Many of us […]

Seeing a Counsellor

Have you thought about seeing a counsellor or Psychotherapist but are not sure what to expect? Perhaps you are feeling confused, anxious or worried about something (or someone). Maybe you have reached a point in your life when you are looking for something new? These feelings happen to all of us, and it can be […]


Most of us are familiar with  feelings of stress and anxiety, but for some, this can be a constant companion, affecting everyday life. Do you ever have the feeling that you just want to hide? Your palms get sweaty, your stomach churns, your breathing comes in shallow gasps, your thoughts are racing and you have trouble […]

Psychotherapy or Psychology?

I’m often asked “What is Psychotherapy? How is it different from Psychology?” Exploring the field of available therapies can be confusing. There are so many different options to choose from. Perhaps you are curious about how Psychology and Psychotherapy differ. Are they, in fact, just two different ways of looking at the same mental health […]

Counselling while on Holidays

Relax, Restore, Unwind Many travellers are seeking more than just sun, sand and surf when on holidays. Often these people are looking for that indefinable “something else” that can relieve stress, and deepen the sense of well-being. Counselling while on holidays might be your answer. Holidays provide a wonderful opportunity to treat yourself to healing […]

Seeing a Counsellor or Psychotherapist

Have you ever thought about seeing a counsellor or psychotherapist, but weren’t sure what to expect? Many people visit a Counsellor or Psychotherapist when they are seeking to change something in their lives. You might be upset about something (or someone), or feel you are looking for a new direction in life? Perhaps you are […]