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 […]

Time-Out for Parents

There’s an old saying “you can’t pour from an empty vessel”. It’s hard to be present with your children and other family members if you can’t be present with yourself. The answer is time-out for parents. You’ve probably noticed that your children seem to act out more when you are tired. They sense the tension […]

Reacting to Trauma

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 […]


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 […]

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 […]

Miscarriage and Infant Loss

Have you, or someone close to you, experienced miscarriage, or the loss of a child during pregnancy? The impact of miscarriage and infant loss can be profound, and the depth of sadness can at times seem overwhelming. It is not always easy to share these experiences with friends and family.