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The 7 Stages of Grief

Grief is a messy heart-wrenching time. It’s like the guest who overstays their welcome for months on end. It is also a robber of joy and peace-of-mind. Just when it seems grief is moving out, it suddenly decides to stick around. Understanding grief is so important because any time there is infidelity, there is also the cessation of the relationship you once knew. Often, being betrayed is experienced as traumatic and to grieve this loss of your... read more

Ethical principles of counselling

Being a professional counsellor in Australia involves adhering to six ethical principles. They are aimed at ensuring a counsellor does no harm and is professional and ethical in how they interact with their clients. Trust: Honouring the trust placed in the practitioner Trust is the cornerstone of the therapeutic relationship and is fundamental to understanding and resolving ethical challenges and dilemmas. Practitioners who are trustworthy act... read more

Staying after Being Cheated On

Someone asked me the other day why the person who has been cheated on stays in the relationship. There are many reasons someone will stay and here are ten reasons. Momentum – they have been in the relationship for a while, maybe a few kids and they don’t want to be a single parent or start a new relationship or go through property settlement. Want a two parent home – maintaining two houses is expensive and is disruptive for the kids, so the... read more

5 Steps to Embrace Your Loneliness

Loneliness is something most people try to avoid. But being alone is an inevitable part of life. It happens to everyone at some time or another. It is important to be able to separate solitude from loneliness and to understand what is behind your feelings so you can embrace being alone. 1. Work Out the Root Cause of Your Fear of Loneliness Some scientists believe loneliness is a basic emotion on a par with fear and anger. Being part of a group... read more

We do Skype Appointments

Is distance a problem? If you live in another city, state, or country (yes, we do have overseas clients), we offer appointments via Skype or phone.


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