Can Counselling Really Help Our Relationship?

I get a lot of questions about how couples should deal with relationship problems and whether or not it’s worth to go through counselling. The truth is that the success of relationship counselling depends on a number of factors. In order for counselling to be effective, the couple should be willing to engage in the…

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Why do we always seem to resist change? Suppose you’ve been following the same processes at work for many years and so far, it’s been working pretty well for you. And then something happens in the organization and you’re urged to shake things up and apply a new way of doing things. So you shut…

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Anxiety & Panic Attacks: How Can I Help Myself?

Living with anxiety is never really easy. Anxiety attacks can happen any time and in any place without your bidding. For some, it could feel like being stuck in an endless loop of worries. And for others, it manifests through a series of panic attacks; breathing speeds up, chest tightens and you feel nauseous. When…

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Stressed out or just Anxious? What's the Difference?

We all know that feeling; the stomach ache, tense muscles, trouble sleeping, rapid breathing, the nervousness and a feeling of being restless for no apparent reason.  These are just a few of symptoms of stress and anxiety. But what is the difference from being stressed out or just anxious? Stress and anxiety both trigger negative…

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Help with Depression

Depression is now recognised as the most common mental health issue experienced by people. Currently it is estimated that 8-12% of people will experience depression at some point during their life. Those that have experienced depression will know how it can drastically influence your ability to function. Depression drains your energy leaving you feeling isolated…

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Journal Writing Benefits

Now I know handwriting is, sadly, becoming a lost skill. These days, hardly anything is written by hand; almost everything is done by typing or texting. Handwriting can sometimes feel a bit weird and uncomfortable. But writing with pen and paper is actually a therapeutic exercise that helps you get more in touch with your…

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When to end a relationship

Deciding to end a relationship, can be a really stressful and confusing decision to make.  It can be hard to know if you are going through a rough patch or something more serious. Relationship anxiety can make you question: “Is worth it staying in this relationship?” “Can we work through issues?” “Should I just cut…

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Social Media Anxiety Counselling

With Christmas and summer holidays in full swing, many of us slide into a negative mindset, mostly triggered by what we see on social media. Taking your usual rounds on Facebook or Instagram, you see people posting photos of how fabulous their lives are right now when you have just broken up with your partner.…

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Couples Counseling Gold Coast

When relationships go through a rough patch, couples seek the help of a relationship counsellor and hope for a quick fix. It’s easy to get caught in the emotional whirlwind unfortunately there is no shortcuts to this process. Couples counselling can be a slow and steady process in order to rebuild a strong relationship.  To…

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