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What Happens in Your First Counselling Session?

By |2019-11-12T09:57:48+08:00November 12th, 2019|Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Anxiety, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Brainstorming, CBT, Childbirth, Children, Couples, Depression, Eating Disorders, EMDR, Exposure Therapy, Grief and Loss, Groups, Hypnosis, Interpersonal Therapy, Journaling, Meditation, Men, Mindfulness, Pain Management, Panic Attacks, Parents, Performance Enhancement, Positive Psychology, Procrastination, Resilience, Self-esteem, Smoking Cessation, Stress, Suicide, Trauma, Weight Loss, Women, Workplace, Workshops, Young Adults|

What happens in your first counselling session? Life brings challenges and no one misses out on having to deal with these at some stage or another. Most times we gather up our usual strategies and get through; other times we hit a wall and just can’t seem to see through to the best options. These [...]

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Managing the Behaviour of my Child with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)

By |2019-10-30T09:49:42+08:00October 30th, 2019|Autism Spectrum Disorder, Children, Interpersonal Therapy, Men, Parents, Positive Psychology, Women, Young Adults|

How can a psychologist help? Raising children is not an easy feat. One minute you will all be playing a fun family game of monopoly, and the next minute your children are leaning across the table pulling each other’s hair out, and you’re wondering who will be left with more hair on their head – [...]

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Putting the Intimacy Back into Your Relationship

By |2019-08-14T10:00:43+08:00September 18th, 2019|Couples, Interpersonal Therapy, Men, Mindfulness, Parents, Positive Psychology, Stress, Women|

As Shawn Mendes and Camilo Cabello serenade each other in their song, “Senorita” they are highlighting the importance of “matching” your partner - knowing what they may like and matching it. For instance, this can be in words, body language or facial expression. - And In their case to be alluring and attentive in meeting [...]

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How To: Read Your Partner’s Mind

By |2019-08-13T07:59:05+08:00July 17th, 2019|Couples, Interpersonal Therapy, Men, Women, Young Adults|

A few years ago I was on a week long cruise in the Kimberley with a number of other couples, and there were some minor misunderstandings between couples. We joked about how it would be so helpful if their other half could just read their mind. At the time apps were emerging as a relatively [...]

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A Guide to Help Your Mind Body Connection

By |2019-05-29T12:06:13+08:00June 12th, 2019|Anxiety, Couples, Depression, Groups, Interpersonal Therapy, Meditation, Men, Mindfulness, Mindfulness, Parents, Positive Psychology, Procrastination, Resilience, Self-esteem, Stress, Women, Workplace, Young Adults|

The connection between Mind and Body has been clear for some time. Our mental health can affect all parts of our life - our relationships at home and work, our self esteem and our physical health. Just like keeping our physical health in good condition there are strategies we can easily add to our day [...]

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NDIS is coming to Revive!

By |2019-04-10T13:57:26+08:00April 12th, 2019|Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Anxiety, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Brainstorming, By condition, CBT, Childbirth, Children, Couples, Depression, Eating Disorders, EMDR, Exposure Therapy, Grief and Loss, Hypnosis, Interpersonal Therapy, Journaling, Meditation, Men, Mindfulness, Pain Management, Panic Attacks, Parents, Performance Enhancement, Positive Psychology, Resilience, Self-esteem, Stress, Suicide, Trauma, Weight Loss, Women, Workplace, Young Adults|

It has been a long process to prepare the application for NDIS, and we are in the final weeks of having the application ready for submission! We are already seeing clients who are self managed for NDIS where their individual plan has including counselling or dietetics, but with becoming a registered provider we are anticipating [...]

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Understanding Feelings of Shame

By |2019-04-10T13:23:03+08:00April 10th, 2019|Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Anxiety, Articles, CBT, Depression, EMDR, Exposure Therapy, Interpersonal Therapy, Men, Panic Attacks, Positive Psychology, Resilience, Self-esteem, Stress, Women, Workplace, Young Adults|

Out of all the feelings we can experience shame is the least spoken about. Perhaps for obvious reasons shame is the emotion that makes us want to hide away from the world. I often joke with clients that it is the emotion most likely to cause us to hide under our bed and not come [...]

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Married at First Sight – Should We Be Allowing Kids To Watch Reality Television?

By |2019-03-20T11:07:26+08:00March 20th, 2019|Couples, Interpersonal Therapy, Men, Parents, Positive Psychology, Women, Young Adults|

It continues to amaze me that reality television has been as popular as seems to be. Many of the shows support the opposite of what people say they want in their “real lives”, yet people must watch them or the television producers wouldn’t keep on producing them. I was recently asked what I thought about [...]

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How to: Make Friends and Date with Confidence

By |2019-02-27T15:47:57+08:00February 27th, 2019|Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Affirmations, Anxiety, CBT, Exposure Therapy, Hypnosis, Interpersonal Therapy, Men, Panic Attacks, Positive Psychology, Resilience, Self-esteem, Women, Workplace, Young Adults|

Most people that I speak to in the psychology office, say that they would like to become more confident to make friends or begin dating someone. Shy, avoidant or anxious people are most likely to miss out on making friends because they believe that when people don’t approach them or instantly respond in the way [...]

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Tips for Valentine’s Day: How to talk to a future friend

By |2018-04-30T14:05:36+08:00February 13th, 2018|Anxiety, CBT, Couples, EMDR, Hypnosis, Interpersonal Therapy, Meditation, Men, Mindfulness, Panic Attacks, Performance Enhancement, Positive Psychology, Resilience, Self-esteem, Trauma, Women, Young Adults|

Psychologists don't only help people with a mental illness, they also offer coaching and other tools and techniques that can help everyone achieve more. On the eve of Valentine's Day, this article by Clinical Psychologist Lisa Irving is not about mental illness at all - nervousness and fear are very "normal" emotions felt by all [...]

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