Specialty Areas

Working through grief & loss:

Grief is a normal and common human experience. When we lose someone, it is normal and necessary to feel the pain of that loss and to go through a grieving process...

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Healing from childhood abuse

Unfortunately, childhood trauma in the form of emotional neglect and physical or sexual abuse is not uncommon in our community. For example about 1 in 4 women and 1 in 6 men have experienced...

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Addictions & Cravings

People can become “addicted” to just about anything. It is common to use substances or behaviours to attempt to “turn off” or avoid feeling the pain of difficult emotions or to cope better...

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Bipolar Disorder & mood swings

Within the broad diagnostic umbrella called Bipolar Disorder there is in fact a lot of variation. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV) provides the basis of...

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Parenting Concerns &
your Child’s Behaviours

Being a parent is one of the most challenging roles you will ever undertake. It’s importance cannot be underestimated as your child’s view of themselves and their expectations of others and...

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COPING WITH INFERTILITY AND IVF

Around 15-20% of couples experience problems with conceiving and single women and those in same sex relationships also often need help with assisted reproduction technologies. The emotional toll of ongoing treatments and unsuccessful IVF cycles can be enormous and emotionally and physically draining (not to mention the financial drain).

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Anxiety, Worry & Stress

Stress, worry and anxiety are all normal parts of life. Anxiety symptoms are a normal part of your body’s system to help it deal with physical danger. When this system is triggered a series of...

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Relationships & Couples Therapy

About 1 in 6 clients we see for therapy come as part of a couple. Couples seek counselling for many different reasons including coping with life’s changes...

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BORDERLINE PERSONALITY

Borderline personality disorder or BPD is as much a disorder of mood as it is of personality. A person might have aspects of this condition (ie, borderline traits) or all or most of the key...

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Post Natal Depression

Postnatal depression is very different from the “baby blues” which up to 70% of women experience after birth. Postnatal depression is a serious disorder that requires prompt and targeted...

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Depression or low mood

Everyone experiences emotional highs and low. It is normal to experience periods of sadness and low mood in response to stress and the daily hassles of life. Depressed mood becomes more...

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