Soulfilled Sisterhood Episode 25: Building a Soul Self in Eating Disorder Recovery

2018-11-09T21:48:37+00:00By |Addiction, articles, Befriend Your Body, Eating Psychology, Endangered Bodies, Podcasts, Read & Watch, Women's Issues, Women's Spirituality|

I was recently interviewed by Nicole Burgess from the Soulfilled Sisterhood Podcast. Through her work as a licensed marriage and family therapist and podcast producer, Nicole strives to help women unfold more into their true selves; to help them step into their own inner strength and share their unique gifts with the world (despite the [...]

A Star Is Born – A Modern Day Tale of Narcissus and Echo

2018-11-10T11:09:41+00:00By |1st column, Addiction, articles, Read & Watch, Trauma, Women's Issues|

Image Credit: A Star Is Born *This blog contains spoilers. Scroll through to the trailer video at the bottom if you have not seen A Star is Born yet* A Star Is Born is a tragic love story (on the surface) between Ally, a struggling singer/songwriter and Jackson, a famous rock star. It is centred [...]

Top 100 Psychotherapy Blogs And Websites To Follow in 2018

2018-11-10T18:23:16+00:00By |articles|

Image Credit: RawPixel Excited to be featured at number 22 in the August 2018 update of the Top 100 Psychotherapy Blogs And Websites To Follow in 2018 by Feedspot. There are some amazing counselling, therapy and mental health blogs on the list - head on over and check them out!

Northern Beaches Hospital Women’s and Mental Health Services

2018-11-09T19:41:42+00:00By |articles, Trauma, Women's Issues|

As part of my training in counselling, psychotherapy, social work and psychology, I spent almost a year in field education at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, in the Eating Disorders and Feeding Unit and at Greenwich and Mona Vale Hospitals in Specialist Mental Health Services and Palliative Care. Although I now support women through [...]

15 Delicious Plant-Based Cookbooks to Bring More Balance, Nourishment and Pleasure to Your Plate

2018-11-09T19:50:56+00:00By |articles, Befriend Your Body, Eating Psychology, Mind Body Nutrition, Read & Watch, Self-Care|

Google Trends from 2004 to 2018 show a remarkable worldwide increase in the interest of vegetarianism, veganism and plant-based eating. Top regions include Australia, Austria, Canada, Israel, New Zealand and the U.S where there has been a whopping 600% increase in people identifying as vegans in the last three years. This growth been reflected in [...]

Why Counsellors and Psychotherapists Recommend Weekly Therapy

2018-11-10T11:15:37+00:00By |articles, Self-Care, Therapy Rocks, Therapy Toolbox, Trauma|

  Photo Credit: @gilberfranco / Unsplash One of the most important components of successful psychotherapeutic counselling or psychotherapy is the ‘weekly therapy session’. When considering therapy, clients might be wondering why this is so essential. I recently interviewed counsellors and psychotherapists from around the globe to get their perspective on why they recommend weekly therapy: Sheryl Woodhouse. LMFT [...]

Stop the Fat Shaming: No-one is More Aware of Their Body Than a Fat Person!

2018-11-10T18:12:57+00:00By |articles|

When Tess Holliday posted her Cosmopolitan cover on Instagram, she wrote, "If I saw a body like mine on this magazine when I was a young girl, it would have changed my life." Mine too! Size diversity in the media has been absent for most women for most of their lives. To quote Laura Capon [...]

Fathers and Daughters

2018-11-07T04:27:22+00:00By |articles|

Fathers and Daughters In therapy, we often process the mother-daughter relationship but what about the relationship a woman has with her father? Many sessions are spent exploring this complex relationship. The father-daughter relationship has a profound impact on the daughter's developing sense of self and all of her future relationships. When we work in counselling around feeling stuck in [...]

Move Your Body In Ways That You Love

2018-11-07T04:24:51+00:00By |articles|

Photo Credit: Andrei-Lazarev One of the ways I work with women in their counselling and psychotherapy, is to help them get in touch with their feminine soul self. Many women today are heavily identified with the masculine; this can result in the negative masculine which tyrannizes us through overworking, perfectionism, punitive diets and punishing exercise routines. One way [...]

Trauma Support Providers – A Directory for Supporting Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse in Institutions

2018-11-07T04:28:06+00:00By |articles, Trauma, Women's Issues|

Image credit: Jian Xhin/Unsplash Trauma Support Providers - A Directory for Supporting Survivors of Child Sexual Abuse in Institutions As of July 2018, I am an approved Trauma Support Provider with the Australian Trauma Support Directory; a directory of practitioners supporting survivors of child sexual abuse in institutions. "The Trauma Support Directory has been developed with funding from [...]

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