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Women In-Depth Podcast: Weight Discrimination and Disordered Eating

“I have a body but I am also more than my body and you know, there’s this whole other rich world inside of me called the soul.” Jodie Gale. I am, so excited to share with you my latest interview with Dr. Lourdes Viado on the Women In-Depth: Conversations About the Inner Lives of Women [...]

Carolyn Costin Conscious Eating Guidelines

Carolyn Costin Conscious Eating Guidelines If we don't change our relationship with food - it's impossible to recover. These guidelines are to help anyone who is wanting to recover from an eating disorder, disordered eating or who suffers with other food, weight and body image concerns. Be conscious of your hunger. Eat when moderately hungry [...]

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

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

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

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!

2018-11-10T18:23:16+00:00By |articles|0 Comments

Northern Beaches Hospital Women’s and Mental Health Services

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

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

  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!

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 [...]

2018-11-10T18:12:57+00:00By |articles|0 Comments

Fathers and Daughters

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 [...]

2018-11-07T04:27:22+00:00By |articles|0 Comments
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