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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 [...]

What is Psychotherapeutic Counselling?

  Image Credit: Nate Bell What is Psychotherapeutic Counselling? If you are just starting out on your search for a counsellor, I have provided you with some information here about psychotherapeutic counselling. There are two main types of counselling. The first one is ‘support’ which tends to be short-term and solution focused. The second is [...]

The Eater’s Agreement

Never has there been a time in history where women have been so confused about what, when, why and how to eat. Regardless of what brings a woman into counselling or psychotherapy, exploring her eating and the relationship she has with her body is always part of her journey. The Eater's Agreement from Nourishing Wisdom is a [...]

Moments of Meaning on National Psychotherapy Day #NPD2017

Image Credit: National Psychotherapy Day Moments of Meaning for National Psychotherapy Day September 25 (in the US) is National Psychotherapy Day. Moments of Meaning is a moving series of talks about what it is really like to be in therapy. Check out these wonderful counsellors and psychotherapists sharing their own moments of meaning, as clients and [...]

The Assertiveness Guide for Women

The Assertiveness Guide for Women by Julie de Azevedo Hanks I am so excited about this assertiveness guide for women and I'll tell you why... Assertiveness is SO misunderstood! In Julie's words, "it's not just about using our words". A few years ago I was working for a program where women were told often, "if you are not assertive [...]

10 Tips for Mindful Eating

Image Credit: Headspace As a counsellor and psychotherapist on the Northern Beaches of Sydney working with eating disorders, disordered eating and food, weight and body image concerns - it's important to explore in therapy why you eat, what to eat, when to eat and how to eat. How do you eat? What does your food taste like? [...]

How can watching movies help us to heal and grow? [Video]

I’ve been to the cinema twice this week and watched two incredibly moving and powerful films, August: Osage County, with themes of  abuse, addiction, co-dependency, disappointment, family, hate, regret, love and hope and the Disney animation, Frozen, with themes of hidden and frozen, painful feelings, depression, perfectionism, suppressed potential, letting go of the false self, becoming real, female [...]

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