Finding that space

“Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom” These are some powerful words from Victor Frankl who was an inspiring and influential psychiatrist and holocaust survivor and author of many books including “Man’s Search for Meaning”. […]

Turning those New Year’s resolutions into action!

At this time of year we have all probably made some positive resolutions for the New Year. Most of us are good at making resolutions, making some plans or goals, but the problem is turning our good intentions into behaviours. Here are 4 steps that can help: Reframe the goal or resolution in a positive […]

Psychology Week 2015 8th-14th November

  National Psychology week is organized by the Australian Psychological Society (APS) and aims to increase public awareness of how psychology can help people and communities lead healthier, happier and more meaningful lives. Psychology Week 2015 comprises events across Australia, a media and social media campaign, a wellbeing survey and the release of a range […]

Relationships and Couples Counselling

Laurie has recently completed levels 1 and 2 Training in Gottman Method Couples Therapy as well as level 3 Practicum Training and uses Gottman Method Couples Therapy in her work with couples. Why is the Gottman Method Couples Therapy different? Gottman couples therapy uses an integrated approach that is based on 40 years of evidence […]

Breathing. Why it is so important to reduce stress and anxiety?

When most people get stressed they breathe high up from their chest and this can trigger off our fight and flight response that induces a panicked response and escalates our anxiety or stress. It helps to slow down your breathing and breathe deep from your stomach. This changes your physical state, helping to engage the […]

Overcoming Stress!

We live in a busy and constantly changing world which has led to increasing levels of stress for most people. No matter how much we would like to slow down the world and reduce our stress we usually don’t have the power to change many of those external stressors. We also often willingly create substantial […]

The Secret to Motivation: Do I have to feel motivated before I start?

How often have we said to ourselves, “when I am motivated I will….”, “If I was just more motivated then I would……”! Unfortunately if we wait until we are motivated before we do anything we may we waiting a long time! We often say a similar thing about confidence, “If I was more confident then […]

How much energy do you put into your relationships?

When we are at the final stages of our life and reflect back what do we identify as the most important things in our life? Was it that new car we got at 22, the promotion at 35, the house we saved for with great storage space? Not usually! Most people reflect and remember the […]