Counselling

A Problem Shared is a Problem Halved in Family Counselling

A Problem Shared is a Problem Halved in Family Counselling

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  I recently listened to a podcast by Dr Kate Owen, a clinical psychologist on the Gold Coast. She offered some interesting ideas around the ‘contagious nature’ of anxiety and other negative emotions. (Have you ever noticed how flat you feel after looking forward to a meet up with a friend who then ‘dumps’ all […]

An interview with Glen Guy

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Alex recently interviewed Glen Guy, who was instrumental in the development of the Masters of Counselling program at QUT from 1989 to 2006 and in particular the introduction of reflecting team work to QUT’s student counselling clinic. Glen is a school teacher turned psychologist, turned university lecturer and counsellor who lived the post structuralist ideas […]

Is therapeutic intimacy possible when working online?

Is therapeutic intimacy possible when working online?

2 min read

Like many of us, Covid-19 has certainly challenged me to dive deep into the daunting and largely unfamiliar territory of online therapeutic work within my community. I had always convinced myself – and anybody else who was curious enough to enquire – that I preferred to work face to face with people, because I appreciated […]

Supporting our community through Covid-19

Supporting our community through Covid-19

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Yesterday I was on a webinar with a group of community workers and counsellors who were sharing their experiences around the unique and unexpected challenges Covid-19 was bringing to their work within their communities.  One of the common themes we identified is that, despite the collective “sameness” of our experiences as a nation, we all […]

What Happens In A Family Counselling Session? Part One

What Happens In A Family Counselling Session? Part One

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Family Counselling can often be considered a bit taboo in Australian culture – it’s not something you regularly hear people talking about openly. Like most things that aren’t talked about openly, this tends to breed misunderstanding and confusion around what actually happens in a family counselling session, and what to expect with things like: How many session […]