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An interview with Glen Guy

1 min read

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 […]

A Problem Shared is a Problem Halved in Family Counselling

A Problem Shared is a Problem Halved in Family Counselling

2 min read

  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 […]

Are you running away from Covid-19 isolation?

Are you running away from Covid-19 isolation?

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Yesterday I was listening to a podcast where Elizabeth Gilbert, well-known speaker and best-selling author of Eat Pray Love, City of Girls and Big Magic shared some thoughts around her own experience of living in Covid-19 isolation in the USA. She spoke to so many facets of this unexpected journey we are all negotiating together, […]

What Happens In A Family Counselling Session? Part One

What Happens In A Family Counselling Session? Part One

5 min read

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 […]

What’s The Difference Between Counselling And Psychology? Another Perspective

What’s The Difference Between Counselling And Psychology? Another Perspective

2 min read

This is a question I hear a lot. A big part of the answer relates to specialisations in the mental health field, and what different professionals in counselling and psychology bill themselves as ‘experts’ in. The thing is with counselling (as opposed to psychology), we don’t tend to put as much emphasis on specialisations because of one […]