What is self care

What is self-care … really? We might often be lead into thinking self-care is shopping with a friend, having a massage, eating chocolate, a good football match, a night out drinking with friends, even a soak in a hot bathtub. While this can often calm us temporarily...

The Key

The unconscious is the Key to all-important knowledge …. It is very easy to get caught up with the client’s avoidance … I do it all the time. I try to console myself with the fact that if I was to burrow into every opening a client presents, every opening that we...

Where Post Trauma Resides

It was the morning of new year’s eve 2019, work was quiet, so we decided to meet for a coffee. On reflection, I will admit to noting her eyes occasionally darting about randomly, though not thinking too much of it at the time. While I observed it happening three...

Post Christmas Feelings

It often takes a courageous leap of faith to approach the enormity that Christmas has now evolved into. In that whirlwind spin up to December 25th our bodies are overtaxed and overexcited, pumping out increased levels of adrenaline and cortisol. While this may appear...

Pre Christmas Feelings

This blog is not about how to better manage Christmas, it is more about helping to create awareness around what might be happening for you… The Christmas culture, for many, often conjures up a myriad of conflicts, so imagine my surprise when discussing Christmas with...

A Personal Journey in Psychotherapy

On my website, I have shared with you aspects of my own journey on becoming a psychotherapist. In this blog, I would like to share with you a little about my own personal journey in my analytic based psychotherapy. You might have read some information on my website...

Person vs Person

Some days things just happen that stop me in my tracks, does that ever happen to you? I would like to share one such recent event that had me pondering.   The office next door to mine in Sydney’s CBD houses a criminal barrister. He is a friendly, jolly fellow. We...

That Annoying Migraine

Many years ago, a young man came to me complaining of debilitating depression. What he didn’t mention in that initial consultation was his enervating anxiety and migraines.     In terms of his depression, he had had several diagnoses through other practitioners...

Smoke Triggers Disguised Trauma

In light of the recent horrific and devastating bushfires in NSW and Qld, Australia I was personally haunted by my own past. I thought it an opportunity to share how nebulous archaic trauma is and how fiercely it might emanate from that unconscious position in our...

Attachment in Psychotherapy

In yet another invitation to a professional development seminar, I read something I would like to share here. This is taken from the abstract for an online webinar where the presenter Kathy Steele a psychotherapist from America beautifully articulates a difficult...
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