As therapists, we have to be able to talk with our clients about many intimate aspects of their lives. Speaking about issues such as child abuse, trauma, rape, assault, incest and other difficult subjects are a part of everyday conversations for most therapists – it goes with the territory. However, you might be surprised to know…

The Human Givens therapeutic approach is founded on the principle that we all have fundamental emotional needs that need to be met. The Human Givens approach says when our important emotional needs aren’t met, we can become anxious, addicted and depressed. The 10 emotional needs Annie discusses in this interview are: Security – we need…

As 2014 comes to a close, it’s hard to believe that we will have created 65 episodes of the Australia Counselling Podcast. 47 of those episodes were created in 2014 and we have surpassed 18,000 downloads of the podcast  in iTunes. I spoke to a wide variety of therapists and other professionals on a broad range…

Many psychotherapists and counsellors I speak to in person as well as members of my counselling directory Australia Counselling, experience something I call ‘Medicare despair’. Medicare despair is a range of feelings including frustration, annoyance, hopelessness and sometimes depression. These feelings are related to the fact that counsellors and psychotherapists in Australia cannot access Medicare…

Australia Counselling is proud to be a referral partner for Timely. Timely is powerful software that allows clients to schedule appointment with you online. Timely has been created by an innovative New Zealand company that is constantly developing their software to make it the best possible  application in the field. Timely is perfect for counsellors, psychologists…