Australia Counselling member Helen Larkey is a therapist who was struggling to build her private practice in an area of Australia that is saturated by therapists. She was about to go back to university to commence the long process of gaining a psychology degree, after already having completed full registration as a counsellor and psychotherapist. She…

When it comes to codependency, there are many myths that surround this presentation in clients. What’s more, the definition of codependency has changed over the years and has a different meaning from what it meant 30 years ago. In this podcast episode, we speak with U.S. marriage and family therapist Darlene Lancer, who has been…

We know due to advancements in neuroscience that facilitating change involves helping clients to move into different neurobiological states. As therapists, we want our therapeutic interventions to impact the functioning of the brain in a positive way. Richard Hill is a psychotherapist who began his career as a professional actor for 25 years, but returned to university at…

Crisis counselling is a unique form of counselling that involves comprehensive training and boldness on the part of the counsellor. Those counsellors that are working with people in crisis or suicidal ideation are faced with challenging cases that can be unpredictable at times. So we spoke with Jimmy Henderson, who is a counsellor in South…

Developing the right business mindset is a sure-fire way to make sure your therapy practice will grow and become the successful business you’ve dreamed of. Unfortunately, many therapists have unhelpful or negative mindsets that actually prevent them from successfully marketing their business and attracting their ideal clients. When you develop a marketing mindset, you’ll find you…

Have you ever worked with a couple where one partner had significant ambivalence about whether they want to continue with the relationship? Many couple and marriage counsellors make the mistake of commencing couple therapy without having both partners fully committed to working on the relationship. When this is the case, discernment counselling may be required,…

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