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 of clinical and practice-building issues related to the counselling industry.

So based on the number of iTunes downloads, here is a list of the top 10 Australia Counselling Podcasts of 2014 (in no particular order).

062: Brainstorm: The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain 

In this episode, world renowned child and adolescent psychiatrist Dr Dan Siegel gives a great summary of how the adolescent brain is changing, and what this means for teenagers and parents.

Dan has a wonderful way of taking complex ideas and distilling them into easy to understand concepts. Even if you don’t work with teenagers, this is essential listening so you can educate the parents and families you come across in your practice.

039: How to Build a Profitable Private Practice Without Medicare Rebates

It’s no surprise that this episode was the most downloaded podcast of 2014. Many Australian counsellors feel frustrated about the impact Medicare rebates (or lack of) have had on their business.

In this episode, I share the five lessons I learned about how to create a thriving counselling practice without Medicare rebates. If you’re wanting to give your therapy business a kick-start, check out the tips in this podcast.

041: Outsourcing in Your Therapy Business: How to Build an Online Team to Help Your Private Practice Grow

In this episode, branding expert James Burgin shares how you can leverage the power of outsourcing to build an online team that can help your counselling business grow.

James has been using Australian and overseas contractors for many years and has a wealth of information and tips about how you can use outsourcing effectively to keep costs down and hire the right people for your job.

042: New Interventions in Couples Therapy: In Conversation with Harville Hendrix

I’ve been a huge fan of Harville Hendrix for many years, so it was a real honour to finally interview him on the topic of couple therapy.

I love how Harville shares some new interventions he’s using with current clients. And these new interventions are getting great results. He also gives a broad overview of Imago therapy and how it can help couples.

030: Brainspotting: How Can it Help Your Therapy Clients?

Australia Counselling member Roby Abeles talks about a revolutionary new way to work when treating trauma called Brainspotting.

She shares some of the amazing results she’s getting with her clients and gives an overview of the theory and philosophy of this model that was created by David Grand PhD.

031: Therapy Finances: How to Cut Costs and Increase Your Income

This episode was released at the time of the Australian end of financial year in July, but much of the information is relevant and helpful at anytime.

I share six ways to cut costs and seven ways to increase your therapy practice income.  There’s also a bonus interview with accountant Janice Melville where she shares lots of tips for getting your books in order.

034: Love Sense: The Revolutionary New Science of Romantic Relationships

It was a huge thrill to interview Dr Sue Johnson in this episode and talk about the new science of romantic relationships.

Dr Johnson has such a pragmatic approach to improving relationships that’s based on extensive research into the science of love. She also shares a great summary of adult bonding and attachment theory.

045: 5 Big Business Marketing Lessons for Your Private Practice

In this episode, I share some of the marketing lessons I learned from working for big business clients.

There’s much to be learned from big business and I cover the most effective strategies that you can start to use in your private practice today.

046: Perinatal Issues: What the Research is Telling Us About the Challenges for New Parents

This was an interesting interview with perinatal researcher Elly Taylor where we cover what the research is saying about the mental health of new parents in Australia.

Elly also covers how therapists can best support new parents and some of the warning signs for mental illness.

026: Loving an Addict, Loving Yourself: Tips for Working with Addictions

Vancouver therapist Candace Plattor has made it her life’s mission to support the loved ones of addicts.

This interview is packed with great information on how therapists can work effectively with addicts and the loved ones of addicts. It’s essential listening for every therapist.

I hope you enjoy listening to these podcasts and I look forward to bringing you many more interviews packed with clinical and practice-building ideas in 2015!


photo credit: chiarashine 

  • Marg Ryan

    What a fantastic resource you have built Clinton. Thanks so much for all the support your Australia Counselling website provides. It’s a testament to your incredible hard work this year that you have produced so many interesting and useful podcasts!

  • Tamara G. Suttle, M.Ed., LPC

    Clinton – not sure if you received my email last week telling you that when I access your website via Google, there does not appear to be a way to comment. However, when I use Safari, your comment button shows up. You know me – I’m no geek so I have no idea why that would be the case but thought you might want to know.

    And, thank you for this terrific list! Looking forward to going back to catch up on the ones I’ve missed this year!