Diabetes is a serious disease which if left untreated, can have enormous consequences for the health of the diabetic. However, the mental health of people with diabetes is often not discussed, yet is often impacted by this disease. It’s not uncommon for diabetics to suffer from mental health issues such as anxiety, depression and relationship…

Australia Counselling recently connected with Bill O’Hanlon when we interviewed him on his new book called Out of the Blue: 6 Non-Medicated Ways to Treat Depression. Bill has written over 30 books on mental health related issues, but his special claim to fame is that he was Milton Erickson’s gardener. Bill was in graduate school…

If you work with couples, you probably find some of your most challenging couples to work with are those that are in high conflict. Sometimes couples come into the therapy room right from a fight and continue the fight in your office. Other times you may be working with a couple that has been harbouring resentment and…

The coming out experience for a lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or intersex person (LGBTI) is unique for each person. It’s not uncommon for a LGBTI person to experience rejection, homophobia, harassment and abuse that can lead to serious mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, drug and alcohol addiction and suicide. Australia Counselling member and…

There’s no doubt that online video is experiencing an exponential growth in recent times. If you’re marketing your private practice online, it’s an important channel to consider adding to your marketing mix. Have a look at some of these amazing video statistics: 4 billion YouTube views a day 6 billion hours of video watched a…

Mediation is often considered the last stop for couples who are separating and need help disentangling their lives and working out how to divide their finances and formalise their co-parenting arrangements. However there is a lot more to mediation than meets the eye. In fact, a great many types of disputes between couples, work colleagues, neighbours and…

Most people experience shock at one time or another in their life and a great majority of people are in shock on a daily basis. Shock may begin early in life and then build up as life’s stresses increase, or it may result from a sudden traumatic event. When shock is not treated, it can lead…

People with depression, one of the most common problems we see, are sometimes stuck and challenging to help change. Medications don’t help all depressed people and, even when it helps, it often comes with uncomfortable side effects and only works partially. Sometimes working with depressed people gets therapists depressed and discouraged. Bill O’Hanlon is an…

As a therapist, writing can be a powerful and effective way to help you build an online profile that leads to media interviews and new clients. Writing can be in the form of magazine articles, blogging, guest blogging, copywriting on your website or newspaper articles. All these avenues help you establish yourself as an authority…

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