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…

Infidelity has a huge impact on relationships with the ripple effect affecting children, families and communities. When a couple is dealing with infidelity, the relationship is often threatened with the possibility of ending due to the deep pain and hurt that is often felt by the betrayed partner. Savannah Ellis is the founder of the…

Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) is a complex disorder experienced by 2-6% of the population. BPD is often misunderstood by the public and many mental health professionals. People with Borderline have ongoing difficulty relating to other people and to the world around them. This can be very distressing for the person and for those who care for…

When it comes to adolescence, there’s no doubt it’s a time of enormous change and development. And for some teens and families, it’s also a time of interpersonal conflict, high emotions and challenging behaviours. Child psychiatrist Dr Dan Siegel specialises in working with teens and young people and he understands the unique challenges that adolescents have to…

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…