Supportive Therapy & Social Work
This video is for our New Dads learning a new normal, how things can change sometime in ways we did not expect them too. The purpose of this video is to normalise what you are experiencing, to understand that it is healthy to speak up when you feel you are not being heard, and learning to support yourself when things don’t feel right. Dad’s job is to fix things, and when it cant be fixed – then how can I help?
Post-Natal Depression – Baby Blues only last a few day after the baby has been born (due to hormones) after that, if you are still not feeling right, or your thinking patterns are not what you expected, even if you are feeling like this isn’t what I thought it was going to be like?
This can be the most important rule book you may need. There is an art to effective communication so you can get your point across in a way that the other party actually understands so you don’t have to keep having the same arguments.
In my experience with all clients, this is so important and I believe should be taught in all schools. A simplistic explanation to why Attachment Theory can be applied to you is it evaluates what relationship dynamic you grew up with, how that has influenced you as an adult, why it affects your current relationships and how to break certain cycles within families if you have children.
This can be difficult, because these traumatic memories have such strong physiological responses associated with them – as soon as you start to bring them to light and allow you to remember them – that it feels so painful like this pain will be with you forever.
Some helpful tips for effective communication – the important point to take away from this is “there is no communication without comprehension” – if you...
If you can’t understand why the other person is frustrated or upset, you will keep having the same conflicts over and over again. Listen, take turns, follow the rules (1 – 11) and think about how you can express how you are feeling so the other person can understand where you are coming from.
When it comes to resolving conflict, one effective way that can help is by following a process – Stop – Reflect – Connect. When you can understand the separate...
Separate elements and how your body physically reacts to conflict, then you can understand how to listen to your body and decipher how you are feeling and why it is so upsetting. Try practicing the conflict dialogue “I felt… When… so, I need…” this is a logical sequence that removes heated emotions so you can communicate your perspective and feel listened to.
Tips for Budgets and Moving Out
This information sheet was requested by some of our mothers with teenagers. Sometimes with adolescent adults, there can be a power struggle with...
Independence and reliance. From their perspective with all the changes that are happening, Mum’s advice is no longer relevant, but still needs to be delivered. An different approach can be if it is delivered from an ‘official source’ it has the status and importance of expertise that can have a permanent impact of their wellbeing and set young adults up for success.
If this is overwhelming, and you don’t quite understand how you can apply this to your life – come in for a chat and we can discuss how we can learn to prioritise...
Saving money, understand motivation and rewards as well as set up positive behaviours to achieve future goals.
Mental Health Wellbeing
This can be a lot of information to understand – especially trying to apply it to your life to see achievable results. Finding that right balance between life, work...
Family, friends and your own self care can be difficult – But when you understand how external influences are challenging you, it can be easy to prioritise what is important to you, what makes you happy, recognising your body’s warning signs and how to feel happier daily. Understanding the 5 pillars of wellbeing, how they contribute to your overall wellbeing, as well as the external influences that can impact on achieving your happiness (locus of control, leaned helplessness/optimism, finding ‘flow’ and the Self-Fulfilling Prophecy)
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Counselling and Psychology can sometimes feel clinical and impersonal. We do things differently.
I feel a great therapist is considerate, warm and patient who listens to the needs of her clients. As a Social Worker in Private Practice with the foundation of a Psychology Degree, I use a holistic approach that is tailored to each persons unique and individual situation.
Using evidence-based psychological theories to normalise your current situation, and realistic achievable strategies to make a positive difference when you leave each session. All parties are heard equally and have the space to express their perspective, ultimately building stronger empathetic connections.
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I inspire positive change so you are excited about the possibilities to empower yourself, improve your Wellbeing and feel supported, encouraged and understood. This is my and why I have made a career on helping others. Everyone has a voice and we all deserve to be heard.
My goal is to make you feel welcomed in an environment as peaceful and calm as possible. You will feel relaxed to open up about what is bothering you, Supportive Therapy and Social Work makes every effort to make every person feel inclusive & welcome.
If at any time you feel that guidelines have not been followed, or you feel negatively about any interaction, honestly that is not our intention. Please tell us so we can make things better, for yourself and so we don’t make that mistake with anyone else. Everyone should learn and grow from negative experiences, so if you are dissatisfied or offended, please tell us so we can improve.
All clients must agree to and sign the ‘Consent for Therapy’ agreement. This is to understand your rights & responsibilities. A copy of this form can be found at the bottom of this page; as well as copies of all the Australian Association of Social Workers Ethical Guidelines that I comply with. If you would like any clarifications, please speak with our friendly staff and we will help decipher any jargon that may be unfamiliar.
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Any questions? Send us a message and we will get back to you. We offer counselling, mental health & wellbeing, mothers support, couples therapy and psychotherapy in Arana Hills, QLD.
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