Relationship: Being in It Freely

  It seems to me that one of the most fundamental questions many of us face these days is something like: “Is it possible to enter and sustain a relationship without losing my freedom?”  If the answer could possibly be, yes, then, we want to know,...

Anger Management–for You and Those Near You

Anger management is important to ourselves and to others.  It is usually unpleasant for the person experiencing the anger, especially afterwards, and invariably for the person at whom it is directed.  The one at the receiving end may feel afraid, resentful, shamed,...

Depression as a Personal and Public Issue.

Depression as a Public Issue One in seven Australians suffer with some form of depression in their lifetime. Based on a measure of its negative effects on communities and individuals, it is currently rated as the world’s third most debilitating and costly...

The Contradictions of Couples Counselling?

What are the contradictions of couples counselling? What is it I can briefly yet clearly say about the apparent contradictions of couples counselling? How do two separate people come to live as a single unit?  Can two, in some sense, become one, and if so, do they...

What is a Focusing-Oriented Counsellor?

  Firstly, I should say something brief about what Focusing is.  It is a way of learning about others and myself.  It combines meditation–the bringing of my attention to bear on a specific content–and creative expression–the use of language,...