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Choosing a Counsellor for You

Choosing a counsellor for you.

Choosing a counsellor Launceston Choosing an appropriate counsellor for ourselves takes a bit of work, thought and intuition. It may not usually be as crucial a decision as choosing a life partner, a career or where to invest our life savings, but, I reckon there are instances when it can be. As in other areas of ...

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Anxiety and Depression, those “Small” Decisions

We are making decisions all the time. Each day numerous moments call upon us to decide on some matter however small. Should we buy the piece of furniture we want or the one we can afford; should we return a friend’s phone call on the answering machine now or wait until we feel like talking to that friend; should we drop a few coins in the busker’s hat or just walk on by; should we mention on the job application ...

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Counselling Relational Conflict

The following personal experience taught me something about counselling relational conflict, whether that conflict is with another or inside me.

A few nights ago, I woke up at about three in the morning, declaring to myself, “I must do it! I must do it!”

For a couple of days, I had been feeling extremely stressed. I had talked to a friend that morning, who was badly in need of help, and as a result, I was uncertain what to do. I strongly ...

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Loneliness

I caught an ABC program on Radio National the other day as I was preparing my lunch–a salad, which is pretty much what I have for lunch every afternoon with the exception of Christmas Day dinner and the odd time there’s nothing in the garden or the fridge. It was a program about loneliness. My ears pricked up because I’m interested in loneliness. I’ve experienced my share of it and I often see it directing the behaviour of others in ...

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