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RHYME OR REASON?

A favourite expression of my father’s was “there is no rhyme or reason to any of this”.  He would be relaying a story about something that had happened that he just couldn’t possibly understand.  Being a logical bloke, everything needed to make sense. How difficult...

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MCG – MENTORING COACHING/COUNSELLING GROUPS

After experiencing 20 years in the industry of counselling it is now time to give back some of what I have learned.  I want to help enhance the journey for those who will travel along their own paths to make humanity a more comfortable space in the lives of many.  For...

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Gestalt Therapy

Recently, some students attended an advanced counselling skills workshop on Gestalt Therapy and found it quite immersive, intense and confrontational; here’s a glimpse into why... GESTALT is a German word that refers to configuration or pattern, form or shape and may...

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Supervised Visits For Children – An Insight

CREATING SAFE SPACES FOR KIDS Information and Interview with Sandy from Kids Reunited Inc. I’ve known Sandy for about 8 years when I had the opportunity of meeting her while she developed Kids Reunited Inc, a not-for-profit organisation that reunites children with...

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CBT Techniques

How do you incorporate these in a counselling session? Below you'll view some example segments from a training session for counsellors however these can also be useful within your own families. Last week we held the final of the S.I.A. (Skills In Action) which have...

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Counselling From The Car With Kathleen

As you read this I'm holidaying in New Zealand! What a send-off!  There were lots of delays and dramas with the flight cancelled and us having to be diverted to Sydney, wait an hour or two and then onto the beautiful New Zealand. But we made it and isn’t that what...

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What Not To Do

We're at the end of the financial year and the start of a whole new phase – some say financially, some say different things. To add a little humour to the seriousness of the posts I’ve been writing lately and to also celebrate the passing of the financial year, please...

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Balancing A Range of Clients

Working in the field, particularly ‘part-time’ can be a balancing act.  There are many factors that need to be considered before heading out: Health of the therapist or coach is the number one priority. Calendar of appointments on certain days of the week pre-planned...

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A Day In The Life Of An Assessor

I thought it might be interesting to share a few brief thoughts on my experiences as an assessor. Working with groups of students is similar to working with clients.  They are human beings with problems and wanting to share.   This sharing is such a positive...

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The Counselling Setting

There is so much confusion around something that can be so simple... https://youtu.be/I1DI2ATsLBk Bring it all back to basics.  Over the next few weeks there are going to be videos streamed on what to do if you decide to practise your skills at home.  There’s going to...

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First Counselling Session

One Client's Interpretation or Feedback Making a decision to generate an appointment for counselling (or even one on one coaching) can arrive either spontaneously or after several days, weeks, months even years of contemplation.  Either way the first session can be a...

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