Services for Melbourne and Covid-19 impacted communities

I’ve said before that the benefit of conducting sessions online means I can be accessed at your convenience. In times like these – the Covid-19 pandemic, it also means counselling can be accessed in safety, if you’re concerned about becoming exposed. As I watch with a second wave hit the east coast, I am remindedContinue reading “Services for Melbourne and Covid-19 impacted communities”

What to do when your kid comes out

So your child has come out to you. What do you do now? You support them. Nothing has changed about them, they’re getting to live more openly. They may however start being victimised by others and will need your care and support. You believe them. Kids are prone to phases, sure. Its how they grow,Continue reading “What to do when your kid comes out”

Yeeting away our preconceptions

A few months ago I was working with a group of kids, and they were on a break for some play. Eventually there was a disagreement over a ball, resulting in the ball being thrown away by one of the children. This distressed one of the kids who ran up to me, squeaking – quiteContinue reading “Yeeting away our preconceptions”

Reach out? Or let in?

Are you strong enough to reach out? To let someone in? You are? I knew you could be. It’s hard. Its a different sort of challenge – to learn that there are people that you can let your guard down for. To let them in and know you as you feel you are. Leaving ourContinue reading “Reach out? Or let in?”

How I got started as a counsellor

What a week! I went live on Monday, after spending the last week getting approval for my Counselling registration and Insurance. It’s been a heck of a journey to get this far! I also met with a supervisor this week and it was a wonderful and inspiring experience! But what I thought I’d do hereContinue reading “How I got started as a counsellor”

Here for all

Studying psychology and counselling is often seen by some as an invitation to share the frustration they have with their counsellor or psychologist, or therapists past. And that upset me a bit – I saw someone who reached out for help, but was connected with a therapist who couldn’t see past part of their life.Continue reading “Here for all”