What is: Debriefing

Have you ever had something happen to you, and there’s been nobody to talk about it to? Or nobody you feel would understand, or nobody who’d just shut up for five minutes and let you finish? Welcome to debriefing. Debriefing is one of the more understated but valuable uses of time in the therapeutic space.Continue reading “What is: Debriefing”

What is: Telehealth?

Providing counselling services online seems strange at first sight, but quite convenient and feels more comfortable, and natural than you’d expect. I’m a 28 year old nerd and former FIFO worker – I am no stranger to video calls and connecting with others online. Covid-19 restrictions led to many workplaces adopting work-from-home procedures, and healthContinue reading “What is: Telehealth?”

What is: A registered health professional?

In the light of a recent scandal where a known con artist had been masquerading as a mental health professional, and providing services and workshops which enabled abuse and stigmatised at-risk individuals, I think it’s a good opportunity for us to take a moment to look at the different types of mental health worker, andContinue reading “What is: A registered health professional?”

What is: School refusal?

This one is for the parents! School refusal is when kids don’t want to go to school. For their own reasons, going to school is distressing to them, causing them anxiety or distress, so they try to avoid going to school School refusal differs from truancy, in that the motivation is more directed by anxietyContinue reading “What is: School refusal?”

What Is: Person-Centred Counselling?

Person-centred counselling, or person-centred therapy, is a style of therapy that focuses strongly on the client’s experience and expertise with their life. Rather than seeking to explain unconscious drives and forces, the therapist and the client work together and form a therapeutic alliance. Carl Rogers founded the person-centred counselling style, putting him up there withContinue reading “What Is: Person-Centred Counselling?”