Trauma informed roleplaying games

As a counsellor who’s worked with trauma in the past, I’m always on the lookout for ways to make my sessions safer for the mental health and wellbeing of my clients. I strive to continue to learn and grow to develop my skills and understanding. Thats a personal commitment that I am always looking forContinue reading “Trauma informed roleplaying games”

Battles in Roll for Growth

So I did an Ask Me Anything on Reddit last week. A public interview on social media! And it was so amazingly received, I had an amazing time asking some incredibly thought provoking questions. Here’s one of my favourites! This was a BRILLIANT question. These are high fantasy stories we tell in the Roll forContinue reading “Battles in Roll for Growth”

Why nerd therapy? Or how I stopped worrying about looking like a professional

Why use nerd therapy? It seems like a weird idea on the surface. But with the Marvel films and Star Wars movies being popular as ever and gaming no longer a niche thing for oddballs. My passion for nerdy approaches to therapy begins with the understanding that for every person, we need a different approachContinue reading “Why nerd therapy? Or how I stopped worrying about looking like a professional”

Mindful communication

When I was on the railways I found myself devouring books on world philosophy, in search of wisdom and meaning. Reading these brought me to seek a more fulfilling calling in life, and when I learned about counselling, and how it could be a career option for me, I knew I’d found my path. OneContinue reading “Mindful communication”

Anxiety, curiosity and new opportunities

I’m departing from my usual posts for clients and prospective clients today. This one is for the early career psychologists, counsellors, and students. Today I had the honour and privilege to attend a skills training session with LifelineWA and their DBTeen program. The program is pretty self-explanatory, it provides dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT) to adolescents.Continue reading “Anxiety, curiosity and new opportunities”

Passion!

I chose the cover photo for the peer support team I work with in schools. It reads “passion led us here”. Passion is an essential value for me. It led me to pursue counselling as a way of life, and it kept me on track during my studies. Its my fervent hope that it willContinue reading “Passion!”

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”