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Sometimes in counselling….

Sometimes in counselling the counsellor is able to see deeply into the troubles hidden beneath the surface for the client. This can be confronting for the client yet at the same time freeing, that someone has seen the true pain inside and safely held that in the counselling space. It…

Training

Day 1 and Day 2 of ASIST

DAY 1: What’s involved in an ASIST workshop? The first section involves introducing facts and statistics about suicide in general and in Australia. We learn about the impact suicide has had on our group, we watch a film that outlines common attitudes towards suicide. Our own experiences and what we…

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What is Crazy-making?

Ever heard of crazy-making? This is a weapon used in a family and domestic violence cycle. It could be a s simple as the perpetrator moving your keys, so as to make you second-guess where you put them…to outright denying they made those snide remarks..that you imagined them. This can…

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What is counselling?

Sometime its easier to state what counselling isn’t to provide a better understanding of what it is. Counselling isn’t advice giving, it isn’t life coaching, it isn’t diagnosing, and it doesn’t always follow a direct path. This is because it is the client that dictates the direction of counselling, it…