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Do we really listen?

When I was a kid, I used to love narrating my day to my mother after coming back from school. Irrespective of my day being interesting or boring, she used to listen to me with all her attention and involvement. 354 more words


It's just one day

Right now, in this moment, I feel emotionally unstable.  Compared to how I was feeling this morning, it is a big shift.  I’m hoping its just me feeling exposed after this mornings session.  794 more words


Will be seeing another counsellor.

My doctor/counsellor is away but has suggested I see another doctor/counsellor due to my current state of mind. I know this is needed and I am blessed to have people that I can see, who will try to help. 91 more words

New trauma program for firefighting recruits aims to boost coping skills

ABC News July 29, 2014  Nick Perpitch

A new program designed to help firefighting recruits cope with stress and anxiety after experiencing traumatic events in Western Australia could soon also be extended to their families. 54 more words

Leadership / Management

Jeremy's counselling appointment...

I dragged Emma to Jeremy’s counselling appointment yesterday, promising we just needed to sign him in then I’d take her to Tim Hortons for a treat and some one on one conversation. 803 more words



Two weeks ago, I sat in a therapy room with A and told her how desperately I wanted to kill myself. My honesty came after a number of weeks of being at rock bottom – speaking to crisis hotlines, considering going to A&E, calculating pill quantities… it was an incredibly low time, and I was very honest. 416 more words

Person-centred progress

At the ADPCA conference, there was a moment where someone was talking about the person-centred approach, the true person-centred approach – of not directing the client at all, of letting the client talk about what they wanted, whether YOU thought it was relevant or not. 350 more words