So, you want to get plastic surgery. You’ve probably done your homework and researched the procedure you’re interested in, found reputable surgeons in your area and read about what to expect. But unfortunately people who are considering surgery are seldom encouraged to also explore their psychological motivations for seeking it out. It can be a…

Australia Counselling member Colleen Morris was recently featured on the Profitable Hospitality Podcast  speaking about how to manage alcohol and drug issues in the workplace. Ken Burgin, the owner of ProfitableHospitality.com asked Colleen lots of interesting questions about how managers and those that work with others in the hospitality industry can manage employees that may be struggling…

by Australia Counselling member Brad McLean The use of performance and image enhancing drugs (PIED) is increasing along with community concerns about a link between their use, connection to violence, and criminality. Allegations about the use of PIEDs in the elite sporting world filled Australian headlines last year. But the evidence seems to be indicating…

  Australia Counselling member Michelle Laving specialises in shopping addiction and is a pioneer in Australia for offering treatment for this issue that’s on the rise. So Australia Counselling founder Clinton Power spoke with Michelle to find out more about shopping addiction and how it can be treated. Here’s what she had to say.. Clinton: Hello this is…

Gambling is a common practice amongst Australians. It’s not seen as an unusual practice to gamble on Lotto, scratchies, the Melbourne Cup and poker machines, but pathological gambling is different. It is a persistent and recurrent maladaptive gambling behaviour. Pathological gambling has been included as a disorder of impulse control that affects a gambling addict.…

Marijuana is the most common preparation of cannabis. It made by drying and shredding the upper leaves, tops, stems, flowers and seeds of the hemp plant. The flowering tops of the hemp plant produce more than 300 natural compounds including at least 61 different cannabinoids. Of these, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), or marijuana, is the most potently…

Engaging in healthy sexual activity is a part of the lifestyle of most people, just like eating and sleeping. It maintains the balance of our active lifestyle, promotes good mental health and helps us to fulfil basic desires that are imperative for human survival. Some people, however, choose to be celibate for personal or religious…

Before the world of the Internet opened up new arenas and transformed the world  into a well connected global village, pornography addiction was an attraction for the creepy lonely men with relationship issues. Back in those days, magazine hoarding and video pornography were the only means to obtain access to porn. But with Internet opening…