Anxiety is an extreme form of worry. You can’t help it most of the time, even if you know that feeling the way you do doesn’t really help. What’s even more concerning about it is that oftentimes, the coping strategies presented for it actually tend to intensify the feeling that the situation causing the anxiety…

Chronic fatigue syndrome is one of the more misunderstood illnesses. The disorder is marked by prolonged tiredness, which is worsened by physical and mental activities, and is never improved by bed rest. The cause of the illness is still unknown, which is largely why some who are afflicted with it report having been diagnosed only…

Two people enter an intimate relationship with the desire and intent to nurture it for the long term—a connection built on love, respect, trust, compassion, commitment, honesty and loyalty for each other. For many couples, this connection is achieved and cared for over time, becoming strong enough to weather any storm. For others, however (or…

If you’re basing your idea of psychotherapy on what you’ve seen in movies and on TV, most likely, your idea is wrong. Most depictions of this treatment are simply done for laughs, but one thing’s for sure: Those who turn to psychotherapy are dealing with a whole range of issues from personal growth and wanting…

At Australia Counselling we are passionate about mental health. We have over 200 psychotherapists and counsellors on our national directory who are helping Australians every day in their private practices and clinics. But there are also many amazing mental health organisations in Australia that are doing incredible work to reduce the stigma of mental illness and…

Today, September 10, 2015 is World Suicide Prevention Day and suicide prevention organisation R U OK? is asking us to check with our family, friends and colleagues to ask how they’re doing. It’s an important time to pause, reflect and consider if you need to reach out to people in your community and ask them…