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…

by Clinton Power, founder Australia Counselling For World Mental Health Day, October 10 2015, I’m reflecting on the state of mental health in Australia – how far we’ve come, where we are today, and where we need to go next. One of the reasons I started the Australia Counselling Directory back in 2011 is I…

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…

We usually hear about post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in relation to soldiers coming back after serving in active duty, but it can be caused by any kind of traumatic event. It pertains to a severe anxiety disorder that causes such strong, overpowering recollections of episodes making up the entire unfortunate experience. Horrible nightmares, emotional numbness,…

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…