Say “learning disorder” and most people will immediately think of dyslexia. However, the brain can have difficulty receiving, processing and responding to all kinds of information and this can affect performance in the areas of writing, arithmetic, listening, speaking or spelling as well as reading. Here are the most common misconceptions about what learning disorders…

With Australia Counselling Member Christina Taylor Christina is passionate about helping mature adults rediscover intimacy and improve their relationships. She doesn’t believe that sexual or emotional intimacy should decline with age. In fact, Christina believes it can actually improve with age. So we spoke to her about this fascinating area of work and her interest…

This article was written by Australia Counselling member Narelle Gillies, who works as a Crows Nest counsellor with teens and young adults. “The way we see ourselves, others, and the world, is shaped in the setting of our family of origin. The views we develop there stay with us throughout life.”  Richardson, R.W. (2011) Family Ties that Bind…

Australia Counselling member Melissa Ferrari is a relationship counsellor who works from Penrith in Sydney. She is passionate about assisting couples rediscover their connection, passion and liveliness, so they can build rewarding relationships that support their mental, physical and spiritual health. She uses a number of effective and proven modalities in her work with couples,…

Australia Counselling member David Lawson is a counsellor and founder of Finding the Light Counselling Service, which provides counselling services in Bundaberg, central Queensland. David specialises in working with couples that want to enhance their relationship, or who have become gridlocked and are looking for a way to reconnect. He is passionate about helping couples…

Australia Counselling member Philipa Thornton is a psychologist and marriage counsellor who works with individuals and couples in the eastern suburbs of Sydney. Philipa has a  passion for working with couples that have experienced an affair or infidelity. She helps couples recover from infidelity by drawing on her extensive experience of couples and relationship dynamics, and…

This article was written by Australia Counselling member Philipa Thornton.  Adapted from The Divorce Remedy, Michelle Weiner-Davis, Fireside Books; Simon & Schuster, New York,  2011. When your partner has dropped the proverbial bombshell – “I want a divorce”-  after the shell shock is over you need to move past the devastation into action.  The last…

Australia Counselling spoke with Sydney and Blue Mountains counsellor Simon Mundy about his approach as a counsellor and psychotherapist. Simon has an interest in how the relationship between therapist and client can be an instrumental in bringing about profound change. Here’s what he had to say… Tell us a bit about your practice and the…

We recently interviewed Australia Counselling member Vivian Baruch of www.vivianbaruch.com about her approach to counselling and psychotherapy. Vivian has a passion for helping people create successful and rewarding love relationships and has been doing so for over 30 years. Here’s what she had to say… Tell us who you work with and the counselling and…