Dr Irvin D Yalom, Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry at Stanford University has been inspiring and training psychotherapists for over 50 years as well as captivating audiences with his rich and compelling tales of psychotherapy. His text books Existential Psychotherapy and The Theory and Practice of Group Psychotherapy, have inspired generations of therapists. Dr Yalom’s fiction and non-fiction books…

Have you heard of somatic psychotherapy? It’s a big name for a gentle and respectful therapeutic approach that is helpful for healing your mind, body and soul. Australia Counselling member Michael Muir is a Sydney somatic psychotherapist who is passionate about including the body in his work with his clients. He has helped countless clients…

by Clinton Power Did you know that psychotherapy is one of the best treatments available with the least amount of side effects for treating depression, anxiety, relationships issues and a whole range of mental health issues? I’ll admit I’m biased as I’ve been working in this field for over the last decade. But I base…

by Australia Counselling member Cranston Brecht Self Psychology is, surprise surprise, a psychotherapy process that focuses on the self of the individual. What is a self? Good question. William James describes a self as “that which we think and feel ourselves to be”. In many ways it sounds simple or obvious, but this deceptively simple…

 By Australia Counselling member Brad McLean Google generates over fourteen million responses to this question suggesting it’s a common concern for people seeking therapy. So what is the answer? It’s the alliance that counts. Most of the available research strongly suggests that it is the quality of the connection between client and therapist that has the…

Australia Counselling member Charlie Stansfield speaks about the benefits of therapeutic writing for dealing with difficult life experiences and events. In this interview, Charlie shares what is therapeutic writing? the history behind therapeutic writing how it works and what is involved some of the theory behind why therapeutic writing is effective how therapeutic writing unlocks creativity…

We recently spoke with Australia Counselling member Frances Taylor about art therapy and the benefits of working creatively with clients. Frances is a Queensland counsellor who see clients in Redland Bay, south of Brisbane. She uses art therapy and has an interest in creating her own art. Watch the interview below, or read the transcript…

Australia Counselling member Eros Candusso is a Sydney psychotherapist who uses a psychodynamic approach with his clients. Psychoanalysis and psychodynamic therapies are often surrounded by many myths and misconceptions about what they are and how they work. However, they have been shown to be effective approaches that bring about long-term change. So we asked Eros…