October 4, 2022
You are not alone

Why am I thinking these thoughts?

Content warning – this post discusses suicidal feelings. Suicidal behaviour, defined as thinking about or planning to take one’s own life (suicidal ideation) or attempting suicide, is understood to have been experienced by 1 […]
January 7, 2022
Finding inspiration in nature

Why ‘Mangrove’ House?

In co-creating a counselling practice, Remona and Natasha knew they wanted to provide a safe space that embodied acceptance, nourishment, community and flexibility with the kind of permanence that embraces changing conditions. […]
September 13, 2021
Reaching for knowledge

Choosing a counsellor

Choosing a counsellor can seem challenging and overwhelming. With so many options out there, where do you start? Speak to trusted people in your life. Are they in counselling? What do they […]
September 13, 2021

Understanding coercive control

Professor Evan Stark, forensic social worker, and lecturer, defines coercive control as “a pattern of controlling behaviours over time more akin to terrorism and stalking.” (https://coercivecontrolcollective.org/what-is-coercive-control/). This behaviour has been criminalised in […]
January 15, 2021
I think I need to talk with someone

I think I need to talk to someone. What next?

You’ve decided to invest in your mental health and wellbeing by engaging in therapy. Where do you start? What support are you looking for? Does your GP need to be involved? What […]
June 24, 2020
When feelings overwhelm, counselling can help

Recognising Shame

Brene Brown, research professor at the University of Houston, has spent the last two decades studying courage, vulnerability, shame, and empathy. She describes shame as “the intensely painful feeling or experience of […]