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The Inner Critic: A Debilitating Chatterbox

By |March 17th, 2022|

I’m often guided in my seasonal blog, by themes that are presenting in my work, and perhaps one of the most pervasive experiences for people seeking therapy includes living with a harsh internalised judge. The ‘inner critic’. Much is already know about the inner critic through research and psychology, and [...]

Anger Management? I Like Traffic Lights…

By |December 11th, 2021|

Recently, I’ve been working regularly with clients and their experience with unhealthy anger. It’s not an uncommon presentation in therapy of course, and sadly can be a destructive life force for individuals and families. Before we jump down too many rabbit holes, It’s a good moment to quickly recap [...]

The Strength in Vulnerability: A Man’s Journey

By |June 9th, 2021|

For too long Men – fathers, sons and brothers – have learnt that it’s better to suppress than express.  Emotions, especially vulnerable ones, have been tightly wrapped up in our high vis shirts and deemed ‘too weak, too feminine or too sensitive’. Understandably, cultural issues have played a role [...]

Communication: Upskilling Relationship Talks

By |March 5th, 2021|

When things are hard between us in our life relationships, one obvious roadblock is damaging communication, and the need for simple, but effective tools. In my work, it is often what couples identify first as hoping to change. Although communicating well is just one of the pieces of the puzzle [...]

Protecting Your Relationship From Verbal Violence

By |February 15th, 2021|

Pineapple! How to protect your relationship from verbal violence with ‘Time Out.’  How often do you let rip, hurl your righteous indignation at your partner, yell and spit, and carry on, & feel momentarily, cheaply gratified, only to be left with a hang over of self reproach, corroded self [...]

Spring Time Tidy-Up: You and Your Relationship

By |September 11th, 2020|

Spring has long been a literal and metaphoric season for love.  The natural rhythms of our planet are designed to emerge from winter hibernations into new growth and life across the plant and animal worlds.  It’s certainly a great time for couples, whatever stage of your relationship, to reflect [...]

Love and the Corona Virus: Tips For Your Relationship

By |March 15th, 2020|

It’s unusual times, there is no doubt about that.  Many couples and families are ‘isolating’ as a result of the imposed strategies of COVID-19.  This can be nectar and ‘turn up the volume’ on closeness, connection and care, as couples and families lean into each other for comfort and [...]

Conscious Self Care: A Pathway to Better Love

By |January 11th, 2020|

A Tick-List Guide to Stress It’s been a while since I’ve written. That’s a reflection, mostly, around how busy my life has been.  A pretty familiar story I would suggest for many of us.  Kids, partner, work, mess, backyard, bins…life… the usual suspects. As I approach having some time [...]

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