Overcoming Guilt and Regret

Rockingham Counsellor Sue French

Do you still feel guilty about things that happened long ago? This is something I often come across when working as a counsellor and it doesn’t have to be this way. Feeling guilty for things in the past keeps us stuck in a place of having done something wrong, along with the negative self talk … Read more

The Health Benefits of Positive Relationships

health benefits of relationships

The health benefits of positive relationships are extensive. Science is explaining more and more, what has previously been considered as intangible. The realm of intimacy, attachment and even romance is being studied more and more, and a body of research based evidence, pointing to the importance of meaningful relationships is growing. In addition, the effects … Read more

Organisation Theory for Practice

Ryan Hill Breathe Counselling Perth

Social Worker Perspectives by Ryan Hill- Breathe Counselling Perth Organisation theory for practice. Social work draws on theories relating to interpersonal communication, group formation and dynamics, leadership and resource (including power) distribution, problem-solving, and how various systems function independently and interrelate. Significantly, Hughes and Wearing’s (2007) concept of social work organisational theory translates and applies … Read more

How to Change the Culture of an Organisation

Ryan Hill Breathe Counselling Perth

Social Worker Perspectives by Ryan Hill – Breathe Counselling Perth An effective organisational team consists of honest, supportive, symbiotic relationships. Hughes and Wearing (2007) assert organisational culture change happens in the context of managing professional and personal values, and in the effective treatment of competing organisation and service-user demands. Hence, changing culture in organisations involves … Read more

Overcoming Contempt in Marriage

contempt in marriage

According to the Oxford Dictionary Contempt is, ‘The feeling that a person or a thing is worthless or beneath consideration’ or to have ‘disregard for something that should be considered’. When we act with contempt, we basically treat others as though they are inferior to us. Contempt can involve sarcasm, cynicism, mocking, mimicking or negative body language such as rolling your … Read more

Overcoming Criticism


Criticism-  the expression of disapproval of someone or something on the basis of perceived faults or mistakes. (Oxford Dictionary) Let’s face it, we all criticize. Whether its people, people groups, places or things… We have all done it, we have all been on the receiving end of it, and we will continue to. BUT, we can … Read more

Active Listening

active listening

The Art of Active Listening by Nick Gwynn, I know some people who are truly good listeners. When I spend time with them they seem genuinely interested in me, my thoughts, my perspective and my feelings. Spending time with them is satisfying and I usually come away feeling known, accepted, valued and appreciated. I don’t come away … Read more


counselling perth- friendship

I remember hearing someone describe friendship as being a relationship that has no strings. Friends simply spend spend time with each other because they want to. I consider myself very fortunate in life to have had some very good friends. Some of my richest, most fulfilling experiences have been in the context or form of friendship. I want … Read more