Reflecting on Your Mental Wellbeing by Ryan Hill

Ryan Hill Perth Counsellor

  Being honest about one’s mental wellbeing and adopting strategies to maintain your mental health not only ensures accountability to one’s own values, morals and personal code of ethics, but also ensures you live a happy healthy life with those around you. Historically people have sought this support through their faith (mentoring or confession through … Read more

Online Counselling

online counselling

A few years ago, someone close to me went through some medical treatment that inhibited their ability to leave their home for an extended period of time. During this period, aside from immediate family, they connected with friends and family through online technology, social media and telephone. Interestingly, this person emerged out of the other … Read more

Emotional Calm

John Gottman talks about three ingredients to a healthy, happy relationship. These are: Trust Commitment Emotional Calm We build trust primarily through turning towards our partner’s and building consistent and safe connection through authenticity, empathy, kindness and validation. Trust seems to be something that we feel, it is about attunement. Commitment on the other hand … Read more

Two Sides To Every Story

Conflict Management

One of the things I notice when I do couples counselling, is the oft-repeated human condition that epitomises the ancient proverb: “every person is right in their own eyes.” There are always two realities, two perspectives, two opinions that often don’t match. The anatomy of a conflict, in some way, shape or form is going … Read more

Research Informed Practice with Re-coupled Partners

Perth Counsellor Ryan Hill

By Ryan Hill Human’s most intimate social environment is the family unit. There were 46,604 nationally registered divorces in Australia in 2016 (Australian Bureau of Statistics, 2017). Martin-Uzzi and Duval-Tsioles (2013) point out 75% of individual’s who divorce will remarry. In 2016 in Australia, 30% of marriages recorded consisted of one or both partners in … Read more

Health and Trauma

Ryan Hill Breathe Counselling Perth

By Ryan Hill MA Social Work , B. Psych.Sc I have worked with a number of clients who have experienced past trauma in my counselling practice. Trauma-informed practice is imperative to prevent unwittingly retraumatising clients, however clinicians must always be aware they may unwittingly trigger clients defence mechanisms. Therefore an awareness of childhood and adult … Read more