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

The Art of Rest

I can’t relax!!! My mind is racing, I’m restless, anxious and agitated. I’ve got a million things to do… and I cant seem to find any peace. I just want to rest. Sound familiar? The acquisition of rest and peace is the universal desire of every human being on the planet. People all over the world are looking … Read more

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy or CBT is a form of psychotherapy that basically helps a person to change their thinking, feeling and behaving, resulting in positive changes in a person’s quality of life. It is a popular form of therapy, as it is evidence/ research based and can be brief  and relatively simple in application. CBT … Read more

Not my Circus Not my Monkeys

Do you ever feel as though there is an ever increasing inclination towards ‘drama’ in the world? Do you ever find yourself surrounded by people who seem to want to draw you into their current ‘soap opera?’ It is true, there are people who are proverbial drama magnets, who seem to exist in a perpetual state of self … Read more