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

Overcoming Anxiety

Overcoming Anxiety

Your heart is racing, you’re starting to sweat, your mind is confused, you don’t know what to do or where to go…  Anyone relate to that? If you’ve experienced an anxiety attack, those symptoms and more will be familiar. Anxiety can creep up on any of us… and it can be one of the most … Read more

Overcoming Codependency

overcoming codependency

Do you feel a nagging obligation to rescue people? Do you feel guilty or anxious if you say NO? Do you find yourself trying to fix others, even when your own life is out of control? Do you work harder on other people’s issues than they do? Are you in a relationship that saps all of our emotional energy If you answered YES to any of the above questions, … Read more

Lonely?

lonely

Are you lonely? In my work as a counsellor, I often meet people who are lonely. In fact, much of the time the very thing that propels people to seek counselling is loneliness. It is nothing to be ashamed of, just as being hungry is nothing to be ashamed of. It is an emotion that … Read more

Boundaries

boundaries

If there’s one theme that comes up in counselling sessions more than any other, I would say it would be around the concept of boundaries. Healthy boundaries and healthy relationships go hand in hand. Whether we are talking about the relationships in a company or community, or the relationship between a husband and wife, the … Read more

Pastoral care 101

pastoral care

Below is an excerpt from the eBook Pastoral Care ( in a nutshell series) by Nick Gwynn. For a copy visit https://breathecounsellingperth.com.au and leave a message for Nick The word ‘Pastor’ is an ancient term that derives from a Greek word poimēn usually translated as ‘Shepherd’ or ‘To Shepherd.’ It is from this basis that … Read more

Diabetes and Depression

diabetes and depression

Depression and Anxiety seem to be epidemic in this generation. Whether this is a cold hard fact or simply a result of over- diagnosis, it is a statement worth noting. Similarly, Diabetes is the fastest growing chronic condition in Australia. In light of this, it is interesting that whilst human beings are discovering new frontiers in science, technology and space, their is still … Read more

Online Counselling

Online Counselling

It’s never been easier to access personal, confidential and compassionate support. In today’s world, where information is thrown at us from every angle, it is comforting to know that at the press of a button we can put everything on hold, breathe, and talk to someone through SKYPE or online counselling. The idea of having … Read more

Anger Management

Anger Management

Anger is one of those emotions that we need, but also need to manage. It empowers us to fight things that we SHOULD fight, like injustice and cruelty. It gives us the fuel and capacity to say NO to certain things and to set limits on certain people and behaviour. Anger helps us by giving … Read more