Emotional Calm

By Tech | January 29, 2020 | 0

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 … Read more


Necessary Conversations Without Unnecessary Conflict

By Tech | December 7, 2019 | 0

BY NICK GWYNN Do you ever find yourself in a conflict with your partner, friend or family member, where it seems the only options are to either say nothing (stonewall), push the issue (argue) or cut the person off completely … Read more

Conflict Management

Two Sides To Every Story

By nick | June 28, 2019 | 0

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 … Read more

leadership and self care

Leaders Look After Yourselves!

By nick | June 7, 2019 | 0

I don’t work Fridays. As far as vocational activity goes, on a Friday, you can stick it. Today (Friday) as I was riding my bike along the waterfront to catch up with a mate for coffee, I noticed that the … Read more

Perth Counsellor Ryan Hill

Research Informed Practice with Re-coupled Partners

By nick | December 17, 2018 | 0

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. … Read more

Ryan Hill Breathe Counselling Perth

Health and Trauma

By nick | December 7, 2018 | 2

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 … Read more

friendship and mental health

True Friends

By nick | November 13, 2018 | 0

C.S. Lewis once said, “Friendship is born at the moment when one person says to another: “What! You too? I thought I was the only one.” The importance of true friends can’t be overstated. Life is intrinsically richer with them … Read more



By nick | October 5, 2018 | 0

‘Re-wiring’ is a name used by counsellors, psychologists and coaches to describe a number of therapy models that are focused on helping people to think and subsequently behave differently. They generally incorporate and integrate variations of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy(CBT) with other … Read more

learning how to rest


By nick | October 4, 2018 | 2

Sometimes I look at strangers’ faces,and try to guess what is going on in their worlds. Often times, the faces I look at seem to tell untold stories of grief and pain, quiet desperation and aching loneliness. Other times the … Read more