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Avoca Counselling

By |2020-03-08T11:45:12+00:00December 10th, 2019|

Business Rebrand to Avoca Counselling Here's a story about my new business name - "Avoca" Counselling.  It means "Resting Place" in Irish Gaelic.  I've chosen this name in memory of my Grandmother and the heritage I have through her family. A Tale of Settlers in the Australian Outback My Grandmother used the name "Avoca" to [...]

Experiencing Respect

By |2020-03-02T16:49:38+00:00December 10th, 2019|

Experiencing Respect - what is it? "R . . . E . . .S. . . P. .  . E . . . C. . . T. . "  I can hear that famous tune of the song by Aretha Franklin in my head.  What does the word mean and how do we know if [...]

How Social Labels Affect Therapy: Matching the Client to the Counsellor

By |2017-04-11T12:24:48+00:00April 11th, 2017|

In the world we live in today, everything is ascribed a label: politics, gender, class, the list goes on. Why has it become apparent that in contemporary culture, we appear to have a somewhat inherent desire to dissect the most natural elements of human life into marketable, universal and objective categories? And critically, from a [...]

The Use of ‘Self’ in Counselling

By |2020-02-28T10:07:56+00:00April 10th, 2017|

It may be more comfortable for counsellors to inhabit both a ‘counselling brain’ and a ‘personal brain’. One concerned with professionalism and theory, and the other incorporating everything outside of the working day. This may, to an untrained eye, be the most professional and distant way of approaching any workplace. However, in a discipline which [...]

Child Development

By |2016-08-12T15:51:33+00:00August 12th, 2016|

If we're being honest, most of us would admit that we keep an ongoing mental record of who has done what for whom among our relationships. It sounds a little churlish but this note-keeping is a basic aspect of social functioning that means we can avoid being taken advantage of by free riders, and also helps…