Depression is more than just feeling a bit sad or down. If you find it hard to function in your every day life and activities that you once enjoyed now seem like a burden then it's quite possible that you are suffering from some form of depression.
While each family member is a separate individual there is a need for the family to function as a cohesive unit. Family counselling promotes better communication and fosters more effective inter-personal relationships within the family environment...Read More
It is important to understand that stress and anxiety are merely the results of how you interpret the world around you... Read More
When a devastating accident, severe illness or natural disaster turns your world upside down you often have no idea where to go for help. A psychologist who specialises in the trauma field can help you address those feelings of pain, regret, denial and anger that you may have... Read More
Life take some many paths, remaining together is an art that needs to be practice very day. Sometimes a bit of guidance and help can make a difference and denial is not a solution... Read More
Emotion Focused Therapy
The Centre for Emotion Focused Practice (CEFP) has emerged out of a need and desire to create a community for both clients and practitioners where emotion focused practice is combined with the Rogerian principles of integrity, respect, authenticity and genuineness. The Centre is based in Melbourne, South Yarra where a team of psychologists and counsellors are available to support you.
Process-Experiential Emotion Focused Therapy (PEEFT) or more commonly referred to as Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT) integrates experiential perspectives, cognitive science, existential thought and contemporary emotion theory. It develops emotional intelligence, integrates experience and offers restructuring and transformation.
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Everyone has negative thoughts, feelings, and re-active behaviour ~ it’s quite normal. Life consistently creates conflict, fear, and pain for us ~ as well as joy. Consciously, these feelings fade, but subconsciously, they remain. … [Read More...]
The first step towards proper healing
Haven’t we all, at one time or the other, felt we can’t cope alone? We sometimes wish we could unload our cares and worries on someone. Talking to a friend or a family member can help to some extent. Family … [Read More...]
There was a time when a visit to a psychologist was considered a taboo subject – one that was spoken in hush-hush voices. There was a stigma attached to mental illness (some people may say there still is) and no one would willingly come out and say … [Read More...]
Australia is a nation obsessed with weight loss. Not at all surprising, if you consider the fact that our country is one of the worst in the world in terms of weight management: More than one-fourth of our children and half of our adult population … [Read More...]
When a person is obsessed with weight and the amount of food that he or she eats, and thinks about little else, then he or she may have an eating disorder. There are many types of eating disorders, the most common of which are anorexia nervosa, … [Read More...]
(Posttraumatic Growth, Creative and Emotion Focused philosophies)
Launching at the Centre for Emotion Focused Practice
7 pm 29th April 2013
Written by Tabitha Dougall & Bek Volgin
People who have had a traumatic or life threatening … [Read More...]
A marriage brings two families together, but when the same people who were once so much in love decide to get divorced, it can be like a mini battlefield. The good news is that this is not always the case. Although, in some families, what happens … [Read More...]
Stress Management (Community Information Sessions)Tuesday, 21 May 6.30-7.30 PM $5Do you want to feel lighter and declutter your life? Understand how to cope in a busy world? Learn the causes of stress, how to recognise it in your life, and tips to manage it. Read more...
Pain. It is such a subjective term. For some, pain, such as an ordinary headache, is tolerable; while for others, it can be, for the lack of a better term, a traumatic experience. Yet, almost all of us would like to, as much as possible, avoid experiencing pain. That is why there abounds in the market hundreds of brands of pain-relievers.
We all need pain; you may not agree, especially if you are suffering from chronic pain. Nonetheless, we need pain to tell us all is not right with our body. An aspirin or a pain balm can relieve your nagging headache. However, if you are suffering from a chronic condition like backache, migraines, arthritis, or cancer, pain could become a constant part of your life. Pain management can help to ease your suffering and improve the quality of your life.