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.
Anxiety disorders are conditions characterized by pathological anxiety without causes like physical or psychotic illness or substance abuse. Pathological anxiety differs from normal anxiety in several aspects. The intensity of pathological anxiety is … [Read More...]
Intelligence has long been a subject of the nature-nurture debate. More recently, theories of hereditarial origins of intelligence have come under threat by new research results.
A new wave of environmentalism suggests that intelligence can … [Read More...]
The concept of resilience is well known in psychology. The definition of resilience (Masten & Powell, 2003) involves two key features: “doing okay” in life, and there is (or has been) “significant risk or adversity” to deal with. The … [Read More...]
Problems are a part of life. They make the human existence exciting and challenging. Without problems, the world will be tremendously boring. No one will strive hard; there will be nothing to look forward to, and nothing to challenge human strength … [Read More...]
Here’s a confession: I have been shy all my life. There, I have said it! Looking at me, you won’t guess it. Neither could you gauge it from the way I talk. But, beneath the confident persona I have created for myself, is my awkward, tortured … [Read More...]
Adolescence is a challenging period of confusion and turmoil. As the children step into adolescence, they undergo not only physical changes but also emotional and social changes. Adapting successfully to these changes requires guidance and … [Read More...]
Children and adolescents who are involved in bullying face a lot of psychological issues; depression is one of them. Researchers have discovered a strong relationship between bullying and depression. Bullying has serious long term consequences; … [Read More...]
Human beings are forever looking for loving connections. Every one of us is constantly searching for a special someone and until we find that person, we yearn to fill our empty lives with love and intimacy. This constant need to fill a void in our life compels us to enter into one relationship after another; if we don’t get what we seek in one, we move forward and keep looking. What do we seek?
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 is almost everyone takes sides and no one is spared. A divorce separates not only the couple, but in many cases everyone in the family. Here, the ones that suffer the most are the ones that cannot take sides – the children. If you are looking to make sure that you can support children through divorce adequately, read on to get some ideas on how to handle the situation. If not, you can seek the advice of a psychologist or a counsellor for your specific situation.