To set the stage we spent our three day yearly retreat together in sharing, reflection and appreciation. At each of our retreats we start with reflection on our values- are they still relevant, are they a part of our clients journey and do we refer to them enough? Are there values we need to spend more time bringing into the company?
I spend much of my time at work speaking with clients about their experiences of trauma. These are often deeply personal conversations which involve vulnerability and working through what can be confronting core beliefs and experiences.
Often as a therapist, your work life and personal life collide with similar themes. For me, the spotlight recently shone on all things parenting and baby related.
Endometriosis: A condition where tissue similar to the lining of the endometrium, which normally lines the uterus, is found in abnormal sites around the body (though most often found in the pelvis).
These are the words we all associate with our diggers. But what about fear, trauma and growth? Anyone who has gone to war or war-torn places also speaks of these.
At Shoalhaven Psychology Services we have held the four values of humility, equality, growth, and gratitude in our day-to-day practice.
Almost everyday in the last few months there have been more and more stories about women sharing their stories about being sexually harassed or sexually assaulted.
There is a commonality in human suffering. I do not believe that any one person has lived their entire life without experiencing some type of suffering.
Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer affecting Australian males and is estimated to be the second most common cancer in Australia in 2020. So many of you reading this may know someone who has had prostate cancer
There are times when I say to a client “…look how far you’ve come. Remember when we first met…?” Just this sentence can be a topic of discussion. It is such a privilege seeing a person (or a couple) reflect on their own growth
At Shoalhaven Psychology Services we conduct a range of assessments that assist in providing you with diagnosis, recommendations and information about a number of issues such as Specific Learning Disorders, Intellectual Disability, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Autism Spectrum Disorder. We can also assess for Giftedness in school-aged children.
Gratitude has gained popularly recently as research has found that gratitude may improve wellbeing outcomes. Gratitude encompasses thinking, acknowledging and/or being thankful for things of value in ourselves, others and the world. Gratitude has been described as both a state and a trait.