Play Therapy vs Psychology

When it comes to addressing psychological and emotional challenges, there isn’t a ‘on size fits all’ approach. While traditional talk therapy has been the standard for many years, play therapy has emerged as an alternative method, particularly for children. Let’s dive into the differences between play therapy and traditional psychology, helping you understand which approach […]

Anxiety Strategies

Anxiety Strategies Brisbane Queensland

Strategies to managing anxiety in everyday life. Breathing ExercisesDeep Breathing: Inhale slowly through your nose for a count of four, hold your breath for four counts, and then exhale for a count of four. Repeat as needed to calm your nerves. 4-7-8 Technique: Inhale for a count of 4, hold for 7 counts, and exhale […]

Pre-Sentence Treatment In Prison

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Can you obtain treatment for Sexual Offences in Queensland Prison’s? Having a family member in prison can be very distressing. Often the family in the community are just as affected by the incarceration as the person in prison. The incarceration is often unexpected and swift. The family members can be left to fund legal fees, […]

Psychological Pre-Sentence Reports

Psychological Pre-Sentence Reports

A pre-sentence psychological report is a report written by a psychologist to assist the court with understanding the factors which led to the offending behaviour and give an idea about the likelihood of reoffending. The report is to assist with sentencing options and is usually provided to the magistrate or judge just prior to sentencing. […]

Setting Healthy Boundaries for Self-Care

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Tips for People Pleasers Are you a people pleaser who often puts others’ needs before your own? It’s essential to learn how to set boundaries for your well-being. Here are seven practical strategies to help you prioritize self-care and maintain healthier relationships. Self-ReflectionTake time to understand your boundaries.Reflect on your needs and limits.Recognize that setting […]

Domestic Violence vs Anger Management

Domestic Violence Brisbane Queensland

Domestic Violence vs Anger Management. What’s the difference? I don’t know how many times I have seen written on Probation Orders of a Domestic Violence perpetrator a condition to attend an Anger Management Course. When I was initially employed with Corrective Services, over twenty years ago, this seemed a reasonable request. I imagine for most […]

Why didn’t she leave?

Relationship Problem

How often have you heard someone say, “Why didn’t she just leave?” when discussing a violent relationship. During the time I have spent treating both victims and perpetrators of domestic violence I have begun to understand the many reasons why she didn’t leave. Increasingly it seems amazing to me when a victim does in fact […]