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Our Counselling Space in Albany

By Sheree Bootes | December 15, 2013 |

Welcome to our Counselling and Therapy Rooms The therapeutic environment is a very important part of therapy. A body of theoretical research and of course common sense shows that the comfort of a client in his or her environment can improve or damage the effectiveness of therapy itself. Our environment affects our mood and well…

Can Online Psychotherapy be Beneficial?

By Sheree Bootes | November 8, 2013 |

Psychotherapy is defined as psychological treatment or therapy of an individual, family, couple or group by a trained professional or group of professionals. This can be a psychologist, psychotherapist, counsellor, or any combination of the three. Psychotherapy focuses on interactive exploration of thoughts and behaviour, implementing techniques that assist individuals or groups to function at…

Are you caring for a family member or a friend?

By Sheree Bootes | October 22, 2013 |

Are you caring for a family member or a friend?  Don’t wait until your burnt out. Too often carers become so involved in taking care of those around them that they forget to take care of themselves. It is important to notice when your own health and well being is at risk and to seek…

Depression and Anxiety in Rural Australia?

By Sheree Bootes | September 24, 2013 |

Although the cramped hustle and bustle of city life has long been associated with higher rates of anxiety and depression, farming communities in Australia tend to suffer a similar affliction regardless of the country air, open space and natural surroundings. The stress of having an unstable income, the constant threat of losing your farm, debt,…

WA has the third highest suicide rate in Australia

By Sheree Bootes | February 23, 2013 |

The map below using data from 2013, demonstrates the number of people that commit suicide in a 100,000 sample group. Australia has a similar suicide rate to India, Argentina, Canada, and parts of Europe. In the last 20 years, more Australians have died from suicide than those who have died on Australian roads. It is…

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