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With more people finding it necessary to self-isolate due to coronavirus (COVID-19), we're anticipating an increase in online couples therapy. Spending an unprecedented amount of time at home with your partner and family, certain issues may become more evident than before. Couples Therapy Melbourne psychologist and...

If you’re worrying about the global COVID-19 virus pandemic, you’re not alone.  With its future trajectory still uncertain, it’s perfectly normal to be cautious, concerned, and confused about how much to panic or prepare. While health officials urge social distancing measures and grocery stores are out...

If you’re considering separation and want to use the help of lawyers, but you’re afraid it will only make things worse, this article is for you. When separation is on the horizon, a real fear of navigating that process with lawyers is that is it can...

Perceptions are meaning-making; they help us interpret experience.  But feelings are experience.  Recognising the difference between when we’re actually feeling something instead of perceiving something gives us the power to soothe our discontent. How to tell the difference? If you can replace the word “I feel” at...

The wedding date is locked in. Invites have been sent. And the day you agree to do life as a legally bound couple is fast approaching. Preoccupied with planning your wedding, the thought of preparing for your marriage with pre marriage counselling may not have crossed...

When we experience stress, trauma, or difficult situations, reactive emotions – sadness, anger, fear – and uncomfortable body sensations – shallow breathing, shaking, tightening – naturally arise.  To a certain extent, responding to stress in this way is adaptive.  Rapid heart racing, muscle tightening, strong...

New Year’s resolutions already getting the better of you?  You’re not alone!  Even with the best of intentions, it’s really hard to start something from nothing.  Resolutions are often brand-new behaviours, attitudes, and/or activities which can be really difficult to stick to if they aren’t...

Have you been affected by the Australian bushfire crisis?  You are not alone.  The country is coping with the most devastating fire season and we want to make sure you have the resources to support not only your physical safety but your psychological safety too. After...

Last month Dr. Elizabeth was interviewed on the radio with JOY 94.9 FM hosts Dean & Robbie where she discussed the benefits of sleep and some top tips to help you get the z's you need.  Click here to listen to the full 15-minute audio...