Seasonal Affective Disorder: Effective ways to beat the winter blues

Gone are the days of ripe mangoes, sizzling barbeques, and the low evening hum of air-cons across the country working overtime to combat the scorching summer heat. Instead we’re facing cooler days, longer nights, and a serious drop in sunlight.

You may well be reading this and thinking “I’m glad those ridiculous 40 degree heatwaves are over – I love winter weather!” But for many Australians, the onset of winter can bring feelings of despair, sadness and isolation.


Love Addiction: Fact or fiction? Latest research reveals… it’s real.

If you’ve ever found yourself impatiently waiting for a text, obsessively thinking about the object of your affections, or losing sleep, your appetite (even your sanity!) when caught in the throes of romantic infatuation or loss, the latest research on love addiction and treatment options may bring some comfort.

Love addiction has been the subject of hot debate for many years in psychology and neuroscience research circles.


Supporting a friend in trouble: 6 simple ways you can help



If you have a friend who is having a hard time at work, school or home, it’s sometimes hard to know what to do. Supporting a friend in trouble can be the difference between them moving through a difficult life challenge or sinking into a state of hopelessness, social withdrawal and despair. (more…)

Highs and lows of desire discrepancy: Tips to get in sync with your partner

Desire discrepancy is completely normal for couples: over the course of a relationship, differences in sexual drive are bound to happen. Fluctuations in libido, attraction towards a partner and need for sexual intimacy may occur at any time, but are known to increase the longer a couple is together.


Often, one person wants to have sex more frequently, whilst the other person feels less of a desire for sexual and emotional intimacy with their partner. This difference in libidos is the most common sex-related reason couples seek counselling.


Do I need counselling? Signs that therapy could be good for you


Do these statements sound familiar to you?


“I don’t need counselling.”

“It’s not that serious. I can handle it by myself.”

 “I’m fine! It’s my partner who needs therapy.”


Despite what we tend to say aloud, perhaps you’ve secretly wondered to yourself “Do I need counselling?” There are many everyday signs that indicate it could be helpful to talk to someone.