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Clinical Hypnotherapy: Everything You Need to Know Guide

clinical hypnotherapy

Clinical hypnotherapy is a form of psychotherapy that utilises hypnosis to help you address various psychological and physical issues. This expert blog will cover what hypnotherapy is, why people seek it, how it works, and who might benefit from it. What is Hypnotherapy? Hypnotherapy involves putting a person into a state of focused attention accompanied by […]

Thursday Night Men’s Group – Expressions of Interest Sought

A potential Men’s Discussion/therapeutic Group A few weeks ago I was preparing a few blogs and other things for “International Men’s Health Week” (the 30th of these) from 10th to 16th June which (by the way) has been described as an “…annual event [that] aims to raise awareness of preventable health problems that disproportionately affect […]

Definitive Strategies for Coping with Seasonal Depression 

Seasonal Depression

As the grey clouds loom and the days grow shorter, many of us may feel a wave of melancholy setting in. This time of year can indeed be quite depressing for some. It can be tempting to curl up under the doona and wait for brighter, warmer days. However, it’s probably better to try to […]

Breaking the Cycle of Abuse

Cycle of Abuse

At times, abuse within relationships can manifest in cyclical patterns, making it difficult for us to recognise and address. The cycle of abuse typically encompasses four distinct stages: tension, incident, reconciliation, and calm. While not every abusive relationship follows this exact sequence, understanding these stages can shed light on the dynamics at play.  It should […]

4 Fantastic LGBTIQ+ Books about Mental Health


Over the years as a psychologist and Gay man, I have collected various books specifically relevant to the mental health of LGBTIQ+ clients. Some of them are older, some relatively recent, and all of the following are ones I have or would recommend to clients. I am also aware that it is widely recognised (via […]

Healing From Childhood Emotional Neglect: 7 Proven Strategies for Recovery

Sad child as a result of Childhood Emotional Neglect

Childhood emotional neglect is a subtle yet impactful form of trauma that often goes unrecognised but can have profound effects on an individual’s emotional and psychological well-being. At Huntingdale Psychology, we understand the importance of addressing and healing from childhood emotional neglect to promote personal growth and emotional wellness. We’re here to help you explore […]

Finding Closure in Relationships: An Actionable Path to Healing

Finding Closure in Perth

In the journey of life, relationships play a significant role. They bring us joy, companionship, and shared experiences. However, when a relationship ends, whether by choice or circumstance or when we experience the loss of a loved one, it can leave behind a trail of unresolved emotions and unanswered questions. Finding closure becomes essential for […]

Review: Bright Shining: How Grace changes Everything.

Review: Bright Shining

As is often the case with some of the books I’ve read in recent times, this one was purchased after hearing an interview with Julia Baird on ABC radio. In this case a Conversation with Richard Feidler. I’ve certainly suggested it to a few clients even before I finished it. Early in the book Julia […]

Tradies, FIFO Workers, “Golden Handcuffs”, and Mental Health

Tradies, FIFO Workers

I’ve recently had a few “Tradies” who are also FIFO workers as well as reading of difficulties in the mining industries, in particular Nickel field (and thinking about the “Golden Handcuffs” of the high salaries). This reminded me of how some years ago my professional association (the Australian Psychological Society) had a series of online […]