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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 […]

Biographies and Autobiographies of various Gay and Bisexual Men.

As a psychologist (and a Gay one at that) for many years I’ve been interested in and read many biographies and autobiographies. This probably relates to what I’ve referred to as my “benevolent curiosity” as to how individuals came to be where they are in life. The first one I read was David Kopay’s book […]

Sydney Gay And Lesbian Mardi Gras And Protecting Your Mental Health

It’s coming up to that time of year again – Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras time in Sydney. That time of the year that Sydney has an even greater number of LGBTI community members visiting that place sometimes called “The Gay and Lesbian Capital of the South Pacific”. (In other words there will be more […]

Domestic Violence Prevalence.

It is a very unfortunate reality of life that domestic violence exists, in which someone who has an immediate personal relationship with you makes you feel emotions such as being afraid, powerless or unsafe through their actions. These actions can be through verbal, sexual and physical abuse, however, they can also be the result of […]

Positive Psychology: What Is It, And Could It Help You?

When I see clients, I often use techniques from the field of Positive Psychology. This has been described by Martin Seligman, (who is often referred to as one of the fathers of modern Positive Psychology) as the: scientific study of optimal human functioning [that] aims to discover and promote the factors that allow individuals and […]

Burnout Prevention Break

Please note I will be on leave starting from Thursday 28th March returning to work Monday 29th April

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