I don’t think that I could have foreseen where I would’ve ended up this time last year. I was so focused on making sure I was able to secure a job so that I could be able to start my journey to financial stability. The year that had gone before…

I’d be fooling myself if I didn’t reuse the title and rework the opening lines from my previous reflection, because it has been a year full of so much more highlights, struggles, twists, and turns. It won’t be a long one this year, because I’ve already done so much reflecting…

City of Stories | Brisbane Festival 2019

If I had to summarise the past year into a couple of words, I think I would say that 2019 was a “rollercoaster of emotions” — there really were some peaks, troughs, and a fair few twists and turns.

If you identify as an LGBTQIA+ person, some content of this reflective piece may cause you distress. Please don’t keep this to yourself. I highly encourage you to seek help either in the form of in-person counselling, or by contacting your local LGBTQIA+ crisis support service by phone or by…

Today is R U OK? Day, a day created in 2009 to decrease the stigma around seeking support for mental health particularly for those who have contemplated suicide. The following may cause some emotional distress, so I encourage you to seek help, be it from a close friend, family member…

2018 has been an interesting year for me but I think it can be summarised as “finding purpose.” For many of you that follow me, this year has really been all about that. After getting into a course that I now know is the field I want to work in…

There’s a fairly consistent theme that I’ve heard from my fellow counselling students, and one that I’ve also brought up: Confidence in counselling.

How can we be confident that it’s working for the client, and more importantly, should we be striving to be the best?

From my own experience, I’ve…

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