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Brave Therapy™ is a blog site created by Andrea Szasz, a Psychotherapist and Counsellor living and practicing in Sydney, Australia.

Important Information Regarding Safety from Covid-19

Dear Brave Therapy™ Friends and Clients, In the light of the recent unfolding of Covid-19 outbreak, listening to the health authorities I have made some decisions and changes in the practice. For now I still see clients in my practice. The rooms are frequently cleaned and sprayed with disinfectants. I placed a hand-sanitizer on my … read more

Free Therapists for Bushfire Survivors – We are here for you

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Wishing Everyone a Safe, Peaceful and Rich in Connection New Year!

Somehow just wishing Happy New Year does not fit today. Our country is burning. The Earth is in distress, I think she might be outraged. For many of us, loved ones; family  and animals are in danger of the fires. It is hard to celebrate. So to bring Joy to myself today,  I am choosing … read more

How to BRAVE the Holiday Season

How to BRAVE the Holiday Season   The holiday season is the time of the year when there might be some extra relational demands of us. While the festive season is generally a happy time, the reflections and celebrations can also be challenging. There are expectations; from family members with whom we may share some … read more

National Psychotherapy Day

For the national psychotherapy day I put together a little questionnaire to ask about experiences in therapy. The themes that came up were not surprising to me. Most people who answered the questions were appreciating their therapy experiences. Naturally there would be a bias because most people who this questionnaire reached are interested in psychotherapy. … read more

National Psychotherapy Day on the 25th of September

Dear Brave Therapy Friends, I am collecting stories of therapy or counselling experiences for the National Psychotherapy Day on the 25th of September. The survey is anonymous and I will use Nvivo 12, a qualitative data analysing software to comply the information into themes. I might use some quotes from the answers, without identifiable information. … read more

5 ways psychotherapy can help to improve your life

Psychotherapy helps us to develop a positive outlook for the future. Resolving past traumas, less then nurturing experiences and attachment disruptions is the main aim of therapy. Being heard, seen and supported in emotionally sensitive way can help to connect to our positive sense of self (Meares, 2000). Learning to relate via the safe containment … read more

How secure are you? Notes on Attachment Theory

We are not born with a developed self. As babies we do not know consciously what we need and what we want, not even what we feel. We  learn how to regulate our nervous system and our affect via our primary attachment relationship. Our brains get wired via emotional and sensory interactions with our primary … read more

Attachment theory

Attachment theory was first developed by Bowlby (1979), using empirical research of case studies, and interviews about parents’ childhood relational histories (Bretherton, 1992). He was also influenced by etiology and psychoanalytic object relational ideas. Almost the same time, but independently of Bowlby, Mary Ainsworth started to develop security theory, which submitted that children need to … read more

Free Masterclass to Help You Heal from Childhood Trauma

Break free from your past, heal your wounds, and live a life filled with self-love, peace & healthy relationships! This is a fantastic and free online program by some of the leaders in the field of healing developmental trauma. I hope you have a chance to watch, learn and heal. Warmly Andi  

Neurodharma

We’ve all had moments when our mind is calm, loving, happy, present, and awake to stillness and possibility. But for many of us, that quickly gets covered over with daily stresses, distractions, fears, and regrets. In Dr. Rick Hanson’s new online program, Neurodharma, you’ll explore seven characteristics of the wisest people who’ve ever lived, and … read more

Free Live Event Neurodharma by Dr. Rick Hanson

The person we long to be – and already are, deep down – is usually covered over with stresses, distractions, fears, and regrets. If you’d like practical tips for letting go of your suffering to uncover your true self, please check out this FREE webinar with my good friend and New York Times bestselling author … read more

Psychotherapy is Evidence Based

Mental health issues are constantly in the news. We are suffering  from relational problems, depression, anxiety, eating disorders and so on. These ‘disorders’ or other mental health diagnoses are often stem from untreated traumas in our life. Our government and the media only seem to know about one way of treating these life challenging issues … read more

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Knowing is not enough. We must apply. Being willing is not enough. We must do. - Leonardo Di Vinci

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