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The Revealing Power of the Adult Attachment Interview

  The Revealing Power of the Adult Attachment Interview   As a therapist, I continue to be amazed by the insights that surface when we embark on our self-exploration journeys alongside clients. One experience that proved transformative for me was completing the Adult Attachment Interview (AAI) training and becoming a certified coder of the instrument. … read more

The Nuanced Divide: Unpacking Psychotherapy vs. Counseling

The Nuanced Divide: Unpacking Psychotherapy vs. Counseling As a practising therapist and supervisor, I’m frequently asked to clarify the distinction between psychotherapy and counselling. While the terms are sometimes used interchangeably, there are distinct differences in each approach’s training, theoretical foundations, and overarching aims. At their core, counselling and psychotherapy both involve a trained professional … read more

Celebrating Mother’s Day with a Different Perspective

Celebrating Mother’s Day with a Different Perspective Mother’s Day is a time for celebration and gratitude, but for many, it can also bring complex emotions to the surface. Not everyone has a positive relationship with their mother, and others may be dealing with the pain of loss. If you find yourself in one of these … read more

The Safe and Sound Protocol: Navigating the Path to Balance

In today’s fast-paced world, finding moments of peace is more crucial than ever. The Safe and Sound Protocol (SSP) offers a unique approach to achieving balance and well-being. In this blog, we’ll explore the history and practical benefits of SSP, a therapeutic auditory intervention developed by neuroscientist Dr. Stephen Porges. The Genesis of Safe and … read more

Six simple ways to regulate your nervous system

Here are six easy ways to keep your nervous system in check for better health. Getting started Our nervous system is very important to our health as a whole. It controls many functions and processes in our bodies, like how we react to stress, digest food, and how our immune system works. Keeping it in … read more

We need to do better!

The Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research was recently discussed in articles published by the Guardian and the SMH. The report, which will be released today, will include the views of 34 survivors discussing the justice system in NSW. RMIT questioned victims of sexual assault about what they realised after or during discussing the incident … read more

5 signs you could have disordered eating

Orthorexia rates are on the rise. Wellness habits are meant to result in a healthy overall lifestyle, but for some, it sends them along a dark and dangerous road of disordered eating, as psychotherapist Andrea Szasz explains. 

Survivors of childhood trauma often grow up believing they are unworthy…The Guardian

  I am very passionate about childhood and developmental trauma, so I was honoured to be asked to contribute., With love Andi https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2023/jan/30/survivors-of-childhood-trauma-often-grow-up-believing-they-are-unworthy?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Othe    

Foundation of Well-Being 02

Dear Brave Therapy™ Friend, We face challenges every day. While fixing a particular problem helps in any given moment, more obstacles eventually arise, and we’re left feeling overwhelmed, stressed, irritable, and depleted. You’ve probably seen this yourself. Much research has shown that the real path to lasting joy, satisfaction, and inner peace… is to build … read more

How to deal with the trauma of the Medibank cyber breach by Andrea Szasz

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/nov/18/how-to-deal-with-the-trauma-of-the-medibank-cyber-breach

It’s never been easier to slip into gambling addiction. Finding your self-worth is key Ashwini Padhi and Andrea Szasz

It’s never been easier to slip into gambling addiction. Finding your self-worth is key Ashwini Padhi and Andrea Szasz

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2022/nov/14/its-never-been-easier-to-slip-into-gambling-addiction-finding-your-self-worth-is-key  

Regulation skills for these difficult times

Dear Brave Therapy™ Friends and Clients, The floods devastating our country are unprecedented, the word I am growing tired of. But unfortunately, the horrors happening in Ukraine have precedent, and therefore hard to believe they are happening again. My heart breaks watching people, animals and the earth suffering. Watching the news and doom-scrolling can put … read more

26th of January 2022

I am writing to you today from the land of the Gadigal people of the Eora nations as I acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of this Country. I recognise their continuing connection to the land and waters, family, kinship and storytelling. As an immigrant to this beautiful continent, I feel very grateful to live here. I … read more

Celebrate NAIDOC week 4-11 July

NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. NAIDOC is celebrated not only in Indigenous communities, but by Australians from all walks of life. The week is a great opportunity to participate in a range of activities and to support … read more

Somatic Practice with Anita Whelen at Brave Therapy™

I am very excited to introduce Anita Whelen Somatic Experiencing Practitioner who joined my practice in January. While we practice in different ways, our work highly compliments each-other. Anita’s background is in body work, while I am a psychodynamic and somatic psychotherapist. Here is a conversation I had with Anita about her work. As a … read more

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