Understanding Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Understanding Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Living with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) can be challenging and overwhelming, but you’re not alone in this journey. This blog aims to provide Australians with a comprehensive overview of OCD, address common questions, debunk misconceptions, and encourage those in need to seek support. If you’re seeking guidance, don’t hesitate to reach out to Community Counselling…

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Understanding Social Anxiety Disorder

Social anxiety disorder, also known as social phobia, is a mental health condition characterised by an overwhelming fear of social situations.

Social anxiety disorder is a common mental health issue that affects many Australians. While it’s normal to feel a little nervous in social situations, individuals with social anxiety disorder experience intense fear and anxiety that can be debilitating. In this blog, we will provide an overview of social anxiety disorder, address five frequently asked questions,…

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Resolving Family Conflicts: An Overview of Family Mediation in Australia

Family conflicts can be emotionally draining and have a profound impact on the overall well-being of everyone involved. In such challenging times, seeking professional guidance can help pave the way for effective resolutions. Family mediation, a form of counselling, provides a structured and supportive environment where families can work through their conflicts and find mutually…

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Understanding Substance Use Disorders | A Guide for Seeking Counselling

Substance use disorders can have a significant impact on individuals and their loved ones, often leading to various physical, psychological, and social challenges. If you’re seeking counselling for yourself or someone you care about, it’s essential to have a solid understanding of substance use disorders and how they can be effectively addressed. It’s our aim…

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Understanding Social Anxiety: A Guide for Seeking Counselling

Living with social anxiety can be a challenging experience, affecting various aspects of one’s life, from personal relationships to professional opportunities. If you find yourself struggling with social anxiety, seeking counselling can be a valuable step towards managing and overcoming this condition. What is social anxiety? Social anxiety, also known as social phobia, is an…

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Coping skills and mental health

Coping skills are an essential part of managing mental health and emotional well-being. They can be particularly helpful for individuals struggling with various psychological conditions. In this section, we will explore five specific psychological conditions that can be improved through the development and implementation of effective coping skills. Understanding the benefits of coping skills for…

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Introduction to Avoidant Personality Disorder (AVPD)

When seeking counselling, it’s essential to have a basic understanding of the different personality disorders that exist. One such disorder is Avoidant Personality Disorder (AVPD), which is characterised by feelings of inadequacy, sensitivity to rejection, and a reluctance to engage in social interactions. All of these things can significantly impact an individual’s life. In this…

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Antisocial Personality Disorder | An overview

Antisocial Personality Disorder (ASPD) is a mental health condition that affects around 3% of the adult population. It is a condition that causes an individual to disregard social norms and the rights of others, leading to harmful or criminal behaviour. This disorder can cause significant distress for both the individual with the disorder and those…

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