Preparing for the arrival of a new member of the family is a wonderful time for everyone.
Parenting is a complex and challenging job. Whether it’s your first child or your third, fourth or fifth there are challenges along the way. These challenges arise in part due to the complex nature of raising a small person who in many ways is completely different to you. Children are born with little personalities all […]
It’s all too common that people come to see us for dating related issues. There are a number of common issues that people bring with them.
CBT, or Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, is a fusion of theories around human behaviour which identify that thoughts and behaviours are interrelated to how we feel and how we approach our problems in our life.
We will then inform you of our ethical guidelines that we work within. One guideline we are bound by is to report known cases of child abuse of neglect.
When it comes to raising kids, the number one question on most parent’s minds is HOW? For most parents, you kind of just stumble into the job, and then as your child grows the stumble kinda turns into a way of living.
Mental health issues impact most of us at some stage. “What’s happing to me? Why am I feeling like this? Why can’t I get better?”
Are you seeking pre-marriage counselling? Do you seek good preparation for marriage? As distinct from problem-focused couples counselling? Several of our marriage counsellors offer a well-proven program called Prepare/Enrich.
Separation can be traumatic. Communication breakdown. Accumulation of resentments. Power games. A partner may wonder, “Is it worth staying?”.
Domestic violence affects many. It causes fear and intimidation, and starts from an entitlement to have power and control over another person.
Anxious before your first session of counselling? Feeling vulnerable that you will be sharing aspects of your life? Let us explain what to expect and answer some of your questions.
What to do with emotions can be difficult, confusing, awkward and scary. Some people are hardly aware of their emotions. Contact us for help.
Dr Shirley Glass says that three elements determine whether a relationship is an affair: secrecy, emotional intimacy and sexual chemistry.
Grief is a process, not a one off event. It is caused by a major life change or transition from one stage of life to another. So grief is a normal reaction to a death or any other loss in an individual’s life.
Sexual abuse. Someone hears your story. Someone hears your pain. This is so important as you move from being a victim to being an over-comer of abuse.
Sexual addictions include addiction to internet porn, having multiple affairs with sexual involvement, or engaging in interactive online sexual behaviours.
At Bridges Counselling, here are some of the questions we are asked from time to time about anger and anger management.