Shame and Addiction

Shame is an extremely common experience for individuals who have or have had difficulties with substance use and addiction. In some cases, the shame comes before the substance use, and in some cases, it happens after the substance use. Shame is an experience of the self as flawed, inadequate, deficient, incompetent and worthless. When we […]

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Eating Disorders in a 21st Century Health Pandemic

Life across the world has been transformed in 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. In many countries, COVID-19 has had devastating consequences to the health and wellbeing of individuals across the lifespan. It has also resulted in drastic changes to the world economy as many people have been forced into working online or […]

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When will Bayside Psychotherapy provide face to face sessions again?

COVID 19 Update Australia has pulled off nothing short of a miracle in containing the spread of coronavirus across the country. The measures that have been taken to achieve this are extreme and although there is great reason to be hopeful that coronavirus won’t cause the level of suffering and death it has inflicted overseas, […]

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COVID-19 and managing difficult emotions

Life in the time of COVID-19 is akin to something most of us have never encountered before. On hold for now are day trips, overseas holidays, long afternoon lunches in the sun with groups of friends and family and for many people their previous work role has either disappeared or changed in a significant way. […]

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Loneliness and COVID-19: How online counselling may be part of the puzzle

The COVID-19 pandemic has transformed life as we know it across many regions of the world in just a few short months. I could not have fathomed how quickly my life and that of everyone impacted by COVID-19 could be upended. We are all adjusting to new terminology such as “social distancing”, “essential and non-essential […]

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) update at Bayside Psychotherapy

22nd March 2020 The Victorian government announced earlier today that non-essential services will be shut down in Victoria over the next 48 hours. In light of the events unfolding in our world, therapy services at Bayside Psychotherapy are arguably essential because we play a vital role in addressing the mental health impact emerging and exacerbated […]

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Bushfire impact

Australia has experienced an unparalleled season of bushfire horror that has reeked utter carnage on the natural world, destroyed hundreds of properties and businesses and culminated in the loss of life. And summer down under is only half over. The nature of the 2019/2020 bushfire crisis has inflicted a psychological toll on many in Australia […]

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Melbourne vacancy for hypnotherapist, counsellor & psychotherapist – subcontractor

New vacancy exists for the right therapist to join our team as a subcontractor in Melbourne – Bentleigh. What’s in it for you? New patients to treat and gain extensive experience. Opportunities to work with individuals (adults, children) and couples. Be part of a growing vibrant team environment; Participate in team meetings via Skype or […]

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Anxiety Stories: Andrew Farrelly Interview

Anxiety disorders can affect people from any walk of life but often many struggle to recognise that they are experiencing anxiety and it can be common for people to want to keep the issue private. This means that many can find it tough to admit there is a problem, often relating it to general “stress” […]

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Hypnotherapy – does it really work

When we get asked “does hypnotherapy work?” (as we do innumerable times) a torrent of assumptions underpin the question. Typically we appreciate the wishful element in such a question but, in general, we recommend a healthy sense of scepticism. Recently, Bayside Psychotherapy received a visit by an intelligent, young Google employee for a survey. He […]

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