Bulimia: Fuelled by Social Media

As you scroll through your Facebook or Instagram feed, how often do images of people with incredible bodies popup? Chances are – you are confronted with images of people with thin frames or athletic physiquesseveral times a day. Admiring someone’s physique is perfectly acceptable. However, it can quickly become a cause of concern if you […]

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How to stay motivated to manage bulimia

This article was updated on 28 October 2021, after being first published on 22 December 2013. Bulimia is a common yet highly distressing disorder impacting up to 2.9% of women in Australia. It involves phases of eating huge quantities of food in an uncontrollable manner followed by behaviours to avoid weight gain including vomiting, using […]

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Couples Counselling – An Essential Circuit Breaker For Working From Home and Relationship Stress

With the pandemic lingering around for longer than we thought, we’ve all tried our best to adapt to the new normal. We now work from the same beds that we sleep on, order meals at home, and meet our friends on video calls. But whilst we’ve managed to maintain communication with others, many of us […]

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Counselling, psychotherapy and hypnotherapy vacancy in our new Highett location and online

We are looking for a qualified and experienced reliable therapist capable of engaging a variety of patients in the therapy process, to provide high quality counselling, psychotherapy and hypnotherapy at least 2 days a week. Subcontractor agreement. If you qualify and are are keen to commit to regular shifts, build and hold a caseload then […]

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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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