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Here is a sneak peek into what happens in the counselling room. Most of the work that gets done in a counselling session relies on the therapeutic relationship. It’s where trust is established when a person is heard and feels safe to express themselves. Together a counselling plan is established in line with the client’s goals.

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Courage and fear can both be present, and it comes down to what we do while we are feeling fearful. Just like confidence, courage can be exercised. Can you think of a time when you chose to be courageous? Sometimes we need to remind ourselves of our capabilities, both big and small and use them to expand how we see ourselves.

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Domestic violence occurs when a family member, partner or ex-partner attempt to physically or psychologically dominate or harm the other. While women are at greater risk of family, domestic and sexual violence, men are more likely to experience violence from strangers and in a public place.

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People can influence their own levels of motivation and self-control, which is empowering to know we have the ability to do so. I would like to highlight that it’s important to consider the things that may hinder us from moving towards our goals and dreams like low self-esteem, past failures, toxic relationships, lack of self-awareness and unhealthy family rules or patterns just to name a few.

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Human connections are essential across our lifespan, starting from the womb into older age. The motivation for connection is deeply embedded in our biological makeup.

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High levels of mental health are associated with increased learning, creativity and productivity, more pro-social behaviour and positive social relationships, and with improved physical health and life expectancy.

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Trauma is the experience of severe psychological distress of an individual following an event or series of events that are terrible or life-threatening.

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There is no magic diet. In all studies comparing diets, there is no single best diet. Losing and maintaining a healthy weight involves looking at all the factors which come into play, which is often too much to be done in a single consultation. Shared Medical Appointments are a proven way to make these changes happen

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Get tested if you have COVID-19 symptoms and help us identify as many cases in the community as quickly as possible.

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Wearing a face mask not only reduces the risk of catching something but also reduces the risk of passing on infections. Protecting ourselves and protecting others are key parts of helping us all to stay healthy.

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This is a question we have often asked ourselves. What if we could do things differently? How could we design a health care system which is better? Here is a great video showing what that might look like. Hint - you may see some of this in action in Mt Druitt Medical Centre

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Ever wanted to take a professional shopping tour with a Dietician? Let Dea, our Practice Dietician take you on a supermarket tour. Its a great way to plan your meals, make healthy choices and avoid the little traps in the aisles.

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