A large black wire basket with rolled up towels and exfoliating kit and another small black wire basket with spa items sit next to a black pin board with the words 'self care is the new health care'.

Celebrating International Self-Care Day

Written by Tracy Shirvill Being a counsellor who talks a lot about self-care, I was pleased to learn about International Self-Care Day. July 24 has been chosen to bring attention to the importance of self-care. People around the world are encouraged to prioritise self-care as a part of their everyday routine. The World Health Organisation…

Read more
Rectangle funeral wreath made from purple roses and green leaves placed on grey tiles

Mourning the Death of a Monarch

Written by Tracy Shirvill This morning the southern hemisphere woke up to the news that Queen Elizabeth II has died, bringing with it the ever-complex emotions that death brings.  Queen Elizabeth II represents many things to many people.  For some she was a great leader, representing the characteristics that women bring to leadership roles in…

Read more
Medium size kraft gift bag wrapped with a dark blue ribbon with the word dad handwritten on a gift tag tied on with a white ribbon placed on a warn wooden floor with a grey background. Image is for father's day

Our Fathers

Written by Tracy Shirvill At a recent gathering I was moved by a close friend sharing her gratitude for her father’s guidance in helping her to find her life purpose and supporting her through the ups and downs of embarking on her path.  Her sharing prompted more than one of us to think about the…

Read more
A small, round beeswax candle alight next to three small white flowers

Dying to Know

Written by Tracy Shirvill Over the past week events have been held around Australia and overseas as part of the annual Dying to Know campaign.  Dying to Know was started by the Groundswell Project and aims to support Australians to live and die well by improving death literacy, end-of-life planning, and encouraging conversations around death,…

Read more
A large therapy room wall to ceiling windows on one wall and a white door on the other. A grey armchair facing a brown and white reclining chair are placed in the middle of the room.

Counsellors, Psychologists, and Psychotherapists Oh My!

24 June 2022 Written by Tracy Shirvill It can take a lot of courage for someone to ask for help, especially when it comes to mental health.  Looking through the therapist directory on Psychology Today you will see listings for counsellors, psychologists, and psychotherapists.   If you have ever seen these titles and been confused,…

Read more