Who Am I?

Who Am I? While life follows a safe routine day-to-day, and I know what I'm doing and what's likely to happen, I have a certain degree of security and an idea of who I am. However, life is currently changing, and we are not quite sure where it can end up or indeed, how it is going to look. This brings with it a great deal of uncertainty. When we strike uncertainty, we are left with h...
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Is This the Most Controversial Post I Have Written?

We usually associate grief with the loss of someone close to us. However, grief is also related to the loss of anything that you love such as a relationship, employment, family roles, or anything else that defines who you are as a person. The advent of coronavirus means that many things in our society have changed. Some people have lost jobs resulting in a loss of their sense of who they are. ...
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How to Avoid Destroying your Relationship during Lockdown and Quarantine

You have two choices in this time of lockdown. It can be a period of significant growth for your relationship, or it can be a period of great struggle. To date, our relationships have survived well because we can have time outside of the family home. We go to work, and we have hobbies which allow us to have a time of separation from our partners. However, in the current lockdown enviro...
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Lessons Learned on Holidays Contain the Power to Revolutionise our Relationships

Without the pressure of work, regular family routines and other responsibilities we relax and start to engage in different activities. Some of these activities result in improved self-care and improved relationships. if only you could take these benefits back into your non-holiday life and reap the benefits.  Well you can and I explain how in this short 3-minute video (C) StartPoin...
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Moving Out of Your Comfort Zone Safely

To achieve the things that you want in your relationship or your personal life, you will need to move out of your present comfort zone and make some changes. Moving out of your comfort zone is never easy as it feels unsafe and in general "Yuk". THIS STEP WILL MAKE IT EASIER.  www.startpointcounselling.com.au 07 3458 1725
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Relationship Killers – the Misunderstood Enemy

The killers lurking in your relationship disguise themselves as something far less dangerous than they actually are. As a result, we often misunderstand their power until it is almost too late. I am talking about what is referred to as personal problems such as anxiety, depression, anger, alcohol and other addictions etc. These are readily characterised as individual problems when in fact they...
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Why Can't My Partner Understand Me?

Why can't my partner understand where I am coming from? Why do we disagree on so many things? Why can't they see common sense? Your questions answered in this 5-minute video. https://youtu.be/f59UKq1TrEs Want to learn how to be understood and how to better understand your partner? Check out my guide to better communication - https://www.startpointcounselling.com.au/index.php/the-a...
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Eight Connection Tips to Restore Your Relationship Even if You are Busy

Eight Connection Tips to Restore Your Relationship Even if You are Busy Most of us would like life to be fun and enjoyable. But in the pursuit of fun and enjoyment, several responsibilities come into our lives such as work, family, and day to day activities that we need to do to live. To juggle everything, it is tempting to focus on the seemingly urgent and to ignore those things that ...
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Seven Connection Tips for Busy Couples

Are you are feeling tired and overwhelmed? There is a good reason for it. Life as we know it is constantly changing. No longer is work confined to traditional daytime hours. The ability to be in contact constantly with work and the world in general due to the proliferation of phones/mobile computing devices means that there are continuous demands for your attention. Add in relationships, ...
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