The Healing Power of Music

“Music has healing power. It has the ability to take people out of themselves for a few hours” – Elton John. Do you love music? Do you find…

Article: Management of recurrent depression

Depression is a potentially recurring or chronic disorder. The provision of evidence based treatment and effective practice organisation is central to chronic disease management, and these principles can…

Article: Preventing relapse of depression

Depression is characterised by persistent depressed mood or loss of interest in activities.1 It is a relapsing or recurring disorder — relapse is defined as early return of…

Dealing with relationship break-ups

Grief can be the garden of compassion. If you keep your heart open through everything, your pain can become your greatest ally in your life’s search for love…

Dr Cate Howell on FiveAA

Dr Cate Howell chats with Andrew Reimer about her new book ‘Listening, Learning, Caring & Counselling’. Click here to listen.

Letter to new Mums and Dads

I often write blogs full of information. After seeing a new Mum as a client, I was moved and inspired to write an open letter to all new…

The Importance of Getting a Good Nights Sleep:

Introduction: Sleep is part of our everyday life and functioning and it is often taken for granted — until it is a problem. Unfortunately, life stresses and emotional…

Understanding Health Anxiety

Anxiety comes in many shapes and forms, and surfaces at times when we think something bad is about to happen to us[1]. It is a survival instinct that…

Teenagers and Depression

Teenage depression isn’t just the occasional bad mood or emotional outburst – it’s a serious illness that can have an enormously negative impact on many aspects of a…

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