Are you concerned about your relationship with alcohol?

By |2019-05-01T12:58:11+00:00May 1st, 2019|Categories: Addiction, Alcohol, Anxiety, Binge Drinking, Counselling, Depression, Gambling, Goals, Health & Fitness, Relationships, Stress|

For many of us alcohol is an accepted and often a habitual part of our lives. But new research is showing that even small amounts of alcohol can have adverse effects on our health and even reduce our life expectancy. For Australians aged 15 years and older, 3 out of 4 drink alcohol and 3 million [...]

Ways To Thrive Not Just Survive This Christmas

By |2018-12-04T15:03:43+00:00December 4th, 2018|Categories: Alcohol, Anxiety, Boundaries, Counselling, Depression, Family, Goals, Health & Fitness, Relationships, Stress|

It's hard to believe that it's December already. This time of year finding time for yourself can feel like an impossible task. Whether you feel you just do not have the time or you feel guilty scheduling time for yourself. Maybe your a parent or a caregiver for an elderly parent, maybe you are working multiple [...]

Is therapy something to be ashamed of?

By |2018-09-28T14:14:10+00:00September 28th, 2018|Categories: Addiction, Alcohol, Angry, Anxiety, Binge Drinking, Boundaries, Counselling, Depression, Family, Gambling, Goals, Health & Fitness, Marriage, Mindfulness, Relationships, Stress, Values, Work and Study|

Our mental health is just as important as our physical health. Think of it this way, imagine your driving your car and it starts making some loud, unusual  noises. At first you might hope that it just disappears and goes away, but what if over time it actually gets worse, its gets louder and soon you [...]

Is It Wine O’Clock Yet?

By |2018-02-21T14:12:06+00:00March 20th, 2018|Categories: Addiction, Alcohol, Anxiety, Binge Drinking, Counselling, Health & Fitness, Mindfulness, Stress|

Stress and the overwhelming demands of being a busy working mum can take their toll. A client Sue describes feeling constantly uptight and wired trying to be the perfect working mum – from dealing with homework, pick-ups and drop-offs to cooking and providing the love and care her kids need, along with running her husbands busy [...]

Are You a Binge Drinker?

By |2020-01-07T16:15:37+00:00October 18th, 2014|Categories: Alcohol, Binge Drinking, Boundaries, Counselling|

We have all heard about binge drinking. We all know it is simply drinking a lot of alcohol in one session and being drunk by the end of it. Since 2011, there's been an overall increase in the proportion of Australian drinkers who drink to get drunk from 35 to 47 per cent, So how much constitutes [...]

What is post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)?

By |2017-04-03T15:39:49+00:00January 1st, 2014|Categories: Addiction, Alcohol, Angry, Anxiety, Counselling, Depression, Stress|

  Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is a particular set of mental health reactions that can develop in people who have been through or witnessed an event which threatened their life or safety, or that of others around them and led to feelings of intense fear, helplessness or horror. This could be a car or other serious [...]

Binge Drinking in Brisbane

By |2017-08-01T15:28:30+00:00November 13th, 2013|Categories: Addiction, Alcohol, Binge Drinking|

At Amima Counselling Brisbane we see numerous clients who present for counselling with binge drinking problems. Most of the time these clients want to gain more control of their drinking and its associated problematic behaviours such as violence, arguments, risky sexual behaviour and gambling. In order to help our clients who drink alcohol as binge drinkers, [...]