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 [...]

Does Your Fighting Forecast The End?

By |2018-04-30T13:57:56+00:00April 30th, 2018|Categories: Angry, Boundaries, Counselling, Family, Marriage, Relationships, Stress, Values|

All couples argue to one degree or another. The question is, are you simply a fiery emotional pair? Like in the movies where she yells at him, he yells back that he won’t put up with it anymore, and then suddenly they are passionately kissing. If this is you, then disagreements may be your idea of [...]

Making Peace With Your Past By Choosing Forgiveness

By |2018-04-30T11:31:55+00:00April 30th, 2018|Categories: Anxiety, Boundaries, Counselling, Depression, Family, Mindfulness, Relationships, Stress, Values|

Are you haunted by something that happened in your past? Whether someone wronged you or you made a decision you regret, forgiveness is what you do for yourself, not for other people. When you forgive, it doesn't mean that you approve of what's happened. Rather, it means that you're giving yourself permission to move on with [...]

Are you self-sabotaging your relationship?

By |2018-04-30T10:20:28+00:00April 30th, 2018|Categories: Anxiety, Counselling, Marriage, Relationships|

There comes a time when adulthood beckons and we are ready to get into a serious, healthy relationship. This is often when things get interesting. The relationship is going well, but you start thinking about all your failed relationships. You’re not used to been happy in a relationship, and you’re not even sure how to respond [...]

Want to know what is the biggest predictor of divorce?

By |2017-10-31T16:34:19+00:00October 31st, 2017|Categories: Counselling, Family, Marriage, Relationships|

Here at Amima Counselling we use Gottman Method Couples Therapy, it is evidenced based and designed to teach you practical skills to improve the friendship in your relationship and help you manage conflict in a positive way.  Dr John Gottman is known as “the guy that can predict divorce with over 90% accuracy”. Dr John Gottman has researched [...]

Why Save Your Marriage?

By |2017-10-31T16:30:40+00:00October 31st, 2017|Categories: Counselling, Family, Marriage, Relationships|

Unfortunately divorce statistics remain grim. The chance of a first marriage ending in divorce over a forty-year period is around 50 percent. With half of all divorces occurring in the first seven years. So with the chance of getting divorced remaining so high, it makes sense for all married couples to put more effort into their [...]

How To Live In The Moment

By |2017-12-04T15:21:04+00:00April 7th, 2014|Categories: Counselling, Family, Goals, Health & Fitness, Mindfulness, Relationships, Stress, Values|

“The present moment is filled with joy and happiness. If you are attentive, you will see it.” Thich Nhat Hanh  Travel can be a great way to open your eyes to what you have at home; it can also increase your appreciation of what’s really important in life. I have been very fortunate to travel extensively [...]