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Anger and Mental Health: Unravelling the Connection through Counselling

As a mental health counsellor, I’ve witnessed firsthand the profound impact that anger can have on an individual’s mental well-being. Anger is a complex emotion that can stem from various sources, including past trauma, unresolved conflicts, and feelings of injustice or powerlessness. When left unaddressed, anger can escalate and manifest in destructive ways, exacerbating existing […]

Communication Breakdown: Building Bridges with Your Teen through Counselling

Adolescence is a time of immense change and upheaval, both for teens and their families. Social pressures, academic expectations, and personal struggles can create communication breakdowns that leave both parents and teens feeling frustrated and disconnected. However, through respectful, non-judgemental counselling support, we can bridge the gap and strengthen the bonds within your family. Understanding […]

Seek Counselling Guidance for Postpartum  Depression

As your local mental health counsellor in Wagga Wagga, I understand the challenges that individuals face, especially during significant life transitions such as parenthood. Postpartum  depression is a common but often misunderstood condition that affects many new parents. Through respectful and non-judgemental counselling support, I aim to provide tools to give hope and build resilience […]

Anxiety in Children: Early Intervention through Counselling

As a mental health counsellor at Hope and Resilience Counselling, I am deeply committed to providing support and guidance to individuals of all ages, including children who may be experiencing anxiety. Anxiety in children is a common concern that can manifest in various forms, and it’s essential to understand the factors that can contribute to […]

Mental Health Matters: Why Counselling is Essential for Everyone

“Sometimes the bravest thing you can do is ask for help.” – Unknown Welcome to Hope and Resilience Counselling, where I, John Dodwell, your local mental health counsellor in Wagga Wagga, am dedicated to providing supportive, non-judgemental guidance to help you find hope and strengthen your resilience, wherever you may be. Let’s dispel a common […]

Constructive Expression: Channelling Anger into Positive Outcomes

“Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured.” – Mark Twain As your local mental health counsellor in Wagga Wagga, I, John, am deeply passionate about providing respectful, non-judgemental support to individuals seeking to navigate the complexities of […]

Navigating Adolescent Challenges: A Counsellor’s Guide to Peer Pressure and Identity

Adolescence is a pivotal stage of development marked by significant physical, emotional, and social changes. As a mental health counsellor at Hope and Resilience Counselling in Wagga Wagga, I specialise in supporting adolescents as they navigate the complexities of peer pressure and identity formation. In this report, we will delve into the challenges posed by […]

Unleashing the Fury: Mastering the Art of Anger Management

Greetings, fellow seekers of tranquillity. I’m John Dodwell, your dedicated mental health counsellor in Wagga Wagga, and for this blog, we’re delving deeper into the essential strategies for effectively managing anger. Anger is a natural and powerful emotion, but when left unchecked, it can have detrimental effects on our mental and physical well-being, as well […]

Navigating Adolescence: How Counselling Can Support Teenagers

As a mental health counsellor based in Wagga Wagga, I’ve had the privilege of supporting teenagers through the tumultuous journey of adolescence. At Hope and Resilience Counselling, my mission is simple: to provide a safe and non-judgemental space where young people can explore their emotions, develop coping strategies, and ultimately, find hope and resilience amidst […]