The Stages of Grieving the End of a Relationship

The end of a relationship evokes a whirlwind of emotions, from disbelief and sadness to anger and acceptance. Just as we grieve the loss of a loved one, we also grieve the end of a relationship. We’ll explore the stages of grieving the end of a relationship and offer insights into navigating this emotional journey […]

Signs You’re Ready to Start Therapy

Embarking on the journey of therapy is a significant step towards prioritising your mental health and wellbeing. However, deciding if you’re ready to start therapy can be a daunting and often confusing process. Here’s some key signs that indicate you may be ready to begin therapy and how to take that crucial first step. 1. […]

Schema Therapy

In the realm of psychological therapy, one approach that stands out for its effectiveness in addressing emotional and relational issues is Schema Therapy. At Haven Psychology, Schema Therapy is one of many transformative therapeutic approaches that is used to help individuals heal, grow, and lead more fulfilling lives. What is Schema Therapy? Schema Therapy, developed […]

Navigating Differing Sexual Desires in Relationships

Sexual desire, an important component of intimate relationships, is as unique as the individuals involved. Yet, what happens when the flame of desire burns differently for partners? According to the Australian Study of Health and Relationships, 76% of women and 82% of men aged 16-59 reported having sexual activity in the past year. While this […]

Grief and Loss During the Holiday Season

The holiday season is often described as a time of joy, togetherness, and celebration. However, for many individuals, it can be a stark reminder of grief and loss. Whether you’re mourning the passing of a loved one, coping with a broken relationship, or dealing with other forms of loss, the Holidays can intensify these emotions. […]

Breaking Stereotypes: Ageism in the Workplace

Ageism, the prejudice and discrimination against individuals based on their age, is an issue that’s found within various aspects of society, including the workplace.  A 2018 survey by the Australian Human Rights Commission and the Australian Council on Ageing found that: – 33% of respondents aged 50 and older had experienced age-based discrimination in the […]

Attachment Styles and Their Role in Relationships

Attachment theory, developed by John Bowlby in the mid-20th century, has provided significant insights into the dynamics of human relationships. It theorises that early relationships with caregivers profoundly influence our attachment styles, which in turn, play a pivotal role in our adult relationships. In this article, we’ll delve into the four primary attachment styles and […]

Nurturing Self-Esteem

Self-esteem is a fundamental aspect of mental health and overall wellbeing. It influences our thoughts, feelings, and behaviours, shaping our relationships, career choices, and overall life satisfaction. In Australia, concerns about self-esteem among adults are significant. In this blog post, we will explore the concept of self-esteem, its importance, the factors influencing self-esteem concerns in […]

Experiencing Loneliness in a World of Online Social Connection

In an age dominated by digital interactions and virtual connections, it may seem paradoxical that loneliness has become a pervasive issue. The rise of social media platforms, messaging apps, and online communities has given us unprecedented access to staying connected with others. Yet, despite the illusion of constant contact, many individuals find themselves grappling with […]

How Sleep Problems Can Impact Our Daily Functioning

Sleep is a fundamental aspect of our overall well-being, essential for physical health, cognitive function, and emotional balance. However, sleep problems have become increasingly prevalent in today’s fast-paced society, affecting millions of people worldwide. According to a survey conducted by the Sleep Health Foundation, an estimated 33-45% of Australians experience some form of sleep deprivation […]

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