Caring for others
The capacity of human beings to make space for another “I am here for you” can be so wonderful. Watching recent events on the news, we have so appreciated seeing communities and people from near and far all come together to help those needing support.
This beauty of the human spirit that shines through the darkness to help others is a priceless gift we can choose to share with another. Sometimes the most simplistic gesture of checking in with someone, letting them know you are simply there, is all that is needed to help give hope. To those workers on the front line physically exhausted helping and beyond. We would like to say THANK YOU for being you, showing kindness, support, compassion, and care.
The after effect of an event, not just a natural disaster, it could be something within your personal life that no one may even know about, can greatly impact our mental health in many vastly different ways. Some of us can feel the impact immediately while for others it can take time, possibly years before it is triggered, and a thought is there. If you are struggling with a thought, feeling or emotion please reach out to us, we are here for you. Sometimes the hardest thing can simply be we just do not know where to begin, so we drag ourselves out of bed each day, putting on that big smile, trying to forget what issues maybe going through you.
At Pathways Community Counselling Clinic, we value your thoughts and would like to offer you a caring hand to support you through your “whatever it may be”.
We care for you. Call 0434 293 116
Consent & Abuse
At Pathways Community Counselling we stand strongly to support those in need, with a deep commitment to caring for both men and women. International Day of Action for Women’s Health is 28th May.
Many women are amongst the most vulnerable in our society. In light of recent events in the news regarding issues of sexual consent, it’s important to think about how we can create a safer and healthier world for everyone, as we approach this day .
Some women and young girls from all walks of life find themselves suffering in silence as a result of sexual abuse they have experienced. Often many are unaware of what constitutes sexual consent and are coerced into situations that they are not comfortable with. How can each of us support our friends and family to consider what changes we can make to ensure that females are respected in our communities and that all young people are clearly taught the importance of consent regarding sexual interaction. One powerful way to create change is through education, awareness and support for victims in the community. If you or someone that you know would like to talk about past hurt or trauma then please reach out today for confidential counselling support.
At Pathways Community Counselling Clinic we offer a professional and friendly local counselling service, here to support you with life’s challenges, big and small. Sometimes all you need is to know that someone cares. Generously supported by the Galston Branch of Bendigo Bank, we are committed to making help available to those in our community.
To speak with one of our counsellors reach out today and contact us on
0434 293 116. Your first session is free.
Community Counselling we stand strongly to support those in need, with a deep commitment to caring for both men and women. International Day of Action for Women’s Health is 28th May.
You are the Gift
Christmas will soon be here. While it can often make for the best of times, it can also make for some of the most stressful ones too. Many of us can feel down, overworked and frankly, exhausted leading up to this time of the year, taking its toll on our mental as well as our physical health.
Looking after and appreciating yourself will help to safeguard your mental health over this festive season.
A great way to achieve this is by making yourself a priority. Give yourself permission to momentarily let go of the to-do-list. Remember Christmas is only one day, and, that there are always other days if it goes slightly pear-shaped. Set boundaries with people and let them know what you need and what you can and can’t do can help, after all it’s your Christmas too. Most of all, remember that you are the true Gift. Not the bought pressies, just you.
Perhaps it’s time to think about how to share the gift that is you. Christmas will soon be over and new year will be upon us. What do you want for your life in 2021? If you have ever considered a new career in counselling, now is the perfect time to take action. There is nothing more rewarding than helping others with their struggles and challenges. Your support might be just what is wanted and needed to make a difference.
Not only will you acquire the knowledge and skills to help others, you will also learn how you can live your own life with more awareness. Pathways Psychology Institute and Bendigo Bank are offering scholarships for 2021 Diploma (CHC51015) course for local residents to train as national qualified counsellors. Go to our website or call for more information on how you can make change in yourself and the world.
will soon be here. While it can often make for the best of times, it can also make for some of the most stressful ones too. Many of us can feel down, overworked and frankly, exhausted leading up to this time of the year, taking its toll on our mental as well as our physical health.
Time out for you
Taking time out. No matter what stage of life we are in, we all find ourselves at some time experiencing moments of feelings of being overwhelmed. The demands of life, with all of the different schedules and challenges we deal with on a daily basis, can take their toll.
Coping with the pressures of a demanding life can sometimes leave us feeling stressed and in need of support. A constant juggling act of time management, routines, and the never ending need to get the next thing done......does this sound like you? Are you feeling mentally, emotionally or physically spent?
If you can relate to this, don’t forget to take some time out for yourself. There are many benefits for our minds and bodies when we are able to do this, even if it is just for a few moments. As individuals it is important to remember what works for one of us may not for the other. Taking some much-deserved time out is just one of the many ways you can de- escalate your nervous system that may have been on overload for far too long. Talking to someone is also an excellent way to care for yourself.
At Pathways Community Counselling Clinic, we offer a professional and friendly, local counselling service. Our counsellors are here to support you when life gets too hard and you need to know that someone cares. To speak with one of our counsellors and discover your own unique personal approach to transforming your life, please contact the clinic to book your appointment. Pathways Community Counselling is generously supported by the Galston Branch of Bendigo Bank and is committed to making help available to those in our community.
Reach out today and contact us on 0434 293 116. First session is free.