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How and when to end a lifelong friendship.

September 7, 2021

There are fabulous friendships, and there are toxic friendships – the latter of which can have adverse impacts on a person’s physical and mental health according to a clinical neuropsychologist. But there is a way to help salvage a faltering friendship. Watch Insight’s episode Friends Forever via SBS On Demand. Diana and her best friend…

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Dating in Coronavirus Lockdown – Relationship Therapist Advice

August 31, 2021

Sami Lukis: ‘The perils of dating during lockdown – and the questions to ask yourself before you start’. When the pandemic first hit, there was a moment when singles wondered if we’d have to put our dating lives on hold, indefinitely. Mask wearing and social distancing aren’t exactly conducive to romantic interactions. But, like many…

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Why some people are curious about sobriety in lockdown

August 10, 2021

If you found that your recycling bin seemed to fill up faster than normal during Sydney’s first lockdown, you weren’t alone. On refuse collection day, endless avalanches of empty bottles, stubbies and tins cascaded from yellow-topped wheelies citywide as Sydneysiders dulled their fears of anxiety-inducing headlines with several more glugs of grog than they might normally.…

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The Good Divorce — divorcing in a pandemic

March 12, 2021

Family therapists and lawyers are reportedly booked out due to a spike in inquiries thanks to the COVID-19 lockdowns, particularly in Melbourne and Sydney. We hear what it’s like to separate in a pandemic and if 2021 will result in the tsunami of divorces some are predicting. Guests: Jack Whelan, barrister and mediator, founder of The…

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On the Couch: The Rise of Friendship Therapy

February 18, 2021

There’s no roadmap for dealing with struggling friendships; no tried-and-tested path to healing after a painful friend breakup. Article by Alexandra English As a therapist, Rachel Voysey has spent her entire career dealing in the expected — though not insignificant — dramas of infidelity and divorce within couples. The past few years, though, have seen…

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HAS THE ART OF DATING BEEN LOST?

October 28, 2020

Read Rachel’s take on dating in the year 2020, published in The Sydney Morning Herald. https://www.smh.com.au/lifestyle/life-and-relationships/has-the-art-of-dating-been-lost-these-singles-are-waiting-to-find-out-20201012-p564dv.html

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HOW TO BREAK UP WELL

September 8, 2020

It takes months or years to get through a breakup, and the fallout can be totally devastating. Whether it’s money, legal stuff, kids, or all the feelings, we’re giving you practical tools to break up well and flourish afterwards. Listen to Rachel’s segment on ‘How to Break Up Well’ from Ladies, We Need To Talk…

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EVENING

June 30, 2020

Sail through the end of the day, wind down for bedtime and sleep your best sleep ever. HELP SOMEONE OUT Whether it’s leaving a note in your elderly neighbor’s letterbox offering to collect groceries for them or taking time to call and check in on a loved one, helping others will also help you. “Getting out…

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POST-LOCKDOWN DIVORCE: JUMP IN AUSTRALIAN COUPLES SEEKING HELP

June 18, 2020

Family therapists and lawyers report an increase in clients seeking counselling or divorce as Australia’s coronavirus lockdown ends. Read Rachel’s feature in the article below. https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2020/jun/18/post-lockdown-divorce-jump-in-number-of-australian-couples-seeking-help

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Two become One: Do Soul Mates Exist?

May 31, 2020

Principal psychologist at Sydney’s The Relationship Room, Rachel Voysey, hears a lot about unrealistic emotional expectations brought on by the notion of an ‘other half’, and is explicit about its validity in science. Read the article with Rachel below. https://www.russh.com/two-become-one-do-soul-mates-exist/.

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The Relationship Room & The Therapy Room are now offering Counselling Online. Both individual and Couples therapy can be done online if that is your preference during this time of social isolation due to COVID-19.

Currently we are still operating face-to-face appointments.