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Often taking the first step is the most difficult in asking for help, we want to acknowledge just how far you have come and would be privileged 
to take this journey to better health with you. 

Phone 02 9186 2544
Mob 0413 969 813 

 

Suit 15, 103 George St
Parramatta, NSW 2150

02 9186 2544


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Having difficulties in a relationship?

Feeling lost and isolated?

Struggling with grief or loss?

Adjusting to life changes?

Supporting or caring for others?

Becoming anxious or depressed?

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At Psych Perceptions we believe that life events, thoughts, behaviours and relationships impact how we see and respond to the world around us. 

When stress, pressure, and breakdown of relationships become overwhelming and influence your ability to live life to its fullest, it may be helpful to speak with someone who can support you in making sense of your experiences and help you to make changes you want to see in your life.

The Power of Vulnerability

Reflections

The Power of Vulnerability

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One of the questions I'm frequently asked as a psychologist, is whether I get sick of listening to people's problems. But what some may see as problems, I see as the privilege to be invited into other people's lives, to hear their experiences, share in their  pain as well as their joy. Overall, what I get to bear witness to are people who share their deepest worry/secret/trauma despite fear, despite shame and despite the potential for judgement, share themselves anyway.

I don't hear problems, I see authenticity, I see vulnerability and I feel connection with each of my clients who invite me on their journey. It takes courage to expose the deepest part of ourselves to a complete stranger and to sit in that sort of vulnerability without the usual armour of deflection, sarcasm or maybe even anger to keep us safe. But in that vulnerability lies the capacity to connect, to relate, to be seen and heard, to build relationships and to heal. 

If you have ever felt like pushing those difficult feelings away, ignoring them, escaping them or afraid of what others might think if they saw the "real you", then I invite you to watch this Ted Talk by renowned shame researcher, Brene Brown. She doesn't seem to hear problems either, she sees breakthroughs.

If you have any questions or would like to talk to a psychologist please call us on 02 9186 2544.

By Annette Forde

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