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Psychological wellbeing can be explored through our awareness of how stress, mental health, coping and relationships may be impacting us. We aim to support you to increase your awareness and explore strategies for the future. Discover more about equine assisted therapy and psychology here.

Harnessing Wellness by Quieting the Inner Critic

In your quiet moments alone, do you find that you have a small voice in the back of your mind? One that tells you that you’re not good enough or can’t achieve your goals. Your inner critic is key to limiting your potential, and your ability to move past this coping...

Harnessing Wellness by Building Resilience

At various points in your life, you’re bound to face adversity. Whether it’s following the death of a loved one, mental illness, financial hardship, the unexpected illness of a friend or another heartbreaking tragedy, once sure-fire way to find strength is through...

5 Ways Grief & Loss Can Affect Your Health

What is grief? The feelings of grief can be caused by a loss of something or someone valuable to you. The pain of loss can feel overwhelming and can affect your life in ways you might not have thought. Everyone copes with loss differently, and how you grieve may...

How To Change Negative Thoughts Into Positive Thoughts

Negative thinking, sometimes called the Inner Critic, is something that we can all go through during our lifetime. Whether out thoughts pop up in reaction to a bad incident, interpersonal issue or the result of anxiety or depression, negative thoughts can quickly...

Seven Signs You’re Suffering From Stress

There will be times when your life seems to be going a million miles an hour. You might be having a difficult time at work or at home, feel very busy, overwhelmed and can’t seem to relax.  A little stress is normal, it can be used to motivate us, but there are times...

5 Times You Should Consider Seeing A Psychologist

With mental health awareness becoming more prominent in today’s society, the importance of psychologists is now widely known. Psychologists are highly trained professionals who have studied how we think, feel, learn and behave. Everyone goes through difficult periods...

What is Equine Assisted Therapy And How Can It Help?

If you’ve experienced a traumatic incident or require a psychologist for another reason, Equine Assisted Therapy might be a suitable option for you.   What is Equine Assisted Therapy? Equine assisted therapy(or Equine Assisted Psychology) encompasses all...

How To Improve Your Self-Esteem

What Is Self-Esteem? Self-esteem is a term used in psychology to reflect a person’s overall evaluation or appraisal of their own self-worth. While everyone lacks confidence at some point in their lives, low self-esteem is a continuous feeling of unhappiness with one’s...

Separation Anxiety in children What is it?

Separation anxiety is recognised as a developmentally inappropriate and excessive fear or anxiety concerning the thought of being away from someone a person is attached to such as a parent or care giver. This might be familiar to many parents: you are about to leave...

Equine Assisted Psychology

Seven years ago, I started working with horses in equine assisted psychology. I wrote a trauma-sensitive program ‘Putting one Hoof In Front of the other’, to work with those who were affected by the bushfires in the Yarra Ranges.

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Naomi Rossthorn
Psychologist (AHPRA PSY0001625335)
0407 549 839

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