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About Helen Harrison

Helen Harrison from Power of Change Counselling & Coaching is a professional and accredited counsellor. She does Individual and Marriage Counselling. Specialises in self-esteem, relationships, stress and anxiety. She is a facilitator of Workshops, Author and Mediator. Her aim is to provide safe, supportive and confidential counselling in a peaceful setting allowing you to explore who you have been, who you are and who you may want to be. Her private practice is in Thornlands in Redlands City. Ph +61 439 889 969 Email helen@powerofchange.com.au www.powerofchange.com.au

Can a marriage last with no communication

By |2020-06-24T20:56:23+10:00July 20th, 2020|Counselling in Brisbane, Counselling in the Redlands, Couples, General, Life Coaching, Marriage Counselling, Self Esteem, Self help|

Can a marriage last with no communication? As you can imagine it is difficult for a marriage to go long term without communication and effective assertive communication.  In time you will feel lonely, distant, and disconnected. Perhaps this is happening for you: Lost Intimacy Personal cost: Feeling isolation, sadness, low self-esteem and confidence, rejection, low self-worth, resentment, worry, anxiety to name a few. Anger Issues The personal cost to the individual on the receiving end: Tense, hurt, miserable, resentful, torn, weary, lonely, uneasy, restless, insecure, and more. The personal cost to the individual with the anger: unhappy, ashamed, confused, guilty, hostile, regretful, … Read More

How to stop avoiding confrontation

By |2020-06-24T20:09:24+10:00July 6th, 2020|Anxiety, Counselling in Brisbane, Counselling in the Redlands, Couples, General, Life Coaching, Marriage Counselling, Self help|

Here are some reasons you may avoid confrontation: Your family of origin did not do confrontation Fear of disapproval and rejection You are a martyr; you sacrifice yourself for others. You're a pleaser you look for love out there by doing and pleasing others. You are a masked person; you adjust yourself depending on who you are talking to. Learn to say ‘no’, step by step. You will love yourself more when you set boundaries and allow yourself to say ‘no’. Start with small things and practice how to do it. Say ‘no’ to anything that hurts you physically, emotionally, mentally, or … Read More

Are you living with a man child?

By |2020-06-24T18:48:09+10:00June 22nd, 2020|Counselling in Brisbane, Counselling in the Redlands, Couples, General, Marriage Counselling, Self help|

Are you living with a man child? What is a man child? A man child is an individual who is immature for their age. Sometimes men who were overly nurtured as children and their parents protected them to a point where they did not get to experience disappointment and consequences due to making some mistakes. Teaching a child to think that he is always right is never to blame and does not have to handle tasks and responsibilities either at home or at school literally stunts his maturity and growth as an individual. Parents take protective measures to make sure their child … Read More

Are you a lonely wife or husband?

By |2020-05-22T14:41:32+10:00June 8th, 2020|Counselling in Brisbane, Counselling in the Redlands, Couples, General, Life Coaching, Marriage Counselling, Self Esteem, Self help|

Are you a lonely wife or husband? If you are lonely in your marriage it's painful and it hurts, and you wonder how you got here.   What does it look like? Your both at one place together yet you cannot connect with each other. You feel awkward and uncomfortable being in the same room together. You are not physically, mentally, or emotionally connected. When you do connect it may be hostile, defensive, argumentative and you start assuming things and taking things very personally.  You both no longer share your feelings with each other. How did you get here? Many reasons.... Lack of together … Read More

How to encourage your partner to express emotion

By |2020-05-24T17:15:25+10:00May 25th, 2020|Counselling in Brisbane, Counselling in the Redlands, Couples, General, Life Coaching, Marriage Counselling, Self Esteem, Self help|

Want your partner to express emotion? When partners can’t express their emotions, it can erode the marriage. Emotions give us important information that we can use to better understand our needs, priorities, and limits. We can use emotions to set boundaries and make decisions. Without emotion in your marriage, this erodes trust, security, intimacy, and closeness, and it's very painful if you’re on the receiving end of it. If a partner is not sharing emotions like sadness, loss, or grief, the relationship doesn’t become a haven for dealing with the deeper issues that occur in marriage. I regularly work with individuals and … Read More

Ways to make marriage fun again

By |2020-06-24T18:51:03+10:00May 11th, 2020|Counselling in Brisbane, Counselling in the Redlands, Couples, General, Life Coaching, Marriage Counselling, Self help|

Ways to make marriage fun again. Having no fun in your marriage is slowly killing it and I see firsthand how it is affecting the couples I work with. It's putting strain and stress on marriages and not creating room for pleasure and desire.  Understanding that you need to bring fun back will make for a much happier empowered marriage. 10 Ideas to start bringing the fun back into your marriage: Prioritise your marriage Are you in a rut, too much of a routine and habits and no room, want or time to put into your marriage? If you want to have … Read More

Can you really trust your partner again

By |2020-06-24T18:52:25+10:00April 27th, 2020|Counselling in Brisbane, Counselling in the Redlands, Couples, General, Life Coaching, Marriage Counselling|

Can you really trust your partner again? Marriage needs trust and without it, it's very difficult to have a harmonious empowered marriage.  Being able to trust your partner is the most important part of being in a relationship. Trust generally is the act of placing confidence and being able to depend on someone or something. Your life’s experiences can impact your ability to trust others. The issue of trust and relationships focuses on the question of whether the partners are faithful and honest enough to one another. I see trust and marriage very much like a garden that you attend to every day.  … Read More

Education leads to Empowerment

By |2020-06-24T18:53:31+10:00April 14th, 2020|Counselling in Brisbane, Counselling in the Redlands, General, Life Coaching, Marriage Counselling, Self Esteem, Self help|

Education leads to Empowerment with Gabriela Rosa - Fertility Specialist, Clinical Researcher, Author and Harvard University Awarded Scholar. Gabriela Rosa is a world-renowned fertility specialist, host of the Fertility Challenge™ program and the founder and clinical director of the Rosa Institute, an organisation dedicated to helping couples create healthy babies, despite previous reproductive challenges. Gabriela is a woman I have always admired and we sat down over skype and had an interesting conversation. Here’s a small part of that discussion and the full interview is available on the Empowered Marriage Podcast. Education leads to Empowerment I asked Gabriela about her career and … Read More

10 Warning signs you’re in a Toxic Marriage

By |2020-06-24T18:54:42+10:00March 30th, 2020|Counselling in Brisbane, Counselling in the Redlands, Couples, General, Marriage Counselling|

10 Warning signs you're in a toxic marriage: There is no such thing as a perfect marriage/relationship.  Our intimate relationship I believe has a huge bearing on our own worthiness to give and receive love.  What we are willing to accept is deeply connected to our level of self-esteem and how conscious we are and how available we are to ourselves to release any suppressed traumas and healing our wounds. There are 10 warning signs you’re in a toxic marriage 1. Absence of trust: If you lack trust you need to ask yourself why? Without trust, a relationship has no real foundation. … Read More

Happy Marriage Happy Kids

By |2020-06-24T18:56:08+10:00March 16th, 2020|Counselling in Brisbane, Counselling in the Redlands, Couples, General|

Happy Marriage, Happy Kids: An interview with Megan Warren from Key to Kids. Teaching for 18 years, mother, business owner and passionate in supporting parents to build a strong relationship with children. Megan's website is Key to Kids - https://keytokids.com.au/ Megan offers beneficial skills in building a relationship with children because children will do anything for you if they: feel that they're loved if they feel that they're valued and you have that relationship with them Megan offers online courses one-hour information sessions for parents and educators workshops for teachers. The first seven years of a child's life are so important and … Read More