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Therapy for Social Anxiety

At Safe Place Therapy, we specialize in helping people with a range of social anxiety issues. If you suffer from social anxiety the great news is that you are already reading this. That means you have taken a really positive step in considering getting help. So, please read on to

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5 Tips for a Better Sleep Safe Place Therapy

Avoiding sleep problems: 5 tips for a better sleep

Our natural sleep patterns are largely determined by the circadian rhythm. This is a term used to describe the internal biological clock that operates on a roughly 24 hour cycle. Our circadian rhythm affects more than just the rest-wake cycle, but has vast impacts on our endocrine system and hormones.

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Personal experience of anxiety

At Safe Place Therapy we value personal experience of mental health issues and see the need for these stories to be told. Here is a personal experience of anxiety My anxiety got so bad I couldn’t leave the house. I had to quit my job, was not sleeping, and was

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Depression and Anxiety Comorbidity

Depression and anxiety comorbidity sounds like an intimidating term, but it is simply a word used to describe a situation where a person is living with two different medical or psychological conditions. Depression and anxiety frequently go hand-in-hand, and often people discuss experiencing both conditions at one time or another.

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Anxiety disorders & management

All anxiety disorders fit under the umbrella of ‘anxiety’ as al the disorders have elements of fear, anxiety, and or worry associated with the experience of the person. With every disorder, both mental health disorder and physical health disorder is seen and felt differently. What we are talking about here

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Panic attacks & Panic disorders information

Panic attacks can be a very horrible experience. Anyone can have a panic attack in their life and this does not mean that they have a panic disorder. It can be hard to distinguish the feeling of anxiety and that of a panic attack and it’s important to breakdown the

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The 3 P’s for identifying anxiety

Anxiety is very common in Australia and is the most prevalent mental illness experienced. Here we talk about what anxiety is and some common experiences faced by people who deal with anxiety on a day to day basis. Do you think you may have anxiety? Here we will talk more

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The importance of sleep in mental health Safe Place Therapy

Combating Anxiety: The Importance of Sleep for Mental Health

We’ve all had those late nights, or early starts to the day that keep us from getting those essential eight hours of “shut eye”. A study of over 1,000 people by The Sleep Health Foundation found that over 40% of respondents reported having poor sleeping patterns. We convince ourselves that

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  • Bachelor of Social Science (Psychology)
  • Graduate Diploma of Counselling
  • Masters of Counselling
  • Masters of Social Work

Prue has worked in community mental health, crisis counselling, face to face counselling and other roles in the community service sector for the last 13 years. Prue initially started counselling face to face at a community organisation delivering low cost counselling for clients with a variety of presenting issues ranging from mental health issues to relationship difficulties. Prue has worked with client’s diagnosed with Depression, Schizophrenia, Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), Narcissistic Personality Disorder, Anxiety and a variety of other general life stressors.


Prue is flexible with her approach, she can use different strategies depending on what the individual needs. Prue has a warm and gentle approach that welcomes client’s into a safe place to start therapy. She care deeply for her clients and is passionate about supporting people to achieve their goals. Prue aims to provide a safe and supportive environment that is flexible to the needs of the clients.

She can use Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT) strategies, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) strategies, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) techniques, Narrivate Therapy techniques and Client focus techniques. She focuses on evidence based interventions.