Pedro Gondim

name Pedro Gondim is a writer and publisher for the Australian Institute of Professional Counsellors. The Institute is Australia's largest counsellor training provider, offering the internationally renowned Diploma of Professional Counselling.

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Tips and Strategies to Build Rapport with Clients

29th March 2007
In previous we've discussed the 'business-side' of counselling: marketing tips and business guidelines which can help counsellors build a successful practice. Most therapists possess an innate desire to help others, and because of this emotional involveme... Read >

Narrative Therapy: Concepts and Applications

29th March 2007
"A narrative or story is anything told or recounted; more narrowly, something told or recounted in the form of a causally-linked set of events; account; tale, the telling of a happening or connected series of happenings, whether true or fictitious" (Denni... Read >

Suicide: a Global Problem

08th December 2006
Suicide is a global, multi-disciplinary, and nevertheless - polemic problem in any society. As a mental health professional, enthusiast or simply as a human being, it is vital to understand the extent of this phenomenon, and to take preventive action when... Read >

Confidentiality and Professional Ethics in Counselling

08th December 2006
Have you ever found yourself involved in an ethical dilemma? Even if you are not a counsellor or mental health professional, it is most likely that at some stage of your life, you have been directly or indirectly involved in a situation in which ethical c... Read >

Ethics and Counselling Applications

08th December 2006
Ethics and History "Ethics (from Greek - meaning "custom") is the branch of axiology, one of the four major branches of philosophy, which attempts to understand the nature of morality; to distinguish that which is right from that which is wrong. The W... Read >

Setting Up a Counselling Private Practice

08th December 2006
Many of our students express interest on establishing their own private practices. Having your own business means you can have the flexibility needed to fulfil your family commitments, to have control of your life and to excel the quality of your services... Read >

Groups and Group Counselling

08th December 2006
Group counselling is a challenging and dynamic form of counselling that requires all-round professional skills from counsellors. It implies that any challenges a counsellor may find in helping an individual can potentially duplicate, triplicate, or vastly... Read >

Burnout and Counsellor Self-Care Strategies

08th December 2006
Self-care is an intrinsic, continuous and highly important activity performed by any professional, particularly those involved in health care. Also called the 'inner therapy', this practice aims to ensure that both mental and physical health of the profes... Read >