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It’s OK to feel “young at heart” as long as your emotional tool bag
doesn’t feel too empty or too disorganised at the same time

Growing Self Awareness


A wide range of counselling techniques, specifically developed for use with repetitive patterns and self-esteem issues and tailored to suit each client’s individual needs.

Inner Self dialogue (voice dialogue) the outstandingly successful process developed by Dr Hal Stone and Dr Sidra Stone for working through inner conflict and re-empowering the client and recommended by Michael Rowland

Emotional Age, very young parts  and Core Belief balancing including anger and shame reduction. These widely recognised treatments were developed in the USA by Pia Melody, Dr John Bradshaw and other therapists including Dr. Nicky Nemerouf They have an extremely high success rate

EMDR (Desensitising stress using body rhythm). This non-hypnotic treatment is rapidly becoming recognised as a valid, functional and effective method to help with excessive stress related to past trauma. Accredited Training program completed February 1997

Visualisation processes that enable clients to make significant changes in their life.

Clinical member - Queensland Counsellors Association Past member QCA Executive committee.


Personal Notes -

I am 77 years old. (I don't think like it, don't feel like it, don't act like it.) Birthday 21 March. I am a grandfather with three grandchildren. I am trying to retire from lecturing but my pusher keeps putting temptations in my way. Another self, I think it's the 'take it easy' one has managed to get me into a 4-wheel drive Land Rover Discovery with which I and my parts and patterns are trying to escape from Brisbane more often, much to the pusher's disgust.

I like classical music (and 40s and 50s Broadway musical numbers) when I am in my study writing and traditional country and western and classic jazz when I am driving.

I am a direct descendant of Captain William Bligh (Mutiny on the Bounty). Bligh later became the fourth Governor of the NSW Colony in Australia where he got himself another mutiny (the Rum Rebellion). Our family have some very interesting parts and patterns handed down from generation to generation including a 'Captain Bligh self'. On the other hand I also have a strong mutineer-rebel side as the opposite.

I have always had trouble with an overly strong pusher, a rational mind, a knower or three and a 'gotta make it work self' as well, all of whom are great for writing books and setting up websites, not so good for feeling or being, so that is still my biggest challenge, but I'm getting there. Eleven years ago had a totally unexpected heart attack and finished up with a major bypass op. (No family history, no high cholesterol, not overweight, not a smoker - guess that it had to be pusher related). Gradually learning to take it easier, stop and smell the roses, exercise more better diet. My heart is now in better condition than it has been in years.

My unbalanced core beliefs are that I am of no value unless I am working, and that I can't make anything work. My compensating skills include helping everyone else to feel valuable and helping everyone else to get things to work. (What a combination for a relationship counsellor!)

My primary addiction is workaholism but I am somewhere in recovery. I am dedicated to working the Twelve Steps to maintain my recovery (when I should be going to a meeting I'm often too busy helping others!)

I love you all


Qualified psychotherapist lecturer, trainer, counsellor and voice dialogue facilitator - Over 45 years experience

Eighteen years in private practice. Forty five years experience in counselling while lecturing in TAFE, Qld University of Technology (QUT) and other colleges. Extensive success with couples, using the latest relationship techniques learned in the USA and Australia

I am happy to work with you on emotional age, self-awareness, self-empowerment, very young parts s, negative core beliefs and other associated processes covered in my different websites.

I also run training groups at Bald Hills, Yandina and Sydney

Location Brisbane Queensland Australia

Please e-mail me bligh3@growingaware.com

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