How To Choose The Perfect Venue For Your Wedding?

5 Feb

Looking for the perfect venue for your wedding?

It’s not an easy task for sure, but we do have some tips that can help you structure the whole thing and make sure both you and your partner are happy with the results. Here is what you should consider:

Set common expectations between bride & groom

First of all, communication is the key. Start by having a conversation with your future husband or wife about the sort of wedding you would like to have, this will help you to avoid disagreements later. You must decide on what kind of venue you want (a restaurant, a hotel or a farmhouse), the location (central, periphery or abroad), an extravagant and large wedding or an intimate one with family and closes friends, the theme of the wedding (modern or vintage, elegant or rustic) and the style. After that you can start searching for the venue that suits all of your desires.

 

Define main filters – must have features

After the discussion about what kind of wedding type/style and venue you would like for your wedding, you must set the must have features of the location.

When you will start visiting venues pay attention to some very important details like routes your guests will take, how the bathrooms are, whether there’s ample heating/air conditioning and where the power sockets are for your band / speeches / DJ / ceremony music and if the room is large enough to accommodate the number of people on your guest list, the tables, chairs, a buffet, a bar etc. If a room is too small, you will probably feel cramped and if it`s too big it might feel that the party is a bit boring or people might feel lonely. Also, pay attention to the locations of columns in the room or other obstructions because they will block people’s views of the the grooms table or dance floor.

Other aspects that must be considered when choosing the perfect place are the lights. If you are getting married during the day, make sure that the room has plenty of windows. On the other hand, if it’s an evening affair, make sure that it is not too dim.

If you want a certain theme or a color palette for your party be careful that the walls, carpets, chairs, and curtains will not be in conflict with your party’s theme. Also, be careful to the acoustic conditions, some rooms can be too echoing or on the contrary (for examples the hall of a castle).

Another important factor is the food that you serve at the reception. Search for a venue that has a reputation for excellent food or that allows you to choose a caterer. An awful food can ruin the entire wedding day. 

Resource: Wedding venues in South Coast

Why you need Charlotte HVAC?

3 Feb

Furnace and boiler efficiency is measured in AFUES. (Annual Fuel Unit Efficiency) While older furnaces and boilers operate at an average efficiency of 60%, new systems can operate with efficiencies as high as 93%.

Energy set back or boiler reset systems regulate heating water temperature to outdoor and inside temperature swings. The colder the outdoor and room temperature, the warmer the water will be in your heating system. Energy setback systems reduce annual fuel consumption by about 7%.

Geothermal systems can supply hot water for drinking and bathing, as well as heat and cool a building with energy from the ground. Regardless of outside temperatures, these systems are extremely efficient.

Radiant floor heating systems offer another way to reduce home heating costs by another 30% to 40% while delivering unsurpassed comfort to your home or office.

Whether you are looking to have a radiant floor or geothermal heating system installed in your new home; or are considering replacing or upgrading the heating in your existing home, we will work with your architect, builder, or designer to develop the perfect heating solution for you.

Resource: Charlotte HVAC

 

Little Steps

1 Feb

Little Steps Child Psychology

As a multidisciplinary mental health office, we are devoted to helping our clients deal with a wide range of mental health needs. We serve all age groups and focus on different aspects of care and treatment in order to tailor therapy to each person’s specific needs. Visit Little Steps Psychologist.

Our highly educated and experienced staff of licensed psychiatrists and psychologists believes strongly in the power of the individual to help him- or herself when given the right tools and guidance. To that end, we offer the following services which cover as wide a range of mental health needs as possible, incorporating multiple methods of assisting each individual to achieve a sense of personal strength and well-being.

  • Individual, couples, family, and play therapies
  • Hypnotherapy in the aid of smoking cessation, pain management, weight loss, anxiety and phobia management, fertility, and sports performance
  • Group therapy for children, adolescents, and adults
  • Psychological assessments
  • Medication management
  • Coordination with primary care physicians

Life is meant to be joyful and fulfilling, rich with meaningful relationships and purposeful progress. Sometimes, however, obstacles and frustrations arise, which can discourage your progress or inhibit your enjoyment. These obstacles can take many different shapes and sizes, from small hurdles to seemingly insurmountable mountains. As we work with you, our goal is to help cut a path through these obstacles and help you realize your full potential.

You may be wondering if your particular needs are important. We assure you that they are. Our approach as psychologists in Australia is to be dedicated to assisting you in understanding your worth and potential with multiple approaches to care and therapy.

If you are seeking a caring psychologist in the Northern Beaches, your search is over. The psychologists, at our clinic, have devoted their careers to helping others on their journeys to mental health. This assistance is realized through various forms of therapy and treatment, all of which are specially designed and tailored to each person’s particular needs.

Every person carries the ability to heal him- or herself. When pain, obstacles, and other blocks arise that prevent you from seeing a clear path to a joyful existence, the assistance of an objective third party can often be the key to helping you clear away those obstacles on your journey to a more fulfilled life.

We offer assistance in multiple ways, guiding children, teenagers, and adults through various individual and group therapies. These methods are a catalyst toward mental health and healing.

  • Individual and couples therapy
  • Family therapy
  • Play therapy for children:
  • Smoking cessation
  • Chronic pain relief management
  • AVIVA™ program for weight loss
  • Anxiety and phobia management
  • Increased sports motivation and performance using our Play S.M.A.R.T.™ program

Learning you are not the only one to go through certain trials and responses can have a huge impact on your ability to heal. Group therapy provides feedback and learning from others, which can create a more solid basis for personal change and growth. At our clinic we offer the following groups:

  • Adult survivors of sexual abuse
  • Adult children of alcoholics/dysfunction
  • Anger management
  • Anxiety management
  • Bipolar disorder groups
    • Living with bipolar disorder
    • Groups for families of bipolar individuals
  • Children’s Groups
    • Children of divorce
    • Children’s play therapy groups (ages 4 and up)
    • First-time sibling class
    • Coed and single-gender adolescence groups
  • General psychotherapy process groups
  • Maintenance and self-awareness groups
  • Marriage groups
  • Parenting skills training groups
  • Stress management groups
  • Women’s groups
    • General women’s group
    • Pregnancy and mental illness
    • Pregnancy loss support group
    • Postpartum depression

  • Developmental assessments
  • AD/HD and learning ability testing
  • Personality and diagnostic assessment
  • Presurgical evaluations (spinal, gastric banding/bypass, other)
  • Evaluation of surrogacy candidates

Offered in conjunction with therapy only.

 

Child Psychology Facts

29 Jan

FAQ Psychology For Children

We are considered in-network for approximately 20 insurance plans, including PHCS, Unicare, Corphealth, and Texas True Choice. We continue to work hard to get our providers on most major plans. If you need assistance in checking your benefits with your particular insurance plan, please feel free to contact us.

For those whose plans consider us out-of-network or who do not have coverage for mental health treatment, we offer fee-for-service treatment.

We accept cash, personal check, and major credit or debit cards (MasterCard, VISA, and American Express).

At Austin Psychiatric Consultants, it is our philosophy that medication is a facet of mental health treatment, but it is not typically sufficient on its own. For that reason, we offer medication treatment only in conjunction with therapy and other psychological services offered by our professional staff.

Children often have a very difficult time articulating themselves. Because they are without the life experiences of adults and often don’t have the knowledge of how to process confusing and overwhelming emotions, we find that play therapy is frequently the most successful method for them.

By utilizing children’s natural ability to express themselves through play, acting out their experiences and fears in a safe environment, we can help them communicate and work through issues at their own pace. By observing and guiding play, we can help children find healthy resolutions and build strong methods to cope with life’s problems.

Thank you for visiting today! You can contact us by phone, by visiting us in person, or by filling out the form on this page.

Earlier/later weekday hours and Saturday hours occasionally available by appointment.
Counseling

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Behavioral Disorders Counseling

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Depression Counseling

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Eating Disorder Counseling

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Grief Counseling

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Human Relations Counseling

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Learning Disorder Counseling

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ADD

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ADHD

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Anxiety

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Group Therapy

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Clinical Psychology

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Geriatric Psychology

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Assurances: Insured

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Concerns: Anger

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Concerns: Anger Management

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Concerns: Anxiety

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Online Counselling

29 Jan

Our Mission

Online counseling 

Online counselling is a convenient way for you to access psychological therapy without needing to travel to appointments. You can access online any of our qualified and experienced psychologists using Skype technology. Your online appointment will be conducted just like a face-to-face session where you will be able to see, hear and interact with your psychologist during the session.

All our online counselors are registered psychologists who currently see a mixture of both face-to-face and online clients.

Telephone counselling services

Darebin Psychology provides phone counselling services for those who prefer the convenience of receiving counselling from the comfort of their home. After booking your appointment, a call is established at the scheduled time and you will receive the same support and counselling as you would if you were in the room with your psychologist.

Common psychological issues such as depression, worry, anxiety, stress, grief, life direction, relationship issues, pain management and anger management are all suitable for online or phone counselling.

Online or telephone counselling: Important factors to consider

  • Online or telephone counselling are NOT SUITABLE for those who are at risk of suicide, in acute crisis, or have serious mental health issues.There are limits to what a counselor can do remotely. In such cases, your GP is always your first port of call.
  • Couple counselling is  NOT  generally offered online or by phone.
  • Online or telephone counselling services are NOT eligible for Medicare rebates and clients are expected to cover the full fee prior to the session ( please see our fee schedule)

Requirements for online counselling:

  • You need a high-speed broadband connection, a webcam and microphone on your device. Please make sure you have a good internet connection for counselling to take place. If one of you is only seeing the other’s face in pixelated form, counselling online will be a struggle.
  • You have to ensure you can be online at the appointed time, in a quiet space where you won’t be interrupted or overheard.

 

We can get you started today.

Just fill out our normal contact form and we will email you with all the details. If you are ready to book or just want to make an inquiry simply complete this form to get started.

Once you have made an Online Counselling appointment, you will receive an email from us with clear instructions on how to access appointment, as well as payment instructions.