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Brettlstar |
Listener - Explorer 2

Listener Rating
4.5 star rating

Hi and welcome to seven cups of tea.
I am 51 years old and experiened in divorce, personal illness, elderly parents and even being unemployed. 
I will tackle any issue with you, no matter what your age or sex.
I live in Australia so my knowledge of external resources is fairly restricted to Australia.
I have psychology, nursing and hypnotherapy in my professional tree but I am none of those here, just a listener.

I speak intermediate spanish but not well enough to be reliable. If you engage me, please use English :-)

If you are actively suicidal please log off the computer and contact your local hospital, ambulance or community mental health emergency team. When the crisis is over we can talk. In Australia those numbers are 000 (Fire ambulance or police) and you can also find someone to talk to on the phone, with Lifeline 131114. Behond Blue have forums you can join and there are several facebook resources. I strongly recommend you start working through the courses on this site and once you get through the tough time and think you have something to offer others, perhaps become a listener yourself. Pay it foward !

If you are adventurous, you can also find a ton of extra resources on  These are all free, for all levels even clinicians.

Number of Ratings: 27
Number of Reviews: 8
Listens to Over 18
Languages English
Listener Since Sep 9, 2014
Last Active over 6 months ago
Gender Male
Progress Path Step 268
Cheers 21,951
People Helped 40
Chats 125
Group Support Chats 31
Listener Group Chats 57
Forum Posts 37
Forum Upvotes 131
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Feedback & Reviews
Just the person I needed... Exactly when I desperately needed him.
Awesome person!!! I wish i met him before. :)
He is a very kind and thoughtful person. Also very genuine and intelligent. What an immense help! Our conversation left me with a sense of peace I haven't known in a long time. I am so grateful.
Extremely helpful and honest. I recommend this listener.
Helpful advise and great listener. Never rushing or pressing on any subject.
Wow such great advice
Great listener, Very understanding, Gave me lots of time and support
Thank You
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Questions Answered
How do you deal with a depressed spouse?
October 30th, 2014 3:02am
What are some steps that can be taken to help people with depression?
October 23rd, 2014 10:43am
Why do I have to feel like this all the time?
October 30th, 2014 2:58am
Can I be depressed and not know it?
October 30th, 2014 2:58am
How can I tell someone how I'm feeling without looking silly or weak?
October 23rd, 2014 10:46am
I feel like no one ever taught me how to manage my emotions-how do I start now?
October 30th, 2014 2:47am
Which emotions are normal and what's a normal level of feeling?
November 10th, 2014 10:56am
What can I do when I'm really angry at someone but can't immediately leave the situation?
October 23rd, 2014 10:47am
How do I cope with being easily offended because I'm 'too sensitive?”
November 9th, 2014 2:01am
If I have one panic attack, what are the chances I will have another?
November 12th, 2014 1:57am
If I don't self-harm, then how can I cope?
June 13th, 2015 12:18am
Why do I keep waking up too early in the morning?
November 13th, 2014 8:54am
How can I sleep well when working night shift?
October 30th, 2014 2:45am
I'm stressed out and when I try to go to sleep I can't shut off my thoughts. What should I do?
October 23rd, 2014 10:48am
I can't go on without my partner, I feel like my life has got no sense now. What can I do?
October 30th, 2014 2:51am
Spying on ex's social media - since my breakup I can't stop from monitoring. Is that okay?
September 28th, 2014 5:32am
Are addictions to unhealthy substances a form of self-harm?
November 10th, 2014 10:57am
My parent is an addict. Will I be one too?
November 14th, 2014 1:05pm
What happens when you go to rehab?
October 30th, 2014 2:30am
How do I know if my drinking or drug use is becoming an addiction or a problem? I can stop any time I want...
October 30th, 2014 2:39am
How can I make a decision my family doesn't support without them getting angry?
October 30th, 2014 2:54am
I've tried to address things with my family but they still won't change. How do I just let things go?
October 30th, 2014 2:26am
I cannot get my mind off of how I was abused as a child, how can I help reduce that?
October 30th, 2014 2:38am
I've been sexually assaulted. What should I do?
November 10th, 2014 11:00am
Can a therapist help me deal with my trauma?
November 9th, 2014 2:04am