10 Lifestyle Strategies for Depression

Over our lifetimes, up to 45% of us will experience mental health problems, with 1 in 7 of us spending time under the dark cloud of depression. That’s a lot of people feeling awful every day. Lifestyle Strategies to Prevent and Reduce Depression Symptoms Did you know that there are lifestyle changes that you can […]

ADHD a Parent and Child Perspective

ADHD symptoms are organised into three groups: Inattention Making careless mistakes on schoolwork, homework, or other things your child does; Difficulty sustaining their attention on tasks or games; Trouble listening and easily distracted; Finding it challenging to follow through on instructions or complete set tasks; Difficulty organising themselves for outings or activities; Losing things they […]

Anxiety in Teenagers

What is Anxiety Anxiety can be characterised by the following symptoms: • Irritability • Racing heart • Constant worry • Striving for perfection • Social withdrawal • Dwelling on thoughts/over analysing thoughts • Need constant reassurance from others • Distress if mistakes are made or things don’t go according to plan • Difficulty sleeping • […]

Binge Eating and Mindfulness

Does Mindfulness improve eating habits in binge eaters? After all, people who are naturally mindful tend to eat less impulsively, eat fewer calories and make healthier snack choices. What is Mindfulness? Mindfulness is a practice of paying attention to experiences in the present moment in a non-judgmental manner.  Studies show that people find that mindfulness […]

Building Self-Esteem in Children

What is Self-Esteem? Self-Esteem is essentially what we think about ourselves. At times we judge ourselves and this may lead to a positive evaluation where we feel good about ourselves for a period of time; and other times we may judge ourselves negatively and wind up feeling bad. There are also times where we aren’t […]

Child & Adolescent Psychology

Leia, Samantha, Dylan, Denver and Gisele provide Psychological Therapy for young people and their parents, tackling the following challenges: Anxiety Depression Anger management Low Self-Esteem ADHD ASD Emotional Regulation Difficulties Bullying Learning Difficulties Family Issues Bonding with Baby Coping with Stress Parenting Stress Child Behaviour Problems “What if my child’s problem is not on the […]

Counselling before Cosmetic Procedures

Do you work in the cosmetics/aesthetics industries – or perhaps you have a loved one unhappy with their appearance? Body Dysmorphia is a relatively common issue that causes people a great deal of distress. Imagine how you would feel if you were convinced that some aspect of your body was deformed, disfigured, grotesque or revolting. […]

Do you need to cut back on your drinking?

For many of us, drinking a glass of wine or a beer at the end of our day is a standard part of our routine. Alcohol is often drunk to relax and unwind, helping us to achieve a sense of relaxation and happiness. We often drink alcohol to mark a celebration and to toast our […]

Learning Difficulties in Children and Adolescents

A helpful way to understand your child’s learning difficulties can be through an Intelligence or Achievement Test. Intelligence testing is much more than just an IQ measure. Using these types of tests gives you extensive information about what areas of cognitive ability your child is struggling with and what areas they may have strength in. […]

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder in Children and Adolescents

What is OCD? Obsessive Compulsive Disorder can be debilitating and frustrating for children and teens. It is defined by obsessions and compulsions that are time consuming and cause distress or impaired functioning. Obsessions are the thoughts that go around and around in the mind, almost as if there is a glitch and they get stuck […]