When COVID-19 hit Australia, we all started to think about how this would affect our day to day work. Psychologists did the same! We knew that we had to rethink the way we do therapy. We had to do this to ensure all our clients continued to receive their therapy.

And so entered Telehealth.....

Young people today are growing up in a social media driven society. Many adults have high fears for young people who appear to be continually evaluated and compared by the number of people who “Follow” or “Like” them on Snapchat, Instagram, and Twitter (I was going to also add Facebook,...

How can I overcome my inner critic? Take a moment to reflect on your inner critic. What sorts of things does he or she say? When is that voice the loudest? When did it start? Are the sorts of things he or she says things you heard in your childhood? Who’s...

What is self-compassion? Put simply, self-compassion is treating yourself with the same level of consideration, kindness, empathy, and care that you would offer a close friend or someone who you care deeply about. It lies in the way you speak to yourself when you are feeling emotional, whether that is sad,...

Do we value our teeth more than our mind?  In a 2013 an Oral and Dental Health Survey showed 64% of people aged 5 and over had visited a dental practitioner in the previous year and almost half of adults aged 18 and over had regular dental check-ups each year. Imagine...

I have been fortunate to work within the education sector alongside wonderful teachers and school staff. On more than one occasion, I have been faced with the perplexed face of a teacher or parent trying to understand why their student/child is not progressing in their studies like their fellow peers or as would be expected. Or why they perform exceptionally well in some areas of learning, but struggle to master basic concepts in other areas. Or why they are trying their very hardest but are stuck on a hamster wheel….

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As a Psychologist I work with many young people on the spectrum and their families and teachers – it is an area I truly love to work in. I frequently get asked questions by parents and teachers about why and what to do when a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder...