Coping with Infertility and IVF

I’m a psychologist and I also work as a fertility counsellor for an IVF clinic. As you can imagine, the counselling department of an IVF clinic is always busy. Over the years I have been privileged to assist countless women as they undergo fertility treatment. Sometimes this is with a husband, sometimes a female partner,… Read full article

Eating Disorders Stigma

Being a psychologist and the sort of person who walks along side her friends when they are suffering, I have a fairly good idea of which friends have experienced what mental health difficulties. It is not uncommon for a friend to say “my moods a bit low right now” or “I am having panic attacks… Read full article

Feel like a fake? Impostor syndrome

If you hear a friend playing down their achievements by saying, “Oh I just got lucky this time,” or, “It was just a fluke,” they may just be being modest, or they may actually believe it. The truth is that countless numbers of high-achieving and successful people feel as if they are faking it, that… Read full article

Anxiety: Friend or Foe

Racing heart? Tempted to call in sick just to avoid that big meeting? Feeling anxious about getting anxious just when you need it least? Anxiety is a normal human emotion, one we are hardwired to notice as it can help keep us safe. Yet for up to 45% of Australian’s this ‘helpful’ emotion becomes the… Read full article