Posts Categorized: Anxiety

13 Reasons Why Season 2 – 13 Things Parents Need to Know

The Netflix series 13 Reasons Why debuted on Netflix in March 2017, and last month was followed by the second season. The original series, produced by Selena Gomez, was intended to be a catalyst for conversation about teen suicide. While conversations about suicide can be helpful in prevention, the original series missed the mark. The program,… Read full article

The Low Down On Loneliness

I have been thinking of writing a blog on dealing with loneliness and what loneliness really is for some time now as it pops up in at least one therapy session a day, causing a diverse range of clients a lot of distress and interacting with other mental health difficulties. The very likeable people I… Read full article

PTSD is not a life sentence (and it does have a silver lining).

It is an unfortunate misconception that Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) is a life sentence.  Many people who have experienced PTSD report feeling broken or fear that they are “going crazy”.   Moreover, they report feeling little hope of change or improvement in their wellbeing or quality of life. The word ‘trauma’ literally translates to… Read full article

The Evolution of the School Bully

The school bully has adapted to our modern world. With advances in technology making us ‘more connected’ to one another, bullies now have better access to their victims than ever before. Social media and online forums allow cowardly bullies to do their dirty work from behind the safety of their screen, even anonymously if they… Read full article

Imposter Syndrome

I still remember the relief I experienced when, during the final year of my clinical training, a supportive supervisor gave name to the anxiety I was experiencing –that maybe one day someone would knock on my door and pronounce to the world that I was not a real psychologist – ‘imposter syndrome’. View full article… Read full article

Fear of rejection

To belong, and be connected to others, is for most of us an essential part of life. Believed by many to have a strong evolutionary component (we were much more likely to survive when we could share the tasks of hunting, fighting, and caring for the babies) close relationships, and being part of a social… 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