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How to conquer long-held and deep-seated fears (Radio interview)

By |2018-05-25T17:49:10+00:00May 24th, 2018|Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Anxiety, CBT, Children, Couples, EMDR, Exposure Therapy, Groups, Hypnosis, LAFM, Men, Panic Attacks, Parents, Resilience, Stress, Trauma, Women, Workplace, Young Adults|

It’s amazing how long our minds hang on to the negative stuff that has happened in our lives. We know that when something negative happens and it’s distressing to us, our mind tends to create an unconscious plan to avoid it (the distressing emotion) from ever happening again. Psychology calls it a defence mechanism. If, [...]

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Managing Stress in Life

By |2017-11-13T17:43:03+00:00November 10th, 2017|Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Anxiety, CBT, Couples, Exposure Therapy, Groups, Hypnosis, Journaling, Men, Mindfulness, Panic Attacks, Parents, Positive Psychology, Resilience, Self-esteem, Stress, Women, Workplace, Yoga, Young Adults|

What is stress? It is not uncommon for people to say they are feeling "stressed" at some time or another. Psychologically speaking, stress is not only very healthy but also one of the basic parts of learning and growth. Because that base level of stress is such a normal part of being human, not many of [...]

The Psychology of Trauma: Resolving flashbacks

By |2017-11-13T12:32:10+00:00October 16th, 2017|CBT, EMDR, Exposure Therapy, Men, Resources for referrers, Trauma, Women, Workplace, Young Adults|

Flashbacks often occur after a person has been involved in a stressful incident or trauma, which either threatened their safety or that of someone else. Over the years I have seen lots of people who have come to see me due to experiencing a trauma reaction, which includes flashbacks.  Examples include people working in jobs [...]

Scared of needles? Needle phobia? How we can help

By |2017-06-07T16:01:35+00:00May 19th, 2017|Anxiety, Children, Exposure Therapy, Hypnosis, Meditation, Men, Resources for referrers, Stress, Women, Young Adults|

Let's talk about needle phobia Over the last few weeks I've visited a number of medical practices to establish good working relationships between our new practice and doctors, nurses, allied health and admin staff. I’ve met a lot of really good people who I can see, like me, enjoy helping patients to get to a [...]

Saying Goodbye to someone with Cancer

By |2017-06-07T14:48:53+00:00April 20th, 2017|Anxiety, Children, Couples, Exposure Therapy, Grief and Loss, Hypnosis, Men, Parents, Resilience, Resources for referrers, Stress, Trauma, Women, Workplace, Young Adults|

To simply hear the word cancer can send fear into our hearts and minds. Many people know someone who has suffered with cancer, me included. Sometimes the feelings of grief and loss can feel like the end of our happiness, but psychologists can do a lot to help manage the pain of watching a loved-one [...]