Anxiety

That feeling you get, when you can’t remember if you turned the iron off, or locked the front door. That gnawing in your stomach, that uneasiness, until you are able to get back to your house and check. Now imagine living with that day in, day out. That is what having Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD)…

Anger Management

Anger is a completely natural and normal emotion. We all express anger over situation that require a strong response, and it can be used constructively to deal with situations. However when that anger is out of control, when it occurs frequently or when it start affecting relationships and or when it is expressed as violence,…

Abuse

Abuse can be defined as anything that deliberately hurts another, be it physically or emotionally. Going by this description, most of us demonstrate abusive behaviour at one time or another. Abusive behaviour is a problem when it becomes systematic, and is used to control, manipulate or exploit one party in the relationship. This can be…

Abuse

Child abuse isn’t just bruises and broken bones. Emotional abuse and neglect have been shown to have the same effects on a child – feeling worthless, unloved and unsafe – as physical abuse. Children who are abused can lack trust, have relationship difficulties and have trouble regulating their own emotions and without help, are likely…

Behaviour Management

If only children came with instructions manuals, wouldn’t life be easier? They don’t though, and often parenthood can be an overwhelming time. With information thrown at you left and right, working out the best strategies can frazzle the most settled of mums and dads! Having an experienced professional sit with you to work out behavior…

Autism Spectrum Disorder

Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) are disorders that influence the way the brain develops and works. Children with ASD may show signs such as not maintaining eye contact, talking over others and not listening, an obsession with one thing, take things literally, have difficulty making friends, not understand jokes and have poor conversations skills. Diagnosing ASD…

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder ADHD

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is a condition that is generally identified in the preschool years. There has been no exact cause of ADHD found, but researchers have recognized that there are several factors contributing to the likelihood of ADHD developing. Some of these factors are heredity, a chemical imbalance and brain development. A child with…