Learning Disability

  Specific Learning Disorder is the term used in the psychiatry manual (DSM-5) to describe learning difficulties in a variety of skills that children are expected to learn at school (some previously called this Dyslexia). Learning difficulties can occur in all aspects of reading, mathematics, spelling and written expression. It is important that before a…

Making Relationships Work

All relationships go through difficult times. Two people in a relationship or marriage often have differing expectations of what they want from the relationship. They may have trouble communicating those expectations to each other or get caught up in their busy lives and the demands of children or work.  A happy, emotionally resilient relationship doesn’t…

Psychological Treatment after a Motor Accident

In any one year over 600,000 motor vehicle accidents occur, from major fatalities, to minor collisions.  Minor car accidents and fender benders are all so common we tend to regard them as everyday events.  However, for those involved, the accident can become so much more.  People involved in even a minor accident may find that…

Trauma

Many people will witness or experience a frightening or distressing event and be able to walk away from it. However, there are many that won’t be able to, and will experience emotional trauma as a result. They may find that they have difficulty coping or functioning in day to day life, they may find that…

Work Related Stress

In recent times there has been much recognition of the importance of Occupational Health and Safety (OHS). Many of the recommendations have been for physical safety, but what about mental safety? Many places of employment are starting to focus on their employees emotional health, watching them for signs of stress and distress. Work place stress…

Workplace Bullying

It is everyone’s right to feel safe and valued in their workplace. Workplace bullying may be obvious things like being threatened physically, to more subtle practices like gossiping, setting an employee up to fail regularly, exclusion or mind games. Ongoing workplace bullying can result in physical injury, a loss of self-esteem and depression. There are…

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

A car accident, abuse, war, natural disasters all of these are terrifying at the time. But for some people the terror doesn’t end there. They experience unwanted and recurring memories of the event, they have trouble sleeping or they might feel emotionally numb. All of these things are symptoms of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). If…