Social Anxiety

Very few people have the ability to get up in front of people and make a speech, or walk into a room of strangers and immediately feel at home. However, sometimes, these difficulties go beyond a case of nerves or a temporary discomfort. Social phobia is ongoing, intense fear in social situations, which can often…

Panic Attacks

Fear and panic are normal responses to danger or threatening situations. They are your body’s reactions to events, which have served us well as we have evolved and kept us safe. The sweating hands, the racing heart are all signs that your nervous system is getting ready to fight or flee. For some people though,…

Sleep Difficulties

Sleep difficulties cover a range of situations. From general sleeplessness or insomnia to disordered sleep-wake cycles, sleep difficulties can affect every aspect of your life. Insomnia is often considered a symptom of something else such as depression or stress, and these root causes need to be identified and treated. Disordered sleep-wake cycles are defined as…

Pain Managment

Ongoing pain makes every day a nightmare. 1 in 5 Australians report ongoing, consistant pain that interferes with their day to day life. The most common pain is back pain, but there are many other causes of chronic pain and in some cases the cause is unknown. The effects of chronic pain on the body…

Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

OCD is an anxiety disorder, characterised by repeated thoughts (obsessions) and rituals or repeated behaviours to combat those thoughts (compulsions). Anxious thoughts are not always a bad thing – ‘Did I remember to turn off the iron’ will lead to the behaviour of going back and checking. However when these thoughts and behaviours start impacting…

Shyness/Social Phobia

Shyness is often a trait we associate with children, and assume that adolescents and adults will grow out of. What happens though, when this doesn’t happen? Shyness in adults is often more than just feeling uncomfortable in an unfamiliar situation or environment. Adulthood shyness can lead to social anxiety, social phobia and an overwhelming fear…

Learning Difficulties in Adults

Learning difficulties in adults can be ongoing from childhood, or can result from a brain injury or trauma. Learning difficulties in adults is characterised by difficulty reading, writing or performing simple maths sums. Often spelling is affected, leading to problems maintaining employment. Learning difficulties are diagnosed through an assortment of psychological tests. These tests must…