Dyslexia Explained Video

Dyslexia is a specific learning difference. Children with dyslexia have trouble reading and writing, and often fall behind their peers as they progress through the earlier grades. Dyslexia can cause children to experience problems learning letter sounds and have trouble with reading single words, such as flash cards. Children may have trouble spelling and read…

The Black Dog – Depression

At its worst, depression can be a frightening, debilitating condition. Millions of people around the world live with depression. Many of these individuals and their families are afraid to talk about their struggles, and don’t know where to turn for help. However, depression is largely preventable and treatable. Recognizing depression and seeking help is the…

Family conflict. Young couple after quarrel in living room at home

Anger Management

From mild frustration to full blown rage, we all experience it at some point or another. Anger is a natural feeling and managing it is important for emotional, psychological and physical wellbeing. When difficulties with anger management occur, anger begins to have significantly negative impacts on an individual’s life including work, personal wellbeing as well…

Dealing with Anxiety

Anxiety is a normal part of everyday life and in many situations it is reasonable to react with some anxiety. However about 15 – 20 % of the population experience anxiety that is more intense and lasts for longer. Anxiety which affects your everyday life, ability to go to work or impacts social activities is…

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…

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…