Challenging Behaviours

Are you worried about your child’s challenging behaviours? Sometimes our children can really test our patience. Do you ever find yourself completely at a loss, with no idea how to respond to your child’s apparent distress? You’ve worked out that systems of punishment, time-outs and rewards are rarely, if ever, successful, but what else is […]

Is there something in your life you would like to change?

Have you thought about Counselling and Psychotherapy but are not sure what to expect? Perhaps you are feeling confused, anxious or worried about something (or someone). Maybe you have reached a point in your life when you are looking for something new? These feelings happen to all of us, and it can be helpful to […]

Developmental Delay

Does your child often “act out” for no apparent reason? Perhaps you are worried they might have signs of autism or ADHD? Maybe you are concerned that they are falling behind other children in reaching certain milestones? Children often find it hard to tell us how they are feeling. They get angry or frustrated and […]

Hearing and Listening

Are you confused about the difference between hearing and listening, and wonder how they affect learning and behaviour? Do you ever wonder why your child can detect the sound of lolly wrappers at 50 metres, but appears unable to listen and follow instructions? You know your child can hear, but how well can they listen, […]

Sensory Motor Development

Is your child struggling to keep up in school? Do they find it hard to make friends, get into trouble for wriggling around, or talking too much in class? Perhaps they struggle with expressing themselves emotionally, become easily frustrated, or withdraw and shut themselves away . It is likely that your child is struggling with […]

Anxious Children

Are you struggling to understand your child’s challenging behaviours? Perhaps you are concerned that your child has signs of autism or ADHD. Maybe he or she throws tantrums, has meltdowns, often complains of headaches, tummy aches about going to school, or is fearful of trying anything new? Perhaps you have a child who behaves impeccably […]

Anxiety

Do you ever have the feeling that you just want to hide? Your palms get sweaty, your stomach churns, your breathing comes in shallow gasps, your thoughts are racing and you have trouble concentrating?  Perhaps you are feeling the need to constantly stay on alert? Your movements feel a bit awkward and uncoordinated and you struggle […]

What is Psychotherapy?

I’m often asked “What is Psychotherapy? How is it different from Psychology?” Exploring the field of available therapies can be confusing. There are so many different options to choose from. Perhaps you are curious about how Psychology and Psychotherapy differ. Are they, in fact, just two different ways of looking at the same mental health […]

Wellbeing on Holidays

Relax, Restore, Unwind Holidays provide a wonderful opportunity to treat yourself to healing therapies that are often difficult to fit into everyday life. A hectic work/family/life balance can leave little time for attending to underlying stress and tensions. It’s often easier to push concerns aside, and “just get on with it”. Being on holiday is […]

Miscarriage and Infant Loss

Have you, or someone close to you, experienced miscarriage, or the loss of a child during pregnancy? The impact of such a loss can have a profound impact, and the depth of sadness can at times seem overwhelming. It is not always easy to share these experiences with friends and family.