Clinical Psychologist

Sydney CBD

Childhood abuse

*Trigger Warning* Most of us are lost for words when we hear or read about a child being abused. We think to ourselves, how can anyone hurt such a vulnerable young human being? We become understandably outraged when we hear that a child has been sexually abused within institutions such as the church or at […]

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Building self-esteem

We all want to feel good about ourselves. When we have good self-esteem we feel valuable and we don’t allow others to define us or treat us poorly. We understand that everyone makes mistakes and we don’t belittle ourselves. We stand strong in the belief that we’re worthwhile even if we lose our job or […]

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Five common things people say about anxiety

Do you feel nervous for no particular reason? Do you find yourself avoiding things you once enjoyed? You might worry about what you’ve said or done, or play things over in your mind again and again. We all experience anxiety from time to time. Anxiety is a normal reaction to a stressful situation or perceived […]

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Tips for Managing Valentine’s Day

Love it or hate it, Valentine’s Day is not only here to stay, but just around the corner. While some couples see it as a chance to celebrate their love, others feel more cynical about it. There’s no right or wrong way to feel, but what’s important perhaps is that couples talk about it. Having […]

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Managing Holiday Stress and Depression

With Christmas almost upon us, many of us are rushing around trying to prepare for the holidays. There is a festive energy in the air, while parties and lunches abound. Some of us relish in the hype that the holiday season brings, while others have mixed feelings and perhaps even dread it. Competing emotional and […]

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Perception: Do You See What I See

It’s not uncommon in an argument for one person to tell their side of the story and for the other person to tell a completely different version of the very same event. It can feel very frustrating and confusing when someone doesn’t see things the same way we do. How many times have we heard […]

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Challenging Unhelpful Thinking for Depression

We’ve all felt down at some point in our lives, and for some of us that feeling has been more intense and regular. Many of us in Australia, in fact, one in six, will experience depression in our lifetime. Depression is so widespread it has been referred to as the common cold of psychological problems […]

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Is it okay to be me?

Do you find it hard to be yourself at times? Do you sometimes behave like someone you’re not because you’re afraid of being rejected, or worried about what someone might think of you, or perhaps you’re not comfortable with a particular part of yourself? It could be as simple as giving someone the impression that […]

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Are you over-stressed? 6 ways to reduce stress

Stress isn’t necessarily a bad thing. In fact, a certain amount of stress can be useful to help us get through our daily tasks, or meet deadlines. However, psychologists have found that stress becomes detrimental to us when we feel overwhelmed and it exceeds our ability to cope. That’s when we can experience difficult physical […]

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