Yu Takizawa, B Sc (Hons), M Couns, M App Psych. Yu Takizawa is a registered psychologist, with an Honours degree in Psychology and Masters in Applied Psychology (Counselling Psychology), and has a special interest in working with clients from … More...
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is a complex and lifelong developmental disorder. It is characterised by “marked difficulties in social interactions, impaired communication, restricted and repetitive interests and behaviours, and sensory sensitivities” (Autism Spectrum Australia, 2015). Without treatment, people with ASD can suffer from severe impairments of daily functioning and may have a heightened risk of […]
For most people, the first few panic attacks were stressful because you didn’t know what was happening. Now, you can identify the racing heartbeat, sweating palms, trembling and feeling of being out of breath. The new question becomes “how do I cope with the fear of having another panic attack?” Often, this fear can contribute to increased […]
Anxiety is very common and experienced by most people at some stage of their lives. Anxiety is a normal automatic response that is triggered during threatening situations as part of your body’s ‘flight or fight’ response. Symptoms you may have experienced usually fall under three common categories: Physical: panic attacks, hot and cold flushes, racing […]
Psychologists and Counsellors usually study human behaviour, research, statistics and groups for 3-10 years before moving into private practice. Most therapists listed on our website have studied counselling and psychology for a similar amount of time as a lawyer or doctor. We often answer questions about what qualifications matter for counselling. To make selection […]
Your child has been diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes – so now what? It’s a huge transition for your child, but it can often take a toll on you and the rest of your family. Helping your child adapt to a chronic illness such as diabetes can often be stressful, as they may not understand how […]
Modern counselling approaches such as CBT, Mindfulness, or IPT, are well known to be equally effective as medication for the treatment of depression and anxiety. Most forms of depression or anxiety respond well to counselling, especially for individuals that can recall significant periods when there were no symptoms. Read More…