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...
Anxious thoughts can be helpful at times, they serve as a mechanism to ensure we are careful in our day to day lives. However, anxious thoughts can cause problems if these thoughts become obsessive, intrusive or distressing, especially if only specific rituals or behaviours can calm this anxiety. Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is described as the experience of obsessions, […]
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) is an evidence-based psychotherapy intervention that is designed to challenge unhelpful and unhealthy thoughts, feelings and behaviours. Originally designed to treat depression, CBT is also currently used to treat a range of mental health conditions, such as anxiety, addiction, OCD, phobias and PTSD. It can also be useful in helping with […]
Bulimia Nervosa is a condition where perceptions of body weight and body shape can undermine a person’s self-evaluation. It is usually characterised by recurrent episodes of binge eating (eating a larger than normal sized meal) within a two hour period. These binging episodes are then followed by behaviours designed to compensate for the binge. This […]
Our intern psychologists provide cost effective options for assessing children’s cognitive abilities. Often schools or parents may be concerned about how their child is going. Should a child be kept down? do they need tutoring? Do they have a learning disorder? Or a mental health issue like anxiety? Waiting lists for such testing can be […]
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 […]