Dr David Wells, B Psych (Hons), Dip Prof Couns, D Psych (Clin Geropsychology). Dr David Wells is a Clinical Psychologist who has a varied background working as a psychologist in a range of situations. David has also spent time practising as a … More...
An addiction is often a behaviour developed when a person tries to cope with difficult situations in their lives, generally leading to a loss in control. Engaging in activities that seem to have more control over you then you control them; feeling angry or resentful when someone suggests that you should stop doing that activity; and, continuing […]
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, […]
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 […]
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 […]
Adoption has long been considered a positive event, espousing the belief that a family looking to increase in size can provide a loving and nurturing environment for a child to grow up in. However, research has demonstrated that adoption can also be very challenging! Psychologist Leonie Sanders discusses these challenges in her article “The Impacts […]
Anxiety disorders differ from normal feelings of anxiety, in that they consist of an excessive and uncontrollable response, which requires no specific external stimulus. An anxiety disorder presents with a wide range of symptoms, from physical and emotional, to behavioural and cognitive. If you are experiencing anxiety, seeing a psychologist can help to determine if you […]