Shokria Siddiqui, BSc.Psych, PGDipPsych, PGDipMH, MPsych, MAPS. I am a Registered Psychologist and a member of the Australian Psychological Society. I have completed a Bachelor’s degree in Science/Psychology, Master of Applied Psychology, Post … More...
Alcohol consumption can be problematic if it occurs frequently and in excessive quantities. This can adversely affect relationships, personal life and behaviour. There are various factors that characterise alcohol misuse and the prevalence of these depends on an individual’s experiences, background and medical history. If you, or someone you know, is unable to control their […]
Feeling sad is something that happens to all of us from time-to-time. However, feeling sad for long periods of time can become quite detrimental. If you or someone you know has been feeling sad, irritable, cranky or fatigued then they may be demonstrating the early signs of depression. Adolescent and young adult depression can impact […]
Bullying can include having an object or possession taken away or damaged; verbal bullying, constant ridicule and name-calling; social exclusion, having negative rumours spread about them or physical bullying such as being pushed or struck. Bullying is not okay and amongst children at school it can be quite traumatising and in some cases even lead to […]
For people suffering chronic pain, day to day activities are a struggle, sleep is disturbed, work and social life is impaired, and relationships are negatively affected. Psychologists are trained to help people cope with the thoughts, feelings and behaviours that accompany chronic pain.One of the most common reasons people experiencing chronic pain seek out the […]
Have you noticed that your child frequently complains of an upset stomach or headaches? Does your child get easily upset, worry a lot about getting things right or do they often cry over small things? If so then your child may be suffering from anxiety. While we all, children included, experience anxiousness from time to time, it may be […]
When stressed our hearts beat faster; our bodies produce adrenaline; we breathe more rapidly and we become more alert. It is important to recognise and anticipate the potential of stress occurring; identify the source; and build your capacity to withstand this stress; while at the same time trying to reduce or eliminate the source of […]