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  • Mental health under Medicare

    By Reception on February 20, 2018
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    Millions of Australians are benefiting from seeing a psychologist. You can contact a psychologist directly or be referred to one by your GP. Medicare rebates are available. Since 2006, when GPs were first able to refer people to see a psychologist, there have been 26.5 million individual psychology treatment sessions for members of the public, for a whole range of mental health disorders, such […]
  • 2018 NEW Appointment Times

    By Reception on December 19, 2017
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    2018 is approaching and we’re trying something new…. In 2018 our Clinical Psychologist Rachael Willis will be offering new appointment times. We’ve listened to your feedback which is why existing clients can now secure a 8:30am appointment once Rachael returns from leave in late January. Below are the new appointment times for Rachael (available from Monday – Thursday for existing […]
  • Coping with the Holiday Season / Christmas Stress

    By Reception on December 11, 2017
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    Christmas is typically one of the more stressful events of the year. The expense of buying gifts, the pressure of last minute shopping, and the heightened expectations of family togetherness can all combine to undermine our best intentions. The following practical suggestions may help reduce your levels of stress. BUDGETING FOR CHRISTMAS For many of us, the Christmas aftermath includes […]
  • Digital addiction- It’s a thing!

    By Reception on October 17, 2017
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    In the last few decades, the Internet, as well as the technology and applications available on mobile phones, are useful tools that have changed everything about the way people communicate and entertain themselves. It is almost impossible to work and have relationships in today’s society without some type of access to the Internet. With this convenience and list of activities […]
  • What is a Psychologist?

    By Reception on September 18, 2017
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    There has always been – and probably will always continue to be – confusion surrounding what a psychologist does, and what a psychiatrist does. While the names sound similar, there are important differences in their job roles and responsibilities. “Psychologists are university-educated experts in human behaviour, emotions and mental processes. They work with people across the lifespan to help individuals to […]
  • Don’t Panic! How to recognise a Panic Attack

    By Reception on July 12, 2017
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    Up to 40% of Australians will experience a panic attack at some point in their lives. Learn about the various symptoms of a panic attack and what you can do to manage them. (reference reachout.com.au) What is a panic attack? A panic attack is an intense rush of fear or anxiety that causes a person to feel like they’re in […]
  • SAD? Beat The Winter Blues (Seasonal Affective Disorder)

    By Reception on May 27, 2017
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    It’s that time of year again – when the days become shorter and darkness falls in daylight hours. And just like clockwork, those cheerful optimistic feelings of warm summer days have darkened along with the weather. Its natural for everyone to begin feeling a little melancholy when the days are short and cold. However for some people, seasonal change brings with […]
  • Mindful Parenting – How being present is the best gift

    By Reception on May 11, 2017
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    Its dark outside the dinner and dishes are done and with little bodies all warmly dressed in PJ’s. I can see the finish line in sight…. Just then my daughter would ask to play one more game or read that bedtime story again. Agreeing to the task I would often skip a few pages to hurry the process and with […]
  • Food for thought this Easter

    By Reception on April 18, 2017
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    Chocolate bunnies seemed to pop up this year not soon after Santa’s sleigh was packed away, and if you’re a little like us and are still recovering from some of the over indulgences of Christmas, the arrival of Easter (and all those chocolaty delights) may be making you feel like healthy eating and being “good” is a hopeless cause. But fear not… […]
  • Help to understand Bipolar disorder on @WorldBipolarDay

    By Reception on March 27, 2017
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    Bipolar disorder isn’t to be confused with simple mood swings. Bipolar disorder is a mental illness that is characterised by dramatic mood swings, racing thoughts, and restlessness. The condition was once-called “manic-depression” due the extreme mood swings between severe depression and elation, verging on euphoria, or mania. Sometimes people who are perceived to be “moody” are labelled by others as […]