Cognitive assessments can yield very useful information about a person’s strengths and weaknesses, and help guide career choices and maximise learning outcomes. For more information on the benefits of IQ testing, Susanne Gilmour has written a helpful article here.
If you would like to learn more about how Acceptance and Commitment Therapy can help treat substance abuse, please check out this article by Jim Adsett.
For many people with social anxiety, just the thought of being around unfamiliar people or the possibility of embarrassing themselves is completely terrifying. This feeling of dread often leads the person to avoid those situations. Although this reduces the anxiety in the short term, it only further reinforces their fears about not being able to […]
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) is a chronic hormonal condition that affects roughly 12-18% of women of reproductive age. Common symptoms include hirsutism (excess facial and/or body hair), acne, weight gain, difficulties falling pregnant, heavy or irregular periods, sleep difficulties, and increased anxiety and depression. Roughly 29% of women with PCOS have depression compared to 7% of […]
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) aims to help individuals live a rich, full and meaningful life by learning strategies to allow negative thoughts and feelings to come and go, rather than dwelling on or being caught up in them. ACT also shifts the focus to the things that are most important to you, and invites you to […]
Low self-esteem can have a significant impact on our lives: from how we interact with other people, how we engage in our work or study, to how we look after ourselves. Psychologist Tegan Gonszar has written a helpful article on the negative impact of low self-esteem and strategies to improve it.