Most of us have felt shy in a social situation, and feeling shy can be very uncomfortable. We may react physically by blushing, shaking, or stumbling over our words. However for some people, this uncomfortable experience can develop into ongoing panic and avoidance that limit our opportunities to engage with life. For more information on social anxiety, check out this article written by Psychologist Dr Amanda White.
And why does she have all those piercings / use so much eyeliner / never want to do anything with the family any more?
In her place is a moody girl/woman, desperately trying to assert her rights one moment, but needing cuddles and reassurance the next.
We have a number of psychologists and counsellors, experienced and sensitive to the issues that may trouble teenage girls and their parents.
Please visit http://adolescentmentalhealthcounselling.com/for-parents-of-girls/ for encouragement and ideas to support you through this challenging time!
If you are concerned your child might have ADHD, the first step is to visit your GP. Your GP may refer your child to a paediatrician if they are not already seeing one, or a child psychologist or psychiatrist for further assessment and diagnosis. If your child is diagnosed with ADHD, you and your health professional will work together to develop a management plan. This may include behavioural strategies, medication, or a combination of the two. For support managing the symptoms of ADHD, or if a diagnosis is required, call 3067 9129 today for an appointment with one of our child psychologists.
Conflict within relationships is an inevitable part of life, and not necessarily bad. It is normal for people to have different needs, interests, values, beliefs and opinions. Resolving and managing conflict in a productive way can actually help you to create a deeper understanding, closeness and respect for your significant other. There are a number of ways that people approach conflict. Some have a tendency to avoid or deny the existence of a disagreement or conflict. Others feel that they have to win, or use their power or influence to get what they want. Or there are those who would rather just give in, than have to struggle with conflict. Engaging in healthy conflict can take time and practice, and involves both partners actively participating in the process and putting in the effort to find a solution that is acceptable to the both of you.
If you would like to learn more on how to manage relationship conflict, call 3067 9129 to make an appointment.
Burnout is the consequence of excessive work, stress, and other related factors. It can be described as a state of emotional, mental and physical exhaustion, and not having enough resources to cope or manage tasks and situations that are presented to you.
Here are some articles about burnout by members of our team of registered psychologists, which you may find useful:
- What is Burnout?
- Psychological Burnout
- Emotional Exhaustion and Burnout at Work
- The Difference between Burnout and Depression
If you find that you are no longer able to maintain the same level of engagement for your work, feel that every day is a horrible day, or that nothing you do makes a difference to your current situation, make an appointment at M1 Psychology – call 3067 9129.
The short answer is: Yes, some adults have ADD/ADHD.
They may or may not have been diagnosed with it in childhood.
Being an adult with ADD/ADHD can have a negative impact on the individual’s life, from mental and physical health implications, to work life and therefore finances, to difficulties in personal relationships.