Happiness The 20th of March marks International Day of Happiness. Therefore, this month we thought we’d talk about happiness. What is happiness? Happiness is difficult to define because it is not the same thing to all people. Some people’s idea of happiness might be based on material things, for another person it might be about […]

Attachment Styles

Attachment styles in relationships Research shows us that how you attach to people as an adult is influenced by how you attached to people as a child. Attachment patterns are passed down from one generation to the next. Children learn how to connect from parents and caregivers, and they in turn teach the next generation. […]


Setting goals or resolutions at the start of the New Year is a cultural norm. We’ve all found ourselves saying “this year I’m going to do ‘x’” or “by ‘June’ I’ll have achieved ‘y’.” But often, many of us find that despite our best efforts, we are unable to stick to them. In fact, research […]

Welcome Stephen

We welcome Stephen Cumming to the practice. After time spent teaching, Stephen has worked primarily as an educational psychologist for more than 20 years. He has extensive experience in working with young people, identifying and addressing developmental concerns, providing a range of cognitive and educational assessments and strategies for managing learning and behavioural difficulties. He […]

12 Mental Health Tips of Christmas

The Christmas and New Year period is a time for celebration. However, it can also be a time where your mental health can be challenged. Therefore, we’ve popped together these 12 tips to help you get the most out of the festive season. Tip 1: Set boundaries Don’t be afraid to set and be clear […]

Employee Assistance Program

An Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is a free and confidential counselling service offered to employees by their employer to support their well-being in the workplace and in their personal lives. The primary focus of the Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is a brief counselling service paid for by the employer The EAP counselling is for employers […]

Support Contacts

If you are in need of urgent assistance, please call one of the following: 24hr Psychiatric Services – 1300 363 788 Lifeline – 13 11 14 Beyond Blue – 1300 224 636 Suicide Call Back Service – 1300 659 467


Most people don’t understand stress, and therefore they can’t manage it properly. We all need something in our lives to get us moving, but sometimes we can have too much stimulation. Being overloaded with work and responsibility, conflicts and meeting deadlines are the most common causes of stress. Many people are surprised to find that […]


We all learnt nursery rhymes as kids. Some nursery rhymes stay with us throughout life. We only need a certain prompting and we find ourselves repeating nursery rhymes. The same could be said for music and songs that we listened to when we were younger. When the music plays we replay some of the feelings […]