It is common to feel nervous before seeing a psychologist, especially if it is your first time. Spending some time thinking ...Details »
Our experience facing the horrific bush fires...Two days before Christmas, my husband and I, and our two little boys waited ...Details »
Are you separating or divorcing from your partner? Are you unsure how to manage the change and impact on your children?Separating or a divorce is a huge life change, and it’s always stressful for a family. Especially if it falls around Christmas time. It’s often made ... Details »
Do you find that you experience financial stress at this time of year, every year?
Do you want your child to attend a mainstream school, regardless of their disability?
Are you concerned that they won’t get the support and guidance they need?
Do you always feel anxious and like your emotions are erratic and all over the place?
Do you have trouble controlling impulses, lose concentration or forget simple things?
When someone is, anxious, unmotivated or distracted, ...Details »
If you have been keeping up with Married at First Sight you would have seen Heidi talking about her relationship fears. She is wanting a relationship so much but finds it hard to let go of her fears… Are you at a stage in your life where you think you ...Details »
Do you worry about having or developing a serious illness? Do you find yourself scanning your body and fixating on particular bodily symptoms? Many wonder what Health Anxiety actually is. You may find yourself regularly checking your body for signs of illness. e.g. checking for changes in a rash or ...Details »
It’s a new year. But what does this mean to you? The new year can mean many different things to different people. You may find yourself re-thinking what you want to strive for in the year ahead; you may be busily thinking about the school year and kid’s activities; you may ...Details »
Have you ever walked away from an appointment thinking what just happened? I can’t remember what he just said, it was all too quick and he lost me at “you have………” You make time to schedule an important health appointment, take time out of your day because you’re concerned. The problem ...Details »
Redundancy. A word we all don't like to hear. We spend a lot of our lifetime at work. So what would you do if you lost your job unexpectedly? How do you think you would cope? Christmas time can be an extremely busy time of year for many businesses, however it can also ...Details »
Do you feel like you are on an emotional rollercoaster? Are your emotions dominating your decisions? Reacting more to events than others? Why is it that so-called ‘negative’ emotions, seem to hinder our life? You finish your day, feeling tense, and as you head home a weight bares down on you. ...Details »
Does your son or daughter have unrealistic high standards? Do they show signs of Perfectionism? Do they often not feel good enough, or think they should have worked harder? Perfectionistic tendencies are often seen in teenagers and young adults studying for their school exams or at university. They can often feel ...Details »
Ever feel like it’s a losing battle to get your teen to interact socially? Do you constantly feel like you are fighting against their social online world? As a parent, we all want our teenagers to learn the social skills to cooperate, negotiate conflicts, develop perspective, as well as make ...Details »
Do you have a teenager at home going through the HSC this year? Or maybe a young adult studying at University or College?
HSC stress - it's a reality for many Australian teengers. The adolescents of today ...Details »
We have been creating change in people's lives for 7 years now, but have you often wondered what to expect from a session with one of our psychologists? Creating Change is proud to be the Hills Districts largest team of Psychologists and Counsellors. If you’ve recently made the decision to change your ...Details »
Are your friends or family questioning you about when you’re getting married? Or making comments that your clock is ticking, saying you better find a man and settle down? Many of us have the tendency to build up ideas and expectations about what we “should” be doing with our lives, ...Details »
Drinking socially - when does one become one too many? Some alcohol researchers insist that because alcohol is a toxin, there is no ‘safe’ level of intake. Whilst most of us might think this is a little extreme, many families and marriages are seriously affected by one person’s drinking. Tolerance develops ...Details »
Why is it so difficult for men to ask for help when it comes to their health? It’s known as the quiet crisis. Men not asking for help when needed, or talking to someone when they could really benefit from advice or a different perspective. Did you know that ...Details »
Do your teenager’s emotions oscillate like a rollercoaster? Are their moods extreme, and they are finding it all too much? Maybe their behaviour has become more withdrawn and avoidant? 1 in 6 young people have considered self harm at some point, with 1 in 10 having acted on it. Australian studies suggest that 6-8% ...Details »
Are you feeling like you are always moody? Do you often wonder why you let your feelings get the better of you? Many people experience fluctuations in their moods each day, but you should stop and reflect when your moods are taking over your life, your relationships, ...Details »
Are you drowning in your own thoughts?
Are you struggling to sleep, as your mind won’t let you switch off?
Is your child avoiding their homework, getting easily distracted or finding it hard to read? Does your child have meltdowns, hate going to school or seem to be getting into more trouble? The beginning of each school year can be an apprehensive time for parents. We worry which teacher they will have ...Details »
What is Sadness? What is its purpose in our lives?
Did you know that healthy eating affects anxiety and depression? We always hear about how you should eat well – it’s good for you, gives you energy and makes you feel better. However there are many ways healthy eating can help your mental health too, including anxiety and depression. Australian’s every year ...Details »
As each new year rolls around, many of us look to set new year resolutions, but are these achievable goals that are really going to make your life healthier? Now is the time to really think about what you want out of 2018. Many choose to set goals for their physical health – losing more weight, joining ...Details »
It’s a bit of myth that all families are happy. A family can be a place of love, support and encouragement, but on the other hand they can also be a source of judgement, frustration, criticism and irritation. Growing up in our families we play certain roles, and these roles become consistent overtime. For ...Details »
For many people, Christmas time is a happy time of year with the opportunity to be joyful and grateful with family, friends and colleagues. However, for a lot of people, Christmas can bring about other less pleasant emotions such as anger, low mood or loneliness. Family challenges arise. Bringing family together can open up old ...Details »
A divorce or separation is a huge life change, and it’s always stressful for the family. Especially if it falls around Christmas time. It’s often made worse by avoidable mistakes. As therapists, we’ve worked with many people going through these difficult times ...Details »