Phobias – What are they and when might you need to seek treatment?

By: Danielle McCarthy

Anxiety is a normal human emotion. We all experience it at some point in time. At certain times it can even be beneficial and allow us to perform at our peak. But when does it become detrimental to our health and wellbeing? In this video, I chat with psychologist, Maddie Stoddart, about what phobias are


Mental Health Care Plans, Referrals & The New Year – Let’s try and make it a little less confusing!

By: Danielle McCarthy

Often there is confusion in the new calendar year about the requirements under Medicare for managing clients on a GP Mental Health Treatment Plan (MHTP). We frequently receive queries around this time of year about whether the GP needs to prepare a new MHTP or provide a new referral when an existing client is going


Using Self-Compassion To Assist With Body Image Concerns

By: Danielle McCarthy

Self-compassion has become a bit of a buzz word. With the evidence growing showing it’s effectiveness for a wide range of issues, I chatted with Clinical Psychologist, Dr Kiera Buchanan, about how self-compassion can be used to assist with body image concerns. Danielle McCarthy:  If somebody has identified that they are experiencing body image concerns


Generalised Anxiety – What is it and how do we treat it?

By: Danielle McCarthy

There are a few different kinds of anxiety that someone might experience. So what is generalised anxiety? And if you have it, how do you treat it? Check out the interview with Clinical Psychologist’s, Dr Danielle McCarthy and Amber Rattray for answers. Danielle McCarthy:  First off, tell us what is Generalised Anxiety? Amber Rattray:  Generalised


Prevent Feeling Overwhelmed – Learn From My Mistakes

By: Danielle McCarthy

When someone recently asked me if I could do a piece on how to manage feeling overwhelmed, I jumped right onto it. This is because at the time I was right, smack-bang in the middle of an incredibly overwhelming week…and I couldn’t have been managing it more poorly! Everything I would recommend to people not to do


Getting Through Those Crazy Busy Times

By: Danielle McCarthy

Some times life throws us a million curve balls all at once. When this happens, our stress levels rise and life can feel overwhelming. This can have many negative effects, including on our: health and wellbeing relationships productivity There’s no denying these times can be incredibly challenging. However, that doesn’t mean we should just roll over