Looking for a Gold Coast psychologist who can deliver life-changing results? Look no further than CBT Professionals - your local team of caring Psychologists on the Gold Coast. We stand against the practice of generic treatments and know that every case is unique and needs our best care and attention, and so when you visit one of our Gold Coast Psychologists, we will craft you an individualised treatment plan specific to your situation and your individual needs and goals.
Not sure how you’re coping or if you need to see a psychologist? Compete this simple test commonly used as a screening tool to detect the presence of depression and anxiety in the past four weeks. This test is commonly referred to as the K10. The higher your score, the more likely you are to be experiencing depression and/or anxiety. Your answers and results are completely confidential and we don’t store any of your information. Once you have completed the test, you will be given recommendations for follow up action you can take. You can also print your results and recommendations for your records or to give to your GP. These questions relate to how you’ve been feeling over the past four weeks. Tick a box […]
What is childhood anxiety? Whilst it is considered normal to experience a level of anxiety at times, there are a number of factors which make more likely that y our child may experience anxiety, such as: their genetics (i.e., if there is a family history of anxiety), their personality type/temperament, environmental influences and exposure to stressors. Children’s worries tend to focus upon things such as being sick or hurt, being away from caregivers, fear of the dark and ghosts. As children age, worries can change and focus more on their relationships, economics, and social issues. Anxiety in children can manifest in a different way to adults, children they may describe their anxiety as being worried or scared, and teenagers may describe it as “freaking out” or […]
There’s a natural urge to want a quick fix or a magic pill to help us move on with our fast paced lives. Safe to say, life is full of challenges and safety is not guaranteed. This means facing objective stressors such as relationship issues, workplace stress, illness or death… take your pick or collect them all. People often say, “I just want to get over it” and this statement usually comes with a sense of exasperation or a sigh. It would be great to hit the delete key and purge that embarrassing or painful moment from memory. Unfortunately it doesn’t work that way, and some argue that trying to forget hurtful moments can paradoxically make the memories stronger. A simplistic exercise to illustrate this point […]
Learn to speak your partner’s love language I often hear couples say that even though they try to show their partners they care for them, they are often frustrated when accused of not making enough effort. It seems that their way of showing love is either unappreciated or unrecognized by their partner. It is almost like trying to speak with each other in another language. At times, couples stop trying and end up disconnecting from each other. So you could be trying very hard but your kindness and caring may be missing the mark. According to Chapman (2002), most of us have one primary language in which we express our affection or approval to other people. The love language is also the language we long to […]
Ever since the transfusion of Eastern Knowledge and wisdom into the West there has been a shift to how we view previously taken for granted ideas or beliefs. Self-compassion is a powerful belief and practice with specific steps that can offer those who are inclined, interested or ready to experience themselves in a much more nurturing light. Self-compassion is not to be confused with self-esteem. Self-compassion teaches us how to give with loving kindness, firstly to ourselves and in so doing we have more space and energy to give to others. Self-esteem however can have the tendency to use language that is comparison oriented such as: ‘I must have a ‘low self-esteem’ if I can’t do that…they must have a ‘higher or better self-esteem’? This language […]