Meet Petra – Our New Kalgoorlie Psychologist

Meet Petra – Our New Kalgoorlie Psychologist

Private Practice at Suite 13, 47 Brookman Street, Kalgoorlie WA 6430 Qualifications: Professional Doctorate of Psychology (Counselling Psychology) DPsych(Couns) Bachelor of Behavioural Science (Honours) BBSc(Hons) Certificate in Bereavement Counselling Practice  ...
How Social is ‘Social Media’?

How Social is ‘Social Media’?

The irony of social media is that instead of making you feel more socially connected, research indicates that increased social media use can deteriorate your mental health.   Studies found that participants who used social media for more than two hours a day had twice...
July 2019 Newsletter

July 2019 Newsletter

Hey Everyone,   Sometimes we have to get ourselves back on track with goal-setting, focus and determination. Everyone needs a kick start sometimes.   How do you stay focused? How do we stay on the right road? How do we overcome our fears and keep on track? Passion,...
Chronic Illness and your Mental Health

Chronic Illness and your Mental Health

Chronic diseases are non-communicable illnesses that are prolonged in duration, do not resolve spontaneously, and are rarely cured completely.  A diagnosis of a chronic health condition can lead to feelings of shock, anger, grief, loss and sadness are common. These...
Autism And The Workplace

Autism And The Workplace

Prevalence According to the Centre for Disease Control (2014) one percent of the world’s population has autism.  In 2015, Australia estimated that 164,00 persons was diagnosed with Autism representing 1 in every 150 persons.  The numbers have significantly increased...
Body Image in Young People

Body Image in Young People

I see so many young people struggle with Body Image issues; whether it be an unhealthy focus on their weight, excessive control of their food consumption or disproportionate expectations on the shape and size of their body parts. What seems to be causing these issues...
Tips To Prevent Holiday Stress and Depression

Tips To Prevent Holiday Stress and Depression

When stress is at its peak, it’s hard to stop and regroup. Try to prevent stress and depression in the first place, especially if the holidays have taken an emotional toll on you in the past.   Acknowledge your feelings. If someone close to you has recently died or...
Helping You Communicate Assertively

Helping You Communicate Assertively

Here at Lifeskills Centre, we love helping clients to find new ways to improve communication in both their professional and their personal lives. Our counsellors and psychologists have plenty of tools and resources to help – here are a few of them that you can start...