Managing Anxiety: Is it as simple as facing your fears?

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Feeling anxious from time to time is a completely normal part of the human experience. However, sometimes those feelings of anxiety can reach a frequency and intensity such that they interfere with how we’d like to live our lives. When anxiety is severe and/or chronic, it can be hugely restrictive and stop us from engaging fully in relationships and activities …

What are some of the therapies used by psychologists? Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy

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When talking with a psychologist, you will likely notice the discussion often ties back to the way you think in a specific situation. For example, a psychologist might ask: In that moment, what thought popped into your mind?  What did you take that decision to mean?  Thinking about that situation, what are you concerned may happen? Psychologists are interested in …

The Importance of Homework – Why Most Change in Therapy Happens Between the Sessions

Melissa Ree Blog

Often people believe that when you go to see a psychologist, the majority of the ‘therapy’ happens while you are in the clinician’s room at your appointment. In actual fact, the therapy is something that largely takes place in the changes you make to your thinking and behaviour between the sessions. There are 168 hours in a week, and an average appointment …

Performance Psychology in Esports

Melissa Ree Blog

Although Covid-19 has upended our lives and the business world in many negative ways, some industries have benefited. One of those is esports, which has surged in popularity by continuing to provide spectator entertainment when many traditional sports have been sidelined due to the ongoing quarantine restrictions. Esports refers to professional video game competitions (often in leagues, like the AFL), …

How do I get the most out of my session with a Clinical Psychologist?

Melissa Ree Blog

Going to see a clinical psychologist involves a significant investment of time, money, and energy, so it’s understandable that you will want to get the most out of these appointments. Therefore, we’ve put together some key pointers below that will help you do just that…  Be PreparedFirst and foremost, understand that the vast majority of the work and change that happens …

From the Couch: An online community Q&A series

Melissa Ree Blog

Join us as leading clinical psychology practices collaborate to bring you answers to common psychological challenges that have arisen as we navigate COVID-19. Recent studies suggest that for many people, distress is increasing during COVID-19. The rates of Australians with poor mental health has doubled since pre-COVID-19. Stress, confusion and anxiety are on the rise, while optimism has reduced. Despite …

When should I seek help for my child or teenager?

Melissa Ree Blog

Seeing a psychologist can be a proactive step in enhancing long term well-being.  However, it can feel like a big decision to seek psychological support for your child or teenager. How do you know if your child’s behaviours or emotions will pass with time, are just part of “growing up”, or something that needs more specialised help? As a starting point, it can …

Welcome to the J&R Psych Blog

Melissa Ree Blog

Jeffery&Ree Clinical Psychologists has been serving the Perth community for several years but our Blog is brand new. We’re excited to bring this extra service to you, yay! ​As the blog grows, we hope that you’ll find it a treasure trove of useful and interesting reading – so please keep coming back. Themes guiding our Blog include the latest in …