How to Worry Less and Live More

Melissa ReeBlog, Anxiety

In today’s fast-paced world, chronic worry and anxiety can easily take hold, affecting our daily lives and overall wellbeing. At J&R Clinical Psychology in Perth, we understand the challenges individuals face with Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD) and chronic worry, and we’re here to provide support and guidance on the path to a more peaceful mind. When Worrying Becomes a Problem …

What is neurodiversity and how can we celebrate it? Eleanor Jones, Clinical Psychologist

The J&R Clinical Psychologists teamUncategorized

Neurodiversity, a term coined by Australian sociologist Judy Singer in 1998, emphasises the diversity of human neurology, brain function, and nervous systems. It encourages us to embrace the wide range of neurological variations in our population, likening it to the biodiversity that is crucial for our ecosystem’s health. Recently, there has been a growing understanding of neurodiversity, urging us to …

Embracing Change and Finding Freedom: A Guide to Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

Melissa ReeBlog, Psychological treatment approaches

Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Perth We live in a fast-paced world, filled with pressure to succeed, and a sense that we should feel happy all the time, it’s no wonder that many of us struggle with stress, anxiety, and a sense of dissatisfaction. The quest for happiness and peace can feel elusive: sometimes, the harder we try to eliminate discomfort, …

ADHD in children: how can a psychologist help?

The J&R Clinical Psychologists teamChildren, Psychological treatment approaches, Uncategorized

Child ADHD support Perth Written by Yasmin Gonella, Clinical Psychologist. Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) have a different kind of brain. This brain can be like a superpower, and they may be highly creative, a really caring friend, or have a great sense of humour. Lots of famous and successful people have ADHD – i.e., Jim Carey! Saying …

What Is EMDR? How does EMDR work? Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy

The J&R Clinical Psychologists teamAnxiety, Blog


Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy is a first-line treatment for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), developed by Dr Francine Shapiro. It has gained a lot of interest in recent years and there is now a lot of research telling us that it’s an effective treatment. To learn more about trauma and its treatment, take a look at our blog post: You Can Heal Trauma. EMDR therapy is a treatment that is strongly recommended by the Australian Guidelines for the Prevention and Treatment of Acute Stress Disorder, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, and Complex PTSD for adults with PTSD.

You Can Heal Trauma

The J&R Clinical Psychologists teamAnxiety, Blog

Trauma is derived from traumatikos, the Greek word for “wound”. Psychological trauma refers to being overwhelmed. When we are overwhelmed, we are less resilient and flexible, and we often feel disconnected from ourselves and from others. Have you experienced significant trauma in your life? You’re not alone. Two thirds of the Australian population will experience at least one major traumatic …

Study Skills & Tips

The J&R Clinical Psychologists teamAnxiety, Blog, Performance Psychology

Before we start on study techniques, let’s be clear about how study is important to you. Studying can be tedious and difficult, and it takes time away from other things that are important to you. So, take a moment to consider ‘Why you are studying?‘ What are your short-term goals and what are your longer-term ones?  Why are you willing to put other activities on hold …

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

The J&R Clinical Psychologists teamAnxiety, Blog

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 …