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Facing our Fears in Psychology: Fear and Anxiety.

A common concern amongst the general population is anxiety. Anxiety is a physiological response that can be broadly recognised by its symptoms of tightened muscles, increased heart rate, trembling, quickened breathing, sweating, and a churning stomach. It’s really not a pleasant experience! Often though, people who present to see a psychologist have difficulties with anxiety that interferes with their everyday life which they want to reduce for obvious reasons. The question is how can we…

Bring Your Life back into Balance and Harmony

We know that life throws up many challenges in an increasingly complex world. Our fully trained psychologists at Astute Psychology can give you immense help with daily dilemmas and problems that may otherwise seem overwhelming. Bringing your life back into balance and harmony At our easily accessible clinic in Unley, we are devoted to providing a quality service that respects your dignity and choices, whether our clients are children, adolescents, individuals, couples or families. At…

Mental Health Musings. A reflection on holistic clinical practice

With COVID an ever present variable in modern life, demand for mental health services is higher than ever. Many people are for the first-time experiencing grief and loss, or loss of agency over their personal circumstances. Arguably, this makes now a good time now to reflect back on what current clinical psychology really looks like. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) When most people think of psychological intervention, often they think of one of two things; lying…