Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD): What it is and how to get help.

By Catherine Eldridge (Child & Adolescent Psychologist) Amaze (Autism Victoria) describes Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) as a developmental condition which impacts on aspects of a person’s brain and development. Symptoms of ASD usually become noticeable in early childhood, and while many children are diagnosed at this time, others whose symptoms are milder find themselves being…

Lakeside Psychology now providing Cognitive & Educational Assessments

Lakeside Psychology now offers cognitive and full educational assessments for children experiencing learning difficulties, dyslexia, intellectual disability or giftedness. Why are Cognitive Assessments used? Your child may benefit from a cognitive assessment if you have concerns for your child experiencing an intellectual disability, or wish to gain some initial information regarding your child’s cognitive strengths,…

Parenting Styles & Emotion Coaching for Children

By Ailsa Lord, Child & Adolescent Counselling Psychologist, Lakeside Psychology. Helping children manage their emotions while handling your own emotions can be a challenging task. Long term research by Gottman and colleagues found that different parenting styles affect children’s emotional regulation skills, and other aspects of development. Gottman explained that a parent’s personal theory about…

I Am Led To A Room

It can take tremendous courage to seek help and face your fears. I was given this from a client (permission granted) which captures this fear, as well as the triumph (Michael Tomek, Clinical Psychologist). I am led to a small room. Jumping with anxiety yet frozen with fear and I sit in a chair. Fear…

When Worry Becomes a Worry: How to Manage Generalised Anxiety

By Michael Tomek, Clinical Psychologist, Lakeside Psychology It’s quite normal to worry and feel anxious from time-to-time, especially when we’re faced with situations like work insecurity, relationship problems, or health scares. However, some people constantly worry excessively about a range of things and find it extremely difficult to control their worries. As a result, they…