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Boys will be Boys – But There’s Nothing weak About Seeking Help

Boys will be Boys – But There’s Nothing weak About Seeking Help

One in eight men in Australia will experience depression and one in five will experience anxiety at some point in their life.  But guess what?  If you are reading this blog to find out about how to access face to face mental health support, chances are you identify as...

Struggling with negative thinking?

Struggling with negative thinking?

At The Self Centre, we work with a lot of people experiencing negative thoughts and low mood. It is not uncommon to have negative thoughts, or even low mood from time to time, but when these experiences show up regularly in our daily lives we begin to suffer....

Clear the clutter from your life

Clear the clutter from your life

The mornings are a little bit darker and a welcome coolness is creeping in to our nights. Autumn is coming and it always makes me think about the changing seasons of our lives, with the beautiful transformation of the leaves changing colour and falling to the ground....

But I’ve already tried everything …

But I’ve already tried everything …

By Satty Singh Consulting Psychologist & Clinical Registrar  Sometimes it is hard to seek help, especially when we feel like we have tried everything and ‘nothing has worked’ This is one of the most common things I have seen in private practice to date. People...

Down in the Depths: Let’s talk about Depression

Down in the Depths: Let’s talk about Depression

(Written by Carey Little, Clinical Psychologist for The Self Centre 2021) When thinking about depression most people imagine someone stuck in a continual blur of sadness, crying all the time, unable to be happy about anything, having no hope and no desire to engage in...

Find and Live your Values

Find and Live your Values

At The Self Centre we spend a lot of time working with people to discover their values, and live a life aligned with them. When you identify your values, you can set meaningful goals that are congruent with who you are, and this means you are much more likely to...

Mental Health Checklist

Mental Health Checklist

Self Care means taking care of all aspect of yourself - from your thoughts to your actions. Please feel free to download our Mental Health checklist to assist in tracking each aspect:

How sleep affects your emotions

How sleep affects your emotions

Has anyone ever told you that you were moody when you were feeling tired? Even though you may not want to hear it – it’s probably true. Lack of sleep does not only make you feel horrible, it also affects your emotional well-being. After a sleepless night, you are more...

It is OK to not be OK

It is OK to not be OK

2020 – what a year so far!  A year unlike any others in living memory. As we slowly shift into a ‘COVID normal’ reality, many of us are experiencing the symptoms of stress, anxiety and low mood as we learn to live in this new world. Many people are finding themselves...

Values That May Resonate With You

Values That May Resonate With You

Abundance Courage Fortitude Passion Sincerity Acceptance Courtesy Freedom Peace Skilfulness Accomplishment Creativity Friendliness Perceptiveness Solidarity Achievement Credibility Fun Perfection Solitude Acknowledgement...

A conversation with Lyndsay

A conversation with Lyndsay

Lyndsay, tell us about your current role as a psychologist. What does your role involve and what does a typical day look like for you? I am the Director of The Self Centre.  I oversee all the goings on at the practice, and help to ensure that everyone is engaged in...

A Conversation with Larissa

A Conversation with Larissa

Larissa, can you tell us a bit about your life at The Self Centre? I work at The Self Centre which is a wonderfully calm and welcoming practice. I generally start my day by turning on calm music on and lighting up the candles. A coffee is must, so that is definitely...

Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD)

Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD)

  “I just can't turn off my thoughts…. There are so many things that can go wrong.” “I wake up in the middle of the night with a pounding heart and dry mouth- I am almost to scared to fall asleep every night.” “Why hasn’t my friend replied to my message? What if...

The Benefits of Sleeping Well

The Benefits of Sleeping Well

“If only I could sleep all night!”   Anyone who has had disrupted sleep knows the power of a good night sleep. However, for those who struggle nightly the consequences are quite huge.  We can become so used to broken sleep that we don’t even realise the impact it...

Top Tips for Self Care

Top Tips for Self Care

In times of change and transition, we are more prone to feeling the symptoms of stress. All the more reason to take good care of yourself when you are going through times of change, and COVID-19 has certainly brought about change for us all. Here are our top 5 tips…

Active Self Compassion – what is it?

Active Self Compassion – what is it?

Every year there is a new pop-psychology catch-phrase that takes the world by storm.  A few years ago it was ‘mindfulness’, then ‘wellness’, and now it seems to be ‘self-care’. In many ways I love that we are building these words into our language and everyday living,...

We have a New name – The Self Centre

We have a New name – The Self Centre

From December 2018, Lyndsay Babcock Psychology will be known as:  The Self Centre. WHY THE CHANGE? As you probably know, there are now a few practitioners who work here, and changing our name, to one that reflects a group practice, felt important to me. Choosing a new...