Body Image Psychologist

Transforming body-loathing into self-love

Sherry-Lee Smith – Psychologist, Perth WA I recently returned to the gym after an extensive time of being away. This time away allowed me to  experience it with new eyes and a little more wisdom. Many of us living in a western society tend to see our body as who we are. We are bombarded…

Anxiety, Panic Attacks and Panic Disorder – Part 5/6 How medical treatment or counselling/psychotherapy can help panic attacks and panic disorder

How medical treatment or counselling/psychotherapy can help Both medical treatment and counselling/psychotherapy can be helpful in the treatment panic attacks and panic disorder. It is recommended that both medical and psychological treatment is sort. It is important to have a medical check up to ensure that the symptoms you are experiencing are not related to…

Anxiety, Panic Attacks and Panic Disorder – Part 4/6 Factors that contribute to the development of panic attacks and panic disorder

Factors that contribute to the development of panic attacks and panic disorder There are many factors that contribute to the occurrence of panic attacks and the development of panic disorder. Some of these risk factors include; Temperamental factors –such as negative affectivity (neuroticism), a person’s proneness to experience negative emotions, anxiety sensitivity or separation anxiety…

Anxiety, Panic Attacks and Panic Disorder – Part 3/6 What is Panic Disorder

Sherry-Lee Smith Registered Psychologist Perth, Western Australia What is Panic Disorder? Panic disorder is one of the most common mental health issues. When a person has recurrent unexpected panic attacks they may have what is known as Panic Disorder. However most individuals with panic disorder experience both expected and unexpected panic attacks. Sufferers of this…