Steph Allen at ShireWomen

Our Very Own Stephanie Allen Featured at ShireWomen Empower Event Here at Life & Mind Psychology, we are all about helping people live their best lives. Financial wellness is an essential component of a great life, so it is surprising just how many women don't consider themselves highly educated in this area. ShireWomen aims to combat this trend with their Empower

The 10 Do’s & Dont’s of Parent Separation

When couples separate difficult feelings such as anger, bitterness and fear are to be expected. However, if you have children, the challenge is not to let such feelings affect your children, as well as their relationship with the other parent. Although the couple’s relationship has ended, the parenting relationship, of course, does not. Research has shown that it is the ongoing

The importance of taking time for you

You are feeling overwhelmed, the to-do list is ever growing, the demands on you are never ending. You are channelling your inner Dory, just keep swimming, however, if you’ve ever been on a plane, you will be all too familiar with the safety briefing from the flight attendants. Without going into the whole spiel, part of the message is;

“In the

4 Tips to Smash Your Way Through the HSC

Life & Mind Psychology provide counselling services to teens and children, in Sutherland Shire, Sydney.

If you are approaching your HSC, this can be both a challenging and exciting time for you.

Thirteen years of schooling are coming to a close and you’re getting ready for the next chapter of your life. There are decisions to be made and study to be done.

The Pros and Cons of Screen Time for Children and Teens

Gerri Minshall is a senior child and adolescent clinical psychologist, at Life & Mind Psychology in southern Sydney.


Screentime… so what more can possibly be written about it? It captivates and obsesses us, and makes up the fabric of our everyday lives and yet leaves us reeling after yet another fight with our teenagers about gaming instead

How To Worry Less, in 4 Simple Steps

Life & Mind Psychology offer anxiety and worry treatment to clients in Sutherland Shire.

Worry can feel overwhelming sometimes. Don’t you just wish you could flick a switch and turn your mind off for a while? Our mind fills us with “what if” questions, and we get stuck thinking about what may or may not happen in the future, or

Are you tired of feeling tired? Here are 10 tired-busting tips!

Life & Mind Psychology offer treatment for insomnia and sleeplessness to clients in Sutherland Shire.

Let’s face it: life can be really tough to deal with when we feel tired from lack of sleep. Not only can exhaustion make us feel irritable and anxious, it can affect us in other ways like eating more food, exercising less, and

Shake Your Parenting Guilt

Life & Mind Psychology offer family counselling services to parents in Sutherland Shire who are experiencing ‘parenting guilt’.

I wish I had a dollar for every time I heard parents beating themselves up about all the things they are doing ‘wrong.’

I’m concerned when I hear that, because I know how much distress and anguish this self-criticism

Stephanie Allen Interview in Retail Pharmacy Magazine

Puberty is a time of great change for preteens and teenagers. Supporting the emotional and physical health of these young people through this difficult time can be a struggle, but there are many great resources available to help.

In this article, Stephanie Allen of Life & Mind Psychology is interviewed on the subject of puberty

Sleep Difficulties

Everyone needs a sufficient amount of sleep in order to keep our body and mind healthy. In fact, we need a certain amount of sleep to keep us alive! In the short term, being sleep deprived may not affect us too much, yet over time a lack of sleep can have detrimental effects on our physical and mental health,