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Dealing with the emotional aftermath of pregnancy loss

Dealing with the emotional aftermath of pregnancy loss

The loss of a baby can be a deeply distressing experience at any stage of a pregnancy. Many women experience intense emotions while also dealing with the physical impact and hormonal upheaval. The sense of bonding between a woman and her unborn baby can be very strong. It is understandable that you [...] Read more

Inside Cloudberry Clinic

Inside Cloudberry Clinic

Coming to see a clinical psychologist can sometimes seem a daunting task, and even more so if you are feeling anxious. The thought of coming to a new environment might feel overwhelming at first. For some people, getting an insider's view can make all the difference. The pictures show the outside of [...] Read more

Considering international adoption?

Considering international adoption?

The need to have a psychological evaluation is a prerequisite when adopting a child from another country. Although the requirements can vary for each country, usually a clinical interview and some well-validated psychological measures are completed for each prospective parent. The process might [...] Read more

Just speak up

Just speak up

Next week is Perinatal Depression and Anxiety Awareness Week (15-21 November 2015). It’s common for pregnant women and new mothers to feel overwhelmed, anxious, depressed, frustrated and just plain exhausted. But if this is all you feel and there are few positive feelings at all, it becomes [...] Read more

We've moved!

We've moved!

Cloudberry Clinic has a new home in Woollahra, in the heart of the Eastern suburbs. Our official relocation opening is the 14th September 2015. Cloudberry Clinic will remain a separate entity, sharing common areas within the Quirky Kid Clinic at: Unit 2, First floor, 83-85 Queen St Woollahra NSW [...] Read more

Stress – Friend or Foe?

Stress – Friend or Foe?

Stress has been getting some pretty good press lately. A number of recent books and articles have been selling its benefits and urging us to embrace it as our friend. Is that possible? A pounding heart, tense muscles, quickened breathing . . . stress is the automatic ‘fight or flight’ survival [...] Read more

Think you are alone, think again...

Think you are alone, think again...

In Australia, 1 in 5 women will experience depression and 1 in 3 women will experience anxiety in a lifetime. Anxiety and depression in our community is more common than you might think, and especially among women. When life isn't going to plan and problems seem overwhelming, it can feel like you [...] Read more

Experts and the science of spanking, spoiling and child control

Experts and the science of spanking, spoiling and child control

Over the past two centuries, society has come to expect a great deal from mothers, and mothers have come to expect a lot of themselves. What people have called optimal mothering has changed dramatically over the years. From the early 20th century, a plethora of childcare manuals have emerged telling [...] Read more

“…there there dear, have a Bex and a good lie down…”

“…there there dear, have a Bex and a good lie down…”

We’ve come a long way from the days when there was an expectation that we should button our lips and keep our emotions under wraps--and when a lack of any serious attempt to deal with emotional issues allowed medical quackery to flourish. In the past, desperation forced people to turn to [...] Read more