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…

OCD – Factors that contribute to the development of OCD Part 3/6

Factors that contribute to the development of OCD OCD is a complex neurobiological disorder. There are various factors thought to influence the development of OCD. It is most likely an interaction between biological, psychological and social factors. Some of the factors thought to contribute to the development of OCD are: A genetic predisposition Ineffective functioning…

OCD – What is Obsessive Compulsive Disorder? Part 1/6

Obsessive compulsive disorder is a mental health issue which is distressing to sufferers and impairs their ability to function in daily life. OCD is characterised by persistent thoughts, ideas, images, doubts or impulses (obsessions) that are experienced as disturbing, along with repetitive behaviour or mental rituals (compulsions) aimed at reducing anxiety. Obsessions stimulate anxiety and…