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About Jacqueline Baulch

Dr Jacqueline Baulch is a clinical psychologist and the director of Inner Melbourne Clinical Psychology.

Ten Tips and Tricks for Increasing Productivity and Improving Time Management

Don't you just love (and crave) the feelings that come with time managed well? Ease, clarity, balance and peace...just reading those words feels restorative! Some days and some weeks though, productivity feels out of reach. Overwhelm takes over and our procrastinating, maybe even self-sabotaging side takes centre stage. If you're looking [...]

What to Do When You Feel Swamped by Your Emotions

1. Recognise that your brain has been hijacked When we are caught up in intense emotions like anger, shame or fear the logical part of our brain literally goes “offline”. Our prefrontal lobe becomes hijacked by our amygdala (our body’s alarm system), triggering the fight-flight response. When this alarm system [...]

By | 2017-03-03T03:57:26+00:00 February 26th, 2016|Anxiety, Depression, Emotions, Mindfulness, Stress and burnout|

Frequently Asked Questions About Seeing a Psychologist

How many sessions do people tend to see a psychologist for? Every person has a different journey through therapy. This is largely dependent on the nature of why they are coming in and what it is that they are hoping to get out of sessions. Some people come to see [...]

How to Communicate Effectively with Your Partner During Conflict

# 1 Stick to the topic  Have you ever had that feeling during a heated discussion that you can’t quite remember what it was that sparked the argument in the first place? This tends to happen when we rehash old material - when we add old hurts, old pet peeves, [...]

By | 2017-03-03T03:57:32+00:00 January 29th, 2016|Emotions, Relationships|

Eight Books to Inspire, Motivate and Move You

The Desire Map by Danielle LaPorte Reviewed by Clare Desira, speaker and coach Sure, you set small goals every day: Drop off the dry cleaning, make a dentist appointment for the kids, bake biscuits for the office party. But you must also recognise the power of setting goals and [...]

By | 2017-03-03T03:57:32+00:00 January 21st, 2016|Book reviews, Mindfulness, Stress and burnout, Wellbeing|

A Review of The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion: Freeing Yourself From Destructive Thoughts and Emotions

The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion is introduced as an “un-self-help book” in that it is not based on the notion that there is something wrong about us that needs to be fixed. This is a book about self-acceptance rather than self-improvement; it’s a guide to learning to befriend ourselves and [...]

By | 2017-03-03T03:57:32+00:00 December 15th, 2015|Anxiety, Book reviews, Depression, Mindfulness, Stress and burnout|

How to Harness Your Inner Critic (Part Two)

The second part of this blog is not intended to be instructional or definitive. What follows is a series of questions and ideas to help you to learn more about your inner critic. Knowing your inner critic is the first and most crucial step to harnessing it. Unpack those times [...]

By | 2017-03-03T03:57:32+00:00 December 15th, 2015|Anxiety, Depression, Emotions, Mindfulness, Stress and burnout, Wellbeing|

Meet Our Newest Team Member, Helen Shepherd, Clinical Psychologist

We are excited to finish up the year by welcoming Helen Shepherd to our team. Helen is a clinical psychologist with 18 years of experience working with a wide range of issues including depression, anxiety, panic, eating disorders, body image concerns, trauma, stress and grief and loss. To read more [...]

By | 2017-03-03T03:57:32+00:00 December 11th, 2015|Our Team|

Introducing Richard Stratton, Psychologist at Inner Melbourne Clinical Psychology

We'd like to welcome the newest member of our team, Richard Stratton. Richard is an approachable and passionate psychologist, with a Master of Clinical Psychology from Griffith University. He enjoys seeing first-hand the long-lasting change therapy can bring to people’s lives. Richard has experience treating a wide range of mental [...]

By | 2017-03-03T03:57:32+00:00 October 27th, 2015|Our Team|

The Power and Peril of Positive Thinking and Cancer

Positive thinking can play a huge part in a coping with the diagnosis and treatment of cancer. For some people, finding ways to remain optimistic and hopeful is as important as finding the right medical professionals and treatment. It’s also essential to shine a light on the shadow side of [...]

By | 2017-03-03T03:57:32+00:00 October 27th, 2015|Cancer|