Davina is passionate about empowering clients to make positive changes in their lives and employs a strengths-based perspective. She has a special interest in working with suicidality and self-harm and has clinical and research experience in the suicide postvention space. As a Child & Adolescent Psychologist, Davina his highly skilled at helping kids and young people deal with bullying, building social skills, improving communication, whilst also assisting parents in managing these difficulties.

Mindful Living

  What is mindfulness? Mindfulness is defined as “moment to moment awareness…being fully awake…being here for the moments of our lives, without striving or judging”. By not striving, we remain present and stop searching for those things in life that have not yet happened. How often have you thought to yourself ‘If only I could…

Psych Professionals say no to bullying

Say “NO” to Bullying

Bullying hurts. Bullying hurts bodies. Bullying hurts bodies and minds. Bullying hurts bodies, minds and communities. What is bullying? Bullying is more than being excluded from a game or being called a name. It is the repetitive, persistent and hurtful dominance and intimidation of another person. Here are some key signs that your child might…

Taming Toddler Behaviour, Tantrums | Psych Proffesionals

Taming Toddlers

How do I tame that beast toddler? The term ‘toddler’ is synonymous with incredible leaps in social, emotional and cognitive development. We see a significant burst in language, physicality, creative play, social interactions, and brain development during this important stage.   Aside from this, when we think of toddlers, the most frequent image that comes to…

Let's Say No To Bullying and Violence

LET’S SAY “NO” TO BULLYING

I DONT WANT TO BE BULLIED ANY LONGER! WHAT IS BULLYING? Bullying is more than teasing or making fun of someone. “Bullying involves an initial desire to hurt, this desire is expressed in action, someone is hurt, the action is directed by a more powerful person or group, it is without justification, it is typically…

What if I Could Live Without Anxiety?

What if I could live without anxiety?

What is Anxiety? Anxiety, nervousness, stress, worry – these are all words I’m sure you’re familiar with. In fact, it’s a natural human tendency to experience these emotions. Anxiety is the feeling that tells us danger is near and we need to be alert and ready to fight or flee. Unfortunately, some people experience anxiety…