Perfectionism: What you need to know and why. UK Psychologist Michaela Thomas shares her tips and tools.

May 4th, 2018


Do you know a Perfectionist? Maybe you have perfectionistic tendencies? In this episode, UK-based Psychologist, Michaela Thomas talks about Perfectionism, explains what it is, and the impact leading a pefectionistic lifestyle has on your functioning. With her abundance of passion for the subject, combined with her knowledge, this is an absolute MUST for anyone struggling with this sensitive topic.

All Psyched Up!

All Psyched Up: More than Just Psychology is a Melbourne-based holistic health practice, where practitioners from traditional, allied and complimentary fields come together to best serve their wellness needs of clients. Providing services to patients all over the world through our use of online portals, we absolutely love helping everyone and anyone to uplevel their health and achieve their wellness goals. 

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CBT Innovations UK

Training and Qualifications

Michaela Thomas is a qualified Clinical Psychologist and experienced Cognitive Behaviour Therapist. She has two postgraduate qualifications in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy from Sweden and the UK, and is registered as a Clinical Psychologist both in Sweden and in the UK (with HCPC). She is also trained in Compassion Focused Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy and Behavioural Couples Therapy. Michaela holds full accreditation with the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP).  


Clinical work

Outside of being the Managing Director of CBT Innovation, Michaela works as a Senior Clinical Psychologist within the CBT Clinic of the Occupational Health department in Guys and St Thomas Hospital in London. She has also worked within IAPT (primary care psychology services in the NHS) for seven years before that. 



Michaela is also experienced in providing supervision and line management, both for Clinical Psychologists and for CBT Psychological therapists. She runs a supervision group within the Behavioural Treatment Clinic, as well as having individual supervisees. She has had training to the BPS Advanced Supervisor level. She has a special interest in managing the wellbeing of mental health staff through Self-Reflection / Self-Practice. 



Michaela is a visiting lecturer in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy on the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the University of East London (UEL) and University College London (UCL). 



Michaela has been writing a CBT column for The Behaviour Therapist, a member magazine for the Swedish Behaviour Therapy Association, for several years. She frequently covers workshops and conferences with articles and photography. Michaela is currently writing a book about Couples Behavour Therapy skills for couples in their wedding planning. She also writes a CBT blog from this website. 



Michaela has a special interest in wellbeing and preventative measures to manage daily stress and worries with physical and psychological exercises. Compassion Focused Therapy and Compassionate Mind Training can be used to help managing wellbeing overall and within an organisational setting. These skills can be applied both to individuals within the company and overall for organisations trying to promote productivity and wellbeing of staff.

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Why don’t kids come with a Manual?! Australian Clinical Social Worker, Brooke Shelton give her best tips for Parenting

April 21st, 2018

Why Don't Kids Come with a Manual?!

Today's very special guest is the lovely Clinical Social Worker, Brooke Shelton from Melbourne, Australia. Brooke is a parent coach and child and family therapist. She has worked with many different families for almost 15 years and I hears the same thing time and time again; ‘this isn’t what I expected’, ‘why don’t kids come with a manual’, ‘will I stuff this up?’, ‘do I even want this?’

After working with so many different families and hearing this so often, Brooke looked at why families feel this way and found that the world we live in today often doesn’t prepare people for the big journey of parenting. People are isolated, they move around a lot, and family and friend support isn’t always available or enough.

Many new parents haven’t even held a baby before they hold their own. So how then can we expect you to feel confident in your own parenting with all the modern day pressures that we all face, and all the conflicting advice you are given?

Brooke LOVES to help people to feel confident in themselves and their parenting, and to work through any issues that may arise. Her goal is to help you work through struggles so the next time they happen you will feel more confident in being able to cope with them.

To learn more about her Parenting Facebook group and other services, please visit her website:

All Psyched Up! More Than Just Psychology

I started podcasting as a way of having yet another avenue to reach people who might benefit from information and support. I've been so absolutely fortunate to have had inspiring guests, like Brooke, on the show who have been willing to share their best information with our listeners. All Psyched Up is situated on the stunning coast of the Mornington Peninsula in Melbourne Australia and we are blessed to have a team of very caring clinician's who's sole focus is on helping all of our wonderful clients to feel better. We offer our clients a Happy Menu and encourage them to try new things to boost their mood. It's a very special place. Thank you for supporting our podcast so that we can continue to offer information to others.

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How to tell if you have anxiety and how to ask for help with Australian Psychologist, Melissa Johnson

April 14th, 2018

You're Absolutely Not Alone

Anxiety is a commonly occuring condition affecting men, women and children alike and yet despite this, there remains both confusion about what it is and when to ask for help as well as stigma about accessing help. So today we have invited Australian Psychologist, Melissa Johnson to the show to talk about anxiety, the early warning signs, how and where to get help and how to support others who might be affected by the condition. 

Thriving Minds Psychology

Thriving Minds Psychology Clinic is a Private Psychology Practice conveniently located in the heart of the beautiful Sunshine Coast in Buddina. The practice is pleased to provide quality psychological interventions to help you break free from your struggles and live the life you deserve. In addition to providing treatments for clinical disorders, they are passionate about providing coaching and guidance to clients in all aspects of their lives including personal, social and professional to help achieve balanced healthy and fulfilling lifestyles. The days when clients lay on a couch taking years to work though problems are long gone. Today, individual therapy is a collaborative effort between you and your psychologist. In fact, most people who seek out therapy are healthy, well-adjusted individuals who are facing difficult problems in their everyday lives. Despite the best efforts of family and friends, people can continue to be troubled by emotions, stress, worries, and anxieties.

All Psyched Up

All Psyched Up! More than Just Psychology is a family based holistic and complimentary health practice situated on the beautiful coast of the Mornington Peninsula in Melbourne Australia. Our philosophy is in seeing the whole of the person and not just their presenting issue. So we support our clients by offering them the option of choosing the services they'd like to participate in from our Happy Menu. It includes things like Reiki, Psychology, Relationships Counselling, Hypnotherapy, Dietetics, Acupuncture, Massage, Exersise Physiotherapy and Coaching. We also provide Mentoring to practice owners and clinicans that want to build their businesses and work with clients from all over the world. 



Manifest NOW! Marina J leads us in a LIVE group manifestation!

April 7th, 2018

What do you want?

This is a question that we often ask ourselves but we never really dig deep into it. Ask yourself 'How would my life be different if ...... ' or 'Why do i want .....?' Going deeper allows us to open our minds to the possibility of what we want actually manifesting! Today, our favourite Mistress of Manifestation breaks down the manifestation process for us in a way that is accessible for everyone and then we go one step further and i ask her to show us the HOW! The podcast culminates in what can only be called an amazing experience where you actually get to join us in a manifestation exercise! Cool huh? 

All Psyched Up

I run a holistic health practice on the beautiful coast of the Mornington Peninsula in Melbourne, Australia and have the blessed good fortune to lead a team of amazing practitioners including Reiki, Hypnotherapy, Dietician, Sound & Energy Healer, Acupuncture, Exercise Physiotherapy, Relationships and Sexual Health Counsellors and more. It's the best place in the world to work - or at least we all think so! We love what we do and this podcast is just another way that we can help more people to feel good and live their best life. This podcast was established with a focus on anxiety and business and this podcast today has come about due to demand following the previous podcast on manifesting so we really hope you enjoy it. You can find out more about our team and practice by visiting us on facebook at Brooklyn Gabe or by checking out our website

Marina J 

Marina is a Relationship Expert, best selling author and speaker at Marina J Coaching. Her book, 'Turn Yourself On' becamse the #1 best seller on Amazon in the USA (in 3 days) and UK (in 3 hours!). You can find out more about Marina by visiting her website




What you Need to Know About High Functioning Anxiety and Melanie Waugh Isn’t Afraid to Tell You!

March 31st, 2018

All Psyched Up! More than Just Psychology

If you can relate to feeling the proverbial duck-on-the-water, floating around calmly and gracefully on the surface with everything in control while you're paddling your little feet off under the water, then this is absolutely the podcast for you. Today, Australian Psychologists Dr Brooklyn Storme, PhD and Melanie Waugh talk about High Functioning Anxiety, what it is, how you spot it and what you can do NOW to mitigate the impact of it on your everyday life.

Why We Podcast

Because we LOVE helping! It's our absolute mission to help as many people with anxiety as we possibly can to realise that they are not alone. We offer all sorts of help for clients from psychology, to animal assisted therapy, to reiki, hypnosis, dietetics, sexual health counselling, acupuncture, exersise physiology and more. You can visit us anytime at our facebook page by searching for Brooklyn Gabe or visit our website to book an in-person or online appointment at 

Melanie Waugh

Melanie has a thriving practice in Queensland and loves working with clients in a way that supports their growth and change across the lifespan. Her practice focuses on helping those with mental health conditions by utilising a practice framework that more broadly focuses on people, who they are, their stories, their history, their day-to-day lives - not just their symptoms. She and her team love to help people reduce symtpoms of illness, but more importantly to focus on helping them to develop skills, strategies, resilience and emotional well-being needed to achieve crucial milestones across their lives and sustain personal, emotional and mental well-being. 

You can learn more about her and the team at and if you contact her through her website, be sure to mention this podcast to claim your free tipsheet.



You Can Be a Mess and Still be Great Mum! Australian Psychologist Kim Dunn Shares her Insights.

March 23rd, 2018

You can be a mess and still be a good mum. 

And that's exactly what Australian Psychologist and Director at Positive Young Minds 

All Psyched Up!

We are an Australian family holistic health and wellness practice on the stunning coast of the Mornington Peninsula. Our team includes Psychologists, Dieticians, Hypnotherapists, Reiki Practitioners, Sound & Energy Healers, Exersise Physiologists, Women's Health and Family Counsellors and more. We absolutely love what we do and are totally committed to helping as many people with anxiety, confidence and self-esteem challenges as we can. 


The wonderful Kim Dunn has prepared a beautiful resource for anyone that is interested. To access it, please just send an email to

For more information on Kim's work and to book an appointment with her, please visit her website


We are very new to recording podcasts and are doing our best to embrace our imperfections and hope you can too. In this episode, there is some background noise towards the end but please be patient. We do our best to minimise distractions but sometimes they can't be helped. Thank you so much.


Yes, Food CAN be Your Medicine! Join me for an interview with Head APD, Jessica Bauer.

March 16th, 2018

Food CAN be your Medicine!

And our Australian Head Accredited Practising Dietician, the lovely Jessica Bauer is here to show you just how EASY it is to improve your mood with food! She shares her valuable insights on the do's and don'ts of eating well, tells us how she arrived at the decision to become a dietician and she busts few myths along way. You wont want to miss this interview - it's delicious!

Who is All Psyched Up!?

Located on the gorgeous coastal Mornington Peninsula, we are a brand new holistic health and wellness practice and our philosophy is that we treat the whole person and not just their condition. Our team includes Psychologists, Reiki Practitioners, Dietician, Counsellors, Women's and Family Health Counsellors, Child Psychologists, Acupuncturists, Exersise Physiologists and more and yes, you'll get to meet all of them along this podcast journey. 


If you'd like to access the free resources for this show, please just shoot us a quick email at: and we'll be happy to send it to you. 

Wanting to chat with Jess IRL? No problem. You can book an appointment through our website


How to Fall in Love with Your Life with Australian Psychologist Dr Brooklyn Storme and guest Marina J

March 10th, 2018

S1 E1

She must be on to something as she has been featured in the Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, on 2GB FM, the ABC, Better Homes and Gardens and Body & Soul so please sit back, relax and get your mindset ready as you're about to be truly inspired. Today we launch our podcast series with an episode featuring industry leader in health and wellness, Marina J. Join us as she speaks candidly about her traumatic past and how it led to her being in an amazing space now. As if her bubbly energy, humour and warmth aren't enough, Marina is also going to let you in on her secrets so that you too can really fall in love with your life. 

All Psyched Up!

We are all psyched up to help as many people as we can to break free of the anxiety-handcuffs and have the total freedom to live their authentic life. It absolutely is possible to have the life you want - you just need to know what's going to work for you. We have two motto's at our practice. The first is "We treat the whole person, not just their condition" and the second is "when you water the weeds, more weeds will grow; if you water the flowers...." well you get the idea. So lets be mental health gardners, so to speak and yank out the nasty weeds. Lets turn our attention to the buds and seedlings, cultivate them with loving attention and see what happens. Are you in?

Resources to Get you Started

Marina J has very kindly offered us resources via her website to help get you on your way:

And you can check out website any time by clicking the link below and yes, we do offer online services and you can book online.



Welcome to All Psyched Up! Podcast Editions

February 8th, 2018

Thanks for your feedback. As a result, we are now excitedly creating new podcasts on a weekly basis where we will be interviewing the most inspiring industry leaders about anxiety. From Psychologists, to Business Owners, Naturopaths to Scientists, we will aim to bring you the most detailed, interesting and sometimes controversial information on this very important topic so that you can take the steps you need in order to be your best self and live your best life.