Why do people see a Psychologist?

There are many reasons why people approach their doctor for a referral to a psychologist for help.

These include:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Stress management
  • Pain management
  • Adjustment to chronic illness (especially in the aged population and their families)
  • Adherence to medical treatment (especially if recently diagnosed with Diabetes, etc.)
  • Eating disorders
  • Coping with dying, death and bereavement (loss and grief issues and palliative care issues, especially in the growing aged population and their families)
  • Recovering from accidents and illness
  • Health promotion
  • Socio-cultural influences on health

What is involved in a Psychology session?

The modalities utilised in therapy sessions are:

  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
  • Acceptance Commitment Therapy (ACT) – an extension of CBT focusing on mindfulness and present moment
  • Solution Focused Brief Therapy
  • Interpersonal Therapy
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Problem solving, general guidance and support

Call reception today to make your appointment on (02) 9938 1090.