What Is A Psychologist? A psychologist has been trained to understand, and change, human behaviour, thinking and emotion. They assist people to change their functioning in various ways. They are highly skilled, competent and are required to have AT LEAST six years of formal training to become a registered psychologist in Australia. In addition to this, a psychologist is required to abide by strict ethical guidelines at all times. They are governed by the Australian Heath Practitioners' Regulatory Association, ensuring that psychologists' are competent to provide a high level of care to each and every client. Psychologists must maintain their training throughout their career and keep abreast with current research, evidence & training in their areas of interest. Professional Development Standards are high and must be maintained to continue practicing as a psychologist. In turn, clients' are protected consumers and can be confident that their healthcare is being conducted by a PROFESSIONAL with high level training.
What Does a Psychologist Do? A psychologist is trained to assess, and treat, a client's psychological needs. This generally requires establishing the client's goal for therapy (i.e. wanting to reduce anger, manage grief, improve public speaking, gaining confidence, learning parenting strategies). They then gather personal information required to formulate a treatment plan such as history, family of origin, personality, lifestyle, health status, beliefs, thoughts, feelings, environment and functioning. The psychologist can then choose various interventions to assist the client to begin to change the problem area & reach their established goals.
We Can Help With:
Depression & Mood swings
Anxiety, Fears, Panic & Phobias
Stress Management & High Expectations
Performance & Study Skills
Public Speaking & Performance Confidence
Increasing Motivation & Changing Habits
Eating Concerns, Weight & Body-Image
Self-esteem & Self-confidence
Addictions: Drug, Alcohol, Gambling, Smoking
Work related Stress
Marriage, Relationship & Family Issues
Healing & Creating Optimal health
Birthing, Pregnancy & Post Natal Issues
Parenting Skills & Confidence
Return to Work
Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
Marriage and Relationship Counselling
Relaxation, Meditation & Stress management
Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing
* If a particular therapy is wanted, please chat to your psychologist. Therapy is considered a collaborative process and your preferences will be an important component of therapy.
Individual Counselling & Psychotherapy for Adolescents, Young People, Adults & Older Adults.