Everyday life problems such as workplace stress, illness, and family and relationship matters can seriously affect your quality of life.
Seeking a consultation with a psychologist at an early stage will help you to develop skills and insights to function better in your life and to resolve problems and prevent ill health. In addition to standard psychological treatment methods such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), our therapists also offer hypnotherapy, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy, Schema Therapy, EMDR, Hyps, and Specialist couples therapy.
What sort of sessions do we offer?
- Usually of 60 minutes duration with an individual therapist. The session frequency is negotiable but often will be weekly or fortnightly to begin with and then taper in frequency depending on the issues and their severity and impact on the client. Average number of sessions per client is 6-12 sessions.
- Our psychologists usually meet with parent(s) or carers prior to seeing younger children (under 12 yrs) to discuss the child’s needs and developmental milestones, then conduct a careful assessment and develop a comprehensive treatment plan. Especially with adolescent clients, confidentiality is important in order to build trust with the young person; family members are kept informed of progress.
Psychological & cognitive assessments
A number of our psychologist specialise in assessment of various disorder, notably Aspergers Disorder Spectrum assessments but also assessments regarding learning difficulties, behavioural problems at school and at home, early intervention with serious mental health presentations in adolescents, personality disorder difficulties and serious adult mental health difficulties such as Bi Polar disorder. We offer a full range of psychological tests and methods of assessment for clients.
Many of our resident psychologists are former teachers and very experienced with psychological and cognitive assessment of children and adolescents - please contact us to enquire about these services.
Virtual reality therapy
We also offer Virtual Reality Therapy (VRT) which is a new technique in the emerging field of mind-body medicine. VRT utilises modern technology to create a deep relaxation accompanied by guided imagery. It has been shown to be effective with anxiety, weight management, substance abuse, chronic pain and trauma.
For further information also visit www.virtualmedicine.com.au
Psychologists help with:
- Anxiety and depression
- Bipolar disorder
- Workplace problems
- Drug & alcohol problems
- Anger, behaviour and impulse problems
- Chronic illness
- Chronic pain
- Relationship and parenting problems