If You Have Mental Health Concerns You Are Not Alone

More than one in five Australians aged 16 to 85 experienced a mental disorder during the period of 2020 to 2022, according to data from the Australian Government.

The encouraging news is that psychological intervention has proven to be an effective treatment for various mental health conditions, including some of the most prevalent such as anxiety, depression, OCD, PTSD, stress and burnout, grief and loss, anger management, relationship difficulties, and sleep disorders.

Benefits of Psychology

Psychological disorders are characterised by persistent patterns of thought, emotions, and/or behavior that cause significant distress and interfere with daily life.

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, it’s important to know that seeking professional help can be incredibly beneficial.

Benefits of psychology include:

Improved mental health: Psychology helps individuals understand and manage mental health conditions like anxiety, depression, and trauma. Therapists provide evidence-based interventions to alleviate symptoms, improve coping mechanisms, and cultivate resilience.

Increased self-awareness: Through psychological exploration, individuals can gain deeper insight into their thoughts, emotions, and behaviors. This leads to better self-understanding, improved decision-making, and enhanced relationships.

Personal growth and development: Psychologists assist individuals in identifying their strengths and weaknesses, setting goals, and developing skills for personal growth. This can lead to increased confidence, greater fulfillment, and a more meaningful life.

Through dedicated support and consistent effort, psychological intervention can help you:

Reduce the Impact of Symptoms: Experience a significant decrease in the frequency and severity of your distress.

Improve Daily Functioning: Regain control of your life and enhance your performance in various aspects, including work, relationships, and academics.

Cultivate Well-Being: Build emotional resilience, experience increased happiness, and achieve a more fulfilling life.

Taking the first step towards professional support is a courageous and empowering decision that can unlock your full potential and help you manage your challenges effectively.

Available Services

Psychology is an evidence-based approach to addressing mental health conditions, meaning that while there may be multiple methods for treating mental health issues, some have shown superior efficacy when rigorously examined through scientific methods. These are known as gold standard interventions, and they are employed in each case.

Common treatment approaches include cognitive-behavioural therapy and acceptance and commitment therapy.

What to Expect

Psychological intervention is a collaborative process between you and a qualified therapist. It involves:

Building Trust and Rapport: Creating a safe and supportive environment where you can openly discuss your thoughts, feelings, and experiences.

Exploring Underlying Causes: Identifying potential factors contributing to your symptoms, such as biological, environmental, or psychological influences.

Learning Coping Skills: Acquiring practical strategies to manage emotions, regulate thoughts, and navigate difficult situations.

Establishing Goals: Working together to define achievable goals that align with your specific needs and desires.

Monitoring Progress: Regularly assessing the effectiveness of the intervention and adjusting the approach as needed.

How to Access the Service

To initiate the intake process, please get in touch with our friendly administrative team via our contact page, phone, or email address and we will send you an intake form and our information sheet and consent form to start the intake process.

You do not need a referral to book an initial appointment, however you may want to discuss your needs with your general practitioner (GP) to determine if you qualify for Medicare funding, which can cover up to ten sessions with a Mental Health Care Plan. In such cases, you would need a referral. Additionally, private health insurance rebates may be available through your provider.