Frequently Asked Questions

Who might want to see a psychologist?

Some people find us on their own or may be encouraged by significant others to seek help from a psychologist. We work with a diverse clientele. Some have been referred by their doctor, employers, Victims Services, solicitors, support group or counselling service, insurers, or other Government Departments and Non-Government Organisations.

Reasons for seeing a psychologist

Life in Australian society has become quite busy, and we are faced with many demands on our time. People are under increasing stress, which sees them working harder and harder to met life stress or demands and balance their personal and work life. This can sometimes leave very little time to take a step back and think about how we are coping and how satisfied we are with our life. Said another way, we do not take the time to evaluate our personal well-being and satisfaction with life, which often leaves us feeling mentally and physically drained. This can leave people feeling unhappy about how life is going, stressed, in relationship crisis, difficulty sleeping, excessively worrying, depleted energy and a sense that life is hopelessness.

Psychologists are often able to help people to find strategies that assist them to improve their life satisfaction.

How long does therapy last?

How long we continue to see a psychologist differs from person to person as we are all unique, and have different issues and preference for exploring our life. On average, we see people for six to twelve 50 minute sessions, but sometimes fewer or more sessions may be required.

What can I expect in a session with a psychologist?

The consultation room is a place where you have an opportunity to confidentially discuss your life with a person that is there to listen and support you. Together, you and your psychologist will explore ways to enhance your life and address those issues that have been problematic for you. Talking things through with an understanding and supporting person outside of a persons own life can help to find solutions that work for that person.