What is Clinical Psychology?
Clinical Psychologists are trained to assist people who are experiencing difficulty with their emotions, thinking and behavior.
Clinical Psychologists possess a high level of knowledge and skills, having studied the brain, human development, personality, emotions and behavior for many years.
All psychologists are legally required to be registered with the national registration board, this means they must be competent, follow a strict code of conduct and ensure that they undertake regular professional development.
Making an appointment with a registered psychologist ensures you receive high quality ethical treatment.
Whatever the problem, the clinical psychologist will work with you to achieve your goals. Contact us to find out how.
Psychological assessment and diagnosis
Assessment in Clinical Psychology involves determining the nature and causes of distress, and the impact this has on personal, social, work/academic functioning.
Assessments can be requested for a variety of different reasons, including: victim’s of crime compensation, work injury compensation etc. Please contact us to find out how we can assist you.
Clinical psychologists are trained to deliver a range of techniques with demonstrated effectiveness in treating mental health disorders including depression, a range of anxiety disorders, eating disorders, trauma and bereavement.
Treatment is aimed at helping you to improve your quality of life. Contact us to see how psychological treatments can help you.
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Decades of research has demonstrated that CBT is highly effective in treating a range of psychological issues, and its effects are maintained for substantial periods of time well after treatment has finished. CBT teaches people to shift negative or unhelpful thought patterns and behaviour to a more realistic, positive and problem-solving approach.
Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
ACT is a form of cognitive behavioral psychotherapy that improves the ability to engage in positive behaviors whilst experiencing difficult thoughts or emotions.
ACT has been used to successfully treat a wide range of issues across the life span, including anxiety, depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, phobias, post traumatic stress disorder, substance abuse, chronic pain, psychosis, eating problems and weight management, self harm and suicidal ideation just to name a few.