FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQs)
Why should I see a psychologist?
Some reasons why you may want to see a psychologist are:
You have noticed a change in your thoughts, behaviours, or overall demeanour
You feel dissatisfied with a particular area of your life such as work, school, relationships, family life, or friendships
Your family, friends, partner, or colleagues have expressed concerns about you
Your work or school performance has declined
You struggle to do everyday tasks
You often feel overwhelmed by life and have difficulty coping with stress
You have felt more negative about yourself or others
You feel hopeless, helpless, or worthless
You feel nervous and unable to relax
You constantly worry what others may be thinking of you
You struggle with low self-esteem
You worry that you may have an underlying mental health condition
You have a history of having a mental health condition(s) and are looking to seek help again
These are just some of the possible reasons for wanting to see a psychologist. There are many others and this can be discussed during your appointment.
Which age ranges do you see?
I see adults, adolescents, and children (10+ years old).
How long are the sessions?
Each individual therapy session is approximately 50 minutes. The initial consultation is 60 minutes.
How many sessions will I need?
The number of sessions needed will vary from person to person and depends on a variety of factors personal to you such as your situation, any underlying conditions and their severity, your mental health history, whether you have any co-occurring mental health conditions, the number of environmental stressors in your life (e.g. medical health problems, relationship issues, work stress, financial issues, etc.) as well as your response to treatment.
How often will my sessions be?
How often you see a psychologist will depend on a number of factors including your individual needs and goals, yours and the psychologist's availabilities, and your response or progress with treatment.
Do you do home visits?
No, I do not provide home visits for any services. You may be interested in Telehealth (phone or video consultations) which is available. For more information, please see: TELEHEALTH
Do you see clients who live remotely or interstate?
Yes, I can see anyone living remotely or interstate via Telehealth (phone or video consultations).
Do you see couples or families?
No, I do not provide couples counselling or family therapy.
What is the difference between a psychologist and a psychiatrist?
Outlined below are some of the differences between both professions: