Psychology Healthcare Clinic
We offer services to those in the community who want to learn more about themselves.
- Our Story
We are a unique, innovative and personable psychology clinic. We offer services to those in the community who want to learn more about themselves. By utilising the latest findings in neuroscience, we deliver education and treatment upheld by research and most importantly, we empathetically communicate and make a real difference in your life.
- Our Strategy
The first meeting
Understanding the Problem
Your psychologist will listen to your concerns carefully. You will work together to identify what you want to achieve and discuss ways to enhance your mental health and wellbeing. Education and treatment planning will be delivered and tailored specifically to your needs.
A personality disorder is typically described as an enduring pattern of feelings and behaviours that can cause long-term difficulties in interpersonal relationships along with everyday functioning. These disorders can cause problems with perception and thought, emotional states and impulse control. It is important that we do not label anyone with a personality disorder without understanding the complex set of factors that can occur with a personality disorder. Examples of these disorders include;
Borderline Personality Disorder
Narcissistic Personality Disorder
Antisocial Personality Disorder
Histrionic Personality Disorder
Avoidant Personality Disorder
Features of these disorders usually become recognisable during adolescence or early adulthood, and symptoms can be exacerbated by significant changes in a person’s environment, such as grief, job loss or drug abuse. Symptoms can be managed and a person who has proper care and support systems in place is likely to do well in treatment. Understanding the nature of your own struggles or those of a loved one is integral to effective communication about treatment and support. Access our services for education and intervention.
Feeling sad is a normal, short-term emotional state that is triggered by upsetting, hurtful or distressing experiences. Everyone will feel sad at some point and no one should be judged by expressing his or her sadness. Depression alternatively is an emotional disturbance that can affect our body, mind and overall outlook in life. Someone may feel a sense of hopelessness about the future, experience sleep disturbance, changes in appetite and have suicidal thoughts. We have many ways to access information on depression and how to treat it – so never delay and reach out. Has someone you know withdrawn from social events? Do they appear tired and disinterested in everything? Do you notice any changes in their appearance? Always remember that different people may express depressive symptoms in different ways – you are always welcome to speak with us, collect information from our clinic or give us a call.
A counsellor is typically someone who has studies counselling in an undergraduate degree, they often work in the public services and help those needing support in difficult times. Counselling is usually short-term treatment for a specific problem. A psychiatrist is a medical doctor with additional specialised training in mental health. They are able to prescribe medication and work well with GP’s and psychologists. A psychologist is a mental health specialist with undergraduate and postgraduate training in psychological treatment. Psychologists range from those who suffer serious mental illness to those needing support in understanding their relationships, thoughts, feelings and behaviours.
Stress is a normal sense of tension and worry that occurs during times in life with extra pressure. Anxiety is much more intense state of fear that effects the physiology of our body and of our thoughts. Anxiety can feel all-encompassing and interfere with everyday life. Not everyone experiences anxiety in the same way therefore it is important you gain a clear understanding of what you are feeling and why. Symptoms of anxiety can include; rapid heart rate, hot flushes, shaking hands, difficulty concentrating, poor short term memory, shortness of breath, difficulty articulating your thoughts or mind going ‘blank’, sweating and dizziness. People have often described anxiety as if:
- “I needed to escape the situation”
- “I thought everyone was staring at me”
- “I wanted to run out of the room”
- “I thought I was having a heart attack”
- “I felt as those something was seriously wrong with me”
- “I couldn’t describe what was happening to me”
- “I felt sick and wanted to go home”