Psychological Services Group

Psychological Assistance and Counselling - Bariatric Patient Support and Assessment

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What is a psychologist?

A psychologist is a trained mental health professional who has studied how people behave, feel, think, and react. Psychologists apply reliable, scientific therapies that are widely used to assist individuals as well as couples, families, and groups, adults, adolescents, and children.

How can a psychologist help?

Psychologists can assist with issues affecting mental health and wellbeing, including:

  • Depression and other mood disorders, as well as Postnatal Depression
  • Anxiety disorders including panic, phobias, chronic worry, and OCD
  • Grief, loss, and trauma, including Post-traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Adjustment difficulties
  • Anger problems
  • Stress management, including workplace or relationship issues
  • Sleep disturbance
  • Eating disorders, as well as weight and body dissatisfaction
  • Interpersonal and relationship difficulties
  • Assertiveness and communication training
  • Self-esteem enhancement
  • Overall personal growth and development

How long does therapy last?

Appointments are scheduled for 50minutes duration. For some clients, a few sessions are adequate and for others, longer-term assistance is appropriate.

How do I access psychological assistance?

You may self-refer by calling (03) 8528 6700, or by booking your appointment online. Seeing you GP, however, is a recommended first step in order to assess for possible underlying medical causes of your symptoms or distress. Your GP, paediatrician, or psychiatrist is also able to refer you for psychological assistance under a 'Mental Health Care Plan.'

Other questions, queries, or concerns?

Please don't hesitate to contact us for any further information, via:

Phone: (03) 8528 6700

Email: [email protected]