Who is the Psychology service for?
Psychologists work to help and support people of all ages who have different kinds of mental health problems or psychological issues.
What kind of issues and difficulties do Psychologists deal with?
Psychology services deal with a wide range of issues, such as:
- Depression and anxiety disorders, including panic attacks and phobias
- Borderline personality disorders
- Eating disorders
- Trauma-related conditions, such as post-traumatic stress disorder
- Post-partum depression
- Substance addiction
- Mental health conditions related to living with long-term conditions and physical health problems
- Childrens’ behavioural difficulties- ADHD, separation anxiety, school refusal, adjustment issues
- Adolescent’s emotional health and well-being
- Psycho-educational assessment for identification of specific learning disability in children and adolescents
How do Psychologists help?
Psychologists look at people, the mind, and behaviours. Through this, psychologist understands how to help improve someone’s mental health, emotional and psychological well-being. One of the ways psychologists help people is through ‘talking treatments’ or ‘talking cure’. The principle behind talking therapies is that by speaking openly and sharing with a psychologist a person can find and explore ways to cope and deal with their problems and manage their difficulties.
People need a psychologists support for different amounts of time. It varies. Some people may only want one or two sessions, others may want a number of sessions spread out over a number of months. Sessions usually last about one hour, and involve the person, with family members sometimes invited to participate, talking with the psychologist about things that the person feels are important. People usually engage in therapy on a weekly basis or once in two weeks.
Types of psychological therapy that are commonly used in practice:
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- Mindfulness based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
- Couple Therapy and Cognitive Behavioral family interventions
- Counselling and behavioral interventions for children and adolescents
How do you access or refer into the Psychology service?
- If you are an adult you seek an appointment yourself or a family member can make an appointment for you.
- You can asked to be referred by your treating Doctor / Physician / Psychiatrist.
- A child or an adolescent wanting Psychological help can be referred by his or her Pediatrician / School Counsellor / Teacher.