Why Should I See A Psychologist?

In these unprecedented times we’re all trying to adjust to a ‘new normal,’ and these adjustments can impact our mental health. The prevalence of stress - and distress - born from uncertainty is well documented. Many wait until they are at ‘breaking point’ before accessing a psychologist’s services. It’s our collective responsibility to remove the stigma around seeking support from a psychologist, and mental health disorders.

While the process of obtaining psychological support is tailored to each individual, common reasons people seek support include:  

  • Lack of direction
  • Assessments and ongoing interventions around social, educational or occupational difficulties
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Memory or cognitive concerns
  • Mood or behaviour problems
  • Grief and loss

Psychological services offer a safe space to receive clinical advice from an expert as you work toward your mental health and wellbeing goals. We are able to provide a variety of support including individual assessments and interventions, group programs and workplace programmes delivered via face-to-face and digital platforms. Receiving psychological support produces a plethora of positive outcomes, including:

  • A better understanding of the presenting problem and how to manage it
  • Improved/strengthened coping responses
  • Effective problem solving and decision making 
  • Insights into the link between thinking, feeling and behaviour
  • Development of strategies that break unhealthy cycles
  • Self-efficacy and confidence 
  • Clarity about values and goals
  • Effective skills in managing distress
  • Improved communication with others

Like most health or stress problems, the earlier you seek intervention the better. Mental and emotional health problems are part of the overall wellbeing spectrum - start a conversation today, and receive the support you need.