Sometimes we may need the help of a professional to help us resolve difficulties. Maybe it’s because of a family or work-related problem, personal psychological distress or a relationship breakdown. Perhaps you want to improve your self-esteem, or develop skills to assist in daily living or to overcome obstacles in your life.
If I want to seek help, how do I know what option is best for me? Why should I see a Clinical Psychologist? What can a Clinical Psychologist do to help me?
These are common questions people ask before they make the decision to contact a psychologist and make a change to their life.
Clinical Psychologists are trained in human behavior and complete further postgraduate training after finishing their undergraduate degree. They help people to find ways of functioning better through the use of proven psychological therapies. As a Registered Psychologist I am required to update my skills each year and hence I am able to assist you using a wide variety of techniques which are both effective and up to date.
Clinical Psychologists treat a range of problems including depression, trauma, anxiety, panic attacks, phobias, relationship difficulties, anger management issues, work related stress, self-esteem, eating disorders, and habit problems such as smoking.
Clinical Psychologists also have specialist training in the assessment and diagnosis of mental health problems. They are also trained in a range of techniques and therapies that are effective in treating mental illness.