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Psychotherapy and Counselling

This is not an exhaustive list, but common reasons why someone might see a clinical psychologist include:

  • Personal Growth
  • Improve wellbeing including physical, emotional and cognitive
  • Improve Interpersonal relationships
  • Problems in adjusting to major life changes, stress or trauma
  • Anxiety, worry or fear, being depressed or experiencing a low mood
  • Obsessional thinking
  • Confidence and self esteem
  • Grief and loss
  • Problems with alcohol or drug use
  • Problem gambling, gaming or other addictive behaviours
  • Problems around body image, eating, or dieting
  • Poor concentration and attention; hyperactivity
  • Insomnia and other sleep problems
  • Work-related issues
  • Sexuality issues
  • Conditions that start in childhood such as autism, intellectual disability, ADHD, learning difficulties or childhood anxiety or depression
  • Behaviour problems in children and adolescence

Psychological Assessment

Psychological assessment or testing is commonly conducted to assess ability, behaviour and personality. Assessments are undertaken by psychologists who are professionally trained in the administering and interpretation of testing results. Depending on the needs of the client or the referral question, appropriate internationally recognised standardised tools will be utilised. The assessment may be completed in one session or over a number of days depending on the type of tests being undertaken.

Examples of psychological assessment or testing include:

  • Cognitive assessment
  • Intellectual disability assessment
  • Educational assessment
  • Learning difficulty assessment
  • Behavioural assessment
  • Neuropsychological assessment such as cognition and memory testing