The thought of visiting a psychologist may make some people feel a bit nervous. The first thing to remember is that lots of people visit psychologists, particularly when they need a little support to get through a stressful period in their life. Psychologists are generally very caring people who want to hear your story and work with you to develop strategies to help you get your life back on track.
The first session usually involves a lot of talking and information-gathering. This helps your psychologist understand what has been happening for you. You will hear all about the confidentiality policy and there is a chance you may be asked to practice some strategies at home. Your psychologist will collaborate with you to find the best therapeutic techniques for your situation and lifestyle.
Sessions last for about 50 minutes and most people find 4-10 sessions is enough to get them back on track. Generally, Medicare or private health fund rebates are available depending on your referral or the level of extras covered by your private health.
At Minds4Heath our psychologists have loads of experience with people of all ages. They are dedicated professionals who strive to provide a safe, relaxed and non-judgmental space in which clients can share their very personal stories. If you have decided you would like to talk to someone about your feelings or about something that has been troubling you, then making an appointment is your first step.