Counselling is what you call the process of obtaining insight on various issues by expressing your feelings and thoughts to a trained counsellor or psychologist. Counselling sessions aim to help you comprehend and hopefully resolve issues that cause you distress.
It’s important to understand, however, that a counsellor doesn’t tell you what you should do. They instead try to assist your growth and help you make a move that you’re willing to commit to.
Psychologists are, by training, those who research and study the science involving human behavior. Psychologists need six (6) years of training in order to properly understand human relationships, mental processes, and human behavior.
Life Resolutions psychologists with specialist titles such as Clinical Psychologist or Sports Psychologist complete a minimum of six (6) years of university education and then a further 2 years of specialized supervised internships. This then allows these specialists to be recognised through the Psychologists Board of Australia as clinicians with advanced specialist skills.
Psychologists use non-drug treatments and, at present in Australia, don’t prescribe medication to patients. However, where appropriate, they may work with other practitioners such as GPs that can prescribe medication as part of their overall treatment.
Definitely. Each and every counselling session you and other clients will have are confidential and private. The information that you share during these sessions are used for the purpose of diagnosis, treatment, and assessment. These help us provide you with the best support based on the information you share.
There’s nothing to prepare for on your way to your first session, unless you want to prepare for it. Psychologists work by conversing with you, which means your first session will be about you being supported to describe the problem(s) you’re facing and how it led to you seeking psychological counselling and support.
If you’re having a hard time opening up, they can start engaging with you through questions such as: “What brings you here today?” or “How did you think the problem started?”
Everyone has different problems, and as such everyone will have different ranges of counselling sessions. These depend on the circumstances surrounding your reason for counselling in the first place. Sometimes, some people come for a few sessions, while others come on a regular basis. You’re in fact free to stop attending these sessions just as you’re free to resume them at any point in the future. It’s always a good idea to talk your intentions of ceasing any type of treatment with your treatment provider so you can get the most out of your time with them.
Yes. Medicare and some Private Health insurers make rebates available for those who are eligible. Please call Life Resolutions Macquarie Park on 1300 668 256 to find out if you’re eligible.
We can process eligible cards on our Hicaps machine at the end of your session. This will send your rebate to your nominated savings account.
Similar to many psychologists, we select counselling and therapy from a wide range of approaches and techniques. These all depend on what approach seems to best serve the needs of our clients.
We’ll commonly use the following methods: Psychotherapy, Psychoanalysis, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused Therapy and Systemic Approach Therapy. Call us to find out more about the therapies we use to help people with their issues in life.