Psychological Therapy

 


psychotherapy session

 

  • Alcohol & Drug Addictions

  • Sexual Relationship Issues

  • Depression

  • Eating Disorders


  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorders

  • Compulsions & Rituals

  • Physical & Sexual Abuse

 


 

Sometimes, the symptoms of very significant psychological problems may remain unrecognised while people struggle to manage their daily lives.

These symptoms might be physical - shakiness, palpitations, tightness in the chest - or may involve strange and alarming feelings, such as periods of intense fear, panic attacks, anxiety, or fear of losing control.

Grouped together, these signs point to the presence of a psychological disorder. And while this term may itself be worrying for the patient, the good news is that expert help is available to identify and successfully treat these conditions


 

The psychologists at the Sydney Counselling Centre have extensive experience in treating psychological conditions such as:

  • Major depression - characterised by a period of at least 2 weeks of either depressed mood or loss of interest in nearly all activities (in children, irritability is also a common symptom);

  • Eating disorders - most commonly, anorexia and bulimia nervosa, which are major causes of ill health in adolescents and young adults (particularly females);

  • Post-traumatic stress disorder - which often follows extremely traumatic events such as physical assaults and severe accidents, and can have serious effects for both victims and witnesses, and

  • Alcohol and drug addiction disorders - where patients are unable to stop using substances despite significant problems associated with their usage.

 


 

Psychological treatment programs involve a comprehensive assessment of the issues impacting on the patient's ability to manage effectively in day-to-day life. Based on the results of this assessment, the psychologist will develop a negotiated treatment program designed to address and manage these issues. This may also involve liaison with the family medical practitioner.

Any psychological treatment program proposed will usually involve learning new skills, such as cognitive behavioural strategies, to deal with the symptoms of the disorder. All treatment programs will focus on challenging - and breaking - negative thinking patterns, and assisting individuals to 'frame' their current life experiences. Sessions may also provide training in stress management and self-esteem improvement, communication and assertiveness skills, problem-solving skills, and relapse prevention.

If you feel that psychological therapy might be appropriate in your case, call the Sydney Counselling Centre on 02 9415 2223 for an appointment with one of our psychologists

 

 

Sometimes, the symptoms of very significant psychological problems may remain unrecognised while people struggle to manage their daily lives.
These symptoms might be physical - shakiness, palpitations, tightness in the chest - or may involve strange and alarming feelings, such as periods of intense fear, panic attacks, anxiety, or fear of losing control.

Grouped together, these signs point to the presence of a psychological disorder.
And while this term may itself be worrying for the patient, the good news is that expert help is available to identify and successfully treat these conditions.



 

The psychologists at the Sydney Counselling Centre have extensive experience in treating psychological conditions such as:

Major depression - characterised by a period of at least 2 weeks of either depressed mood or loss of interest in nearly all activities (in children, irritability is also a common symptom);
Eating disorders - most commonly, anorexia and bulimia nervosa, which are major causes of ill health in adolescents and young adults (particularly females);
Post-traumatic stress disorder - which often follows extremely traumatic events such as physical assaults and severe accidents, and can have serious effects for both victims and witnesses, and
Alcohol and drug addiction disorders - where patients are unable to stop using substances despite significant problems associated with their usage.

 


 

Psychological treatment programs involve a comprehensive assessment of the issues impacting on the patient's ability to manage effectively in day-to-day life. Based on the results of this assessment, the psychologist will develop a negotiated treatment program designed to address and manage these issues. This may also involve liaison with the family medical practitioner.

Any psychological treatment program proposed will usually involve learning new skills, such as cognitive behavioural strategies, to deal with the symptoms of the disorder. All treatment programs will focus on challenging - and breaking - negative thinking patterns, and assisting individuals to 'frame' their current life experiences. Sessions may also provide training in stress management and self-esteem improvement, communication and assertiveness skills, problem-solving skills, and relapse prevention.

If you feel that psychological therapy might be appropriate in your case, call the Sydney Counselling Centre on 02 9415 2223 for an appointment with one of our psychologists.