“What is a Psychologist?”

Psychologists study the way people think, feel and behave. Psychologists use different therapies and strategies to help you improve your wellbeing.

Psychologists specialise in diagnosing and treating mental health issues, emotional problems, and can support you to manage behavioural and interpersonal difficulties. Psychologists use a range different therapies and strategies to help you improve your wellbeing.

“If I see a Psychologist does that mean that something is wrong with me?”

At some point in our lives we all struggle and have difficulties with a range of issues. Mental health concerns are extremely common and affect millions of Australians each year. It has been estimated that 1 in 5 Australian’s will experience a mental illness in a 12 year period.

“What will happen in my first appointment?”

Your Psychologist will spend the first session getting to know you. The first appointment is primarily an information gathering session. We will ask you to talk about your history, your concerns and ultimately what has brought you in to see a Mindscape Psychologist. The first session is about telling your story.

“What happens in therapy?”

The sessions are collaborative, meaning that you and your psychologist will be working together to meet your therapy goals. Mindscape Psychology practices evidence based treatments, which means that we utilise therapies which have been proven to be effective in improving an individual’s wellbeing.

“How many times will I need to see a psychologist?”

The number of sessions will vary from person to person and their goals for therapy. For some individuals, a few sessions may be all that is required for that individual to gain insight and increase their confidence in their ability to cope with stressors, whereas others may require extensive and ongoing support. We will continue to check in with you to determine how many sessions may be appropriate.

“What about confidentiality?”

We work under the Australian Psychological Society’s code of ethics. Information that is disclosed in session will remain confidential unless you give written consent that we can disclose or exchange information with other parties. The exceptions to this are if there are concerns to your safety or others.