Have you experienced a traumatic event?
Unfortunately, at times we can experience traumatic events. And immediately after this time we can be unsure how to cope. If you are in immediate danger, or need to contact the police please call 000. Once you are at home and the incident has passed, you might find yourself feeling unsettled. Well, what we as psychologists understand about the brain when there is acute stress, is that we do need time slow down and make some sense of our experience. This is where psychologists can help you after you have gone through a difficult time. We will sit with you for as long as you need to process and organise your thoughts. This can be over short period of time, however you can also choose to engage in longer term therapy.
The following events are examples of why others have reached out for our support:
- Witnessing a criminal act
- Car/motor vehicle accidents
- Divorce or separation
- Sexual assault
- Workplace bullying
- Being made redundant/dismissed
- Physical health diagnosis
Please be mindful our services are for those who are not in any immediate danger and the following services should be contacted if it is an emergency:
Lifeline 13 11 14
Below are a few our most frequently asked question. Take a look and if you have any other questions please don’t hesitate to reach out to us.
A psychologist is trained with undergraduate and postgraduate studies of psychological science and assessment. Psychologists treat those that range from those who suffer serious mental illness to those needing support in understanding their relationships, thoughts, feelings and behaviours. A psychiatrist is a medical doctor with additional specialised training in mental health. They are able to prescribe medication and work well with GP’s and psychologists.
Have you ever been to a GP and thought you might be suited to another doctor? It is the same with a psychologist. It is important that in the first session you ask questions and learn about the therapist’s style in order to feel comfortable. You or someone you know may have had a disappointing experience with a psychologist in the past – do not let this be a barrier to reaching your goals, it just wasn’t the right fit. We care about placing you with the right person, with the right intervention and at the right time.
Absolutely not. Psychological therapy is available to every person on planet earth. We are all human and share similar hopes, fears and struggles. No one is immune to the complexity of life and seeking education about your mental health is something to be proud of. Each year we get better at communicating our mental wellbeing, and our communities are benefitting from the results.
As caring and empathetic your concerns may be for a loved one, it is up to them to make change happen. But your insight and access to our resources can be of great benefit. The Contemporary Psychology clinic has a wide variety of information to offer so you can direct them to this website, this way they can see what we’re on about, and they can send an email or give us a call. You are also encouraged to attend and discuss your own fears regarding a loved one if this has been getting you down.