Online Counselling (Telehealth) at Contemporary Psychology
Do you live a little further away? Would you prefer to access the highest standard of care without leaving the home or office?
Today we live in a busy high-tech world and it is important you can access mental health care at any time. Whether you are travelling, don’t wish to commute or are happy to relax at home, we are here.
How do you know if you might be suffering?
Psychologists work with you to understand more about your lifestyle, appetite, sleep, relationships, mood and outlook. We can develop a clearer understanding of your mental health and work with you create a treatment plan, regardless of where you are.
Reasons clients access Zoom with a psychologist:
- Travelling interstate or overseas
- Moved further away and have difficulty with travel
- Aren’t feeling confident and prefer to be at home for the session
- At home sick and don’t want to spread germs
- Trial the psychologist to see if it is the best fit
- Managing a busy working schedule
A mental illness is a thing that people cast in a different category [from other illnesses], but I don’t think it is. It should be taken as seriously as anything else. You don’t see the mental illness: It’s not a mass; it’s not a cyst. But it’s there. Why do you need to prove it? If you can treat it, you treat it.” – Amanda Seyfried.
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.