Looking for Psychology in St Kilda?
Psychologists are experts in human behaviour, and we are interested in learning about your motivations that lead to healthy and unhealthy behaviours. It can be overwhelming to make sense of your own patterns and barriers to everyday healthcare. We take the time to assess your current needs and focus on your needs. This can be a compassionate and empowering process. Challenge yourself by allowing us to ask different questions about your health and wellbeing.
We seek to understand your quest by utilising an integrative enquiry, we don’t subscribe to one size fits all. We factor in the brain’s capacity for neuroplasticity, neurogenesis, and using psychotherapy, mindfulness, nutritional neuroscience and social intelligence. We want you to become the expert in your mental health and to start feeling in control of your body and mind. Let’s learn more about you.
Below are a few our most frequently asked questions. 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.