Our Psychologists support people who experience social, emotional and mental health difficulties.
What is Psychology?
Psychology is the study of the human mind, its functions and influences. Psychologists use their understanding of human thinking and behaviour to help people address day-to-day challenges and improve their overall quality of life. They are committed to helping people find solutions to real life problems, such as improving mental health and wellbeing, learning, performance, relationships, and societal cohesiveness.
To learn more about psychology visit the Australian Psychological Society website.
Our Psychology Services
Our qualified psychologists work as part of therapy teams, helping people living with disability address challenges and achieve their goals.
Our psychologists help people understand the issues they’re facing, then provide strategies and interventions to help them overcome those issues.
Some of the issues our psychologists can provide support for include:
- Mental health issues (e.g. anxiety, depression, paranoia)
- Low self-esteem
- Grief and loss
- Anger management
- Challenging behaviours
- School refusal
- Relationships and conflict
- Social isolation
- Life transitions (e.g. puberty, leaving school, moving out of home)
Our psychology services are available to people of all ages with Autism Spectrum Disorder, intellectual, neurological and physical disabilities. Services can be provided at home, school, in our clinics and community settings.
Support is not only provided to the person with disability, but also to the important people in their life. This can include family, carers and educators. Some of the approaches our psychologists may use as part of service delivery include:
- Positive behaviour support
- Emotional regulation
- Psychological assessment
- Cognitive behavioural therapy
- Positive parenting
- Collaboration with other health professionals and agencies