FAQ about seeing a psychologist

Would I benefit from seeing a psychologist?

If you are experiencing difficulties within your relationships or you are finding it hard to manage your emotions, thoughts and behaviours you may benefit from receiving help from a psychologist.   A psychologist can also assist you with proactive mental health – they can help you better understand what contributes to your emotions, thoughts and behaviours thus allowing you to choose how to respond to these parts of your life

How many sessions will I need?

The number of sessions required will depend on the presentation, and the severity of the symptoms which are being experienced.  Other factors such as age, past experience and psychological well-being will also influence the number of sessions required.

Do I need a referral?

A referral is not required to see a psychologist.  If a psychiatrist or a GP does refer you a rebate from medicare is available.  If you do not have a referral your private health insurance may entitle you to a rebate.

How long is a session?

Between 50 – 55 minutes.