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What is Positive Psychology?

Psychology is aimed at helping to develop skills to overcome life’s difficulties and create a more positive outlook. Positive psychology is an extension of this – focusing not only on clinical [...]

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It therapy only for people with emotional or mental health problems?

While therapy can be beneficial to people with serious mental health concerns, the majority of people who see a psychologist are people finding it difficult to cope with everyday concerns such as [...]

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I’m not sure if I need to see a psychologist?

Everyday, people of all ages, backgrounds and cultures seek counselling for many different reasons. Psychological counselling may be useful if you: Often feel sad of depressed Often feel stressed [...]

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Are my psychology sessions confidential?

The information discussed in your treatment sessions is entirely confidential and will not be released to anyone except with your express permission. The only time a psychologist may release [...]

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Do I need a referral?

You do not need a referral to make an appointment at Baypsych.  You have the option of receiving psychological treatment as a private client.  Alternatively you can be referred by a General [...]

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What is Psychology?

Psychology is the scientific study of people’s behaviour and their mental processes.  This involves both overt behaviour (the things you actually do) and covert behaviour (the things you think [...]

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What do psychologists do?

Psychologists have an excellent understanding of human behaviour.  They have studied the brain, memory, learning, human development and the processes determining how people think, feel, behave [...]

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What to expect from the first and subsequent sessions?

In the first session, your psychologist will undertake a thorough assessment of your situation.  You will be asked about past experiences and treatment to better understand the nature of the [...]

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How often, and for how long will I need to see my psychologist?

There are no set ‘rules’ for how often you would see your psychologist.  The number and frequency of visits to your psychologist will depend on your circumstances. Some issues may only require 2 [...]