PSYCHOLOGY SERVICES

No referral is needed to see our Psychologists

PSYCHOLOGY SERVICES

Psychologists are experts in human behaviour. They use scientific methods to study the factors that influence the way that people think, feel and learn. Psychologists use evidence based strategies and interventions to help people overcome challenges and improve their performance.

LiveWell psychologists work directly with those experiencing difficulties such as mental health disorders including anxiety and depression. They help people to overcome relationship problems, eating disorders, learning problems, substance abuse, parenting issues, or to manage the effects of chronic health conditions.

LiveWell Psychologists can work at an individual, group, or organisational level, and their ability to positively influence human behaviour is called on by GPs and specialist practitioners such as psychiatrists.

The complex and interconnected work that psychologists do help people lead happier and more meaningful lives and is always underpinned by robust clinical research.

What psychological treatments do we offer?

There are many types of psychological treatment which are proven to be effective. These may be provided individually, as part of a group, as a couple, or even as a whole family depending on the nature of the problem.

Some common psychological treatments are:

Cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT)

CBT helps people discover how their feelings, thoughts and behaviour can get stuck in unhelpful patterns. They are encouraged to try new, more positive ways of thinking and acting. Therapy usually includes tasks to try between sessions. CBT is a well-established treatment for depression and most anxiety disorders. It can also be an effective part of treatment for other conditions, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), eating disorders, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.

Interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT)

IPT looks at the way someone has related to significant people in their life, and how this may have affected other relationships and how they feel, think and act generally. It then looks at finding more positive ways of interacting with others. IPT can be especially effective in treating depression and anxiety disorders.

Family
interventions

These treatments aim to support families and other carers by fostering calm and constructive family relationships where a member of the family has a psychotic illness such as bipolar disorder or schizophrenia. Family intervention sessions typically focus on education about mental illness, solving of problems encountered as a result of the illness, and improving communication and relationships where these are strained or stressful. Family interventions can reduce relapse rates for people with psychotic illness while also supporting everyone involved.

How long do they take to work?

The benefits of psychological treatments often happen at a different rate for different individuals. Psychological treatments vary in the length of time they take to work, depending on the particular treatment and on the individual’s needs. Sessions usually last between 45 and 90 minutes. Most people receive up to ten sessions, with some attending further sessions if required.

LOCATIONS

Park Haven
Medical Centre

Ground Floor,
5-7 Bayswater Road
Hyde Park QLD 4812

Townsville City
Private Clinic

Ground Floor
136 Wills Street
Townsville City QLD 4810

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