What do psychologists do?
Psychologists are experts in human behaviour. Most psychologists help mentally healthy people to find ways of functioning better. For example, they train people to handle stress and family problems. Psychological therapies are also widely used by groups and organisations. In comparison, psychiatrists work mainly with the mentally ill, such as people who have schizophrenia. Psychologists cannot prescribe medication. Their treatments are based on changing behaviour without medication.
What can a psychologist help me with?
Everyday problems such as worry, depressed mood and stressful events can seriously affect your life. Addressing these concerns is vital to enjoying life and good relationships. Psychologists can help with these situations. They equip people with the skills needed to function better and to prevent problems.
How many times will I need to see a psychologist?
There is no rule when it comes to how many sessions you will have with a psychologist. At our practice we aim to get people on their feet as quickly as possible by using techniques that research has shown to be effective. We are sensitive to your needs and will negotiate number and spacing of sessions with you. It might be that you just have the one appointment, and from this gain tools or techniques that enable you to resolve an immediate problem.