What is psychology?
Psychology is devoted to helping people, communities, and society, in general, solve day-to-day problems and improve their quality of life.
What difficulties can psychology be beneficial for?
- Chronic fatigue
- Drug and alcohol abuse
- Grief and loss
- Low self-esteem
- Panic attacks
- Sleep disorders
- Weight loss management
- Work-related stress
What does a psychologist do?
Psychologists apply their expertise using reliable and scientifically supported methods to assist people to develop practical skills to cope with a variety of difficulties. They are experts in human behaviour, having studied the brain, memory, learning, human development and the processes determining how people think, feel, behave, and react.
Why might you consider psychology?
Studies have shown that psychological treatments are at least as effective as drugs in treating the most prevalent conditions, such as depression and anxiety, without the side-effects. In many cases they can be more effective and longer-lasting.
Is a referral required?
A referral from your GP is often required for a psychology consultation.
Can I claim this service as an extra on my health insurance policy?
A psychology session may be claimed on private health insurance depending on your level of cover, please check with your private health insurance provider.