What is Psychology?

Psychologists work with the way individuals think, feel, behave and learn to help enhance the quality of life for children, teenagers, adults and their families.

Psychologists assess a range of problems, develop strategies and treatments, and offer guidance and support.

Psychologists can provide treatment programs for people who have difficulties with:

  • Social Skills
  • Learning
  • Behaviour
  • Emotional regulation
  • Anxiety
  • Self Esteem
  • Sleep/bedtime challenges
  • Attention
  • Attachment difficulties
  • Bullying
  • Toileting/bed wettig
  • Career guidance/planning
  • Study skills
  • Depression
  • ADHD
  • Carer support and parent training

Psychologists use a range of evidence based therapies depending on the individuals needs and preferences:

  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
  • Positive Behaviour Support (PBS)
  • Social stories
  • Solutions Focussed Therapy
  • Motivational interviewing
  • Skills training
  • Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA)
  • Play therapy
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy
  • Acceptance Commitment Therapy
  • Psychoanalytics
  • Schema Therapy