What Does a Psychologist Do?

A Psychologist is uniquely trained in lateral thinking and problem solving. This expertise can assist to assess issues from many perspectives. Some of these perspectives include medical, cognitive, biological, social, developmental, philosophical and existential. When a problem is examined from many perspectives, it allows the Psychologist to offer help that is thorough and applicable to the whole of the life. Psychologists aim to bring a maturity, openness and a genuine empathy with the gamut of human emotions and life traumas and triumphs. They work to value and accept all clients with respect and without judgement.

Psychologists often work with normal everyday people to assist them to achieve their goals and improve their quality of life. The Psychologist provides support and assistance by devising strategies that help people to deal with many life and health issues. These strategies are "evidence-based" which means that they have been scientifically tested and shown to be effective.

Psychologists do not medicate. They obtain their results without the use of drugs and they have the skills to make long lasting changes in the clients' lives. They can change the way clients think; they don't merely reduce the symptoms.

How are They Trained?

The minimum requirements for general registration in psychology and to use the title 'psychologist' is an AHPRA approved four year degree in psychology followed by either: (1) a two year masters program or (2) two years supervised by a registered psychologist. More information about training and requirements to become a registered psychologist are available at


Booking an Appointment

Before booking an appointment, it is a good idea to have a look at our profile page and read the profiles to determine the clinician who might be most suitable for you. While all our mental health professionals are very experienced in dealing with a wide range of issues, each has particular specialities and therapeutic styles.

Our receptionists would be happy to take your call and then book you in with your preferred psychologist. Bookings can be made on 07 5432 4118. After hours appointments are available Monday through Thursday. Reception hours are from 8.30am to 4pm week days.

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