Psychologists are highly qualified professionals who have undergone years of tertiary study to become experts in human behaviour. Psychologists who counsel clients in session have undertaken further supervised training to become registered psychologists.
As a registered psychologist all our therapists at Psychologists Southern Sydney are bound by the highest professional standards and ethics including confidentiality. They use scientifically proven, evidence based strategies and therapies
to help people overcome challenges and to move forward in their lives. Please note that, according to the Psychology Board of Australia’s Code of Ethics, there are some limitations to this confidentiality rule – for example, if there is an
immediate or specific risk of serious harm to a particular person’s safety, or if a client’s file is subpoenaed by a court.
As people of all ages see GPs for a wide range of minor and major physical health concerns, people turn to psychologists for emotional and mental well-being issues that range from mild to severe in nature. Psychologists at Psychologists Southern Sydney
see children, adolescents, adults, couples and families for a wide variety of issues regarding mental health, happiness, behaviour and relationships.
At PSS our team of psychologists work with behavioural issues, worry, stress, anxiety and depression, emotional upheaval, relationships – couples, families, addictions, anger, self-esteem, phobias, sleep issues, disordered eating and weight issues, grief
and loss, specific woman’s issues including pregnancy, perinatal depression, menopause, child and adolescent issues, career and life transition, workplace issues, EAP. We also undertake assessments and write reports.
Our psychologists use a range of proven therapies and will use the appropriate therapy or therapies based on your individual needs and goals. Some of the accepted therapies our psychologists commonly use depending on their training are: ACT (Acceptance
and Commitment Therapy) CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) EDMA Therapy DBT (Didactic Behavioural Therapy) Mindfulness Solution Focused Therapy Play Therapy for children Hypnosis Psychotherapy Psychoanalysis Schema Therapy
Psychology works on emotional and mental health issues that stop you from moving forward. Coaching uses many of the same techniques as psychology but its focus is more on achieving specific goals in your personal life and career. PSS offers counselling,
psychology, and coaching services including personal, executive and workplace coaching.
At Psychologists Southern Sydney in our team of six we are fortunate to have two Greek speaking registered psychologist. Whether you need counselling for adolescents, adults, couples or families, PSS can help you. Phone and Skype counselling are also
available for people who may not be able to a session.
At Psychologists Southern Sydney in our team of six we are fortunate to have two Greek speaking registered psychologist. Whether you need counselling for adolescents, adults, couples or families, PSS can help you. Phone and Skype counselling are also
available for people who may not be able to a session.
Our psychologists are familiar with using a large range of assessment tools specifically designed for children, adolescents and adults. From these assessments we can prepare reports for school, work, court and other purposes as required. Assessments and
reports can take many hour to prepare so a per hour quote will be provided before any work is undertaken. Payment is required on the spot for assessments and before a final report is presented or sent.
Firstly you will be made to feel welcome and comfortable. Your psychologist may ask you general questions about your life, in order to gain a better understanding of your circumstances and begin to formulate a treatment plan. Around 45 minutes into the
session your psychologist will also give you an overview of what you can expect from future sessions, and what steps you should take next before the next session. If the session is for children or adolescents, we will ask parents to attend
a preliminary session without the child so we can discuss openly your child’s needs. As part of future session the parent will be included for at least part of the session at the end and updated.
This will depend on your individual needs and goals. Some issues can be worked through quickly while other deeper seated issues take longer to overcome. How many sessions will be an ongoing discussion between you and your psychologist. Being committed
to your therapy and making it a priority in your schedule will achieve quicker results. For relationship counselling you may have individual counselling as well as couples counselling. This has proved very effective for our clients especially
as have both male and female psychologists.
At Psychologists Southern Sydney we work extensively with children and adolescents. Usually in the first session we like to see the parents alone to get a full understanding of their child/adolescent’s issue without causing the child embarrassment. At
each session with the child we invite the parent(s) in for the last 10 minutes of the session to update and advise of any strategies that should be worked on until the next session. We also ask parents to be available at the beginning of the
session in case feedback is required for the psychologist. Please note PSS and our team members do not take responsibility for children/adolescents whose parents do not return at the required time and we are unable to provide supervision Regarding
adolescents we understand that every adolescent is very different some want their parent at the session some don’t. The parents are present for the first part of the session so the parent, adolescent and psychologist are all on the same page.
Feedback after the session is when the parent is present. In order to best help your child, we need to establish a safe and trusting relationship with them. To do this, it is important for your child to be able to discuss all their worries
and concerns with us with the knowledge that their privacy will be maintained. As such, when we work with children we are very clear with both the child and the parent that we will keep their sessions private. The exceptions to this relate
to occasions where we feel the child’s psychological and/or physical safety is at risk. Other occasions may include when a child asks us to assist them in telling a parent something difficult or when the parent needs to be involved in the
process in order to reinforce principles or strategies discussed in session. When these situations occur, we discuss these matters in session with the child and parent present, encouraging the child to actually initiate the conversation.
For your convenience we are open daytime and after hours, Monday to Friday mornings to 9pm and Saturdays 9am to 5pm.We have a team of six psychologists so booking an appointment quickly; even same day is usually not a problem. Just call 1300 307 438.
Our fees are lower than the Australian Psychological Society recommended price. We do offer Medicare rebates but we don’t bulk bill so there will be an extra cost to be paid. You may also be eligible for a pensioner or concession card holder discount.
What Private Health and Medicare rebates can I get? With private health the amount of rebate depends on your level of coverage and your health fund so check with them. For a Medicare rebate your GP or other medical practioner needs to supply
you with a Medical Health Care Plan. Bring it with you and we will just pay the gap as we lodge both Medicare and private health claims on the spot

 

If you need to book or find out more please call Psychologists Southern Sydney
on 1300 307 438.

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Psychologists Southern Sydney

St George & Sutherland Shire Counselling and Psychology Services