Our goal is to provide our clients with a private space where they can feel safe and comfortable, allowing them all the time they need to share their problems with us.
We’ve designed an open, inviting and tranquil place to provide the people we help with an environment that invites a candid, open, and confidential dialogue with the psychologist or therapist they’re working with. We’re proud of the practice we’ve put together and the people we’re able to help which affirms our mission on a daily basis.
We also strive to ensure that the professional you’re paired with is not only an expert in their field, but they’re also equipped with the unique personal and professional experience necessary to truly get to the root of your issues and help you through them.
Our team possesses an intimate knowledge of the methodology, strategies, and techniques that are the pillars of heavily researched, evidence-based psychological help. We combine that with our many years of combined experience helping people from every walk of life.
At This Life Psychology, we welcome the opportunity to tailor a personalised treatment plan for you that’ll help you reach your true potential.
You do not need a referral to make or attend an appointment with a psychologist. However, without a Medicare Mental Health Care Plan referral, you will not be eligible for a medicare rebate (currently $126.50) for Clinical Psychologist. In some instances, a third party such as TAC or Workcover may agree to pay for the consultation. Please discuss third party payments when booking your consultation.
The first session involves gaining your informed consent in regards to ethical considerations of treatment such as privacy and confidentiality. Ethical considerations can vary between individuals and their unique circumstances. Client age, who is paying for the service, reason for attending (treatment vs assessment and report) are factors that have a bearing on the ethical aspects of treatment. Secondly, background information is gathered which may include obtaining a history and nature of the problem, personal history, administering screening questionnaires, assessing severity, clarifying desired outcomes and developing a treatment plan.
A typical treatment session last approximately 50+ minutes. The remainder of the hour is used by your psychologist to complete your clinical record, plan treatment or consult with other involved health providers.
Unfortunately there is not a one size fits all, and lasting change is unlikely to be achieved in a few sessions. The number of sessions required in order to reach therapeutic outcomes depends upon the type, and complexity of the difficulties experienced, as well as the treatment goals. Number of sessions required is a component of treatment planning and discussed during the first session. But remember, those who engage in treatment tend to feel better sooner.