A Clinical Psychologist holds a postgraduate degree in Clinical Psychology, along with at least two years worth of supervised practice. Clinical Psychologists specialise in providing therapy for a range of psychiatric disorders, including depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, and personality disorders. A Clinical Psychologist is highly trained to assess and treat these conditions using evidence based practices. This type of therapeutic model differs greatly from receiving more generalist counselling or therapy. If you have a Mental Health Care Plan from your GP, you can receive ten Medicare rebated sessions for the calendar year with a Psychologist.
Psychologists at The ACT Centre hold a special interest in mindfulness based practices, such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). ACT focuses on changing how you experience difficult thoughts, feelings, and memories, whilst creating positive behaviour change. All our Psychologists hold registration with the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA), which is the governing body for health professionals.
Our Psychologists are happy to work closely with your regular GP, Psychiatrist, or Paediatrician. In fact, we welcome the approach of working together with the client and their treating health professionals to optimise psychological care. If you would like to find out more about what areas our Psychologists at The ACT Centre hold an interest in, please call us on (08) 8363 1963.