Counseling and Therapy to Suit You
Despite how common mental health problems are (1 in 5 Australians are affected by them), it can be a difficult decision to seek-out mental health treatment. It’s often difficult to make the time to see a psychologist and people are often unsure about what actually happens during therapy. Sometimes seeking help can seem harder than just putting-up with what’s wrong.
Usually, after the first session, people have a better idea about what’s involved in therapy and whether they feel comfortable with their clinical psychologist. Clarity offers centrally located comfortable rooms (located in Carlton), and after-hours sessions are available. We can also offer flexible counseling schedules to suit your availability, including options for fortnightly or monthly therapy sessions when appropriate.
Our clinical psychologists have experience providing evidence-based therapy that is tailored to your individual treatment needs. We do not use a one-size-fits-all approach to psychological counseling.
When to See a Clinical Psychologist
For many people, it takes a lot of courage to see a psychologist. It can be easy to convince yourself that you should just be able to solve all of your problems on your own. Sometimes, we can find little red flags that we need help. We might ask ourselves questions like, “Why do I feel so sad?“, “Why do I feel so lonely?“, “Should I see a Psychologist?”. It’s not uncommon to have thoughts such as, “I’m worthless“, “I’m always going to feel this way“, “Why is the world so horrible / so unfair?“, “What’s the point?“, “What’s wrong with me?“, “I’m weak for not being able to get myself out of this“. Other times, there may not even seem to be a reason for the way you’re feeling. Psychological counseling can help you make sense of what’s happening and work with you to develop a treatment plan that is tailored specifically to you, to suit your individual needs.
You may be experiencing difficulty sleeping or sleeping too much, overeating or gaining / losing a lot of weight, not finding things enjoyable anymore, becoming easily irritable or angry, mood swings, or a lack of motivation to do even less difficult tasks.
None of these symptoms necessarily mean that you have a diagnosable mental disorder. However, they are all symptoms that can be treated through psychological therapy and they are red flags that indicate it would be a good idea to see a clinical psychologist.
Irrespective of whether what you are experiencing is depression, anxiety, sleep problems, bipolar disorder, OCD, post-traumatic stress disorder, the result of childhood trauma, or just difficulty adjusting, a trained clinical psychologist will be able to help you understand what is happening, why it’s happening, and help you develop the skills necessary to manage it.
Clarity Can Help
All our clinicians are highly experienced and have been trained to the highest Australian standard, clinical psychologist. More importantly, we recognise that seeing a psychologist can be a difficult task for anyone who needs help, so we do everything we can to make you feel comfortable.
Read more about what we can treat here.
Our counseling rooms are conveniently located in Carlton. Call us now to make an appointment with a clinical psychologist on (03) 9349 1347.