Depression

If your suffering from depression on the northern beaches dont suffer in silence we are here to help.

WHAT EXACTLY IS PSYCHOTHERAPY?

Psychotherapy is a great aid in treating depression research indicates medication and therapy as the two most useful aids in reducing symptoms. Depression can be a major concern for health care proffesionals as research shows most suicides stemming from some form of depression. If your situation is an emergency please contact 000 or your local hospital. If it is not an emergency feel free to contact one of our psychologists today.

WHAT CAN I EXPECT IN ?

In a therapy session with a psychologist you can expect a life changing experience, moderate depression is recommended by nearly agencys as a minimum 15 sessions and sometimes the road to recovery from this illness can be long. However people in general do recovery and attending definatly is worth while. To claim the medicare re-bate you will need a refferal from your local GP.

WHICH THERAPIST AND THERAPY IS BEST FOR MY SITUATION?

Therapy is optimum when you and your therapist get along and click. In therapy sometimes there is a miss match and this can be common. Being honest and voicing your concerns is the best way to handle this situation. Your therapist will provide you with some information and include them in the choice of type of therapy they will be participating in.

WHY THERAPY?

Research is now conclusive without a doubt that therapy helps reduce most mental health symptoms. Therapy is a process in which one participates in for hope of having a better, happier joyful life. Part of the process is somewhat mysterious but as therapy becomes more mainstream generaly most people have a rough idea of what they are in for.

How long will my therapy go for?

Most therapy sessions will go for 45minutes to 1 hour. Pending on your condition therapy can from weeks to months and sometimes even years long. Therapists are honest people and will not drag therapy out longer than needs be there are laws around this and we guarantee honesty around this process. However when giving an estimate of length of treatment we must be honest and tell exactly what we think sometimes therapy is not short.