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Psychology

Psychologists are experts in human behaviour, having studied the brain, memory, learning, human development and the processes determining how people think, feel, behave and react. Psychologists apply their expertise using reliable and scientifically supported methods. Psychological therapies are widely used to treat individuals and families and can also be applied to groups and organisations. All psychologists are legally required to register with the Psychology Board of Australia, in the same way medical practitioners must be registered. Psychologists study human behaviour in their undergraduate and postgraduate degrees before undertaking supervised experience and gaining registration. Their treatments are based on changing behaviour and emotional responses without medication. There is a considerable amount of evidence showing psychological treatments are effective.

There are many reasons why people consult a psychologist. Psychologists assist people with everyday problems such as stress and relationship difficulties, and some specialise in treating people with a mental illness. They help people to develop the skills needed to function better and to prevent ongoing problems. Everyday problems, such as work stress, relationship troubles and coping with illness, can seriously affect your life. Addressing these concerns is vital to enjoying life and good relationships. Psychologists can help with these situations. They equip people with the skills needed to function better and to prevent problems.

Psychologists can help you in many areas, including:

  • Stress or pain
  • Fears, phobias, anxiety and panic attacks
  • Depression
  • Loss and grief
  • Sexual difficulties
  • Sleeping difficulties
  • Eating and weight control problems
  • Addictions
  • Making good relationships better and
  • Personal growth

Appointments and further information

This service is provided at the Gold Coast Health Clinic.
Contact us for an appointment or for further information about this service.