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Psychologists in Australia

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Psychologists in Australia: Introduction

Who is a psychologist?

At TYHO, our Australian psychologists are skilled at helping you with several aspects of your life, including: 

  • Managing your emotions
  • Improving your self-esteem
  • Helping you adapt and cope with significant life transitions (eg changing careers)
  • Addressing and managing mental health conditions

A psychologist in Australia is a mental health professional at TYHO who can help you assess, diagnose, manage, and treat your personal and professional problems. 

People often consult a psychologist when they experience persistent sadness (eg feeling sad for no reason) and agitation – especially when they cannot control these emotions. 

Additionally, some also seek help to improve their interpersonal abilities. These could include developing communication skills, assertiveness, and confidence. 

Similarly, people may approach an Australian psychologist to cope with job-related stress or solve issues related to closeness and trust in relationships (See: How Do I Tell If He Loves Me). 

Hence, the reasons why people may seek therapy in Australia can vary widely. This means that regardless of the challenges you are facing, with the support of TYHO psychologists, you can solve and cope with them. 

Lastly, psychologists also address mental distress that might occur due to physical health conditions. For example, you might struggle with insomnia, difficulty concentrating, or have frequent headaches. 

Your online psychologist might explore the underlying psychological factors of these issues and guide you to the right help. 

What does a psychologist do?

At TYHO, our team of skilled psychologists can help you better understand your mental processes (eg why you think and feel the way you do) and your behaviour patterns.   

Your action is usually directly or indirectly related to your mental processes; hence, understanding either of them can help you change the unhelpful patterns.   

Moreover, if you can better understand yourself, you can also work on effectively handling all your problems, achieving your goals, and maintaining relationships. 

Whether you’re dealing with situational challenges (such as stress over financial matters, difficulties in your social circle or at work) or personal struggles (including drastic mood swings, not feeling confident or losing interest in leisure activities or work) – our Australian psychologists are here to assist.  

TYHO psychologists offer online therapy in Australia and several other cities such as Sydney, Perth, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, and more. 

In Sydney, our psychologists provide support for managing conditions such as:

Diagnoses and Assessments

Your online psychologist in Sydney may use evidence-based methods such as cognitive-behavioural therapy and dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT) to:     

  • Improve your emotional regulation (ie effectively control and manage your emotional response)  
  • Change unhelpful thinking patterns    
  • Improve positive emotional expression methods (eg redirecting uncontrollable emotions towards actions like journalling or meditating)  
  • Build and maintain meaningful relationships    
  • Overcome your procrastination and lack of interest in regular activities    

Our online psychologists in Melbourne have the required training to conduct research and psychological evaluations to identify and diagnose any mental health conditions you may be experiencing.   

These assessments often involve reviewing your medical history, family history, academic records, and interviews, among other sources.  

Similarly, you can also seek a psychologist’s help if you already have a diagnosis but need help in managing it.    

On the other hand, TYHO’s clinical psychologists specialise in psychopathology and are also equipped to perform diagnostic assessments (subject to the availability of specific tests).     

These diagnostic assessments cover evaluations of your social interaction skills, personal characteristics, and mental capabilities (ie ability to make decisions, memory, and attention).

What should I tell my psychologist?

During therapy, you can talk about any topic you want, except those specific areas you’ve set as boundaries with your online psychologist. 

For example, you may wish to talk about your sexual identity but may feel uncomfortable discussing your past relationships.      

A good starting point might be to express your current feelings and concerns. This could involve events from just an hour ago or something that occurred earlier in the week.     

For instance, you might want to share your: 

  • Dreams for the future  
  • Hobbies  
  • Relationship with relatives  
  • Interactions with your partner (such as developing achievable goals as a couple
  • Sexual identity  
  • Challenges in friendships (like coping with loneliness)  

You can also mention emotions that are troubling you, even if you struggle to define or articulate them.   

Your emotional responses are quite similar to physical symptoms. Imagine not drinking water for more than 6 hours. You might start to feel cranky and annoyed but wouldn’t quickly realise that that’s due to lack of water.   

Similarly, you may often feel irritable or angry – but it can be hard to pinpoint these emotions at the time of distress.  

Try to talk about your immediate and present feelings and thoughts, especially when you are already at the psychologist. 

How are you feeling at this very moment? You could be experiencing sadness, irritation, being overwhelmed, or perhaps a sense of calm.    

Concentrate on your current emotions and initiate a discussion about it. Your need for therapy may stay the same throughout all your sessions or may vary on a day-to-day basis.  

Therefore, feel free to talk about whatever feels significant to you at any given time. 

How Can Therapy Help?

What issues can psychologists help with?

The issues an Australian psychologist can help with are based on their areas of focus and educational background. 

Please visit each psychologist’s full profile and explore the ‘What Therapist Can Help With’ section to see the comprehensive overview of all the issues a psychologist is skilled at. 

Below is the list of mental, emotional, professional, and personal issues that TYHO psychologists in Australia are trained to handle:  

  • Emotional dysregulation (ie can’t control or manage your emotions)
  • Over-sensitive or prone to uncontrollable anger
  • Stress and exhaustion due to occupational demands
  • Challenges in communicating effectively and honestly
  • Uncertainty or instability in one’s career
  • Intense pressures due to work assignments and tight schedules
  • Difficulty in establishing social connections
  • Reduced pleasure or fulfilment in everyday activities
  • Lack of healthy habits
  • Issues with anger management
  • Disorders related to eating habits and body perception
  • Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)
  • Cyclothymic disorder
  • Various anxiety disorders (including fears of social situations)
  • Specific fears or irrational anxieties
  • Dependency issues (both substance abuse and behavioural dependencies like gambling and excessive shopping)
  • Chronic stress
  • Chronic pain (ie effects of trauma on physical health)
What are some questions to ask a psychologist?

You might have several questions and concerns during the first few therapy sessions.  

At TYHO, all our Australian psychologists are non-judgemental and open to providing you with the best care possible. 

Hence, your psychologist will be more than happy to answer your questions.  

Try to be as honest and unfiltered as possible. You can clarify your doubts regarding therapy homework, therapeutic plans, approaches, and your psychologist’s style of conducting sessions (ie whether they will use one specific approach or draw from multiple tools). 

Do remember that there are no right or wrong questions to ask. 

In fact, clarifying all your doubts regarding therapy can help you prepare better for the sessions. Having clarity can also help you develop a strong and healthy relationship with your counsellor in Australia.  

You can ask questions such as the following:   

  • What is your experience in the field of psychology?  
  • Do you have experience dealing with issues similar to what I am facing, and how extensive is that experience?  
  • What methods do you typically use to assist clients in navigating their problems?
  • How many sessions might be required before I start noticing progress?  
  • When setting therapy goals, what factors do you think are important? 
  • How frequently do you engage in professional consultations with your peers?   
  • Are you open to receiving feedback about therapy sessions and therapeutic approaches? 
What’s it like to see a psychologist?

Seeing a psychologist can be a different experience for everyone. 

The first time you talk to your online psychologist in Perth, you may be discussing some essential and foundational factors of therapy. 

For example, your psychologist may talk to you about confidentiality – which is your right to privacy. 

All information you share during therapy will be private between you and your Therapist.

However, the only exception is when your Therapist notices that you are in danger to yourself or others. 

During such cases, the professional has a legal obligation to inform your emergency contact person. 

Right after, your psychologist may take a complete psychological assessment of your mental health. 

During the assessments, you may be expected to answer questions related to your life, background, personal history, medical history, family life, etc. 

The assessment is important as it will give your psychologist a complete picture of your life experiences and problems. 

After the test, your psychologist may begin to discuss the therapeutic plan suitable for you. At this stage, you may also discuss the frequency of therapy and how long you may need sessions. 

Usually, a professional may recommend getting sessions weekly or fortnightly as this may help maintain consistency and rapport. 

However, the exact number and frequency can vary based on personal preferences, issues, and suggestions. 

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What to Expect at the Psychologist

Therapy can be nerve-wracking, but knowing what to expect from a psychologist in Australia will help you feel more at ease.

In this section, you can find more information about what to expect from the psychologist and how therapy can help you become more self-reliant.

You can expect to receive unconditional support and guidance in your therapy sessions. This means that your psychologist will not judge you for your emotional reactions or thought processes. 

TYHO psychologists in Melbourne might use therapeutic tools such as cognitive restructuring (ie a well-known tool in CBT) to help you replace unhelpful thought patterns with healthy and constructive ones. 

Alternatively, your psychologist could integrate techniques from various approaches, including dialectical behaviour therapy and grief therapy, to help you with problems like:

  • Coping with the death of a family member
  • Navigating through marital separation
  • Dealing with pre-emptive grief
  • Overcoming the loss of a close friend

The idea is that your psychologist might choose either one or several therapeutic approaches based on several factors, including:

  • Your presenting problems
  • Presence of any co-existing conditions
  • Psychologist's expertise and specialisation
  • Your therapy goals
  • Timeline to achieve your goals

At TYHO, we offer short- and long-term support for any challenges you may face at any point in your life. 

Short-term therapy can help you if:

  • You experience difficulties in your personal or professional relationships
  • You wish to improve your assertiveness 
  • You want to increase your confidence and self-esteem

Conversely, long-term therapy can help you deal with:

  • Past negative experiences from childhood 
  • Lack of self-awareness 

Our team of online psychologists at TYHO is skilled in both short-term and long-term therapeutic techniques. 

You can attend therapy sessions either through online audio or video calls. Rest assured, your confidentiality will be maintained in all types of therapy modes. 

Lastly, therapy in Australia can also help you with personal, relationship, and family issues. 

For example, our TYHO couple Therapists use techniques like the Gottman method to help with: 

  • Relationship conflicts like arguments 
  • Regular disagreements with your partner
  • Reduced emotional connection and intimacy
  • Different or opposing viewpoints on topics like political beliefs and financial management

Moreover, if you face family conflicts, our family Therapists are here to support you. 

Our online Australian psychotherapists might use systemic family therapy approaches to address problems, including: 

  • Familial disagreements
  • Communication breakdowns across different generations
  • Challenges in maintaining open and transparent interactions
  • Competition among siblings
  • Parental and caregiver stress
  • Navigating the complexities of ageing and ongoing health conditions

Our goal is to empower you to be independent and handle life's challenges, even well after your therapy ends. 

All TYHO psychologists view their clients as capable of making their own decisions and doing their best for themselves. 

Thus, in our therapy sessions, you will be in charge and set immediate and long-term goals aligning with your values and needs.

However, remember that everyone’s journey to mental wellness may look different. You can meet some goals quickly, within a handful of sessions, while other goals might take a much longer time. 

Nevertheless, you'll soon start to observe positive transformations in your life after attending therapy regularly. 

At TYHO, our online Australian psychologists place your needs above everything else and will celebrate all your therapy milestones with you.

Feel free to talk to your psychologist about it if you feel like you are not progressing.  

This honesty allows the counsellor to fine-tune your therapeutic plan for maximum effectiveness. 

During therapy, you can look forward to benefits such as: 

  • Improved self-confidence and esteem
  • Healthy tools for dealing with interpersonal challenges
  • Greater self-awareness and acceptance
  • Healthier habits and constructive thinking patterns

Frequently Asked Questions

What qualifications do you need to be a psychologist in Australia?

At TYHO, we require all our Australian psychologists to have a minimum of a master’s in counselling or psychology. This would mean having at least 4-6 years of educational background.  

Moreover, we have a strict selection process. We only select the best and most professional psychologists.   

To do so, we make sure that TYHO psychologists have additional training and certifications in their areas of expertise.   

For example, psychologists who have experience working with couples may be expected to have certifications in therapeutic approaches such as the Gottman Method.  

We also make sure that the Therapist is aligned with TYHO’s core values, which includes:   

  • Empathy   
  • Open-mindedness  
  • Non-judgementalism  
  • Sensitive and inclusive of all cultures and backgrounds
What are the differences between psychiatrists and psychologists?

Typically, the roles of psychiatrists and psychologists are different in the following ways:  

Psychologists are not licensed to practice medicine and do not have the authority to prescribe medications.   

On the other hand, psychiatrists are qualified medical doctors and can prescribe.  

While psychiatrists can also diagnose, identify, and apply various approaches to mental health issues, psychologists are more inclined towards providing counselling and therapeutic services to their clients. 

However, they, too, can diagnose mental health conditions.  

The decision to consult a psychologist or a psychiatrist largely depends on the problems you are currently facing.     

Do remember that choosing between a psychiatrist and a psychologist isn’t an either/or situation.   

You might see a psychiatrist for medication management to reduce physical symptoms like fatigue, insomnia, or chronic stress-induced discomfort.   

Concurrently, a psychologist could help you handle mental and emotional symptoms associated with your condition.   

These could manifest as persistent negative thinking, a pervasive sense of despair, a loss of interest in previously enjoyable activities, overthinking, or persistent feelings of guilt or regret.

Should I see a psychiatrist or psychologist?

Who you should see depends on several factors, such as:

  • Your need for medications
  • Your therapy goals
  • Life goals
  • Your presenting problems

To start off, we recommend you see a psychologist. TYHO psychologists in Australia can identify and diagnose any mental health conditions you may be facing. 

Your psychologist may also create a therapeutic plan based on your specific needs. Further, they can suggest if you need medications along with psychotherapy. 

For example, if you have issues with low self-esteem, you may benefit more from psychotherapeutic approaches such as CBT. 

On the other hand, if you struggle with social anxiety disorder or post-traumatic stress disorder, taking medications along with talk therapy can be effective. 

However, do note that conditions such as pain disorders can also be managed without medications. 

Ultimately, the choice of taking meds depends on your personal preferences and your psychologist’s suggestion. 

Can Australian psychologists diagnose?

Yes, Australian psychologists can diagnose. 

Your psychologist may use several psychological and diagnostic tests to identify any issues you may be facing. 

How long does a session last?

Each online therapy session at TYHO lasts for 60 minutes. 

The duration of therapy applies to all services, including family therapy, couples therapy, and child psychotherapy. 

 

 

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