Frequently asked questions about Psychology Now
Some common questions about psychology
How do I know I need to see a psychologist?
What is the difference between a clinical psychologist and a registered psychologist?
When you see a clinical psychologist, you can also get a higher rebate from Medicare per session ($126.50) with a limit of 10 sessions per calendar year. For Medicare rebates, you will need to get a Mental Health Care Plan from a general practitioner, psychiatrist or paediatrician (children).
Are you a child psychologist? How do you help young children?
With very young children, play therapy is used which includes interactive activities to deal with the difficulties the child experiences. No two children or adolescents are the same and the therapy used for each child/adolescent is tailored for them.
What does treatment involve?
I also offer “Circle of Security Parenting”, a relationship-based early intervention program designed to enhance attachment security between parents and children. Find out more information on Circle of Security Parenting.
What can I expect in my first session?
For children under 18, I will also spend time with the child or adolescent and parents, both together and separately.
How long will treatment take?
I usually suggest that in the early stages of treatment, we have weekly appointments and then this often changes to fortnightly or even monthly once the skills learnt in sessions are put into practise and symptoms are reduced. Ultimately, length of treatment is entirely up to you.
Do you provide supervision?
Yes, I provide clinical supervision for provisional psychologists, generalist psychologists and clinical psychologists. Supervision sessions can be provided both face-to-face at one of my rooms, or online. Please get in touch.