Psychotherapy (Talk-therapy)

What is psychotherapy?

 

Also known as ‘talk therapy’, psychotherapy is the treatment of mental health conditions by talking through complex emotional challenges with a trained professional. Psychotherapy provides a supportive environment where you can speak openly with someone who is objective, neutral and nonjudgmental. 

Our Psychiatrist provides Psychotherapy for all age groups. Our Psychologist generally sees children under the age of 12.

 

Psychotherapy can help children, adolescents and adults with a range of mental health concerns including:

 

  • Anxiety

  • Depression

  • Child behavioural issues

  • Relationship issues

  • Parental divorce

  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

  • Grief and loss

  • Personality disorders

  • School issues such as school refusal

  • etc.

 

It can also help new mums transition to motherhood, overcome worries and bond with their baby.
 

Therapy Sessions
 
  • Psychotherapy may be conducted in an individual, family, couple or group setting

  • Sessions are typically held once a week but sometimes twice a week.

  • Sessions should ideally be held consistently at the same time on same day (for weekly therapies)

  • Both patient and therapist need to be actively involved for effective treatment

  • Psychotherapy can be short-term, to deal with immediate issues, or it can continue for months or years to treat long-standing and complex issues.

 
A Safe Space
 

Confidentiality is an essential requirement of psychotherapy. While patients share personal feelings and thoughts, intimate physical contact with a therapist is never appropriate or acceptable. Building a trusting and respectful relationship between patient and therapist is essential.

Types of Psychotherapy

Please see here

Psychologist or Psychiatrist?

Psychotherapy can be conducted by our Psychologists or Psychiatrist depending on type of therapy, patient, age of the patient or complexity. 

You may find more on this here.

Funding

 

Psychologist-led therapy – up to 10 sessions per calendar year are eligible for Medicare rebate under the Mental Health Treatment Plan.

 

Psychiatrist-led psychotherapy – up to 50 sessions per calendar year are eligible for Medicare rebate. If you are registered for Medicare Safety Net, after 10-12 sessions, most costs (almost 90% of the costs) are covered by Medicare.If you are a concession card holder this will be after three or four sessions.

Please contact us, if you you are looking for specialist Psychotherapist based in Sydney, NSW.