Why consider seeing a psychologist?
Most people will experience difficulties and setbacks at some point in their lives. Working with a Better Pride practitioner can enable you to deal with mental health challenges more easily and constructively. You can expect to gain a greater understanding of yourself, your behaviours and thinking patterns, and to enhance your sense of wellbeing and life satisfaction.
Who uses a Psychologist?
There are many reasons why you might see a psychologist. You could be experiencing anxiety, depression, stressful life events or any other mental health difficulty. You might not even know what’s going on, but just feel that you haven’t been ‘right’ or that your life has become more difficult. A psychologist is trained to perform a detailed assessment of your mental health and to identify what’s going on for you and create a plan to support you through your difficult time.
Our clients see our psychologists for issues such as:
- Life changes and challenges
- Anxiety and depression
- Self-esteem & self confidence
- Estrangement from loved ones
- Trauma from past violence.
What does a psychologist do?
Through regular meetings the psychologist explores with you the difficulties and issues you are facing. The psychologist is trained in helping you apply new techniques, build resilience and tackle negative thoughts, this helps you to see things more clearly and from a different perspective. The objective is to help you make a positive change.
What can you expect?
Psychological services are confidential. Your Better Pride clinician will complete an assessment of your mental health by asking you a series of questions about what’s happening in your life, as well as asking for details about your background, relationships and personal history. The assessment is an important first step, as it will help your psychologist understand what’s troubling you and, more importantly, how to help you. They’ll discuss with you a plan for continuing, including how often they recommend you visit them and for how long.
Our Better Pride Team
From your initial contact with us you can expect non-judgmental, informative service and genuine support in finding the right service for you. To use our service, you will first need to contact our Intake and Assessment team and let them know that you are interested in accessing Better Pride services.
Our Better Pride Practitioners identify as members or allies of the LGBTIQ+ communities. We offer a depth of experience working with children and young people as well as adults and families, including older people.
Please call us on our dedicated Better Pride contact number on 1800 531 919