For every smoker, there are many psychological hurdles that need to be overcome in order to successfully quit smoking. These will be different for different people.
Psychological counselling will help with the emotional, behavioural and mental aspects of quitting smoking.
Psychological treatments are an important aspect of quitting and have a large impact on success. Studies have indicated that longer and more frequent contact time with a healthcare professional such as a psychologist has a significant positive impact on quitting smoking cessation rates. Extended psychological counselling and Psychoeducational one-to-one sessions are the most successful psychological smoking interventions.
Psychological treatments are proven to help people with their issues by helping them to develop better coping skills and change negative patterns of thinking so that they can deal better with life’s conflicts and stresses.
Psychological therapies can help a person to recover and can also prevent issues from reoccurring. Psychological treatments can include Relaxation Skills, Psychoeducation, Psychological Counselling, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Inter-Personal Therapy (IPT), Behaviour Therapy, and Hypnosis.
Medicare rebates are available to those who are eligible. Rebates can be paid directly into your bank account when sessions are paid for using cash, cheque or EFTPOS.
How to Get Help
To find out more about psychological counselling to quit smoking or to make an appointment with our psychologists for clients in Brighton, Bayside suburbs or all over Melbourne, please feel free to contact us on 03 9133 0996