Mental Illness

Mental Illness2018-12-03T03:52:15+00:00

Get The Help You Need For Your Mental Illness

Mental illness is a very common condition that many people face every day. Unfortunately, not everyone gets the help they need for their mental illness which can lead to other more damaging consequences. It’s important to take mental health seriously as without the proper help, it can cause long term effects.

Professional psychological help has proven effective in helping anyone cope with mental health issues that can affect different aspects of a person’s life. Indeed, when left unchecked, a person who has any mental illness might find it difficult to think and feel. This in turn can affect their behavior and reactions.

Key Signs You Need Counseling for Mental Illness

Mental health issues come with many key signs that you shouldn’t ignore. Some of these include, but aren’t limited to:

  • You don’t feel like yourself. You start to notice changes in your behavior. You can’t seem to control your emotions. If you experience extended periods of sadness or you find yourself angry all the time, or feeling hopeless for no apparent reason, then reach out for help. Remember, feelings of anger, hopelessness, or sadness can escalate if you ignore them.
  • You have turned to substance abuse or act out to cope with the problems you’re going through. You become impulsive and turn to drugs or alcohol. However, doing can alter the mind and makes it even harder for you to deal with the conflict you’re dealing with. Likewise, you seek solace from your problems by using sex.
  • You went through a traumatic experience such as abuse or a death in the family. You might have also been a victim of an accident or a crime. A person who is suffering from a chronic illness can even have a hard time dealing with the situation they are in.
  • You are unable to do the activities you used to enjoy doing. Likewise, you avoid going out to have fun and make it a point to stay away from people.

Let Us Support You Through This Difficult Time

People Psychology in the Melbourne CBD understands how hard it can be to deal with mental health issues. Once it affects your ability to function from day to day, then you find yourself struggling to do even the most straightforward tasks. You have a hard time getting out of bed, or worst, you don’t want to go out of your house.

The expert Psychologists at People Psychology in the Melbourne CBD can help you deal with issues like depression or anxiety. We have the experience and knowledge to deal with more severe mental disorders such as bipolar, schizophrenia, as well as drug-induced psychosis.

Mental illness does not qualify you as a different person from the rest of the population. Remember it’s only a condition and can be temporary if you seek help as soon as possible. Contact People Psychology in the Melbourne CBD today if you or someone you love is experiencing mental health issues. Psychological treatments are covered under the Better Access to Mental Health Care initiative of the Australian Government. Our client may be entitled to Medicare rebates. Let your mind look forward to the future. Contact us now!

Commonly Asked Questions

What is Counselling?2018-10-12T05:25:18+00:00

Counselling is in itself a professional and confidential service offered by psychologists to assist a person in becoming more emotionally healthy and self-aware. Couples, individuals, and families can seek counselling to help them address all sorts of issues in their lives. During counselling, you have the opportunity to gain a greater understanding of your life, your situation, and everyone around you.

What is a Psychologist?2018-10-15T14:43:48+00:00

Psychologists are trained to study the science of mental processes and human behavior through research findings. Research-based methods are used to help people reduce stress and change ways in their behavior and thinking that can harm them. These methods will hopefully help facilitate self-awareness and a better outlook in life.

All People Psychology psychologists have at least four years of university experience. They also have completed two more years of further education, or two years of supervision from a registered psychologist. Our psychologists who hold a specialist title such as Clinical Psychologist have completed at least six years of university education.

Given their practice, psychologists are trained to be able to use a wide variety of therapy and counselling methods. This means the clients themselves play an important part in making these sessions work as the psychologists will try to understand the thoughts, actions, and feelings of their patients.

Psychologists however do not use drug-based treatments and do not prescribe medication. They can consult the help of trained professionals such as GPs who may be able to prescribe medication when necessary.

Can People Psychology write psychological evaluations and reports?2018-10-15T14:43:37+00:00

Your dedicated People Psychology practitioner is capable of writing a psychological report, which is sometimes needed for situations such as TACs, Work Cover claims, and court proceedings. These psychological reports cost a fee separate to your psychological consultations. We will however make sure to discuss the nature of these costs with you in detail prior to writing the report. This also means you have to pay for the report in full before you get your copy.

Is Counselling Confidential?2018-10-12T05:42:19+00:00

As stated in the Psychology Board of Australia’s Code of Ethics, all counselling sessions are confidential and private. The information you share during these sessions will only be used for assessing, diagnosing, and treating your situation.

However, there are limitations to these rules. For instance, if there’s an immediate risk to you or people you know, or if your file has been subpoenaed, then we’re obligated to share your file.

Is Counselling for Me?2018-10-15T14:43:08+00:00

Counselling is for anyone who wants to take their first step towards a renewed perspective in life. Counselling can help you develop the skills necessary to understand and cope with various issues that are happening around you and the people you live your life with.

What can I expect from my first counselling session?2018-10-15T14:42:41+00:00

It’s natural to feel nervous if you’ve never attended a counselling session before. However, it’s important to understand that it more or less is a session done through conversation. Your People Psychology practitioner may ask “What brings you here today?” and use it as a springboard for you to open up about your current situation, your views in life, and your life in general. Your psychologist may eventually explain what you can expect from the rest of the counseling sessions in addition to the strategies he or she thinks may help you cope and adjust to your situation.

How many counselling sessions will I need?2018-10-12T05:48:14+00:00

Everyone is inherently different, and as such we all have our own ways of coping with issues. This means people who seek counselling don’t get the same treatment. Sometimes, people get to resolve their issues with a small numbers of sessions. Sometimes, others prefer to work on their long-term emotional development and as such schedule sessions regularly.

What are the opening hours of a People Psychology Practice?2018-10-15T14:53:20+00:00

In our Melbourne CBD office, we offer day, evening and Saturday appointments. Practice hours are: 8am – 9pm Monday to Friday and 9am – 6pm on Saturdays.

How much will it cost?2018-10-15T14:44:32+00:00

We offer very reasonable rates for both counselling and group workshops. Concessions apply for health care card holders and pensioners. For further details on pricing, please contact our Client Specialist Team.

Can I get a Medicare or Private Health Insurance Rebate?2019-02-20T01:41:40+00:00

Yes. People Psychology provides Medicare Rebates and Private Health Insurance Rebates. To find out more, please contact us.

How do I get my rebate?2018-10-12T05:53:17+00:00

Rebates for Medicare and some private health insurers can be paid directly into your bank account at the conclusion of your session.

Find out more information about Medicare’s Easyclaim System.

What type of counselling and therapies do you use?2018-10-15T14:40:09+00:00

People Psychology psychologists are capable of mixing and matching various kinds of treatment depending on the situation of the client. These may include: Psychological Counselling, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Hypnosis, Emotion Focused, Narrative, Psychodynamic, Systemic, Schema Therapy, Solutions-Focused, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Mindfulness and Motivational Interviewing.