Psychological Services

Understanding Mental Health

Psychological services can be the right answer for the right problem. Throughout life, we may face circumstances that cause a variety of stressors or emotions that shape and impact our wellbeing. These stressors can come from a variety of situations and traumas within our workplaces, our personal lives or from unknown sources. In some cases, a person's ability to navigate the impact of these situations can be compromised, making them feel helpless and left to struggle. When left for a prolonged period, a person may experience a disruption in their physical and mental health that effects their day-to-day lives. This is when psychological services become the best pathway.

We believe that it is possible to live a healthy and happy life.

Man with Mental Health Issues - Understanding Mental Health in the Workplace

Person on Mountain Top - Good Mental Health

You don't need to struggle

“Without mental health, there can be no true physical health.” - World Health Organization

Our mental health and wellbeing are connected to our emotions and thoughts. This part of us helps us solve problems, connect socially and assists us to navigate difficulties.

Like other areas of our body, our mental health can become stressed, overwhelmed or deficient which can result in an inability to function in a healthy and happy way. It is important to find solutions and strategies that are right for you and your long-term health and wellbeing. Psychological services create the space to understand where you’re at, how you got there, and how you can move forward.

Knowing the signs

Although we all respond differently to pressure, there are a few signs that may indicate the presence of mental stress. The following signs can help indicate if you would benefit from our psychological services and support:

  • Long-lasting sadness or irritability
  • Extreme high and low moods
  • Excessive fear, worry or anxiety
  • Social withdrawal
  • Changes in eating or sleeping habits
  • Feelings of guilt or worthlessness

If you, or a loved one, are experiencing any signs, now is the time to get support towards wellness.

 

Woman in Distress - Knowing the Signs of Mental Stress

 Psychological Services - Partnering with Psychologist

Partnering with a psychologist

We understand that seeing a psychologist might be a vulnerable experience. Our psychologists create a safe, comfortable environment where you can feel supported to share some of the difficulties you’ve faced. Our psychological services recognise that vulnerability is a process. You can share as much as feel comfortable sharing. But remember that seeing a psychologist is also rewarding. Over time, as you grow in trust, you will start to experience the fruit of digging deep.

While psychologists don’t prescribe medications, they do provide you with alternative methods to process any pain or distress. You might not feel well straight after your first sessions. Unpacking psychological pain can sometimes be more painful than the experience that led you to seek psychological services. When you are processing trauma or pain, the emotions feel fresh. We compare it to cleaning an open wound. Cleansing a wound will hurt, but ultimately, it will only lead to wellness.

How can a psychologist help me?

Psychological services cover a variety of areas such as depression, anxiety, stress, behavioural disorders, and more. You will first talk through the issues that might be bothering you, so the psychologist can assess the big picture. Then they create a treatment plan for you. A psychologist will provide an empathetic and professional environment to help you make the most out of your sessions. You can work towards positive change and learn how to cope with emotional and situational challenges.

 

Are you familiar with therapeutic modalities?

Psychological services engage the following therapeutic modalities:

  •  Mindfulness-based therapy
  • Cognitive behaviour therapy
  • Schema therapy and attachment styles
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
  • and more.

Mental wellbeing closely impacts every other area of your life. Everyone is unique and no situation is the same, so we approach psychological services with that perspective. From your physical health to your emotional health, engaging with the right approach is important to heal altogether. Psychological services require a multidisciplinary team to provide the right support. The different disciplines will contribute something unique to the equation.

Our Approach to Psychological Services

No situation is the same, and we believe that no approach should be either. Our team values your differences and your experiences and strive to take a personal approach to your care management.

We understand that mental wellness is closely connected to all areas of your life – from your physical health to your social environment. Our experienced team will work with you, and other allied health professionals, to develop supported and integrated strategies that are designed to restore your mind, body and soul back to health.

Our approach is collaborative and not directive. Our multidisciplinary team provides you with a variety of options on your rehabilitation plans and allows you to choose the level of interaction and support that you need.

We strive to ensure you have positive, long-lasting outcomes for a healthier and happier self.

At Work OH&S can help:

Financing Your Psychological Services

Did you know that Medicare can cover up to 10 sessions of psychotherapy? All you need is a referral from a general practitioner. A referral will provide you with six initial sessions that can be increased up to ten after an additional review. This means you can access 20 sessions over 12 months with the Medicare rebate.

At Work OH&S values both your personhood and healthy, thriving communities.

Our commitment to supporting local businesses and workers is about fostering healthy and safe work environments that are productive and efficient.

Contact us today to see how we can help you and your team members

How we can help you

Our team is trained to help with a variety of issues including:

We provide Psychological Services to Sydney including:

General Enquiry

Fields marked with an * are required