Perth Psychological Services – The Perth area offers a wide range of psychological services that are available to individuals, couples and families. Psychological care can be accessed via your G.P. who may provide a mental health plan, or by making an appointment with a private psychology and counselling clinic in Perth.
Psychological services are also often available as part of an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) through your employer (depending on the organisation you work for) and at most large Perth hospitals.
Psychologists work with people to help them gain, or improve their mental health and wellbeing. Psychologists work in a variety of areas and disciplines and with people from all walks of life and in many different contexts. Psychological treatment and services are also available in a diverse array of settings.
What is psychology?
Psychology, as a discipline, is wide ranging and is both a profession and a science. The science of psychology seeks to understand and explain the processes that are the basis of, and have an effect on, the way humans think, feel and behave. The profession of psychology covers many and varied areas of human interaction research and practice and psychologists are employed in a wide variety of settings.
Psychology is the scientific study of the human mind, its various states and processes, how the mind functions, and what affects it and how it is affected. Psychology focuses on human behaviour, and explores emotion, cognition, intelligence, personality and more. Psychology also focuses on mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, personality disorders, phobias and many other difficulties that affect the emotional wellbeing of people.
A clinical psychologist has completed studies and training that means they are qualified to assess and diagnose mental health illnesses; they can also assess and diagnose psychological issues. They use a range of effective therapies and techniques to treat mental health and psychological difficulties. Clinical psychologists may work in settings such as, hospitals, rehabilitation and private practice among many other possible positions.
A registered psychologist has completed the study and training and supervision to enable them to become registered with the Psychology Board of Australia. This also means that they can use the title of Psychologist and can practice or be employed as a psychologist.
Health and wellbeing is affected by a variety of factors. Health psychologists focus on how psychology, biology, behaviour and social issues affect and influence the physical and mental health and general wellbeing of humans. This field of psychology works to understand and promote physical and mental health as a preventative measure.
Psychology Services Perth
Article By: Vision Counselling and Psychology, Perth, Western Australia
Web Address: www.visioncounselling.com.au
Published: 12/05/2015 “What is psychology”, (University of Queensland School of Psychology), Available: https://www.psy.uq.edu.au/future-students/whatis.html www.example.com.au (Accessed: 2015, May 05) Image Reference: Dollar Photo Club