Seeing a psychologist offers a range of positive benefits that can improve and enhance your life. You can express yourself freely in a confidential setting with an unbiased, trained professional psychologist. When people experience stress, trauma and difficult life experiences these images, feelings and thoughts can often get ‘locked’ into their psyches. Especially when these experiences occur as a child and the child is unable to make reason of their experience. A psychologist can assist in offering insights in order for you to understand your thoughts and feelings and how they affect your behaviour. This allows you to learn productive ways to deal with them in a safe place.
It also supports ongoing mental health. Mental health is when a person is able to cope with stress and is still able to function well. Many psychologists help to unleash the pain and/or confusion around experiences, to get an understanding, and to release. Following these insights new actions and behaviours can follow that enable one to be the fully developed person they were meant to be.
Of course no one therapy is right for everyone, that is why our registered psychologists use a variety of integrative modalities, including Interpersonal therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance Commitment therapy (ACT), Mindfulness based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT), hypnotherapy and Neurolinguistic Programming (NLP). The combination of therapies are considered to be a holistic approach to psychology.
Seeing a psychologist for the first time can be a huge step. It can provoke feelings of excitement, nervousness and even anxiety, but the experienced team at Melbourne Mindbody Psychology work hard to make this process easy and comfortable for you.