Psychology

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What is a Psychologist?

A psychologist is an allied health professional who has undertaken a university level of education in the “scientific investigation of mental processes and behaviour” and the application of that science in practice.

Psychologists use a variety of assessments tools and therapies based on scientific evidence in order to ensure the best outcome for their clients. Because everyone is unique, a Psychologist’s approach is flexible and incorporates a variety of psychological services. These include, but are not limited to for people of all ages, families and carers:

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy
  • Acceptance and commitment therapy
  • Dialectical behaviour therapy
  • Schema therapy
  • Triple P Parenting Programme – for all parents, including those with special needs
  • Psychological counselling
  • Mindfulness

Conditions our Psychologists have had great success treating:

  • Chronic pain
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Emotional regulation
  • Complex mental health issues
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Personality & Bipolar Disorders
  • Self-Esteem
  • Trauma and Abuse
  • Adjustment difficulties/ disorders
  • Infertility
  • Addictions e.g. drug, alcohol, internet, etc
  • Sleep difficulties
  • Children’s behavioural difficulties
  • Problem solving
  • Loss and Bereavement
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
  • Interpersonal Problems
  • Parenting Advice
  • Couples and Relationship Distress
  • LGBTI Issues
  • Workplace Stress

Examples of how our Psychologist can help you:

Jennifer, a 31-year-old-female, is a corporate accountant and is highly stressed. She is suffering from chronic pain and is morbidly obese. Jennifer feels as though she has tried everything. She has consulted a Personal Trainer, Dietitian and she feels as though everything is just too hard and she doesn’t know where to start.  And when she has it is short lived and her compliance is poor.  A Doveston Health psychologist will discuss a Bio-Psycho-Social approach to Jennifer’s current situation and allow her to understand that previously she may not have been in the right stage of change to begin exercising and dieting. The Psychologist will be able to help Jennifer with thought processing techniques, as well as help Jennifer develop strategies to better manage her stress, pain and even provide techniques to overcome any current or future barriers to her weight loss.”

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