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What Kind Of Person Would Benefit From Visiting A Psychologist? The Answer May Surprise You!

When we have a sore tooth that keeps getting worse, we book an appointment to see a dentist. And when we realise that a nasty cough isn’t responding to over-the-counter medications, we visit the family GP right away. So why is it that so many Australians fail to seek help from a psychologist when experiencing problems that could benefit from therapy? Despite the fact that most individuals could benefit from visiting a psychologist, many of us still believe that psychology is only for treating major mental illnesses such as schizophrenia and the like. So how can you tell if you…

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Student Stress: Why It’s More Common Than You Think, And When To Recommend Counselling

Do you remember what it was like to enter university for the first time? While you no doubt remember making new friends, studying something new, and of course partying, you might have forgotten how stressful the experience can be. Moving into campus without knowing anyone and having to manage your own studying/eating/sleeping schedule can take a while getting used to. If you know someone who’ll be attending university for the first time, here’s how you can check to see if they’re coping, and what you should do if you suspect they aren’t. A recent report released by the National Centre…

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Psychology in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

According to statistics taken from the AHPRA website (2016), there are approximately 28,000 fully qualified psychologists in Australia. Of that, approximately 8,000 reside in Victoria. In addition to psychologists, there are numerous other mental health practitioners including social workers, psychiatrists, counsellors and mental health nurses.  With a numerous array of practitioners to choose from – how do you know which one is right for you? Psychological treatment can be expensive; the recommended fee for psychologists is $241.00 for a 46-60min appointment.  If a person sees their psychologist 15 times in a year, it means they will have spent $3615.00 on…

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New Assessment & Treatment Training Program for Domestic Violence

Published on Wednesday, 6th October 2015 by Dr. Qusai Hussain & Nisa Muhammad As part of Psychology Melbourne Week, Psylegal is hosting information sessions to increase awareness about the role of Psychology in tackling the growing problem of Domestic Violence. This event will provide information about anger management melbourne to interested professionals on it's new assessment and treatment program for Domestic Violence which includes Intimate Partner Violence and Adolescent Violence in the Home. We have also developed a Screening Tool that will assist frontline professionals such as Lawyers, Doctors, Mental Health Professionals and Social Workers to identify individuals at risk of…

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Counselling for Depression – Melbourne CBD Psychologists

Often events around us and our thoughts, feelings and sensations (of which we may be only dimly aware) can trigger unhelpful thinking habits which may lead to negative mood states such as depression, anxiety and stress. When left untreated, these negative effects can have detrimental consequences that can affect various aspects of life including our physical and mental health. What is Depression? In Australia, over 1 million adults experience depression every year. Depression is a serious mental health condition that has significant consequences on our health.Studies demonstrate that one in six Australians will experience depression in their lifetime. There are…

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Trauma and PTSD Counselling – Melbourne CBD Psychologists

No two people experience life the same way. Even encountering the same event impacts different people in various ways. While witnessing or experiencing happy events leaves one with positive feelings, the experience of traumatic events such as fatal accidents, natural disaster, sexual abuse and domestic violence can sometimes lead to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). What is PTSD? PTSD is a type of Anxiety Disorder that affects stress hormones and changes the body’s response to stress. Genetic, psychological and social factors together with a history of trauma are believed to play a vital role in the development of PTSD. The…

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Couple & Marriage Counselling Melbourne CBD

“ It takes two to tango!” and likewise it takes two to make a marriage work. It is natural for all couples to have differences and experience difficulties from time to time and that doesn't mean a bad marriage. Marriage itself is a learning process where both individuals grow as a couple and learn to address, cope and work together to achieve marital satisfaction. There are many reasons for couples to drift apart and they differ from couple to couple. However,common presentations that lead to unhappiness in a relationship usually involve lack of sexual intimacy, Online Pornography, and Communication breakdown.…

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Convenience of using Psychologists in Melbourne CBD

In a recent survey, mental health problems have been cited as a major cause of poor health in Victoria. The working population in the City of Melbourne reported high to very high levels of depression, inadequate sleep, lack of time for friends and family and time pressure.Social isolation and poor work/life balance were some triggers that were cited as contributing to the rise of mental health issues in Melbourne. Sometimes taking the first step towards dealing with mental and emotional problems can be daunting. If you have never sought professional help before, and you don’t know anyone who has, it…

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Melbourne Winter Blues

It’s that time of the year again and as Melbourne captivates us with its beautiful transition from summer to autumn and as the days get shorter and the nights get colder, even the best of us can get a little down. The "winter blues" can often creep up on us, beguiling us with the promise of a warm inviting fireplace or a lazy lie in while it’s raining outside, but if left unchecked can quickly lead to a lack of motivation, low energy and mild depression that so many people can experience during this cold season. Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)…

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New workshop

Published on Friday, 17 April 2015 by Nisa Muhammad Do you find it hard to stay motivated, concentrate, enjoy your work and feel satisfied with your life? Do you feel like you can achieve more but just don’t have the energy? Mindfulness with its emphasis on metacognition is widely accepted in behavioral Psychology Melbourne as being an effective way to improve performance, reduce stress and worry and live a happy and fulfilling life.   We are starting a new Mindfulness Group Workshop on the 11th May, which will run over six consecutive weeks from 5.30pm – 6.30pm every Monday. Benefits…

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Newbie on the block

We are delighted to welcome a Greek-speaking Neuropsychologist, Mathew Staoisto our team here at Psylegal. Mathew is a Psychologists Melbourne registered with the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and brings with him a wealth of experience in providing neuropsychological and medico-legal assessments to forensic and clinical populations. In addition to postgraduate qualifications, Mathew is in the process of completing a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) at Monash University, in the field of clinical psychologist Melbourne. We believe Mathew’s assessment and treatment expertise around social cognition and traumatic brain injuries will be of great benefit not only to our individual patients but…

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