Experienced Psychologists in Adelaide, Tailored Approaches
Westbourne Park Psychology
At Westbourne Park Psychology, an inner suburb of Adelaide, our highly trained psychologists are available to give you high-quality therapy sessions that are tailored to you and your needs.
We are easy to talk to and have time to listen to you. At Westbourne Park Psychology, we see a range of people including adults, couples, adolescents, children and families.
We offer evidence based programs, that is, our psychologists are trained to use treatment methods that research has shown to be effective. We modify these approaches to achieve the outcomes you chose with us. Our Adelaide psychologists are trained to work with anxiety, panic attack, trauma, stress, depression, in fact the whole range of disorders.
Our receptionist will spend the time with you to discuss your needs and who is the best psychologist for you. We are able to offer after hours appointments.
Talk to one of our Receptionists
Adults over 18
Adults - offers some after hours appointments
Adults, couples and teenagers
Children for educational assessments
Areas of Expertise
Abuse experiences Acute Stress Disorder Addictions Adjustment disorder Age related adjustment difficulties Anger management Anxiety & worrying Anxiety DisordersAttachment issuesAttention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)Bed wetting Behavioural problemsBorderline Personality Disorder (BPD)Bullying, school avoidance, learning Child sexual abuse issuesClinical supervisionConflict resolution Depression Eating disorders Emotional and behavioural dysregulationExcessive temper tantrums or excessive crying Family conflictFear & avoidance of certain situationsGender issuesGrief & lossIdentity issuesInsecurity & over-dependence on parent/sInterpersonal difficultiesPanic Attacks Panic disorder Perfectionism Phobias; anxious avoidance of places, people or activities Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)Relationship difficulties Resilience & change management Ritualised behaviours School based behavioural issues School refusalSelf-esteemSelf-harm & suicidal thinking Sexual abuseSleep problems Social Phobia Stress managementTrauma/Trauma-related issuesTrauma (single incident & long-term trauma)Tummy ache, enuresis, inability to relax Work-related stressWorkCover
Frequently Asked Questions
We answer our most common questions below:
How long is a session?
A session is 50 minutes long and it is up to your psychologist to keep track of time.
How many sessions will I need?
Each individual and situation is different. Some people achieve a different perspective in only a few sessions, most need more. The first session is mostly taken up with your psychologist getting to know you and understand what is needed. A mental health care plan gives a Medicare rebate for 10 sessions.
What is the difference between a psychiatrist and a psychologist?
A psychiatrist is a medical practitioner who has specialised in the treatment of mental illness, often by using medication. Psychologists have at least six years of training and use non-drug approaches.
Should I keep taking my medication?
Yes, taking medication does not prevent you from taking a new attitude and learning new skills. Your medication should be discussed with your doctor.
How do I access the Medicare rebate?
You need a mental health care plan from a GP, or a referral from a psychiatrist or paediatrician to access Medicare benefits. You should book an extended visit with your GP and he or she will assess your symptoms and write a Mental Health Care Plan if you are eligible.
How do I access my private health cover rebate?
You do not have to have a referral to access private health cover rebates for psychology, you just need to make an appointment. If you do have private extras, you should check the amount of your rebate with your fund.
How do I access a psychologist if I have a WorkCover or Motor Vehicle Accident claim?
You need a referral from your GP and you are advised to consult your claims manager.
How do I access the Medicare rebate for my child?
You should visit your GP for assessment for a Mental Health Care Plan for your child. You are now able to see the psychologist using your child’s plan, as long as the consultation is about the child. You may book a session with the psychologist first, as it is often a good idea to discuss the problem without the child overhearing.
Is relationship counselling covered by Medicare?
Medicare is for people with a health problem, so generally speaking relationship counselling is not covered. You can consult your GP if stress or mental illness is involved in your situation.