Experienced Psychologists, Tailored Approaches
At Westbourne Park Psychology, our psychologists are available to give you high quality therapy sessions. We see adults, couples, adolescents, children and families. If you are looking for day time or after-hours psychologist in Adelaide, you need look no further. We are doing all we can to keep you Covid safe when you visit our practice.
POLICY ON PSYCHOLOGICAL TREATMENT during the COVID PANDEMIC
We understand that the COVID situation in SA is emerging and uncertain, and so we are taking a strong risk minimisation approach. We aim to maintain our practice as a COVID-free space, for staff and patient safety.
From 24 November 2021, we will be asked for our clients who attend the practice, to show proof of double vaccination or an exemption. If you have not been or are unable to be vaccinated, please discuss this with your psychologist or reception. We are committed to providing treatment for you, probably by offering telehealth consultations.
Children’s therapy will continue with the vaccination precautions applying to the adults that accompany them.
If you feel that you are at risk, should you attend the practice, we can offer telehealth consultations to you.
If this decision impacts you adversely, please email or call us to discuss your care needs. We appreciate that not everyone will agree with our vaccination policy, but we believe that the nature of our work demands that we take every precaution possible to reduce the risk for all parties whilst still providing treatment to everyone.
We welcome our vaccinated patients with proof of double vaccination status to be provided on the day (i.e. digital or hard copy vaccination certificate). All staff are double vaccinated.
Please also be mindful of our other practice guidelines for COVID risk minimisation:
- Please ensure you wear your mask properly, and provide us with a copy of your exemption if this applies to you.
- QR code check-in is located at our reception desk – please also use this opportunity to show your vaccination certificate to our staff.
- Hand sanitiser is available before you enter the practice. Please use thoroughly.
- To minimise the number of people in the practice, please attend your appointment alone wherever possible. If patients need to be accompanied by a carer, the same vaccination and mask requirements apply.
- Please maintain social distancing.
Thank you for your cooperation in reducing the risk of COVID transmission to our staff and/or other clients, and in supporting our small business to survive these uncertain times.
What to Expect From Your Appointments
Your psychologist will spend the first session getting to know you, listening to your concerns, assessing your situation and helping you to sort out how you feel and think. There are many different methods that they can use, and they will select from these methods, based on your unique personality and needs.
Different people will need to come for a different number of sessions to address their concerns. The number and frequency of sessions needed will depend on many factors, including the severity of the concern, your availability to come in, and whether there is a single concern or more complex, intertwining concerns. Your psychologist will discuss a treatment plan with you, and how often you should attend sessions, and the approach may change over the course of therapy.
Talking on its own does help, but a psychologist will take it further than that by creating a treatment plan and teaching you strategies that can be used to help you reach your personal goals. The treatment plans and strategies that psychologists use are backed by outcome research. Our psychologists and support staff maintain the highest level of professional conduct, and provide a service that is understanding, non-judgmental and confidential.
Benefits of Seeing a Psychologist
We are likely to be able to help you with almost any problem, from treating symptoms of a mental health diagnosis to assisting you to manage interpersonal issues or individual challenges to well-being. Our psychologists have done the clinical training needed to learn the treatment programs that have a high rate of success for symptoms of anxiety, depression and many other mental health issues. Evaluation studies show that psychological treatment programs have better outcomes than just talking, so contact us today, and take the first step towards better mental well-being.
Booking an Appointment
Our receptionists are happy to talk to you about our psychologists. They will help you to find the best psychologist to suit your needs, if you are unsure of whom to book in with. They can also give you more information about costs and can update you on each psychologist’s current availability. So, feel free to contact us today for more information, or request an appointment with an Adelaide psychologist at Westbourne Park Psychology.