What We DoWe treat adults facing a range of life challenges
What Do We Treat?
CB Psychology can help you with a range of issues including:
- Adjustment disorder
- Anxiety, including social anxiety
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Coping with life changes and stresses
- Drug and alcohol use
- Grief and loss
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
- Psychosis and other related disorders
- Sleep problems
- Stress management
- Work-related injury
You do not have to have a diagnosed mental illness to see a psychologist. Many of our treatment approaches are very beneficial for people looking for help coping with everyday stresses and life challenges.
I’d Prefer To See a Male Psychologist
It’s very important that you develop a therapeutic relationship with someone you feel comfortable talking to. If you’d like to see a male psychologist, we recommend Dr Mark Milic in Surry Hills, he can be contacted on 0419 469 226. Alternately Simon Milton based in the CBD at Mid City Psychology, he can be contacted via email at [email protected]
What Treatment Approaches Do You Use?
We use a range of therapeutic approaches including:
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
- Schema Therapy
- Solution-Focused Therapy
- Narrative Therapy
We use an integrated approach to treatment, selecting the best and most appropriate approach for each individual.
What Happens In Our First Session?
Our first session is all about getting to know each other and understanding how I can help you. You will be asked to fill out some details and a couple of short questionnaires. I will explain your rights to confidentiality and my legal obligations as a registered psychologist. It’s important that we build a trusting therapeutic relationship. You can share as much as you feel comfortable with. It is helpful to gather as much information as possible to help you and to plan our work together.
How Long is a Session?
We will work together for about 50 minutes. We spend a few moments on payments and booking future sessions. I also reserve some time for taking session notes for your records.
Do I Need a Referral From a Doctor?
You do not need a doctor’s referral to see a psychologist. You do not need to have been diagnosed with a mental health condition. Anyone can get in contact to make an appointment.
If you want to claim a Medicare rebate, you will need a Mental Health plan from a doctor. Details about Medicare rebates and bulk billing are available here.
Do I Get Homework?
Yes, you may get homework. Don’t worry though. Homework might be as simple as keeping a thought diary, or practising mindfulness techniques. During our session we might review the outcome of your homework and talk about useful activities to work on next.