Psychologists are experts in human behaviour, having studied the brain, memory, learning, human development and the processes determining how people think, feel, behave and react. They use the latest research in these areas to develop effective therapies that can help individuals, families and even groups and organisations to overcome issues or boost performance.
If everyday problems, such as work stress, relationship troubles and coping with illness are seriously affecting your life, an APS psychologist can help. They can customise their approach to ensure it is suitable for your needs and can help to equip you with the insights and skills needed to function better and to prevent future problems. They do not prescribe drugs, but use a range of tried and tested approaches to assist you with the challenges you face or in areas you hope to improve – from learning disorders to relationship problems, or phobias to sports performance.
Your GP or local health services may be able to recommend a local APS member psychologist, or you can use the FindaPsychologist service to locate a psychologist in your area, with expertise that meets your needs. Some psychological services are available under Medicare.