FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT IS A PSYCHOLOGIST?
Psychologists are experts in human behaviour. They study the way people think, feel and behave by utilising scientific methods. Psychologists apply various evidence-based strategies and interventions to help people overcome challenges and improve their overall wellbeing. They diagnose and treat mental health issues, emotional problems, and are able to provide support in managing behavioural and interpersonal difficulties.
HOW MANY SESSIONS ARE REQUIRED?
The number of therapy sessions required will vary on a patient-by-patient basis however; this will be discussed with you to determine the appropriate number of sessions required. It is important to note that this may change during your therapy, however in such cases you will be informed.
WHAT IS CONFIDENTIALITY?
Hinz Psychology Clinic operates under the Australian Psychological Society’s code of ethics and our consent and privacy policies. This allows us to ensure that we are providing you with the best care possible. It is important to note that information disclosed in sessions will remain confidential unless you give written consent allowing us to disclose or exchange information with other parties. Exceptions to this are if there are concerns regarding your safety or the safety of others.
WHAT IS INVOLVED IN THE INITIAL CONSULTATION?
The initial session is an information gathering session. During your first session, the psychologist will meet with you to get to know you and discuss your concerns. A detailed history will be gathered allowing you to share your story and discussing what brought you to Hinz Psychology Clinic. We work collaboratively with you to develop treatment goals, and then select the most appropriate intervention to achieve these goals. We provide a range of evidence-based psychological interventions including however not limited to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Schema-Focused Therapy.